The Jewish tradition can be interpreted in different and divergent ways. But one thing we can all agree on: Jews are committed to learning – about everything.  Come and learn with us.

Torah Class

Whether you have an extensive Jewish education, or if you’ve never opened a bible before to read – you are all equally welcome and will be equally comfortable. It is truly a fellowship of adult learners.  Come and join in the pursuit of greater Jewish knowledge, spirituality, and connection. Sundays at 10:00 a.m.: October 20, November 17 & 24, December 8, January 5, 12 & 26, February 2 & 9, March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, April 5 & 12, and May 3.

Labriyut: To Your Health!

Labriyut is one of those terrific Hebrew words with multiple meanings and usages. Labriyut means 1) bon appetit – dig in! 2) “Bless you” after someone sneezes and 3) an alternative to a l’hayyim toast. The fourth and most crucial usage of labriyut means “to your health.” TBA is sponsoring the Labriyut Speaker series. Five temple members (Susan Altman, Sharon Inouye, Jennifer Riff, Ali Newman and Jim Meisel) will share their expertise in matters of physical, emotional, and mental health. Each presenter is a respected expert and practitioner in their field. They will share valuable lessons on being alive and aware. Don’t miss this series – Labriyut! Classes are on Sunday mornings at 11:15 a.m. on November 17, January 12, February 9, March 15 and April 5.

Upcoming Session on January 12: Preparing for Healthy Aging: Joys and Challenges presented by Dr. Sharon Inouye.

TBA congregant and doctor, Sharon Inouye is an internationally recognized leader in aging and geriatric medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical practice focuses on geriatric and homeless populations. Through her life’s work, she has been dedicated to serving vulnerable and underserved populations. She will join Rabbi Stern as our second Labriyut presenter on the topic Preparing for Healthy Aging: Joys and Challenges.

Parenting through a Jewish Lens

The popular class is brought to you by Hebrew College and CJP.  It takes place at TBA on Sunday morning (9:30-11:30 a.m.) in conjunction with our Kochavim Class for preschool age children.  Engage with others as you explore your parenting journey.  Dates are November 17, December 8, January 5, March 15 & April 12. Advanced registration is required.

Addressing Antisemitism

Rabbi Stern spoke to the congregation about modern antisemitism on the High Holy Days. Click here for his sermons as well as recommendations for books on the subject. In addition, we are offering a series of workshops on talking to your kids about antisemitism.  We had a successful session for parents of teens on November 18 and are looking forward to more sessions coming soon. 

Gendered Programing

Our Brotherhood and Women of TBA offer educational programming during the year including our overnight Men’s Retreat, overnight Women’s Retreat, and Shabbat morning and afternoon Women’s Kallah.  

A Novel Idea!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our book Shabbat on November 22. We welcomed guest author, Keith Gessen, a Newton native, who spoke with us about his novel, A Terrible Country. Have an idea for another book and author? Let us know!

Temple Beth Avodah, a member of the reform movement, is led by Rabbi Keith Stern.  Learn more about our soulful services, including Jazz Shabbat, Early Learning Center's Jewish preschool, truly unique Religious School experience, vibrant Men and Women's groups, meaningful adult learning and so much more! All are welcome here.TBA’s doors are open to all. We welcome participation of people of all races, ethnic identities, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, ages, and religious backgrounds.

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