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.
Even when our building closed our community is here for you.
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MANY OF OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES ARE STILL ONLINE...
Join us for Shabbat...
Kabbalat Shabbat Services Online:
every Friday 6:30-7:30pm
Shabbat Morning Services
every Saturday 9:30am
In Person and on Zoom
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Reading With the Rabbi
POSTPONED MAY 18
Run You Down & Conviction
Two books by Julia Dahl (Rebekah Roberts, #2 & #3)
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In Run You Down, the sequel to her Edgar Award finalist Invisible City, Julia Dahl has created a taut mystery that is both a window into a secretive culture and an exploration of the demons we inherit. Aviva Kagan was a just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a smiling college boy from Florida-and then disappeared. Twenty-three years later, the child she walked away from is a NYC tabloid reporter named Rebekah Roberts. And Rebekah isn't sure she wants her mother back in her life.
Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial. New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on. Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn't do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor.
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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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!
TBB members unleashed their creativity to create thirty-six (double chai) quilt squares, 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!
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