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.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services: every Friday
Shabbat Morning Services: every Saturday 9:30am-12pm
Click here to download the siddur for Shabbat services
929: Learning TaNaKh Together
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.
by Julia Dahl
Wednesday, February 16 | 7:00 PM
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Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn.
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!
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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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