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Monthly Archives: 3 Tevet 5772 (December 29, 2011)
The January Bulletin Digest collects selected website posts and event notices for the month in a single document. For updated listings, please check the TBA website regularly.
“These are the activities whose income people can enjoy in this world but whose principal remains undiminished in the world to come: honoring father and mother, deeds of loving-kindness, making peace between two people. Talmud Torah ke-neged kulam, the study of Torah, however, equals all of these put together.” (Talmud, Peah 1:1) How can Torah study be the equivalent of so many significant mitzvot? The rabbis teach that study leads to action. Study of Torah should lead to acting in caring ways. Study of Torah should lead to heartfelt prayer. Study of Torah should bring meaning to our lives. The Board is sending out a survey about adult Jewish education, asking you what you are interested in studying. Ethics? History? Hebrew? Mysticism? Something else? We hope that your responses will spark an increase in offerings that are meaningful and enriching. We have already introduced adult learning programs at TBA this year. We held well-attended Learner’s Services, started a series of Jewish Holidays for Adults with a program on Hanukkah, and women participated in the first of monthly Rosh Hodesh (new moon) learning sessions. Saul Axelrod has been teaching a bi-weekly class on Yiddish, and on Shabbat mornings I have turned … Continue reading
When we recognize that a better word for fundraising is friend raising, we open limitless doors to creativity in support of our causes. — Sue Vineyard, fundraising and volunteerism expert A major component of TBA’s Strategic Plan is increased awareness of our fundraising needs. Our Board of Directors has deemed it necessary to form a permanent Fundraising Committee and toward that end, please consider this month’s message as an open invitation to our members to contact me or the temple office to ask to be on our Fundraising (or friend raising) Committee. We have a long history of successful efforts upon which to build. Our Sisterhood, through its yearly efforts such as the Donor Luncheon, Comedy Night, and Author Brunch, and our newly reconvened Brotherhood, with its recent successful iPad raffle, have demonstrated that we can have fun planning and executing events such as these as well as help TBA in the process. Privately and publicly many of you have donated to our various temple funds in honor of a family simcha or in memory of a departed relative or friend. You have responded generously to High Holiday appeals and to the occasional emergency need for an item for the … Continue reading
Mazel tov to Kiva Skolnick on being honored by the Beverly Health Department for his charitable work with the city’s dental clinic.
The Congregation Gratefully Acknowledges the Following Contributions (Recorded November 20 through December 15, 2011) Sorry, you must be registered and logged in to view this article and any associated comments.
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: Ida Chiplovitz, Phillip Rubinstein, Bertha Berman, Eva London, Sarah (Sally) Barron, Isaac Freedman, Pauline Lederman, Ruth Tartakoff, Rose Winer, Paul Allen, Florence Bell, Bertram Glovsky, Abraham Katz, Bernard Fireman, Barnet Morris, Gertrude Ekstrom, Tillie Goldberg.
This past Shabbat we recognized the Yahrzeit’s of: Ethel Gordon, Nathan Heffron, Lena Rubinstein, Ruth Simons, Paul Wolper, Gertrude Abrams, Myer Matson, Charna Rothman, Lawrence Rubinstein, Louby Silver, Eve Gibber, Shirley Lieberman, Jenette Tanzer, Bessie Cutler, Dr. Jacob Morgenstern, Isadore Torf, Robert Axelrod, Israel Glichouse, Louis Pofcher, Lena Zion, Samuel Axelrod, Bessie Cohen, Philip Rubinstein, Shirley Sager, Beatrice Shumsker, Abraham Snyder.
Please note that the TBA office will be closed Friday, December 23 at noon through Monday, January 2. Both Rabbi Adler and Executive Director Deborah Vozella will be checking their office phone lines for messages during that time. In the event of an emergency please follow the instructions on their messages. Thank you and Chag Someach, Deborah Vozella