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SENIOR STORIES PROJECT
We are conducting one-on-one interviews with our TBA seniors to learn a little bit about their life journeys. We will collect insights, experiences, and stories that may be related to their Jewish identities, as well as to learn about the paths that led them to TBA. We will thoughtfully merge our interview footage to craft a cohesive documentary style narrative that will be presented at our culminating exhibit. If you have any questions about this project or want to get involved, please reach out to the project leads, Renata Matrosov and Audrey Snyder.
שישים KIPPOT PROJECT
Bring your TBA B'mitzvah kippahs!We all have that stash of personalized Yarmulkes from our children’s Bar/Bat Mitzvahs or collection of colorful Kippahs from our friends’ simchas. Why not put them to good use?! To honor TBA’s 60th Anniversary, we are collecting kippahs from B’Mitzvahs held at TBA to be worn for a special photo shoot this spring and the resulting photo will be included in TBA’s 60 Years, Countless Stories, One Community exhibit.
Picture the sanctuary filled with congregants of all ages, each wearing a different colored kippah. From the back, this makes a precious picture – a visual representation of treasured memories and traditions passed down from generation to generation.
Please drop your colorful kippot in a special bin in the TBA lobby beginning on December 12th during the Women of TBA Hanukkah party. Help us spread the word that the bin will remain in the lobby until early March when we plan to take the special sanctuary photo. Please only bring one or two kippot from each specific B’mitzvah service. Thank you!
Save the Date: Special Photo Shoot on March 10, 2024 after Sunday school - kids and adults are welcome to participate!
NEW MEMBER PODCAST PROJECT
Have you joined TBA within the last few years? If so, we are hoping that you and your family will join us for the new member podcast project by coming to TBA to mingle and share a nosh with other new members; and for those interested, recording a brief conversation with Rabbi Stern. Each new family will have a chance to sign-up for a time block that will include a 15-minute session to record a conversation with Rabbi Stern about what brought you to TBA, where you were before TBA, and how you feel about TBA now. The sessions are very informal and fun for the whole family! Each recording will be edited into a 2–4-minute audio clip that will be shared as part of our anniversary exhibit.
We are all here now and we are all part of the history and the future of this amazing community! Please participate by signing up for the event that you and your family are able to attend which will include a 15-minute slot to record your story with Rabbi Stern.
January 28, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
January 30, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
February 4, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
ALL CONGREGATION PROJECT
We want to hear from you about your connection to TBA. Over the next few months, we’ll be collecting submissions from every member. Sharing your story is a gift you can give to TBA. Help us reach 60 responses in honor of the 60th by the end of this month!
Who can participate? Whether you have been a part of TBA from the beginning or are new this year, your story is part of our story. All ages are encouraged to participate. You can create something individually, with your family, or collaboratively with a TBA friend.
What can I submit? We welcome submissions online or in person of written stories, paragraphs, pictures, poetry, readings, pieces of art, etc.
What should I say? To help you, we’ve created a series of prompts. You can choose one (or many!) to respond to. Submit one time or many times. In addition to the prompts, we’re including a list of events to jog your memory of the many things TBA has done over the years – this is by no means a comprehensive list! If you'd like to create a drawing, collage, poem, etc., you can feel free to use this template.
How do I make a submission? We encourage you to upload or enter your submission here. If you’d like to bring by a printed submission, you can do so to the office during business hours or at temple events. If you have any questions you may reach out to project leads Abby Shapiro or Stacy Schwartz.
Have you or your children traveled to Israel with TBA? We want to hear all about it! We have put together a quick survey to gather information about your trip. Please take a moment to fill it out. If you have photos to share you can email them to email@example.com with your name, who is in the photo and what year it was taken. We're even thinking of putting together an Israel-themed event during the exhibit. Stay tuned!
STUDENT 60 WAYS PROJECT
From our Early Learning Students to our Midrasha students and every grade in between our children are hard at work practicing tikkun olam - social action and the pursuit of social justice for others. Between September 2023 and May 2024 our students will complete their project: 60 Ways to Help Heal the World. Questions? Reach out to Education Director Heidi Baker.