Temple Beth Shalom, also known as the Tremont Street Shul, is a warm, friendly, traditional Jewish synagogue located near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We embrace a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and styles of worship. On Shabbat evening and morning we have two styles of services. Shabbat morning services are followed by a sit down Kiddush lunch to which everyone is welcome.

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Selling Chametz

Once again, TBS is arranging the sale of chametz for all community members. Please return your form by Thursday, April 2Download the form here.
You can sell your chametz in one of three ways:
  • Meet with Rabbi David Roth in person on Sunday, March 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at TBS. Other meetings times TBA.
  • Fill out the form and e-mail a PDF of it to Rabbi Roth at
  • Fill out the form and mail it / deliver it to TBS; Attn: Rabbi David Roth; 8 Tremont St.; Cambridge, MA 02139. If you are mailing/delivering the form, please be sure it will arrive by Thursday, April 2.


 Pre-Pesach Shabbaton with Yaffa Epstein

fri27mar6:30 pm- 10:00 pmPre-Pesach Shabbaton with Yaffa Epstein - Shabbat Dinner6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Tremont Street Shul

Friday Night – Multiple Intelligences at the Seder Table: Pedagogy in the Mishna (please RSVP for dinner)

Saturday Morning – From Insecure Shepard to Inspiring Leader: Moses’ Journey

Yaffa Epstein teaches Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat and serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University and has been a member of the Israeli Bar since 2003. Yaffa is a former student of the Kollel at Pardes. and was a member of the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan. She has studied at the Talmud Department at Hebrew University, and is currently pursuing Rabbinical studies in the Advanced Kollel at Yeshivat Maharat.

Yaffa has taught Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes, and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, as well as the Drisha Institute June Kollel, Kayam Farm Kollel, the Lookstein Center, Ta Shma and Young Judaea Year Course. She has taught at Limmud Events around the globe, and has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning, and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. As well, Yaffa was an inaugural member of the “Reshut Harabim” Beit Midrash, a think tank on Modern Orthodoxy in Israel, at the Yaakov Herzog Center.

First Night of Passover Community Seder

fri3apr7:00 pm- 10:30 amFirst Night of Passover Community SederJointly-led by TBS Sam and Annie Glott Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi William Friedman & Hebrew College Rabbinical Student Sarah Mulhern7:00 pm - 10:30 am Tremont Street Shul

Join the TBS community to celebrate the first night of Passover with your family and your children. With delicious food, soulful singing, and deep conversation, our communal Seder will be a feast for heart, mind, and stomach. Together we’ll tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, the original story of freedom that has inspired the world, from ancient Israel to Selma and beyond. We look forward to celebrating with you! Sign up here.

Upcoming Events

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 Special Events

March 28, 2015
(Saturday of) Shabbaton with Yaffa Epstein (co-sponsored with Minyan Tehillah): 9:15 am