The sanctuary is the beating heart our Temple.


Music has a transcendent power on the human spirit, and for many people, evokes an emotional response.  This is certainly true for Jewish music.  The music of the synagogue so very often triggers long lasting memories and deeply felt feelings about who we are and where we come from.


Susan Glickman, Cantorial Soloist

Experience Shabbat and familiar Jewish Liturgy through a Jazz Lens.

Conductor Jamie Saltman (Keyboard) Todd Baker (Bass) & Jerzy Glod (Drums) and some of Boston’s finest Jazz players join

our clergy and musical guests in these popular Shabbat Services. 

November 8 at 6:15 p.m. with Cercie Miller

January 10 at 6:15 p.m. with Chris Baum

March 13 at 6:15 p.m. with Bo Winiker

May 1 at 6:00 p.m. "All Jazzed Up" Simchat Shabbat Service

(Children meet our jazz musicians and learn about their instruments)

May 1 at 7:30 p.m. with Amir Milstein

featuring an Israeli Independence Day oneg

Help us welcome Craig Taubman

Singing at TBA

Our Family Shabbat Services are back again. Students from each grade level will have an opportunity to join with our clergy and teen song leaders in leading prayer and music selections in these new and popular family appropriate Shabbat services. 


Please note the following services will also have a dinner option. As the dates get closer reservations can be made on this page or on the main calendar.


October 18, 6:15 p.m. Grades 6 & 7 Shabbat

November 15, 6:15 p.m. Family Shabbat Featuring Grades K & 1

December 6, at 7:30 p.m. Teen led service

January 24, 6:15 p.m. Family Shabbat Featuring Grades 4 & 5

March 20, 6:15 p.m. Family Shabbat Featuring Grades 2 & 3

APRIL 3, 7:30 p.m. Anita Bamel Music Fund 20th Anniversary Shabbat with the Craig Taubman Band.

Youth Choir is Back!

Open to students in grades 3-5 who wish to sing in our youth choir will be meeting on specific dates on Tuesdays throughout the year to prepare for these special musical happenings. (Mark your calendars)

December 8, Newbridge Hanukah Sing-a-long

January 24, Shabbat choir for grade 4-5

April 3, Bamel Music Shabbat and building re-dedication service with our TBA Intergenerational Choirs

Teen & Adult Choir

This year, our adults and teens will join together in preparation for our 20th annual Anita Bamel Music Shabbat Service on April 3, with Singer-Songwriter Craig Taubman and his band. Craig’s music has been been a mainstay at TBA for the past 2 decades. Teens interested in singing should contact Susan for other music opportunities as well including singing at our teen led Shabbat and at Newbridge.   

Teen Music Madrichim

This is a leadership training program for students interested in assisting with all forms of music experiences at TBA: prayer, choir and ruach (spirit) building at our Religious School. Teen in grades 9 and above will work with our Cantorial Soloist on Sundays and the program will include songleader training and repertoire building as well as opportunities each week to assist with all school and early childhood music.  This is open to all students interested in leadership building and music. Guitar or ukelele is welcome but not required for participation. 

Please contact Susan Glickman if you are interested in learning more about musical opportunities at Beth Avodah.

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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