Being a part of a Jewish family community is important inside and outside of the synagogue. At TBA, families join together to create programs that enhance and support their common values and interests. From family kickball games, Sukkah decorating to Hamantashen baking it is always more fun when we are together. All are welcome to join.
Interfaith families have been a welcomed, valued, active and growing group at TBA for over 25 years. They meet to discuss the many joys and challenges of being a multi-faith household. Religious education, holiday observances and lifecycle rituals provide rich conversation that bond this group.
The Health and Wellness group at TBA focuses on activities that promote fitness and overall well-being. From nature walks and health fairs to nutrition counseling, we are always looking for new ways to promote activity and healthy lifestyles.
‘Bringing our hearts and souls into our Jewish lives and practices’ is the invitation the Spirituality group extends to all TBA members. Spirituality, that elusive and very personal experience, has an important place in traditional Jewish practices and in the activities of a contemporary progressive synagogue. A Tu B’shevat Sedar and a Healing Service are some of the programs that have been conducted. Contact us for information, conversation, and participation.
Sisterhood is the beating heart of TBA. We are a diverse and dedicated group of women who deliver interesting and varied programming: meaningful spiritual and religious activities, fun social gatherings and intellectually stimulating lectures and field trips, all to benefit the Religious School and the Temple. We are mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, 20s-90s. Join us and you will find the activities that match your interests and abilities. You will make new friends and your TBA Sisters will nourish your soul and warm your heart.
The Brotherhood at TBA is an active group which schedules a variety of activities and events throughout the year. From our highly popular Annual Political and Sports Breakfasts to social events including poker nights or martini nights and scotch tastings, there is much to offer for all ages and interests. Guest speakers have included Globe columnist Bob Ryan, former WBZ sports anchor Bob Lobel, as well as Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and former Lt. Governor Tom O’Neill III.
Our mission is to enhance the TBA experience with fellowship and fun as well as supporting our synagogue.
The Torah commands us to leave the corners (pe’ah) of the fields for the poor to glean and the tradition continues at TBA. Our religious school children, their families and the community get hands-on learning of Jewish values as we grow food connected to Jewish holidays in our Pe’ah Garden. In 2018, local herbalist, Iris Weaver will garden with us to grow even more food to support Beverly Bootstraps and use at our Monday Night Suppers at the First Baptist Church. The garden is part of the TBA school curriculum and the PJ Library family programs and provides a place for participants in Family Promise to garden.