WELCOME TO TBA
Our community is a place where members thrive, taking part in diverse activities to nourish the mind, body, and soul. Our vibrant educational programs and opportunities for enthusiastic adult engagement make this a truly special place for your family to become a part of ours.
After watching the videos on this page you will get just a "touch" of who we are and what we are all about.
You are welcome to attend a program or two to assist you in your journey to find the right Temple for your family.
We invite you to schedule a tour of the facility, visit with our education staff and discuss membership with our Temple Director, Becky Oliver at 617.527.0045 x 104.
We welcome all who wish to become members of our community, regardless of financial means. Please get in touch to discuss TBA financial commitment.
A Pull Back, A Leap Ahead
A Congregant's Perspective
by Jason M. Rubin
It was a long, slow, gentle pull, barely noticeable, not even stirring any sense of curiosity on my part. It was a slight tug back toward something I already knew, something familiar in my past, which I had left behind several years ago. There was no need to look back and acknowledge it, and less compulsion to consider it seriously. I had made my decision back then and easily made my peace with that decision. I was comfortably, in my own parlance, post-synagogual. What does that mean? It means that while I cling to my Jewish identity and take a reasonable amount of pride in that; and maintain a few, highly selective acts of observance—eating apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah, fasting on Yom Kippur, enjoying Passover seders, lighting at least one night’s worth of Hanukkah candles while giving gifts to my children—I have no interest in, nor feel any need to pursue, congregational life by actually joining a temple. My issues with temple membership have as much to do with... more