Alan Pierce

TBA President’s Office Hours

From Alan Pierce:

In an effort to better serve the congregation I have decided to institute what I hope to be a continuing effort; to set aside some time to hear from you, personally about ANY issue, concern, or suggestion about Temple B’nai Abraham.

I’d like to hear what you think about any and all aspects of TBA; the services, religious school, committees, special events, the Board, our staff, financial questions; you name it.

I will be available Tuesday evening April 26 from 7-8:30 and again Sunday morning, MAy 1 from 10-noon.


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

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Priscilla Duncan, mother-in-law of Lynn Duncan. Funeral will be held 9:00 AM Tuesday April 26 at Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street Beverly, interment at Woodland Cemetery in Wellesley. Visitation will be at the home of Lynn Duncan on Tuesday from 3-7:00 PM.

The congregation offers its condolences to Lynn, Nora and Jim.

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

UPDATE: Book Club to meet April 28

MarriageOppositesThe TBA book club has changed its meeting date to Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 pm at the home of Fran Baker.  We will be reading The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  Please contact Fran to RSVP and for directions at

The Boston Globe reviewed the book on August 8, 2015. You can read the review here.

Here’s what Goodreads has to say:

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism.


Zichrona L’vracha, May her Memory Be Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Beth Braunstein, the mother of Lisa Zafran. Shiva will take place on Sunday, April 13 from 4-8:00 PM with minyan at 7:00 PM at the home of Lisa and Richard Zafran.

The congregation offers its condolences to Lisa, Richard, Ross, Corey, Matthew and Jeremy.

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

Yahrzeits This Week

Acknowledging the Yahrzeit, the Hebrew anniversary of a person’s death is a widely held observance in Judaism and at Temple B’nai Abraham.

This Shabbat we will recognize the Yahrzeit's of: Morris Abramowitz, Maurice Brusket, Eva Freedman, Lillian Garelick, David Gordon, Anna Katz, Morris Katz, Charles Kaufman, Carl Kirschner, Sol Migdole, Dorothy Miller, Ruth Morris, Florence Moss, Barney Resnick, Solomon Rubin, Annie Rubinstein, Sara Share, Harry Zassman.
This past Shabbat we recognized the Yahrzeit's of: Mildred Berman, Samuel Brodsky, Natalie Franklin, Murray Freedman, Jacob J. Gilman, Frances Goldenberg, Simon Gorfinkle, Robert Karlyn, Edward Kransberg, Ida Alice Miller, Alice Silverstein Sokol, Eric Solberg, Gladys Wallins, Eve Weinberg, Sabra Yoffa, Samuel Zoll.

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