Welcome to Temple B'nai Brith in Somerville!
We are an independent egalitarian congregation. Our membership reflects the wide variety of choices people make in living Jewish lives, and we are respectful of those differences. We welcome all who care about enriching Jewish life in Somerville and surrounding towns. Our building is currently closed, but our community is here for you.
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WE WILL BE OFFERING SOME HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES ONLINE AND SOME IN-PERSON. PLEASE CHECK OUR SCHEDULE FOR DETAILS.
MANY OF OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES ARE STILL ONLINE.
Join us ONLINE for...
Kabbalat Shabbat Services: every Friday 6:30-7:30pm
Shabbat Morning Services: every Saturday 9:30am-12pm
Click here to download the siddur for Shabbat services
Back in the Fall of 2020 we asked our members to imagine a vibrant quilt welcoming everyone who enters TBB- one that expresses the diverse, creative, and inclusive spirit of our community. As part of the Reimagining TBB effort, we invited our community members to reflect on a moment, a story, an image - past, present, or future - that expresses a way that TBB matters, then create a quilt square representing it. And they did!
Thirty-six (double chai) quilt squares were created by families and individuals who unleashed their creativity, and now we have two quilt panels that express those reflections. On Friday, April 23, 2021, the assembled quilts were presented to the community during a special Shabbat Service.
Click here to see the work and read the stories sewn into our amazing Community Quilt!
929: Learning TaNaKh Together
WE ARE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK
IN JULY AND WILL RESUME ON AUGUST 7
Every other Saturday: 8:30-9:30am on Zoom:
Always wanted to read the entire Bible? Wondering what happens after the people of Israel leave Egypt and arrive in the Promised Land? Now is your chance! TBB is participating in Project 929 – Reading the Hebrew Bible Together! We will read five chapters each week, and discuss ONLINE every other week. We also have an email group and Facebook group where discussion questions keep the conversation going as we read between sessions.
Torah (not) at Panera Online
ON SUMMER BREAK IN JULY
8:00-9:00am Tuesday mornings
Join Temple B'nai Birth's weekly Torah study! Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz will lead a short, informal discussion of the weekly Torah portion. No Hebrew or previous knowledge is necessary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Ritual Bath
by Faye Kellerman
new date TBA
Please click here to RSVP (appreciated but not required)
Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. A woman was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.
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Our Community welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
Temple B'nai Brith is proud to be wheelchair accessible. Our accessible entrance is at the rear of the building and equipped with an intercom system. The accessible restroom is located at the front of the building on the ground level. Our elevator provides access to all three levels.
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