We recognize that the decision to join a temple is not easy. In order to reduce the financial stress of such a decision, CBT is proud to offer a unique 'Try…
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Congregation B'nai Torah is a caring, inclusive Reform community that embraces Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith couples and families, and the LGBT community. We celebrate our diverse forms…
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 artful spiritual leadership of Rabbi Lisa Eiduson, Congregation B'nai Torah is a warm, welcoming Reform temple community where every member is valued for their intrinsic individuality and humanity.
Our congregation consists of a wonderful mix of families with children, empty nesters, Jews by birth, Jews by choice and interfaith. Regardless of background or stage of life, our members genuinely enjoy and care about one another.
We offer a wonderful one-day-a-week Religious School for our families with children, weekly shabbat services led by our Rabbi and Cantor, participatory High Holy Day services, and engaging social and learning opportunities for adults of all ages.
We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our temple community. For more information, please call the temple office at 978.443.2082 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 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.
Our post-B'nai Mitzvah programs provide our 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 will also have the opportunity to travel with Rabbi Eiduson on unique learning trips to New York City, Washington, DC and Israel.
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 is hosting a series of Open Houses in May and June to give prospective members an opportunity to learn about our warm, welcoming temple community where you will feel the spirit and warmth of our congregation the moment you walk through our doors.
Families, couples and individuals of all ages are invited to attend one or more of the Friday evening services listed below:
Each service will be immediately followed by our tasty oneg shabbat where you will have the opportunity to meet Rabbi Eiduson and Cantor Breines, learn about our many offerings for both adults and children, and "schmooze" with members of our temple community.
For more information about our synagogue, please contact the temple office at 978.443.2082 or email email@example.com.
Sixth grade students were called to the bima on April 1, 2016 at a service in their honor to receive their B'nai Mitzvah materials and a special blessing from Rabbi Eiduson in anticipation of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the coming year.
The students and their families are looking forward to a year of learning and growth as they prepare for this special milestone in their lives.
This year's Purim Carnival was one of CBT's biggest and best ever! Our sanctuary was filled with over 120 children and adults who enjoyed a wonderful night of festivity and fun.
While CBT's children enjoyed playing games, jumping in the Moon Bounce, eating Hamentashen, and participating in our costume parade, our CBT Brotherhood members enjoyed being involved in all aspects of the planning and organization of this wonderful event.
Our Purimspiel was also especially good this year. Written, produced, and performed exclusively by CBT members, "Harry Potter and the Kiddush Cup of Manischewitz" will not soon be forgotten.
We look forward to more fabulous Purim festivities again next year!
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 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 later this Spring.
For more information about Connections, contact Nancy Donchin at email@example.com.
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