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Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted…
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 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.
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.
The Social Action Committee is dedicated to helping our communities in need. Our core objectives are:
The Social Action Committee has contributed to numerous projects during the 2016-17 year. These include:
For more information or to join this terrific committee, visit the Social Action page HERE or e-mail Co-Chairpersons Bob and Tammy Weiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CBT Adult Learning Committee offers various learning experiences to enhance our understanding of Judaism in our lives. We aim especially to help you connect to the vibrant world of Judaism and all it has to offer.
A sample of past offerings includes Israeli Dancing, Torah Yoga, Challah Baking and Jewish Cooking, Jewish Characters in Fiction, Jewish Geneology, Walking Tour of Jewish Brookline and Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation. We are most fortunate that both our Rabbi Lisa Eiduson and Rabbi Emeritus Boaz Heilman also offer numerous dynamic programs on topics of interest each year.
We offer a warm, friendly and casual setting for learning with others. When participating in Adult Learning at B'nai Torah, you will be connecting to a community of active learners. Choose from a a selection of subjects and formats that are offered: ongoing classes, lectures, hands-on learning, theatre and film events, current events, book group, Torah study, and more.
The Adult Learning Committee welcomes your involvement. Share your expertise, interests, and special skills with us. We are always happy to welcome volunteers! Come explore with us!
For more information, contact Adult Learning Co-Chairpersons Jane Golder and Diane Judem at email@example.com.
Six students from CBT's Hebrew High School traveled to Washington DC in early December to participate in the Religious Action Center's L'Taken Social Justice Weekend Seminar.
Together with Rabbi Eiduson, these students represented Congregation B'nai Torah for the very first time at this exciting and well-known 4-day program during which students learned about the US political system and were given an introduction to the process of lobbying members of Congress for those issues that are important to Jewish communities around the country.
Our students worked with one another and the legislative interns at the Religious Action Center to explore some of the most important social issues and challenges confronting Americans and American Jews today...and how to take action to effect positive changes in our society.
Our students cherished the opportunity to share their experience with nearly 300 other Reform Jewish high school students from around the US and Canada. They visited important sites in Washington DC, became better informed about current social and political issues, and prepared briefs on specific topics of concern to present to staff members of our Massachusetts Senators and Representatives in Congress.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.