Continuing the journey together – The case for giving

“A new Hebrew Colony” was how the Beverly Times reported the establishment of Congregation Sons of Abraham and Isaac in 1908. Fast forward 114 years and reflect on how far we have come since those first services we held in the rear of the Wood Building on Rantoul Street.

Behold our beautiful building, serene sanctuary, lovely chapel, splendid children’s learning center and classrooms, and rich library. Together, we have shared many tears of joy and those of sorrow through celebration and consolation in the very best of times and some of the worst of times. This reflects the continuum of a loving, vibrant, and caring community that has bound us together on our century-old journey.

Much has changed for Jewish institutions since the Temple’s founding. Yet, through it all, TBA is poised to remain the center of Jewish life in the greater Beverly area for generations to come. Our strength reflects our founders, leaders, and ancestors’ commitment to ensure that TBA is here for us. And now it is our turn to fulfill this same promise to the generations who follow us.

Responsible stewardship requires we ensure our future. Membership dues and annual fundraising maintain our temple’s daily functions. The Campaign for the Future will generate critically needed revenue to support three strategic goals.

Rabbinic Chair Endowment

To guarantee outstanding clergy leadership through investment in compensation, scholarship and ongoing support

Capital and Security Improvement

To modernize and improve our large, multi-purpose building so that it remains the central venue that offers opportunities for members and the greater community to gather in a safe, modern, ADA compliant and technologically-enriched environment.

Education and Program Enrichment

To enhance and expand our spiritual and innovative programming to provide meaningful opportunities for members and the greater community – at every age and interest level – to learn, explore and make a difference. Likewise, these resources will enable us to support and grow our Religious School and to make our Temple community accessible and affordable to all without increasing dues or fees.

View the Nediv Lev Case for Giving

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Building upon its strong foundation, TBA embraces the campaign for the future from a position of strength. This will secure permanent resources to plant, grow and sustain our future.

From Generation to Generation, let us all stand together. Let us honor our past, look forward with confidence to our future with each of us doing our part to the very best of our ability.

The many offerings at TBA make the synagogue feel large, but the smaller, close-knit community make the synagogue feel intimate and special.

- Rob Leshin