Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2016 (5776)
Saturday, June 11, 6:30 PM - LATE

The Tikkun Leil Shavuot is a custom of studying long into the night on the festival that celebrates Revelation. The theme of this year’s Tikkun Leil is God-wrestling. In the book of Genesis, Jacob wrestles with someone and is renamed Israel, meaning “he struggled with God.” To be Jewish is to wrestle with complex issues and this year we’ll be addressing some of these issues.

Part One – Wrestling with...?

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Rabbi Arik Ascherman, co-founder of Rabbis for Human Rights, will speak on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary on “A Rabbinic View of Human Rights in Israel”

Steven-Pease.jpgThursday, June 16, 7:00 pm, Main Sanctuary
Acclaimed Author Steven Pease will talk about his books

The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement and The Debate Over Jewish Achievement

"Golden Age is my tribute to an astonishing tribe of high achievers. Even more, though, it is an exploration of how more of us can achieve and contribute as well. We need not have Jewish genes to appreciate and learn from their performance."
-Steven Pease

Though the Jewish people represent only 2% of the United States' population, they comprise 36% of the world's Nobel Prize recipients in economics, 51% of Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction, 21% of Ivy League university enrollment and 37% of Academy Award-winning directors.

Pease, raised a Presbyterian, asks why Jews are such disproportionately high achievers and attempts to answer this question through hundreds of fascinating case studies, ultimately making the case for the important role Jewish culture has played in this high-achieving result.

Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Sponsored by Jenne Britell

“Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism,The Inquisition, and New World Identities” an exciting new exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum

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The Jewish Communities of Santa Fe and
Northern New Mexico are invited to a special program

When: Sunday June 5, 2016
Where: The Museum of History Auditorium
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: No charge! (RSVP required)

• Presentations by Museum of History curatorial staff
• Docent-led tours
• light refreshments

Registration is full, but you can RSVP to Joy Rosenberg to be put on the waiting list joy.rosenberg@sftbs.org

This program is coordinated by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society,
a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico

Be a Winner!
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $500

Enter the TBS annual Raffle - Tickets are $50 each or 3 for $100

Drawing is on Sunday, June 26, at the Congregational Meeting.

Refreshments will be served!

Need Not be Present to Win

Click below to purchase a ticket


Purim is the time for fun! Enjoy this silly sermon that Rabbi Neil gave on March 18.

Rabbi Neil’s Not Entirely Serious Purim Sermon 5776 (2016) (PDF)

Click below to hear Rabbi Neil's conversation with Mary Charlotte on the Santa Fe Radio Cafe.


Post Paris-Attack Sermon

November 20, 2015
by Rabbi Neil Amswych

Why Are We Here?

Throughout the High Holy Days, Rabbi Neil's sermons explored responses to differing versions of the question, "Why Are We Here....?"

From "Why are we here in services?" to "Why are we here at all?", each sermon connected to the others while also standing alone.

A summary sheet for personal study and reflection based on the series of five sermons can be opened and downloaded below.

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, May 27
6:00 pm Sangria Shabbat
6:30 pm Erev Shabbat with Friday Night Live! - oneg sponsored by aj and Harold Melnick in honor of their 63rd wedding anniversary

Saturday, May 28
9:00 am Torah study with Bagels, Lox, and Coffee, SH
10:30 am Morning Service

Monday, May 30
Monday Morning Minyan and Study led by Aaron Wolf and Dana Densmore