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A Message from Samuel Asher

Sadly, the organization of the Ohel Avraham minyan has been dissolved. However, I will continue to lead Erev Shabbat services on behalf of Temple Beth Am, Congregation BHBI, and anyone, affiliated or not, who wants to participate in an online spiritual experience laden with music. This website, too, will be maintained for the foreseeable future, augmented with new writings, and as an archive of many messages which I hope still have relevance today.

Thank you to all who gave your time and effort to create and maintain this organization these last ten years. We have redistributed our books back to those who needed or wanted them. Our precious Torah, which was donated to us as an act of not merely tzedakah, but Kiddush Hashem, is now being gifted to the Chaplaincy of the United States Armed Services. It will help support the spiritual life of our brave and honored Jewish members of the Armed Forces. It is our small way of giving thanks to those who defend our great country, a country I might add, that took me and my family in when we were destitute refugees.

For those of you who wish to attend High Holiday services, I have the honor to co-lead the young adult musical services for the Days of Awe at Temple Beth El, Rochester. There is no cost, but anyone wishing to attend in person must preregister and provide their covid vaccination status. If you are not a member of Beth El, please click on this non-member registration link.

With deep gratitude to Hashem and to you for the privilege of being Ohel's spiritual leader. Thanks to the many people who made Ohel Avraham a spiritual home. I wish you good health, great joy, and continued growth in this amazing journey called life.


Please note:

  • Temple Beth Am is in the Temple Brith Kodesh building at 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618. Enter via the first door near the one-way driveway entrance of the building (north side, rightmost door). The sanctuary is on the first floor, to the left of the entrance.

  • Temple Beth Am maintains a certified Kosher kitchen, as well as a community room which is not certified.