- Rabbi: Brian Leiken
- Cantor: Anna Zhar
- President: Marion Osterlitz
Temple Beth Sholom (TBS) is a vibrant and relational Jewish community in New City. Our clergy, Rabbi Brian Leiken and Cantor Anna Zhar seeks to build a sense of relevancy about Judaism in the lives of all congregants. They focus on nurturing relationships bein adam l’chaveiro (between a person and their other), as relationships are the core of our synagogue. Through Rabbi Leiken and Cantor Anna, our community fosters a deep sense of connection to Jewish life and Jewish living.
TBS has a unique and engaging vision for the education of our Jewish children in Rockland County Our religious school is a spirited, engaging, and creative K-12 learning program where learning is unconventional and effective. Our program is thoughtfully designed with electives and creative hands-on activities to inspire learning through community participation. TBS religious school is not the religious school program of the past; it is the future. Our NEFESH teens enjoy various experiences and classes to continue their connection to Judaism and the Jewish community. Through an annual trip to places like Washington DC and Selma, Alabama, our teens learn about social action and tikkun olam.
In addition to our exciting school programs, we have an involved and supportive Men’s Club and Sisterhood, a social action group dedicated to making a difference in our community and beyond, book clubs, social outings, a mental health awareness group, a social group for widows and much more.
TBS continues to move forward as an innovative and visionary Reform synagogue by providing many immersive and engaging opportunities to its congregants. We are a paradigm-shifting congregation that makes a difference in the live of its members.