Last Call For New Year’s Greetings Book

Deadline Extended

There’s still time to get your greeting in the New Year’s Greetings Book for 5777-2016. Each year the Sisterhood produces a New Year’s Greetings Book. This booklet allows us to send greetings to our fellow members, celebrate simchas, and remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. The Greetings Book is one of Sisterhood’s annual fundraisers. We use the funds collected to support various needs throughout our TBA community. The New Year’s Greetings Book also serves as an introduction to our Temple for our new and prospective members and includes the schedule for all the High Holiday Services.  If you did not receive year’s order form by mail already, it is available in the Temple Office.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 26, 2016.

Make checks payable to TBA Sisterhood and send to TBA, 200 East Lothrop St, Beverly, MA 01915.


Young Families

Young Families at Temple B’nai Abraham

Come celebrate holidays, share a casual meal, go on a nature walk, work in our vegetable garden, learn through family education, or just hang out together at the beach!  Our community includes interfaith and LGBTQ families and individuals, single parents, and people from all kinds of Jewish backgrounds.  We partner with PJ Library and Hebrew College to provide engaging opportunities and you do not need to be a member to attend these programs.  Our Pre-K is free, membership is not required until children are in third grade, and then membership is never a financial obstacle for families because we understand that money is never, ever a reason to not be part of a Jewish community.

We look forward to meeting you!

Adult Education


Temple B’nai Abraham provides spiritually meaningful opportunities for life-long learning, including:

  • Me’ah – A program through Hebrew College at TBA.
  • Torah study on Thursday mornings at 10:00 with Cantor Bruce Siegel starting in the fall.
  • Sunday learning with Rabbi Alison Adler on a variety of topics such as Jewish spirituality and mindfulness and Jewish holidays for adults. Please watch the calendar for updated information.
  • Jewish Yoga with Barbara Younger

Me’ah: Intensive Adult Learning Programs to cultivate your mind and feed your soul

  • Study with instructors who are accomplished Judaic scholars and master-teachers
  • Gain understanding and insight into Jewish texts, thought, history and culture
  • Engage with Adult Learners of all ages and backgrounds to develop a learning community

Me’ah Classic A two-year journey, comprised of 100 hours of class time (Me’ah is Hebrew for the number 100) through the narrative of the Jewish people from ancient times to present. Participants delve into core texts and the history of four eras-biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern- to build a foundation of knowledge and greater meaning.  TBA held a full Me’ah class 2014-2016 and if there is sufficient interest, we will hold it again.

Yahrzeit Candle

Zichrono L’vracha, May His Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Henry Albert Cohen, father of TBA Religious School teacher Donna Cohen. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:00AM at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, 89 Lakeshore Road, Lynn followed by memorial observance until 8 PM at the home of Susan and Ted Kontos.

The congregation offer its condolances to Donna and her family.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

riley rocks

Update on 7/22 Shabbat by the Sea and Vigil for Riley Fessenden

We join our larger Beverly community in mourning the passing of Riley Fessenden – “Riley Rocks” – who has been an incredible inspiration to so many of us. A community vigil is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 7:30 at Lynch Park.

Please join us for our regular celebration of Shabbat at Lynch Park . 6:00 pizza will be followed by ice cream sundaes at 6:30. Our service will begin 10 minutes early (around 6:50) in order to be finished in time to join the vigil for Riley.  All are welcome to experience a bit of Shabbat peace and then honor this remarkable child and support her family.

In case of rain, please check our website and Facebook for any weather-related changes.

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Zichrona L’Vracha, May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jodi Gold- Mc Farland neice of Arlene Dacey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 19 at noon at Stanetsky Funeral Home in Salem. The family will be receiving visitors at the home of Arlene and Tom Dacey following the interment until 8:00 PM with minyan at 7:00 PM and  on Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 21 from 1:00- 8:00PM with minyan at 7:00 PM.

The congregation offers its condolances to Arlene, Tom and their family.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.