We continue to meet and connect virtually.

Our gathering in-person is based on the latest information and COVID safe guidelines.

We, at Temple Beth Avodah, invite and encourage all our members to get involved, to be engaged in our community happenings.  Check out the variety of opportunities that are offered whether it’s the Women of TBA, the Brotherhood, social action, BAYGL or adult education, we look forward to welcoming you to our happenings. 


On the links below, you will find additional information about each of our interest groups and their offerings.  If you don’t see something you like, please stop by or call the Temple office at 617.527.0045 and speak with Lori Rosen and suggest some ideas of your own.  There is something for everyone, we want you to explore all that we have to offer.

Arts Troupe, Chairs: Ilona Goldfarb and Amy Tonkonogy

We aim to bring together performance and arts enthusiasts of all ages from our community! Coming in the spring, the Troupe will produce “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.  We hope to engage the entire community! If you love to sing or dance, sew, paint, organize or be a behind-the-scenes player please reach out to Ilona or Amy.  We want you to be part of an all-around fun-loving group of adults and kids.  We are also looking for enthusiastic audience members. In addition to the show, we plan to seek out fun, family-friendly cultural adventures inside the walls of TBA as well as in the greater Boston area.  Enjoy outings such as attending the Boston Jewish Film Festival, a private MFA tour, and a hands-on mosaic or glass project. Watch for listings in future TBA Thursday emails.

Boomers!, Chair: Margo Rosenbach 

The Boomers! group is designed to offer fun activities and the opportunity to get together with old friends and make new ones.

We look forward to working as a group to plan a variety of social and educational events. These events can take place at the synagogue or in the community. We invite YOU to suggest, plan, and lead events of interest to you and other TBA Boomers!


Brotherhood, Chairs: Jeff Tarmy and Jeremy Goldfarb

The Temple Brotherhood is an informal organization of the men of TBA.  For this year, we are working to continue our exploration of friendship and camaraderie between men in the 21st century, while trying to define our role in acting as good mentors, partners, and fathers in our community. We try to make our events broad-reaching so that there is something for all folks in TBA. If you have suggestions or comments, please reach out to us.

Caring Community, Chair: Suzy Willard Rosenthal

The Caring Community of Temple Beth Avodah supports the larger TBA Family during times of joy and sadness. We provide compassionate outreach to our congregants for a wide variety of life cycle events and connect members to each other and to our temple in a meaningful way.

Parent CouncilsChairs: ELC: Stephany Johnson & Emily Isman, K-5: Suzy Willard Rosenthal & Alyssa Gusenoff and 6-12: Caren Friedman & Laurie Probstein
Our Parent Councils focus on engaging families through parent social gatherings, family activities, and school-based events.  We have 3 parent councils focused on our Early Learning Center, Kindergarten-Grade 5, and Grades 6-12.  All parents in our schools are invited to join our parent councils to help plan activities or attend any of our events throughout the year.

Tzedek (Social Justice), Chair: Margie Ross Decter and Suzy Willard Rosenthal

Each of us has a part to play in Tzedek or pursuing justice.  At TBA, we have several ongoing projects that we are committed to, which are listed on the Tzedek page of this website.  We aim to define a new social justice theme every few years to allow us to delve deeper and make an impact on an issue.  We continue to honor commitments undertaken when we focused on domestic violence issues, and now we are shifting our theme to immigration justice. Our aim is to involve all congregants in our Tzedek efforts, whether through hands-on projects, education, donations of needed items or money, and/or advocacy.  Hopefully, one or more of our ongoing or one-time projects will call out to you, and all are welcome to participate at our Tzedek Team planning meetings to help us decide how best to pursue justice for the world. Click here to visit our Tzedek Blog.

Women of TBA, Chairs: Bonnie Brodowski, Madelon Kaster, and Ali Newman

Please join us for social, spiritual and social justice programs throughout the year. If you are interested in helping us plan any of these events, we welcome your involvement.  There is something for everyone! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or comments.