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Fancy Feet - Come Dance With Us!

Like to line dance or pick up some new moves? Join us for a kickin' good time!

Learn Yiddish Club

A group for adults interested in learning Yiddish.

TBS Around Town

Get on a bus and go somewhere fun with us! Once a month we are gathering to go on a field trip to a fun place! (ex. Franklin Park Conservatory, Art Museum, State House, etc.)

TBS Bakers

Bakers! Learn/share recipes with other congregants while making delicious snacks for the Shabbat oneg. Give back to your community while trying and learning new recipes and techniques.

Chronic Illness Support Group

Are you struggling with a chronic illness? Do you have a child with a chronic illness? Find support within the community by joining the Chronic Illness Support Group.

Share experiences, information, and resources with congregants who share similar experiences. Learn what Judaism says about managing chronic illness and engage in meaningful discussions.

Sharyonim Choir

Temple Beth Shalom is proud to have an adult choir which sings during High Holy Day services, for the popular Veterans Shabbat in November, and during various other Erev Shabbat services throughout the year. The Sharyonim also hosts at least one additional guest choir for a special performance in the Spring.

Wine & Paint

Ever thought about painting but assumed you don't have the skills to do it? Come enjoy this step by step paint session while enjoying wine (21+ to drink) as well as great company. Bring the family and take home all unique versions of the same picture. There will be more than just Manischewitz, we promise.

Dads & Donuts

Hang out with other dads and get some delicious donuts while the kids have a play date!

Environmental Lovers/Green TBS

Let's work together to help the environment and make TBS a greener place to worship.

Empty Nesters

An affinity group for parents whose children have all moved out. Meet and share with parents in a similar situation.

Don't Agonize... Organize!

Get organized together! We will learn various organization techniques to make life easier!

Sunday Golf Gurus

Join other TBS members for Sunday golf games around town! All skill levels are welcome!

BIG - Biking Interest Group

Calling all riders! If you enjoy biking or cycling, then this is the affinity group for you! We may turn this into two groups: local riding and long-distance.

Recently Retired... And Loving It!

If you have recently retired and are working to navigate life as a retired professional, come seek support and advice from other retirees like yourself.

TBS Buckeye Nation

TBS Buckeyes UNITE!! Come tailgate with us and scream for your team with other Buckeye fans in our congregation and community! O-H......


Gather together at some of the newest and most interesting restaurants in Columbus!

Friends of 4-Legged Friends

Monthly or more get together at a local dog park like Rocky Fork. Rabbi could come and do a bark mitzvah!

TBS Maccabees - Veterans Group

Join fellow TBS Veterans for programs and celebrations throughout the year.

Sweatin' To 5780 Walking Group

Looking to break a sweat with some buddies? Join us to stride and schmooze!

Navigating Married Life

Begin to explore your identity as a Jewish couple. Join to share experiences and meet other Jewish newlyweds in our Congregation! Looking for solutions on how to solve the blanket crisis that happens every night? Have another problem that you don't know how to work out? Come talk it out with other newlyweds like yourselves. This group is not a substitute for marriage counseling, but an open space to chat and mingle with other couples in the early years of marriage.

Genealogy Explorers

Are you interested in Genealogy and don't know where to start? Join us - experienced genealogists and newbies welcome!

Green Thumb Gardners

Interested in contributing to a TBS garden? Help make our Temple beautiful by planting, organizing, and helping maintain a flower bed and garden on site. Meet fellow congregants who enjoy gardening and the outdoors.

Find your people at TBS! Temple Beth Shalom has affinity groups to help engage members of our congregation with one another, helping people to find a cohort of friends and “in-town family.” There are over 30 different groups for members to enjoy, from the programmatic, like TBS Around Town where we will visit different destinations around Columbus, to special affinity groups such as Newly Empty Nesters, Parents of Teenagers, TBSers who love to cycle, and many more!

You can sign up to join one of the groups below, or send a message to Engagement Coordinator Lesley Thompson to start a new group. Questions? Contact L esley or call 614-855-4882.

Crazy For Board Games

Who doesn't love a game night! Join other TBS adults for a fun-filled night of board games!

Help! I Have A Teenager!

Do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering if you are the best parent you can be for your teenager?

Help I Have A Teenager is an open space for parents to share and express the ups & downs that come with raising a teenager.

Affinity Groups

ASD Parent Group

This is a group for the parents of adult ASD children. Come and meet other parents, find support, and share experiences!

ROMEO Club - Retired Old Men Eating Out

Are you retired? Are you an elderly gentleman? Do you like food and conversation? Come join other ROMEOs for some food and fun!

Mahj After Dark

In addition to our weekday mahj group, TBS is excited to introduce Mahjong After Dark! This weekday evening group will regularly meet to play the beloved game of Mahjong. If you've never played, come to learn! We generally meet on Wednesday or Thursday evenings at TBS!

Yalla! - 20s & 30s Group

Are you 21-39 and looking to mingle with other Jews your age outside of TBS? Come hang with other young Jews in the congregation while participating in fun events.

Creative Writers' Guild

Do you enjoy thinking outside of the box and using your imagination? Looking for a creative outlet or a place to share ideas/projects? Creative Writers' Guild is the affinity group for you!

Come participate in imaginative writing exercises, idea sharing, and network with other creative minds in the congregation.

Babies & Bagels

Calling all parents and your little ones! Enjoy exciting programming for your baby while you enjoy delicious food! Meet other congregants who have embraced the rewarding challenge of parenting a baby. Make connections with people like you while engaging your baby in fun activities and music.

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