TCS/NT 4-Part READING SERIES: “The Book of Samuel & The Birth of Monarchy”

Part 3 - Saturday, March 30th at the Synagogue - after services & Kiddush, approx. 12:15 pm - Brown Bag (bring your own) lunch. Free & open to the public

The Book of Samuel is considered the earliest treatise on politics and power, detailing the critical transformation of the Israelites from a fractious coalition of tribes to a unified monarchy with a central government.

In Part 3 of this 4-part series of guided discussions, led by TCS/NT member Steve Eidman, we will explore the effect that unchecked power can have, on even the righteous, and how power wielded at a distance can spiral out of control. 

See this week’s UPDATE for reading lists.

Rabbi Or Rose at TCS/NT

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Or Rose will be joining us to lead Shabbat services on Saturday, April 6th, May 18th, and June 29th. 

For our new members who may be unfamiliar with Rabbi Rose, he has been our "visiting Rabbi Scholar" for much of the existence of TCS/NT. He joins us for Shabbat several times a year and leads our High Holiday services, but more than that, his wisdom, humor, insights, compassion, and great love for our community always inspires us to dig a little deeper into what it means to be a Jew. 

Rabbi Rose is a founding faculty member of Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA, and is currently the Director of the College's Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership.

Volunteers Needed to help new refugees

The TCS/NT Social Action Committee is putting together a eam of volunteers to help with housing set-ups for new refugee families arriving in the Capital District. The work is simple: shopping, moving some furniture, and/or cleaning (under the direction and expense of  the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), the agency that coordinates refugee resettlement. Generally, volunteers are needed 1 or 2 days a month. For more information, or to be part of the TCS/NT volunteer team, email Elaine Khosrova,