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Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a Conservative Synagogue, a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and follows traditional Jewish practices in a modern setting. TBS was founded in 1940 as Jews moved from Camden eastward. Our first permanent location was in Haddon Heights, where we grew into a synagogue of over 600 families with a strong commitment to Jewish education and practices. In 1989, we joyously moved to our present location in Cherry Hill, taking with us our traditions and some of the physical reminders of our old building as we grew into a congregation of 800+ families. Today, TBS is a fixture of Cherry Hill’s Jewish community, and though our membership and beautiful new home have grown in size, our TBS family is intimately involved in one another’s simhas and sorrows and actively participate in all the education, programming, social action, and fun that TBS offers.

Rabbi Micah Peltz is only the third senior rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom in our 77-year history, with leadership passing from Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, z”l, to Rabbi Steven Lindemann in 1992, to Rabbi Peltz in 2014. A warm and welcoming community of lifelong learners, TBS offers a wide range of social, religious, and educational experiences including nationally recognized speakers and scholars-in-residence, engaging adult education courses, parent/child classes, and family education programs. Committees of passionate lay leaders contribute to the life of the synagogue, and all age groups participate in tikkun olam. For more information, click here.

Our services warmly embrace all of our congregants every day of the week. Friday evening services are at 6:15 pm, and Shabbat morning services are at 9:30 am. Shabbat Minha-Ma’ariv takes place at sundown. Our daily morning minyan is at 7:00 am on weekdays and at 8:15 am on Sunday and secular holidays. Our daily afternoon and evening minyan is at 8:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday. TBS offers Family Shabbat Services weekly, as well as several youth services on Shabbat mornings. Babysitting is offered on Shabbat and holidays. For more information, click here.

Temple Beth Sholom's Rabbi Albert and Sarah Lewis Religious School is an exciting and fun program for our families to explore their Jewish identity. TBS has been awarded the prestigious Framework of Excellence School by The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and maintains a nationally recognized special needs program. The family-friendly Religious School provides many opportunities to learn the skills and values of Jewish living in a warm and friendly environment. Our programs inspire our families to create meaningful relationships within our community through innovative academic, spiritual, and social learning experiences. Our programs strive to give each student the opportunities and tools to develop a strong connection to their community and tradition while creating a confident Jewish identity. For more information, click here.

Since its start in 1990, Temple Beth Sholom’s Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center has been nationally recognized for providing an innovative and nurturing program for children ages six weeks to five years old in a state-of-the-art facility. Children thrive with a loving foundation in academic and Judaic studies while fostering social and emotional development. Individualized learning is maximized with small classroom numbers. Through a partnership of parents, highly qualified teachers, and specialists, children grow to become confident and inquisitive learners. Enrollment in TBS’s Eric B. Jacobs Early Childhood Education Center includes synagogue membership. TBS families grow together as they participate in hands-on learning experiences that immerse them in Jewish life and develop strong relationships in our community. For more information, click here.

Recently introduced, TBS is excited about HaMakom, the place for teens at TBS. HaMakom inspires teens to create their Jewish identity through experiential learning, including a trip to Israel and Confirmation. At HaMakom, teens experience dynamic classroom experiences, once-in-a-lifetime memory making trips, meaningful and fun social programs, and engaging and spiritual Shabbat and holiday celebrations. HaMakom is where our entire High School (7th-12th grade) is learning together at the same time. Each grade has a learning theme and students take classes each year pertaining to that theme as well as electives. Classroom learning and discussions are applicable to real-life topics and to the students’ lives. Jewish learning will also happen beyond the walls of the classroom, and HaMakom on the Road provides opportunities for students to experience Judaism and grow as a Teen TBS community in real time. TBS teens also come together throughout the year for religious and social programs at HaMakom Hangout. For more information, click here.

At TBS, we are committed to creating a welcoming and sacred environment for all our congregants. We take pride in our outreach to our special needs community by hosting community-wide services and programs for individuals with special needs and their families many times throughout the year through our Project Yahad initiative. This complements the inclusive environment we have fostered in our schools to our children with special needs. We warmly embrace interfaith families in all areas of programming throughout the year.

Our TBS community shares a love of learning from the youngest to the oldest congregant. An impressive array of classes, services, activities, and events occur throughout the year offering congregants a multitude of opportunities to immerse themselves in this sacred community. Whether it's celebrating a simha or being supportive at a time of sorrow, Temple Beth Sholom is a great place of worship. It is our religious home, and the congregation is our family.

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