We are a liberal, conservative synagogue located in Hull, MA. We are five blocks from downtown and only two blocks from the beach. Our synagogue uses the Conservative Siddur, happily maintains a Kosher kitchen, and conducts a weekly Minyan.
Temple Beth Sholom is a beit Knesset, a house of assembly. It is here that we come together as a community for celebrations of family and sacred times. It is here that we congregate to break bread together, to enjoy cultural events, to labor for the welfare of the Congregation, and to discuss the issues facing the community.
Temple Beth Sholom is a bet midrash, a house of study. Within these walls, even as was envisioned when the cornerstone was laid, the children of the Jewish community come together to learn about their Jewish heritage, and observe that heritage, and to pass it on to their children and their children's children. And it is within these walls that adults, too, can come to learn (or relearn) their heritage, to connect (or reconnect) with the learning of Torah that is part and parcel of what has shaped the Jewish people for more than three millennia.
Temple Beth Sholom is a beit tefillah, a house of prayer. It is a place where the spiritual life so essential to Jewishness and the human condition can be pursued not only through learning, but in communing with the divine. Those who come and join can enter into dialogue with G-d, can meditate, can contemplate the divine and the link that binds Heaven and Earth and its inhabitants in a perpetual covenant that goes back to Sinai.
Rabbi David Grossman
Rabbi David Grossman became the spiritual and religious leader of Temple Beth Sholom on July 1, 2019. For the prior two years he was the Rabbi of Temple B'Nai Tikvah in Canton, the congregation resulting from the merger of Temple Beth Am of Randolph and Temple Beth Abraham of Canton. Previously, he served the Temple Beth Am community, first as Cantor (8 years) and Rabbi (5 years).
Rabbi Grossman is no stranger to the Jewish Community of Hull, having led Shabbat services at our sister shul, Temple Israel of Nantasket, during summers from 1980 to 2010. He is also a member of the South Shore Men of Harmony men's a cappella group, which has performed at numerous civic functions in Hull and adjacent towns.
Rabbi Grossman attended Maimonides School under the tutelage of Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchek and studied privately to be a cantor under renowned Cantors Gregor Shelkan and Moshe Semigran, A”H. Later in life, he attained his Conservative Smicha from Rabbi Steven Blane in New York.
When Rabbi Grossman was asked what he brings to his congregants, he replied: “my love of Judaism, my enthusiasm for Torah-based study and practice, my knowledge of Torah and davening, and my commitment to care for the community at every life state.”
Rabbi Grossman is a member of the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association and was also the founder of the Canton Inter-Faith Clergy Committee.
Rabbi Grossman resides in Canton with his wife Diane. They have five children and eight grandchildren.
J. Gerson Bloch, President
J. Gerson (Gary) Bloch has been President of Temple Beth Sholom since July 1, 2012, after serving on the Temple’s Board of Directors for over ten years, most recently as Chairman of the Ritual Committee. He has also served as Treasurer of Temple Israel of Nantasket since the summer of 2010.
Gary was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States in 1960, just prior to his Bar Mitzvah. He has been living in Hull since 1988, with his wife Camellia and son Jonathan. Gary is a semi-retired real estate developer and management consultant. He has previously served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Wellspring Multi-Service Center in Hull, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel as well as Treasurer of the Hull Redevelopment Authority.
Gary would love to personally welcome you to Temple Beth Sholom. You can reach him at 617-966-8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Thompson, Office Staff
Danielle is a Hull native and a member of the office staff. Her responsibilities include updating the Temple Website and sending the weekly e-mails. If you have called the office recently during office hours, it was likely Danielle who answered.
When not at Temple Beth Sholom, Danielle works on her many portrait illustrations and repairs computers and other electronics.