Considering joining Congregation Bʼnai Torah? Here are some reasons our current members joined, and why you might want to also:
A fixture in Sudbury since 1974, our Congregation includes families from 11 nearby towns. There is a good chance your children will make friends with, or already know, some B'nai Torah students from their public schools or neighborhoods.
We Have a Unique One-Day Hebrew School
Our program for Grades K–7 meets once per week, for approximately 30 sessions each school year. Faculty members communicate with parents weekly, sending emails summarizing the week’s classroom experience, with reminders of any homework. Our students come each week happy to see their friends from local Metrowest towns, and are greeted with snacks and smiles from our staff. Congregation B’nai Torah’s rabbi serves as the Director of Religious Education, so that there is connection between the classrooms and the sanctuary.
We are a warm, caring inclusive Reform community that embraces Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith couples & families, and the LGBTQ community. Whether you are a family with children, a young couple just starting out, an empty nester, or a mature adult, we pride ourselves on providing a spiritually meaningful and socially enjoyable experience for all who walk through our doors.
We Offer Flexible Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs
Our in-house Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutor customizes each child’s Bat or Bat Mitzvah experience according the student’s learning style, motivation, and a balance of Hebrew and English study. Together, the rabbi, cantorial soloist, tutor, administration, and faculty in the middle school make certain that the journey of Bar or Bat Mitzvah includes and embraces everyone in the family and extended family -- non-Jewish and Jewish members alike.
We Make Worship Musical and Fun
Our Shabbat services are led by our Rabbi and Cantorial soloist. Evening services are followed by a tasty Oneg Shabbat -- a delightful and comfortable way to end the work week! Shabbat Services are open to the entire Community, especially children. Shabbat Kehilla (community services) begin at 7 PM, include joyful singing and meaningful prayer, and run approximately one hour. Shabbat Yeladim (children’s services) take place on the first Friday of the month beginning at 6:30 PM, and run about 45 minutes. Intended for children of all ages, they are especially enjoyable for grades K-5, with participatory music an integral part.
We've Got Educational and Travel Programs for Teens
Congregation B’nai Torah has a post-B’nai Mitzvah program that is educational and fun, and instills important leadership qualities that serve teens well as they move on to college and/or careers. Our Teen Travel and Learn Program both supplements our bi-weekly high school program and also serves as a stand-alone program in which students can participate according to their time and interests.
We Love Adult Education
Choose from a selection of subjects and formats that are offered: ongoing classes, lectures, arts and film events, current events, the Book Group series, Torah Study, and more. Most programs are offered free of charge to CBT members.
We Pursue Social Justice
The Social Action Committee is dedicated to helping communities in need. We encourage you to participate in the many projects that we sponsor throughout the year. Please take a look at our current list of projects, and suggest new ones which you'd like to see us add.
We Are Affordable, With a Unique "Try-Us-Out" Program
In order to reduce the financial stress of deciding whether to join, CBT is proud to offer a unique “Try Us Out” program for new members. Under this special program, all new members can join CBT and enjoy full membership benefits at a cost of only $500 for the first year. Contact us for more info!
We've Got Very Happy Members
People join B'nai Torah for the many reasons listed above, but they stay for one big reason -- the temple just feels right to them. Please read what some of our members have to say, and contact us to arrange a visit or to ask us about whatever is on your mind.