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Thank you for your interest in Congregation B’nai Torah! Nearly 200 families make up our incredible community of warm, caring and enjoyable people. We take pride in our educational and…
Guided by the inspiring spiritual leadership of Rabbi Lisa Eiduson, Congregation B'nai Torah is a warm and welcoming Reform temple community that prides itself on progressive Jewish learning, engaging social justice opportunities, and moving and participatory worship services throughout the year.
Congregation B'nai Torah is known for its diversity, intimacy, and openness to all those who choose to explore and practice Judaism. Regardless of background or stage of life, members genuinely enjoy being part of this vibrant and engaging temple community.
CBT offers an innovative one-day-a-week K-7 Religious School, reknowned b'nai mitzvah services, a flexible and creative grade 8-12 post-b'nai mitzvah program, meaningful adult learning and interfaith outreach offerings, and enjoyable social opportunities for members of all ages.
For more information, please call the temple office at 978.443.2082 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Elie Wiesel's passing on July 3, 2016, the world lost a Jewish writer, witness, scholar, and humanitarian. Many students lost a life-long teacher as well.
Join Rabbi Lisa Eiduson on Sunday January 22nd at 10:30 am for an introduction to Elie Wiesel's articles, novellas, dialogues and speeches. Rabbi Eiduson will explore Wiesel's craft as a writer and will trace the development of Wiesel's major themes over the course of his life's work as a "messenger to humanity."
While Wiesel was perhaps best known for his Holocaust memoir Night, he was also the author of more than 50 books - including fiction, non-fiction, and short essays. It is in the genre of these short works that most literary critics believe Wiesel was at his best as a writer.
Rabbi Eiduson was a student of Wiesel while she was an undergraduate at Boston University. Wiesel served as her senior thesis advisor in BU's Department of Religion from which she graduated with distinction. Before beginning her rabbinic studies, Rabbi Eiduson also spent a year doing graduate work with Wiesel on Kafka.
All materials will be provided and no prior knowledge is necessary.
CBT's innovative one-day-a-week K-7 Religious School helps children build a solid foundation of values and beliefs that will guide them throughout their lives.
Classes are taught by an experienced staff of engaging, interesting, intelligent teachers who offer the best of themselves each and every day. Class sizes are typically no more than 8-10 students to ensure that each child receives the individual attention and support that he or she needs.
The temple's flexible and creative grade 8-12 post-B'nai Mitzvah program provide CBT's teens with the opportunity to learn about and discuss interesting topics related to Judaism and life with our rabbinical staff in fun and engaging ways. As students progress through the program, they have the opportunity to travel with Rabbi Eiduson on unique learning trips to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Israel.
For more information about our educational programs, email email@example.com.
Just a few days prior to Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), on May 1, 2016, a group of fourteen CBT 7th and 8th grade students took a day-long excursion to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Together with their CBT Holocaust teacher, Anne Crystal, guest Jewish youth educator Ariel Glantz, and Rabbi Lisa Eiduson, the group boarded an early morning flight to our nation's capital, spent several hours touring the Museum, explored the National Mall, and returned to Boston that same evening.
The students had been well-prepared for the experience - both intellectually and socially. Many of the students commented that their day at the Museum, while difficult, helped to make their studies come to life in a way that enabled them to maximize their experience at the Museum.
While the weather that day was cold and rainy, none of the students seemed to mind in the least. At the end of their four hour experience in the Museum, the students were grateful to have learned together and to have witnessed a part of Jewish history as young adults.
Congregation B'nai Torah, in partnership with Congregation B'nai Shalom of Westborough and World Passage Tours, is proud to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity. World Passage is one of the most trusted and experienced operators of mission trips to Cuba in the Jewish community. Rabbi Eiduson is delighted to be partnering with them along with Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz and members of the B'nai Shalom community.
Our 8 day trip to Cuba (January 9-16, 2017) will enable us to meet with and learn about Jewish communities in Havana and Cienfuegos, delivering some resources and funds to help meet their needs. We will have experiences offered to few travelers to this tropical island nation. And you will be helping the Jewish Community of Cuba.
Our trip will also provide you with a full experience of Cuba! It has been said that you experience Cuba with all of your senses. Cuban culture's vibrancy and vitality is alive. Cuba is old and it feels as though time has stopped. But it is full of life from the aroma of cooking food, to the rhythm in the way people move, to the sound of music in the air.
Due to the increasing popularity of these trips, we will be looking for commitments by the end of August in the form of a non-refundable deposit.
For more information about this special opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 30 CBT members, together with Rabbi Lisa Eiduson and her husband Rabbi Joe Eiduson, enjoyed wonderful food and company at the recent potluck dinner graciously organized and sponsored by CBT's Connections adult social group.
Many thanks to potluck dinner coordinator Nancy Donchin and hosts Rachel and Mark Seliber for making the evening so special.
Stay tuned for the date and location of the next Connections dinner.
For more information about Connections, contact Nancy Donchin at email@example.com.
Over 50 CBT members and guests enjoyed a special screening of the film "Orchestra of Exiles"..
"Orchestra of Exiles" is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped save Europe's premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during World War II. In three years, Bronislaw Huberman transformed from a world renowned violinist to a humanitarian racing against time.
The film was preceded by an introduction by CBT member Viola Morse, whose mother and uncle were two of the musicians recruited by Huberman to join this world famous orchestra.
Many thanks to the CBT Interfaith Group and Adult Learning Committee for co-sponsoring this very special event.
Be sure to check out CBT's new hangout spot! Our new sofa, chairs, and coffee tables make the library the perfect place to relax, refresh and catch up with your temple friends.
Whether you are picking up your children from school or preparing for a temple event, enjoy the comforts of home. Bring your coffee, bring your friends, and relax in style.
Many thanks to CBT's Membership and Beautification Committees for collaborating on this wonderful project for all of us to enjoy.