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Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom, a modern, progressive, Conservative Jewish Congregation, strives to teach, challenge, support, and inspire our diverse synagogue family. A warm, caring, and welcoming environment nourishes our congregation as we face the challenges of today’s changing world.

760 Route 6 , Mahopac, New York 10541
Phone: (845) 628-6133

Welcome to Temple Beth Shalom

Update on the latest information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

As of March 22nd, at 8:00pm, Governor Cuomo signed into effect an executive order “NYS on Pause”. This order as you may know, requires 100% closure of non-essential businesses state wide. It also temporarily bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals for any size and for any reason.

We will continue to provide weekly updates of learning opportunities and more.

We have scheduled two regular “Zoom” meetings.

On Tuesdays, join us for “Coffee Break with Rabbi Sarah” at 11am and on Fridays “Pre-Shabbat Schmooze,” a chance to check in, get spiritual sustenance, and welcome in a feeling of Shabbat Shalom. Zoom is a video meeting app that you can download to your mobile device or to Windows. Please click here to download.

We have created a Virtual Religious School. Each of the religious school teachers have created their own methods of contacting families & providing curriculum to their students. Some classes began meeting virtually on Sunday morning, and others have work assigned to complete on students’ own time at home.

We can all continue to stay connected through Facebook! The Caring Collectives provide a great model for remaining a community.

Be a part of our Cooking Collective & post your cooking recipes & pictures! Are you baking these days or feel like you are on an episode of “Chopped”?
Share it with the community click here

We have a Helping Kids Collective, share your ways of keeping your kids occupied! Games, books, movies & educational opportunities will all be welcomed.

Let’s keep our Deepening Relations Collective going by reaching out to each other & checking in on one another. A phone call, a text or even a quick email just to say I’m thinking about you, will go a long way. 

Our Health & Wellness Collective is a great way to keep us all healthy during these times.

Post your favorite yoga stretches, hikes & workouts, and let us know how YOU are keeping mentally & physically healthy!

Staying healthy is a community responsibility. We may be practicing physical distancing, but let’s be sure to connect with each other by phone or online and maintain a sense of support and community. On the front page of our website is a link to our “Help Needed” form.

Please fill it out if you are in any need or reach out to either of us if you are ill, lonely, in need of emotional support, or need help providing for your basic needs. 

Members of the Board of Trustees have volunteered to contact all members of our congregation each week. These phone calls will be ongoing in order to keep us connected and help us assess congregants’ needs. The office will be closed for business, but phone messages will be checked several times a day by Beth Garelick from a remote location, and all emails will be checked and responded to as well. (845) 628-6133 or

During this difficult time, United Way, Putnam Business Council, and Community Cares are partnering to provide meals to senior citizens and first responders, health care workers and those who are medically vulnerable. Reach out to 211 to get on the distribution list for meals donated by Community Cares from local restaurants, delivered to your home’s front porch. All people need to do to sign up for this is call 211. This is for people living in Putnam County at this time. 

New York State has established a special Q&A Coronavirus hotline to address any of your concerns at: (888) 364-3065.

More information about the coronavirus can be found at the New York State DOH or CDC websites.  

A Prayer of Hope During this Pandemic
by Rabbi Naomi Levy

Thank you for your trust and partnership throughout these complex times.

With prayers for health,

For a full list of available resources, click here

If you need assistance during these difficult times, click here

Rabbi Sarah Freidson                

Gail Freundlich, TBS President

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