Please join us for a festive Shabbat service at 7:00 in our beautiful garden. We will reflect on events of this past week as well as celebrate the incredible gifts of community and the peace of Shabbat.
JOIN US FOR A TBA COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT
ANTI-SEMITISM AND INTOLERANCE
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:00
Facilitated by Robert Trestan from the Anti-Defamation League and Rabbi Alison Adler
Temple B’nai Abraham
On May 21 our beloved synagogue building was vandalized. This act now inspires an opportunity to discuss our reactions and concerns in a safe space, and to reflect on where we go from here. Friends are welcome.
Zehava Younger won outstanding actress (small/fringe theater) for her role in Boston Children’s Theatre’s “The Diary of Anne Frank.” In her remarks she thanked her parents for “schlepping me back and forth”. The play also won an award for outstanding production by a small theatre. All well-deserved – it was amazing.
The tri-temple texas holdem tournament returns to TBA. RSVP by June 3rd to the temple office at 978.927.3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank Mayor Mike Cahill and Chief of Police John LeLacheur who have been extremely supportive and responsive to the desecration of our building. The Mayor’s statement is below. We also thank all of the North Shore rabbis and Beverly clergy who have expressed their solidarity as well as neighbors and friends. This is a time to stand together and we feel supported by our larger community.
FROM: Mayor Michael P. Cahill – Beverly, MA
DATE: May 23, 2016
Dear Temple B’nai Abraham Community,
Vandalism was discovered near the back door of our beloved synagogue on Saturday night.
As far as hate crimes go, this ranks up there with “stupid” rather than vile (the perpetrator/s spray painted a dollar sign and “Merry Christmas”). But it hits home. The police were called and a report was filed, and Alan is in touch with Mayor Cahill.
We discussed this news at our Congregational Meeting on Sunday morning and have decided that we would like to have a community conversation – not solely about this act of vandalism, but about anti-Semitism in general and any fears or feelings we have as we read about incidents around our country and world.
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Moneyball-An inside Look at The Boston Red Sox
with guest speaker
Tim Zue, Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Analytics for the Boston Red Sox
Sunday, June 5 10:00 AM
The TBA Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 pm, at the home of Jayne Gordon. We will read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Please contact Jayne to RSVP and for directions at email@example.com.
The Boston Globe had an article about the book on June 16, 2011. You can read it here.
Here’s the Goodreads description:
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.