Welcome to Temple B'nai Brith in Somerville!
Our building is currently closed, but our community is here for you.
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.
Purim is Thursday, February 25!
Hear the Megillah Reading, See the Shpiels, & Schmooze.
Enter the Costume Contest and Vote here
We are collecting Tzedakah for Yad Chessed again this year, so
please click here to donate to help those in need.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY ONLINE
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Join us ONLINE for...
Kabbalat Shabbat Services: every Friday 6:00-7:00pm
Shabbat Morning Services: every Saturday 9:30am-12pm
Click here to download the siddur for Shabbat services
Tzedakah: Why and How Jews Give
4 sessions, Sunday afternoons
4:00-5:15pm February 7, 14, 21, 28
Click here for more info or to register.
Things You Always Wanted to Know About Death But Weren't Really in the Mood to Explore!
3 sessions, Sunday afternoons
4:00-5:15pm March 7, 14, 21
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929: Learning TaNaKh Together Online
Every other Saturday: 8:30-9:30am
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
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 Rabbi Who Prayed with Fire
by Rachel Lewis
7pm Wednesday, March 17th
Please click here to RSVP (appreciated but not required)
The Rabbi Who Prayed with Fire is a mystery novel that explores a key question at the heart of progressive, traditional Jewish life: How do we balance the needs, hopes and fears of those within the four walls of our Jewish community versus those in our broader geographic context? It’s a mix of Torah, politics, a queer love story, and the trappings of a classic whodunnit.
Congregation Beth Abraham expected their newest rabbi to "sing some songs and go to an environmental rally." But Vivian Green has other ideas. She wants her flock to engage meaningfully with their city-special mayoral elections, interfaith breakfasts, fights for affordable housing and all. Also, she would like just one night off to go dancing in the leather boots that make her look like her finest gay self.
Taking on the city's old boys' club is already proving difficult...but then Beth Abraham bursts into flames. Fingers get pointed, and everyone's biases rise to the surface. It turns out that wasn't the only fire burning in town.
Vivian sticks to her instincts, raising tensions with her boss, her community, and a certain hottie in a power suit. And she learns that knowing whodunnit is only half the battle.
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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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