TONIGHT IS ELEVEN DAYS, WHICH IS ONE WEEK AND FOUR DAYS, OF THE OMER
I’d like to share a story that I feel sums up my feelings on being Jewish. I walked into a meeting at a brand new school wearing my Tel Aviv University sweatshirt. Immediately, I was asked by one of my classmates if I had studied in Tel Aviv and about my connection to Israel. I made a new friend, based solely on the fact that we both could understand the Hebrew on my shirt. Being Jewish means wherever I go, I will have a community. I will always be part of something bigger than myself, and I am reminded of that every day. Perhaps most importantly, being Jewish has given me the opportunity to connect to Israel in a very unique way. Israel has given me a second home, where even taxi drivers say Shabbat Shalom on Friday nights. I cannot adequately express how that feels in words, to know there is a place where I will always be accepted and safe.
At Temple Beth Abraham our Jewish backgrounds are diverse. We are made up of families and individuals of all types, including interfaith and LGBTQ. We offer worship services in both the Reform and Conservative traditions. Our building is fully handicapped-accessible, and we believe that every Jewish child deserves a Jewish education, no matter their learning style or challenges. We take pride in our Tikkun Olam program, which provides projects and social action activities for all ages in all seasons. We have a dynamic and innovative Religious School with award-winning faculty, and we offer an active and vibrant adult education program for life-long learning. more
The recent sanctuary renovation greatly enhanced our accessibility to reflect our value of inclusion.
A wheelchair ramp has been installed, improving access to the bimah. A T-loop induction system aids those who are hearing impaired. Screens and projectors as well as large-print prayerbooks help those with visual impairments. Lighting has also been improved. more