TONIGHT IS TWELVE DAYS, WHICH IS ONE WEEK AND FIVE DAYS, OF THE OMER
Being Jewish means lighting Shabbat candles in a hotel room, on a train, once using two red Crayolas at a Friendly’s on a road trip with the kids, as stand-ins for candles.
It means my daughter calling me every Friday night for the last 12 years, no matter where she is, even from Cuba, to wish me Shabbat Shalom.
It means building a Sukkah with my dad and having my whole family pile in for pizza.
It means my husband and I cancelling a trip abroad when we belatedly realized it would fall during Rosh Hashanah.
Being Jewish and part of this community means friends, family, and neighbors walking me around the block on the last day of shiva after my mom’s death to end the period of mourning, and right into Shabbat dinner to begin life again.
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