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.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE CURRENTLY ONLINE
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Join us ONLINE for...
Kabbalat Shabbat Services: every Friday 6:00-6:45pm
Shabbat Morning Services: every Saturday 9:30am-12pm
Click here to download the siddur for Shabbat services
Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi
7pm Wednesday, November 18th
Ariel Samson is just your run of the mill anomaly: a 20-something black Orthodox Jewish rabbi looking for love, figuring out life, and floating between at least two worlds. Luckily, it gets worse.
Finding himself the spiritual leader of a dying synagogue, and accidentally falling into viral internet fame, Ariel is suddenly catapulted into a series of increasingly ridiculous conflicts with belligerent college students, estranged families, corrupt politicians, hippophilic coworkers, vindictive clergymen, and even attempted murder. (And also Christian hegemony, racism, anti-Semitism, toxic Hotepism, and white Jewish privilege. Because today ends in "y.") But all that's the easy part.
Because whether Ariel knows it or not, he's due for a breakthrough. Several, in fact. And he's about to find out whether or not he's strong enough to re-evaluate everything he thought he knew about himself, and own up to the things he didn't.
Thought leader and provocateur MaNishtana turns his eye to fiction in this imaginative, semi-autobiographical novel, making Ariel Samson, Freelance Rabbi the most dazzling debut of an Orthodox black Jew born on a Sunday at 2:24AM in a Brooklyn hospital in 1982 that you will ever have the privilege of reading.
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
We will meet ONLINE for the time being.
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 email@example.com for more info.
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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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