Early Childhood

The Temple B’nai Abraham Pre-K program embraces preschoolers’ innate sense of curiosity and passion for learning using play and exploration through a Jewish lens. Children will be introduced to the concepts of doing “good deeds” as it relates to Jewish values and the belief that the divine is in each of us. We will familiarize our students with Jewish holidays and customs and acquaint them with Hebrew letters and language. This innovative curriculum is guaranteed to inspire young learners. We also partner with PJ Library for Family Holiday Workshops and Tot Shabbat family dinners and programs.

CONTACT DEB SCHUTZMAN VIA EMAIL OR PHONE (978) 927-3211.

Youth

Our curriculum focuses on engaging students in exciting and innovative Jewish education. Our goal is to give our students the tools to participate comfortably in living a Jewish life while encouraging them to find their own connection spiritually. Students explore a central foundation of Judaism which is that each of us has something unique and precious to contribute to the world and an obligation to make the world better. With these goals in mind, the school’s curriculum emphasizes the study of Torah, Jewish culture, Hebrew language and prayer. Our teachers are passionate about Jewish education and about our children. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to connect with our students. Together we are teaching values, inspiring Jewish traditions and making friendships that last a lifetime.

CONTACT DEB SCHUTZMAN VIA EMAIL OR PHONE (978) 927-3211.

Teens

TBA teens have multiple ways of continuing their Jewish engagement, from informal study and activities for 8th and 9th graders, to a 10th grade Confirmation class that meets in Rabbi Alison’s home. Some teens volunteer as madrichim/teachers’ aids on Sunday mornings, or continue to read Torah on Shabbat and the High Holidays.

Teens are also invited to participate in the Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston, which connects them to peers through social or service-oriented programming, including trips to New York and Washington, D.C. Most of our teens also participate in Y2I, the Lappin Foundation’s free trip to Israel before their Junior year in high school.

CONTACT RABBI ALISON ADLER VIA EMAIL OR PHONE (978) 927-3211.

Adults

At TBA, we believe that learning is a lifelong endeavor and offer many continuing education opportunities:

  • Rabbi Adler teaches classes on a range of topics, usually on Sunday mornings. Shabbat morning services usually include interactive study of the weekly Torah portion.
  • Cantor Bruce Siegel offers an engaging Torah study class on Thursday mornings at 10:00.
  • Me’ah, a program of Hebrew College, holds classes at TBA with some of the finest Boston area professors and educators.  Topics have included Jewish history, What Do Jews Believe?, Hasidic texts and stories.

Additional programs include seminars or lectures, the Sisterhood Book Club, and once-a-month Havurah Services (interactive learner’s services) on Saturday mornings.

CONTACT RABBI ALISON ADLER VIA EMAIL OR PHONE (978) 927-3211.

“The Torah is not description but guidance; not an acceptance but challenge … It is not a portraiture of that which is, but a vision, and anticipation of that which ought to be.”

- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel