Temple Beth Avodah Forms



  • Jr BAYGL - Boda Borg


    Join us at TBA on Sunday, December 9th from 2:30-7:00 pm for our 7th grade led event at Boda Borg. This event is open to 6th-8th graders.
  • jrBAYGL Bowling


    Bowling is May 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Drop off and pick up are at King's in Dedham. All of grades 6 and 7 are invited to join us at King's in Dedham for Jr. BAYGL Bowling. Come spend our last Monday of the year together with pizza and bowling. If you have any questions, please contact Francie Weinberg.
     
  • Parenting through a Jewis...


    Temple Beth Avodah is offering a class for parents of young children. We are pleased to subsidize the class to keep the cost low.  Additional subsidy may be available through Hebrew College.The class will meet monthly on the following Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The dates are: November 18, December 9, January 6, February 10, March 17 and April 28. Kochavim sessions will be offered at the same time for ages 3-5. Details and sign up for Kochavim to follow.

    If you have any questions please contact Heidi Baker (hbaker@bethavodah.org) or Ahava Rosenthal (arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu).

  • Donations for K-5 Mitzvah...


     If you'd like to make a monetary donation for the Kindergarten-Grade 5 student Mitzvah day on December 10, please complete this form. 

  • End of year BBQ


    6:00-7:00 Join us for burgers and dogs as we celebrate the end of the year and thank Francie Weinberg for her dedication to TBA. Open to parents and kids grades 5 and up.  Kids grades 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Dinner is free of charge.
     
    7:00-9:00 Grades 8-12 stick around to continue celebrating the end of the year and hanging out with Francie! 
  • K-5 Family Shabbat - Nove...


    Join us for our first K-5 family shabbat experience. This service will feature out K & 1 students and we hope all of our K-5 families will attend.

    5:45-6:15 Pizza & Salad dinner
    6:15-7:00 Shabbat Service (babysitting available for ages 2-5 (not yet in K)
    7:00 Dessert Oneg & Light dinner/snacks
  • jrBAYGL & srBAYGL Bake & ...


    Baking at TBA on December 9th is open to jrBAYGL (6th-8th grade) and srBAYGL (9th-12th grade).  
  • Temple Beth Avodah


    MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
  • Purim Shul In


    The Purim Shul-In is open for 8th-12th graders. Drop off is at 7 pm and pick up is after the carnival on Sunday at 1 pm. 
  • New Prayer Books for the ...


    You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 

    Bookplates are $100 each.


  • Primary Billing Email Add...


    Please provide your preferred primary email address for billiing purposes. 
  • BAYGL Bowling


    Join us Saturday, December 8th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Kings at Legecy Place in Dedham. All 9th-12th graders are invited to join BAYGL for an evening of fun and games! Pick up and drop off for the event is at Kings in Dedham. 
  • 5778 Prayerbook Bookplate...




    You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 
     
    Bookplates are $100 each.


  • 2018-19 Grades 8-12 Enrol...


     
  • ELC Drive-in Movie & Pare...


    Please join us on Sunday, March 25th at 2:30 p.m. for our 2nd annual drive-in movie. We will be featuring the movie "Moana". We will decorate "cars" and begin the movie at 3:15 p.m. Each child should bring their own box to decorate. Snacks will be provided.

    While the children are watching the movie, parents are encouraged to attend a workshop at the temple, lead by Cecilia Matson, M.A. - Child Development and Family Expert - founder of Galoop (www.galoopclasses.com) on sibling relationships. This talk will be coordinated to end at the same time as the movie. ELC staff will be present to help supervise the children during the movie.

    Please note, it is not required that parents attend the workshop, but parents must remain on site during the duration of the program.
     
    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
  • 5779 Prayerbook Bookplate...




    You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 
     
    Bookplates are $100 each.


  • ELC Wednesday Enrichment ...


    Wednesday Enrichment for October 18, 2017 - May 30, 2018
  • 2018-2019 Kochavim (Stars...


    Kochavim class will run at the same time as Parenting Through a Jewish Lens. The class will meet monthly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The dates are: November 18, December 9, January 6, February 10, March 17 and April 28. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You do not need to be a member to attend.
     

    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.

  • 2018 Red Sox tickets


    Join us on June 5 for Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park.  The Red Sox will play the Detroit Tigers.  The game begins at 7:10 pm.  We will meet at the game in our section.  The tickets will be available by email once they are purchased.  

    If you have any questions, please contact the Temple offce at 617.527.0045

  • Madrichim (teen assistant...


    Madrichim work in our school on Sunday mornings with K-5, Monday afternoons with grades 6 & 7, and Tuesday afternoons with grades 3-5.  In order to be a teen assistant you must be enrolled in a learning program (either Midrasha or a haderech track).  New teen assistants should enroll in the new assistant class in Haderech for initial training. Grade 8 teen assistants are in training and are not paid. Grades 9-12 may choose to be paid or volunteer. 

    Sunday/Tuesday Madrichim assist in the classroms, work with students one on one, and help lead small groups of students if desired. Any grade 8-12 teen who wants to be a teen assistant for this age group will be placed in a class. 

    Grades 9-12 teens who would like to be assistants on Monday afternoons for grades 6 & 7 must apply for the position and be accepted. 
  • Coming to the End


    Coming to the End... Perspectives on Death and Dying. The topics include: 1. How to prepare when a loved one is dying, 2. End of life decisions and euthanasia and 3. Is death the end? Judaism in the afterlife. November 6, 27 and December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and join Rabbi Stern for this enlightening class.
  • Both Sides Now


     
    With Rabbi Stern and Nancy Bloom.  Four sessions and includes dinner.  Begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Trivia Schmivia


    This adult only night is emceed by Rabbi Stern and Francie Weinberg.  Food, drink and lots of useless knowledge awaits!  This program is free of charge but we ask that you RSVP so we know how much food and drink to order.
  • Annual Congregational Mee...


    Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., as we thank our outgoing President, Abby Shapiro and Board members and welcome our new Board Members,Officers and incoming President Stacy Schwartz. Our Board has been busy this year and we will vote on amended by-laws and our annual 2018-19 budget. We will enjoy a complimentary dinner.
  • Dueling Pianos


    Get ready for a fun evening of music, comedy, singing, and dancing on Sunday, April 29.  Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m.  Ticket includes price of entry, dinner and drinks.

    Please note:  This is an adult event. (Middle school aged children and above are invited to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult.)
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah TBA Thurs...


    Please fill out the information below so we can share your milestone with our congregation!
  • 5779/ 2018 - 2019 Sustain...


    Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
     
     

  • 5779/ 2018 - 2019 Sustain...


    Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
     
     

  • Congregants... Join Us in...


    Twenty years ago, Rabbi Keith Stern came to Temple Beth Avodah. Together we created a brit, a covenant, based on trust, openheartedness, and an abiding love for our sacred tradition. That dynamic brit has grown stronger and deeper over the years. We are all thrilled and honored to celebrate our twenty years together. 
     
    We deeply respect and appreciate Rabbi Stern. What better way to mark this milestone, his twenty years of service, than to pay tribute to Rabbi Stern by investing in the future of our temple.  
     
    This is a time to celebrate the present and to fearlessly embrace the future. There is so much more to be done. Join us in this opportunity to say thank you to Rabbi Stern by making the next years for TBA even better as we move from strength to strength. Thank you.
     
  • 5778/ 2017 - 2018 Sustain...


    Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
     
     

  • TBA Donation Form


    Thank you for choosing to donate to Temple Beth Avodah.

    Due to administrative costs, we respectfully request a minimum online donation of $18.

    Please choose one of the funds below for your contribution.

  • Hurricane Relief Donation...


    Thank you for choosing to donate to relief efforts.

    We respectfully request a minimum donation of $18.
     
  • ELC Registration 2019-202...


     

    We are beginning enrollment for Temple Beth Avodah Early Learning Center for the 2019-20 school year.  Class spaces will be offered first to returning students, siblings, and Temple Beth Avodah members until November 6, 2018.  

    Our classes for next year will include the following:

    Me 2 classes - 2 days/week (Tuesday/Thursday) and 3 days/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) starting at 18 months

    *Please note that as of 10/30/18 the 3 days/week Me 2 class is full.

    2 classes of preschool children aged 2.6-3.11 (3, 4 or 5 days/week)

    1 pre-kindergarten classes-child must be eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2020. (5 day/week, M-Th until 1pm and Fridays until 12pm)

     

     
  • ELC Enrollment Form



  • ELC Emergency Card


    Medical Emergency Contacts
    Please note that all fields are required.  Please list both parents (if applicable) and two additional medical emergency contacts. If a field is not applicable, please type N/A.
  • ELC First Aid and Emergen...



  • ELC Photography and Play ...


    Temple Beth Avodah Early Learning Center
    45 Puddingstone Lane
    Newton, MA  02459
    617-527-0045 x110
  • ELC Lunch & Enrichment Of...


     
  • TBA ELC Extended Hours 20...


    The extended day rate includes lunch and enrichment for the Comet/Moonbeam classes (over 2.9 years), enrichment for the Allstar class, and lunch and rest time for the Me 2/Moonbeam classes (under 2.9 years). We will continue to close at noon on Fridays.  

    Allstar class
    $1,860 for one day per week 

    $7,450 for Monday-Thursday

    Comet and/or Moonbeam class (over 2.9 years)
    $2,445 for one day per week
    $9,775 for Monday-Thursday

    Me2 and/or Moonbeam class (under 2.9 years)
    $2,000 for one day per week 
    $8,000 for Monday-Thursday

    Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

     

     

  • ELC Release Form


    45 Puddingstone Lane
    Newton, MA  02459
    617-527-0045 x110
  • ELC Key Fob Payment Form


     
  • ELC Developmental History...


    Please note: All field are required.  Please type N/A if info is not applicable.
  • 2017-2018 Boston Haifa Fi...


    The final payment is due by January 1st, 2018.
  • TBA Religious School Enro...



  • 2017-2018 Boston Haifa Pa...


    The final payment of $497 for the Boston Haifa program is due by January 1, 2018.
  • 2018 Grades 2-5 Mitzvah D...


     

    Students in grades 2-5 can indicate their preference for a mitzvah project to participate in during Taglit on Sunday, December 16.  Students will be in mixed grade groups to learn about Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), the organization and people they are helping, and complete the project. Please indicate your child’s preference for projects by December 11.  

    Baking for the Second Step and TBA Caring Community - This project is FULL

    Students will learn about The Second Step, an organization that helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence, as well as the TBA Caring Community that provides support for TBA members in need.  They will bake desserts to be delivered with the Second Step meals TBA provides and to be delivered to TBA members who are ill and receive a meal and/or a visit. 

    Painting Watercolor Cards for the Caring Community

    Students will learn about the TBA Caring Community that provides support for TBA members including new members, welcome baby gifts, meals for members who are ill, bereavement support, and any other support needed.  Cards are often delivered with packages or brought by with visitors. Students will create watercolor scenes on cards to be used for the Caring Community for various purposes. 

    Activity Packs for Children in the Hospital

    Students will learn about Hospitality Homes that provides support for families coming to Boston for medical treatment.  They will create activity packs for children in the hospital including crossword puzzles, word searches, dot to dots, color by number, etc. We’ll provide some templates and the students can use their own creativity to bring light to another child in need.

    Winter Kits for the Homeless

    Students will learn about homelessness in Boston and the importance of providing winter items.  They will assemble kits that include hats, gloves, Vaseline, socks, and other essential items to be donated to a shelter to distribute to people in need.

    Tzedakah Project

    Students will learn about the importance of donating money to help an organization and the levels of giving that are discussed in Jewish text. They will count the tzedakah funds that we have raised over the weeks prior to Mitzvah day and pick an organization that they would like to donate the money to on behalf of the school community. 

  • Religious School Enrollme...



  • 2017-2018 Boston Haifa Pa...


    The second payment of $1,000 for the Boston Haifa program is due by September 15, 2017.
  • 2018 Taglit Sign Up Trime...


    Taglit classes for grades 3-5 are elective based. Students may indicate their choices on this form and will be placed in classes. The first trimester of classes are from October 14-December 9. In the winter, they will switch to a new class.  Please fill out your child’s 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice. 

    Options:

    Mensches on Mats (Kate Shoolman): Use your body to understand Judaism. Students will explore the themes of the prayers and create yoga sequences related to those themes based on their understandings.

    Living the Life! (Myriam Rofrano): After exploring the Jewish lifecycle through games, crosswords, and word searches, students will choose how to represent their learning to others. They can create their own animation or live action movies, write and illustrate their own story book, or create a workbook with their own games and activities in it.

    Signs of Welcoming (Heather Winderlich): Create 3D art projects to demonstrate the Jewish value of welcoming including making your own mezuzah from scratch, painting and decorating a wooden hamsa, and creating a blessing for the home on a media of your choice.

     

  • 2018 Taglit Sign Up Trime...


    Students in grades 3-5 will participate in interest based mixed grade on classes on Sunday mornings. Please indicate below your child’s choices.  Trimester 3 begins in March. 

    Choir/Passover Songs – Ian Simpson 
    This trimester kicks off with the choir trip to Newbridge. In the remaining sessions students will brush up and learn some new Passover music to share at the seder.


    Scenes from Exodus/Art in the Passover story – Amy Blotner
    This class will learn about the Jews departure from Egypt and create some scenes to depict the story of the Exodus using creative art materials, painting, drawing, and more.

    Who’s the leader? – Francie Weinberg
    In this class, students will learn about Moses, Miriam, and Aaron as leaders of the Jewish people. They’ll get the chance to practice their own leadership skills in this interactive class.

    Pesach, Seder, Haggadah! Hebrew words for Passover – Kate Shoolman
    Students will learn some Hebrew vocabulary related to Passover using games and activities. They’ll have a chance to practice their Hebrew readings skills and the 4 questions.

    Passover Games – Heather Winderlich Come play some games and learn about the different elements of the Passover seder.  



  • Religious School Pizza & ...



  • 2017 Taglit Sign Up Trime...


    Grades 4 & 5 Class Descriptions

    Music Matters
    Ian Simpson
    How does music impact individual people? Can it affect your mood or inspire you to action? In this taglit, we will explore the impact of Jewish music as well as prepare for the choir trip to Newbridge and the Hanukkah Shabbat service. All students interested in choir must take this elective. 
     
    The Game of Life
    Francie Weinberg
    Do you love playing the game of life? Would you like to make your own game? In this taglit, the traditions and celebrations of the Jewish life cycle will be explored in a fun and interactive way. Students will create their own games to help others learn about Jewish life.
     
    Create Your Roots
    Amy Blotner
    Calling all artists and builders! In this taglit, we will explore our families’ histories and origins and create a class project representing all of us and our communal TBA family. We will use a variety of mediums in our project.


  • TBA Arts Troupe Ticket Fo...



     

    Come one come all - Temple Beth Avodah is putting on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The show will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA.
  • 18 Tables, One Community ...


    Come one, come all – be wined and dined!  Your dinner hosts will be revealed to you a week before the event. 

    Dessert party at TBA will feature delicious desserts and an espresso bar with regular and decaf espresso, cappuccino, latte, mochaccino, chai tea latte - and cordials!

  • 18 Tables, One Community ...


    Hosts will provide appetizers, drinks, and dinner for 6-12 guests.  Hosts do not pay to attend 18 Tables.

    If you don’t want to cook, you can order in food and welcome people into your home (we will be happy to provide ideas for take-out/catered meals)


    TBA will provide a stipend for hosts to use towards expenses for the evening
     

    People can team up and co-host a dinner


    Have fun with your dinner planning. Feel free to be creative and choose a theme/cuisine for the evening (ie. a trip to Italy, Mardi Gras party, Israeli cuisine)


    Please, no pork or shellfish

     
  • TBA Arts Troupe Sponsor a...


     

    Come one come all - Temple Beth Avodah is putting on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The show will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA. 

     
  • 2018 Honoring Rabbi Stern...


    Temple Beth Avodah is celebrating Rabbi Keith Stern's 20th anniversary on March 10, 2018. 
     
    We are offering you an opportunity to place an ad in our online advertising journal. We will be driving our members to the website to view photos and videos, to purchase individual ads and to register for events. The Temple has a slideshow video of all ads that runs consistently while the Temple is open. Please consider placing an ad which will be visible throughout the mont of May and will include a link to your web site.  
     
    By placing an ad, you will help us celebrate Rabbi's special anniversary year.  By placing an ad, you will promote your business as well as your presence on the web.  
      
    The process is easy, you can either send in a completed ad, or just your logo and text and an ad will be created for you. Remember, in either case, your website will be linked to the ad, and will remain live and visible through May. If you decide to participate, please note that it could take up to 7 days for your ad to be published on the website.  To become a sponsor, fill out the form below or visit
    www.bethavodah.org to signup online. 
      
    We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope that you will participate. If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Hyman at ehyman@bethavodah.org or at 617.527.0045.   
  • 20th Anniversary Order Fo...



  • TBA Vendors... Join Us in...


    Temple Beth Avodah is celebrating Rabbi Keith Stern's 20th anniversary on March 10, 2018. 
     
    We are offering you an opportunity to place an ad in our online advertising journal. We will be driving our members to the website to view photos and videos, to purchase individual ads and to register for events. The Temple has a slideshow video of all ads that runs consistently while the Temple is open. Please consider placing an ad which will be visible throughout the month of June and will include a link to your web site.  
      
    The process is easy, you can either send in a completed ad, or just your logo and text and an ad will be created for you. Remember, in either case, your website will be linked to the ad, and will remain live and visible through June. To become a sponsor, fill out the form below or visit www.bethavodah.org to signup online. 
      
    We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope that you will participate. If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Hyman at ehyman@bethavodah.org or at 617.527.0045.   
  • 2018 March with TBA in th...


    Join us and show your TBA pride on Saturday morning, June 9.  March behind the TBA banner and toss out multi-color TBA bracelets to the crowd! This is a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. 
  • If Books Could Talk


    On September 11, TBA and ORT America are cohosting If Books Could Talk, an authors panel. The event will take place at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane in Newton Centre.
     
    We look forward to authors Jessica ShattuckEmily FranklinRachel KadishTova MirvisHeidi Pitlor, and Joanna Rakoff sharing their experiences with us. The authors will have books available to sign and purchase.
     
    Reservations are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Your entry fee includes wine, cheese, coffee and desserts.  
  • 5779 We Knead You... TBA ...


    Sunday, January 13 at 11:30 a.m.

    Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  This event is sponsored by our Early Learning Center.

    Includes a pizza lunch.  Suggested donation $10 per family.

  • 2017 We Knead You... TBA ...


    Sunday, November 19th at 11:45 a.m.

    Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  This event is sponsored by our Early Learning Center.

    Includes a pizza lunch.  Suggested donation $10 per family.

  • 5779 January 4, 2019 Fami...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • Copy of 2017 Havdalah Ser...


    January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

    Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdalah Service with Rabbi Stern and Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman.  We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
  • February 3, 2017 Family S...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • Theater Interest Form


    The TBA Arts Troupe would like determine the interest level for 2 upcoming performances in April:  Golda's Balcony and Barnum.  Please indicate below if you are interested in attending one or both of the shows and the number of tickets you are interested in.  If enough people would like to attend, TBA will acquire tickets and they will be available for purchase at that time.
  • 2017 Havdalah Service & D...


    January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

    Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdalah Service with Rabbi Stern and Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman.  We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
  • Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabb...


    Friday, September 28 - This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other families and celebrate Shabbat together. Students will be signing up on Monday, September 24 to lead different prayers during the Shabbat Service to showcase what they have learned in past years.
  • 2019 Havdallah Service & ...


    January 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

    Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdallah Service with Rabbi Stern. We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
  • March 2, 2018 Family Simc...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.  In celebration of Purim, families will have the opportunity to assemble Hamantaschen and then bring their hamantaschen home to bake.
  • December 1, 2017 Family S...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • The Guys Next Door Dinner


    October 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. movie

  • 2018 Anita Bamel Fund Sha...


    Please join us for a lovely Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9.  The dinner will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service featuring musical guest Beth Styles and the Teen/Adult choir.

  • Dinner with Nir - October...


    Enjoy delicious Israeli food cooked by Puzzle Israel's Nir right here at TBA.
  • October 5, 2018 Family Si...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • March 3, 2017 Family Simc...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • Barnum Theatre Tickets Ap...


    Let's go to the theater together to see Barnum on Sunday, April 30.  Show begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Caldlerwood Pavilion/Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street.

  • 2018 Havdallah Service & ...


    January 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

    Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdallah Service with Rabbi Stern We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
  • Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabb...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
  • Hanukkah Party, December ...


    Come on by the Dedham Community House gym for a fun Hanukkah party for young children and their families!  There will be crafts, games and of course lots of Hanukkah Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). The event is free and open to all, but for planning purposes we ask that you RSVP.  Tell your friends and neighbors and let's celebrate the Festival of Lights together! 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9.  Parent(s) must attend with child(ren).

  • 2018 Community Hanukkah D...


     

    A traditional festive Hanukkah meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. (after the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service and before the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service). Don't forget to bring your family Chanukiyot and candles to join together as one congregational family to light and say the blessings over the Hanukkah lights. As we have in the past, please join us in supporting a collection for a local agency.  We will collect  travel sized toiletries ( Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and soap) for the Hope and Comfort organization.

  • January 5, 2018 Family Si...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • June 1, 2018 Last Family ...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • November 2, 2018 Family S...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • May 5, 2017 Family Simcha...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children. Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • May 4, 2018 Family Simcha...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • February 2, 2018 Family S...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • Shabbat Kulanu Dinner - 1...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Kulanu Shabbat Service.
  • October 6, 2017 Family Si...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children. Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • November 3, 2017 Family S...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
  • Annual Congregational Mee...


    Join us on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., as we thank our outgoing Board members and vote in a new slate of Board Members and Officers, vote on amended by-law, and learn about the new strategic plan.  We will enjoy complimentary food stations from Vine Ripe Grill  for dinner.  There is no charge, but we ask that you RSVP so we may order the correct amount of food.
  • TBA Member High Holy Days...


    Members in good standing who have paid 1/3 of their July 2018 dues or have a payment plan in place will receive complimentary tickets for this year's High Holy Days.  Also please note registration is requested separately for the early and late K-5 programs and 8:30 a.m. Family Services .  Your family ticket will be mailed by Labor Day.  Please complete this form to purchase additional tickets.  Call the Temple office at 617.527.0045 with any questions.


  • 5779 Book of Memory


    Dear Fellow Congregants,

    Below you will find a list of your family yahrzeits that we have in our records.

    Kindly review the details in the fields below, correct/amend if necessary and add any additional names as necessary.

    If you have any questions, please contact Claudia in the office at 617.527.0045 or cfolkman@bethavodah.org

    With much gratitude,
    TBA Staff
     
  • K-Grade 5 High Holy Days...


     

    Children in Kindergarten-Grade 5 may choose to participate in one of our program options. On Rosh Hashanah, the STEAM program will occur during the 9:30 a.m. service and the 12:45 p.m. service.  On Yom Kippur, the STEAM program will occur during the 9:30 a.m. service and the FARM TRIP will occur during the 12:45 p.m. service. These programs run through the entire adult service and children will be ready for pick up when the service concludes. These programs incorporate themes of the high holidays and each experience is unique and interactive. Each program will be supervised by adults including teachers and other staff hired by TBA. A snack will be included on each day. Students may request to participate in the same program on both days. Assignments will be given on a first come first served basis as space is limited in the programs. Programs are free of charge, but advanced registration is required. If a program reaches capacity before the deadline, we will close registration for that program.
  • 5779 High Holy Day 8:30 a...


  • TBA Non-Member High Holy ...




    There is no fee if you want to attend the 8:30 am Young Family Service (although registration is requested).  There is a charge for all other services. Please select your tickets below.

  • TBA Non-Member High Holy ...




    There is no fee if you want to attend the 8:30 am Young Family Service (although registration is requested).  There is a charge for all other services. Please select your tickets below.

  • Book of Memory 5779 for O...


    Dear Fellow Congregants,

    If you would like to include members of your family who are no longer with us in the Book of Memory, we ask that you list their names below.

    If you have any questions, please contact Claudia in the office at 617.527.0045 or cfolkman@bethavodah.org




  • Entering Shabbat: The mus...


    Music has a transcendent power on the human spirit, and for many people, evokes an emotional response.  This is certainly true for Jewish music.  The music of the synagogue so very often triggers long lasting memories and deeply felt feelings about who we are and where we come from.

  • Payment on account balanc...


    I would like to make the following payment on my account. 
  • ELC Weekly Pizza & Challa...


     
  • ELC Graduation 2018


    Our annual ELC graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00 a.m. Students will come to school at the regular time and families will join us at 11:00 in the sanctuary.

    Lunch will be free for our ELC families (parents and siblings of graduates only). If you are planning to bring any guests (grandparents, counsins, aunts, uncles, etc.) to the lunch, there is a $10/person charge.

    Lunch will be from Wegmans.
    An ice cream truck will be at TBA for dessert!
  • Story Slam, A 20th Annive...




    Do you know what a Story Slam is?  It is a live short storytelling event (approximately 5 minute stories).  Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme which is "The Power of Words". Come tell a story about your connection to Rabbi Stern, or just enjoy the show on November 5 at 6:00 p.m. 

    Tickets are complimentary and include salad, pizza, beer, wine, dessert and coffee.
     
    Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! For adults and children aged middle school and up. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Congregational Picnic, A ...




    Let's end this anniversary year with a bang!  Join us for a very special congregational picnic honoring our beloved Rabbi Stern.  There will be fun for all - games, food and music.  Tickets are complimentary and include food, soft drinks and dessert.
     
  • Jazz Shabbat Service, A 2...




     
     
  • Graduation Dinner - May 1...


    Please join us as we honor our grades 12 and 5 graduates.  Dinner will begin at 6pm with services following at 7pm. 
  • TBA Religious School Regi...


    Please note that this rate is for non-congregants and does not include membership to Temple Beth Avodah.
  • MATSA Upcoming meetings


    We will be meeting on May 24 from 11 am - 1:30 pm and on June 20 from 11 am - 1:30 pm.  In preparation for these meetings, we will need to complete 2 assessments.  Each assessment cost $25.  I would ask that you please complete the form so that I can purchase the assessments.  Once I receive your confirmation, I will send you access to the files. 
    For those of you who are in a position to help others who may not be able to participate due to cost, I ask that you please contribute some additional funds so that we have an opportunity to help our colleagues participate in this program.  
  • Religious School Spring T...


    May 15, 22, and 29

    New this year, we will be offering an extension of our Tuesday Na'Or program in the spring. Our final day of school is May 8; however, we know that some families would like their child to continue coming to TBA on Tuesdays after the official end of school. This year we are offering an extension program through the end of May.  Families may sign their child up for the 3 week session where students will continue to learn Hebrew and participate in activities.  Our theme for this program will be around Israel and the connection with the land, people, and history as Jews in the U.S. The program will occur during regular session times and requires a minimum of 10 students per session to run.  The cost of the program is $90 for the 3 week program.  Sign up by April 24.  
  • MidraSHIR Choir 2018-2019


     Sundays from 11-11:30 a.m. led by Ian Simpson and Susan Glickman
  • Religious School Family ...


     
  • Family Mitzvah Day & Panc...


    Families of children in grades K-5 are invited to join us for Mitzvah projects and a pancake breakfast on April 8.  This is a wonderful way to spend time as a family making a difference in the world. This is a family event; all children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. This is in place of regular taglit classes on April 8. Please see the schedule below and let us know if you will be joining us.
     
    9 a.m. Pancakes After Passover Family Breakfast - Join us at any time from 9-10 for pancakes. If you would like to volunteer to make a batch of pancakes to bring, please let us know. 

    10 a.m. K-5 Family Mitzvah Day - Join us in the sanctuary to kickoff the projects which will take place in the Temple.  Projects will include making cards for various causes, creating hospital boxes for kids, welcome baskets for families in need, painting kindness rocks to place around TBA, and more! While you do not need to choose a specific project in advance, please sign up so we know how many people to expect. Projects will wrap up between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. depending on which projects your family participates in. 
     
    For more information contact Becky or Heidi
  • TBA Directory 2017-18 Pho...


    Temple Beth Avodah
    45 Puddingstone Lane
    Newton, MA  02459
    617-527-0045
  • Biennial Celebration Dinn...


    We are excited that the Biennial is in Boston this year.  Unfortunately, the Shabbat Services at the Hynes Convention Center are now filled.  We invite you to enjoy a complimentary 5:30 p.m.  Shabbat Dinner at TBA before our 6:15 service.
  • 2017 Winter Session: Pare...


    The Women of TBA are excited to announce they are sponsoring AND SUBSIDIZING a significant cost of the program so that participants only have to pay $50!  

    Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  The first session begins on Tuesday, February 7. The remaining dates are 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/21.  We have set aside 3/28 as a makeup date in the event of a snow cancellation.

    PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL NOT BE HELD DURING FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK.



  • Parenting Through a Jewis...


    The Women of TBA are excited to announce they are sponsoring AND SUBSIDIZING a significant cost of the program so that participants only have to pay $50!  

    Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  First session begins on Tuesday, November 1.

    Information regarding the Tween & Teen January classes will be communicated later in the year.

  • Words to Action Program



    The Women of TBA are co-sponsoring with TBA and ADL, an evening titled Words to Action specifically targeted toward pre-college students and their parents. The discussion will focus on Anti-semitism and hatred on college campuses and will help students with a response.

    The program begins at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. 


  • A Night of Giving Back wi...



    We are looking forward to you joining us for our 5778 opening event.   We will join together for some hands on projects to benefit local organizations working with people in need.

    The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25. 


  • Parenting Tweens Through ...


    The Women of TBA will subsidize part of the cost of this program. Further subsidies maybe available through Hebrew College.  If you are intererested in learning more, please contact Ahava at arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu
  • 2017 Spring Session: Pare...


    The Women of TBA will continue to subsidize part of the cost of this fantastic program. Further subsidies maybe available through Hebrew College.  If you are intererested in learning more, please contact Ahava at arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu

    Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  The first session begins on Tuesday, April 25. 


  • A Night of Giving Back w...


    The Women of TBA invite you to join them for a Night of Giving Back on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. For those of you who have not attended in the past, it is similar to a "mini mitzvah day" - a night when we come together to learn about local organizations that are serving persons in need. We will learn about and support A Place to Turn, The Children's Room, A Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner and Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister.
     
    For A Place to Turn, we will learn about how they are helping our neighbors in metrowest and will be helping to fill a need. A growing number of children in our suburbs rely on free and reduced lunch - did you know that 7% of students in Newton qualify for this? However, when school is closed these students often go hungry. So we will be filling backpacks to send home with students over the Thanksgiving break.
     
    To prepare us for the evening we ask that you purchase the following: shelf stable individual milk boxes, fruit snacks, fruit cups or mini cereal boxes. If you can not attend, please drop off at the Temple before November 14.

  • 2018 Women of TBA BINGORi...


    BINGOritas is always a fun event. 5778 Women of TBA receive a discounted price!
  • Women of TBA Closing Even...


    Hypnotist Gail Webster will have you laughing or will she? It depends on if you remember or not!
  • 2018 Cornhole Tournament


    This March 18 (4:00 p.m. start) event to support the fight against domestic violence is co-sponsored by Brotherhood and the Social Justice Committee.
  • Women of TBA 5778 Members...


    We hope you plan to join the Women of TBA.  We look forward to seeing you at all our upcoming programs this year. 
  • 5779 Brotherhood Overnigh...


    Led by Rabbi Stern and Guy Sapirstein, PhD on October 20 & 21 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis.  The topic is: New Rules How to be a Mensh post #metoo.We will focus on some Musar literature (Jewish ethics teaching) and then seek to define how we as men can be effective allies.Total cost NOT including dinner on Saturday night is $235.
  • 2018 Women of TBA Hanukka...


    A fun evening for the Women of TBA at the home of Beth Hicks featuring friends, food and a new and improved gift grab! (Item not to exceed $20.) 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (Please RSVP by noon, Monday December 10.)

    In keeping with the Women of TBA's Night of Giving Back, we are asking for donations of travel sized toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and deodorant) for Hope and Comfort.
  • 2016 Brotherhood Retreat


    What Does This Mean?
     
    The Pew Research Center takes the pulse of American culture. They do a number of comprehensive surveys. One of the recent studies is on America and religion. It tracks how religious we are, how strongly we believe in God, how often we pray, etc. The results are always fascinating. And sometimes disturbing…
    For instance, they ask, “How often do you think about the meaning and the purpose of life?” Good question, right? It is, after all, one of the clearest, front and center queries that emerges from the human condition. The answer? Amongst Americans of all other religions: Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witness, and more, Jews wonder about it the least of everyone. We tie with atheists (and probably half of them were born Jewish…) for the lowest percentage. What are we wondering about? Why are Jews so much less likely to spend time contemplating these existential and deeply spiritual questions?
     
    The men of TBA are invited to ponder this and other big issues of meaning and spirit on Jan 9 at our annual Shabbat day away. We will study and schmooze together with Rabbi Stern and last year’s facilitator, Guy Saperstein. We’ll begin with lunch, followed by our program. We will conclude with Havdalah then go out to a close by restaurant for dinner.

    Meet us at noon at the Metro Meeting Center located in downtown Boston, 101 Federal Street, 4# floor. 
     

  • Trivia Schmivia Women of ...


    We will enjoy all sorts of trivia: past, present, history, culture and entertainment. Food, drinks and fun for all.

    The evening begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by October 5.
  • Jazz Up Your New Year wit...



  • 5779 Women of TBA Retrea...


    Early bird rates end on 12/21.  Beginning 12/22, the single rate raises to $285 and the double rate raises to $250.  Refunds are not available after 12/10/18.
  • 2018-19 Online payment


    Please indicate your payment amount below. 
  • 2016-17 Online payment


    Please indicate your payment amount below. 

Jr BAYGL - Boda Borg Join us at TBA on Sunday, December 9th from 2:30-7:00 pm for our 7th grade led event at Boda Borg. This event is open to 6th-8th graders.
jrBAYGL Bowling
Bowling is May 7th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Drop off and pick up are at King's in Dedham. All of grades 6 and 7 are invited to join us at King's in Dedham for Jr. BAYGL Bowling. Come spend our last Monday of the year together with pizza and bowling. If you have any questions, please contact Francie Weinberg.
 
Parenting through a Jewish Lens 2018-19 Temple Beth Avodah is offering a class for parents of young children. We are pleased to subsidize the class to keep the cost low.  Additional subsidy may be available through Hebrew College.The class will meet monthly on the following Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The dates are: November 18, December 9, January 6, February 10, March 17 and April 28. Kochavim sessions will be offered at the same time for ages 3-5. Details and sign up for Kochavim to follow.

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Baker (hbaker@bethavodah.org) or Ahava Rosenthal (arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu).

Donations for K-5 Mitzvah Day  If you'd like to make a monetary donation for the Kindergarten-Grade 5 student Mitzvah day on December 10, please complete this form. 

End of year BBQ
6:00-7:00 Join us for burgers and dogs as we celebrate the end of the year and thank Francie Weinberg for her dedication to TBA. Open to parents and kids grades 5 and up.  Kids grades 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Dinner is free of charge.
 
7:00-9:00 Grades 8-12 stick around to continue celebrating the end of the year and hanging out with Francie! 
K-5 Family Shabbat - November 16 Join us for our first K-5 family shabbat experience. This service will feature out K & 1 students and we hope all of our K-5 families will attend.

5:45-6:15 Pizza & Salad dinner
6:15-7:00 Shabbat Service (babysitting available for ages 2-5 (not yet in K)
7:00 Dessert Oneg & Light dinner/snacks
jrBAYGL & srBAYGL Bake & Bond Baking at TBA on December 9th is open to jrBAYGL (6th-8th grade) and srBAYGL (9th-12th grade).  
Temple Beth Avodah MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Purim Shul In The Purim Shul-In is open for 8th-12th graders. Drop off is at 7 pm and pick up is after the carnival on Sunday at 1 pm. 
New Prayer Books for the High Holy Days You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 

Bookplates are $100 each.


Primary Billing Email Address Please provide your preferred primary email address for billiing purposes. 
BAYGL Bowling Join us Saturday, December 8th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Kings at Legecy Place in Dedham. All 9th-12th graders are invited to join BAYGL for an evening of fun and games! Pick up and drop off for the event is at Kings in Dedham. 
5778 Prayerbook Bookplates


You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 
 
Bookplates are $100 each.


2018-19 Grades 8-12 Enrollment Form  
ELC Drive-in Movie & Parent Workshop
Please join us on Sunday, March 25th at 2:30 p.m. for our 2nd annual drive-in movie. We will be featuring the movie "Moana". We will decorate "cars" and begin the movie at 3:15 p.m. Each child should bring their own box to decorate. Snacks will be provided.

While the children are watching the movie, parents are encouraged to attend a workshop at the temple, lead by Cecilia Matson, M.A. - Child Development and Family Expert - founder of Galoop (www.galoopclasses.com) on sibling relationships. This talk will be coordinated to end at the same time as the movie. ELC staff will be present to help supervise the children during the movie.

Please note, it is not required that parents attend the workshop, but parents must remain on site during the duration of the program.
 
There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
5779 Prayerbook Bookplates


You are invited to participate in this special opportunity. 
 
Bookplates are $100 each.


ELC Wednesday Enrichment Sign Up Form Wednesday Enrichment for October 18, 2017 - May 30, 2018
2018-2019 Kochavim (Stars) Club

Kochavim class will run at the same time as Parenting Through a Jewish Lens. The class will meet monthly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The dates are: November 18, December 9, January 6, February 10, March 17 and April 28. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You do not need to be a member to attend.
 

There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.

2018 Red Sox tickets Join us on June 5 for Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park.  The Red Sox will play the Detroit Tigers.  The game begins at 7:10 pm.  We will meet at the game in our section.  The tickets will be available by email once they are purchased.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Temple offce at 617.527.0045

Madrichim (teen assistants) 2018-19 Madrichim work in our school on Sunday mornings with K-5, Monday afternoons with grades 6 & 7, and Tuesday afternoons with grades 3-5.  In order to be a teen assistant you must be enrolled in a learning program (either Midrasha or a haderech track).  New teen assistants should enroll in the new assistant class in Haderech for initial training. Grade 8 teen assistants are in training and are not paid. Grades 9-12 may choose to be paid or volunteer. 

Sunday/Tuesday Madrichim assist in the classroms, work with students one on one, and help lead small groups of students if desired. Any grade 8-12 teen who wants to be a teen assistant for this age group will be placed in a class. 

Grades 9-12 teens who would like to be assistants on Monday afternoons for grades 6 & 7 must apply for the position and be accepted. 
Coming to the End Coming to the End... Perspectives on Death and Dying. The topics include: 1. How to prepare when a loved one is dying, 2. End of life decisions and euthanasia and 3. Is death the end? Judaism in the afterlife. November 6, 27 and December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments and join Rabbi Stern for this enlightening class.
Both Sides Now
 
With Rabbi Stern and Nancy Bloom.  Four sessions and includes dinner.  Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Schmivia This adult only night is emceed by Rabbi Stern and Francie Weinberg.  Food, drink and lots of useless knowledge awaits!  This program is free of charge but we ask that you RSVP so we know how much food and drink to order.
Annual Congregational Meeting, 6/13/18 Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., as we thank our outgoing President, Abby Shapiro and Board members and welcome our new Board Members,Officers and incoming President Stacy Schwartz. Our Board has been busy this year and we will vote on amended by-laws and our annual 2018-19 budget. We will enjoy a complimentary dinner.
Dueling Pianos Get ready for a fun evening of music, comedy, singing, and dancing on Sunday, April 29.  Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., show begins at 6:30 p.m.  Ticket includes price of entry, dinner and drinks.

Please note:  This is an adult event. (Middle school aged children and above are invited to attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult.)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah TBA Thursday Article Please fill out the information below so we can share your milestone with our congregation!
5779/ 2018 - 2019 Sustaining Member Drive for High Holy Days Online Page
Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
 
 

5779/ 2018 - 2019 Sustaining Member Drive
Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
 
 

Congregants... Join Us in Honoring Rabbi Keith Stern's 20 Years at TBA with a Donation to our Capital Campaign
Twenty years ago, Rabbi Keith Stern came to Temple Beth Avodah. Together we created a brit, a covenant, based on trust, openheartedness, and an abiding love for our sacred tradition. That dynamic brit has grown stronger and deeper over the years. We are all thrilled and honored to celebrate our twenty years together. 
 
We deeply respect and appreciate Rabbi Stern. What better way to mark this milestone, his twenty years of service, than to pay tribute to Rabbi Stern by investing in the future of our temple.  
 
This is a time to celebrate the present and to fearlessly embrace the future. There is so much more to be done. Join us in this opportunity to say thank you to Rabbi Stern by making the next years for TBA even better as we move from strength to strength. Thank you.
 
5778/ 2017 - 2018 Sustaining Member Drive
Thank you for your continued generous support of the TBA community. 
 
 

TBA Donation Form
Thank you for choosing to donate to Temple Beth Avodah.

Due to administrative costs, we respectfully request a minimum online donation of $18.

Please choose one of the funds below for your contribution.

Hurricane Relief Donation Form
Thank you for choosing to donate to relief efforts.

We respectfully request a minimum donation of $18.
 
ELC Registration 2019-2020
 

We are beginning enrollment for Temple Beth Avodah Early Learning Center for the 2019-20 school year.  Class spaces will be offered first to returning students, siblings, and Temple Beth Avodah members until November 6, 2018.  

Our classes for next year will include the following:

Me 2 classes - 2 days/week (Tuesday/Thursday) and 3 days/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) starting at 18 months

*Please note that as of 10/30/18 the 3 days/week Me 2 class is full.

2 classes of preschool children aged 2.6-3.11 (3, 4 or 5 days/week)

1 pre-kindergarten classes-child must be eligible for kindergarten in the fall of 2020. (5 day/week, M-Th until 1pm and Fridays until 12pm)

 

 
ELC Enrollment Form
ELC Emergency Card Medical Emergency Contacts
Please note that all fields are required.  Please list both parents (if applicable) and two additional medical emergency contacts. If a field is not applicable, please type N/A.
ELC First Aid and Emergency Medical Care Consent Form
ELC Photography and Play Equipment Authorization Form Temple Beth Avodah Early Learning Center
45 Puddingstone Lane
Newton, MA  02459
617-527-0045 x110
ELC Lunch & Enrichment Offerings 2018-2019  
TBA ELC Extended Hours 2018/2019

The extended day rate includes lunch and enrichment for the Comet/Moonbeam classes (over 2.9 years), enrichment for the Allstar class, and lunch and rest time for the Me 2/Moonbeam classes (under 2.9 years). We will continue to close at noon on Fridays.  

Allstar class
$1,860 for one day per week 

$7,450 for Monday-Thursday

Comet and/or Moonbeam class (over 2.9 years)
$2,445 for one day per week
$9,775 for Monday-Thursday

Me2 and/or Moonbeam class (under 2.9 years)
$2,000 for one day per week 
$8,000 for Monday-Thursday

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

 

 

ELC Release Form 45 Puddingstone Lane
Newton, MA  02459
617-527-0045 x110
ELC Key Fob Payment Form  
ELC Developmental History and Background Information Please note: All field are required.  Please type N/A if info is not applicable.
2017-2018 Boston Haifa Final Payment The final payment is due by January 1st, 2018.
TBA Religious School Enrollment Form 2018-2019
2017-2018 Boston Haifa Payment #3 The final payment of $497 for the Boston Haifa program is due by January 1, 2018.
2018 Grades 2-5 Mitzvah Day Options
 

Students in grades 2-5 can indicate their preference for a mitzvah project to participate in during Taglit on Sunday, December 16.  Students will be in mixed grade groups to learn about Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), the organization and people they are helping, and complete the project. Please indicate your child’s preference for projects by December 11.  

Baking for the Second Step and TBA Caring Community - This project is FULL

Students will learn about The Second Step, an organization that helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence, as well as the TBA Caring Community that provides support for TBA members in need.  They will bake desserts to be delivered with the Second Step meals TBA provides and to be delivered to TBA members who are ill and receive a meal and/or a visit. 

Painting Watercolor Cards for the Caring Community

Students will learn about the TBA Caring Community that provides support for TBA members including new members, welcome baby gifts, meals for members who are ill, bereavement support, and any other support needed.  Cards are often delivered with packages or brought by with visitors. Students will create watercolor scenes on cards to be used for the Caring Community for various purposes. 

Activity Packs for Children in the Hospital

Students will learn about Hospitality Homes that provides support for families coming to Boston for medical treatment.  They will create activity packs for children in the hospital including crossword puzzles, word searches, dot to dots, color by number, etc. We’ll provide some templates and the students can use their own creativity to bring light to another child in need.

Winter Kits for the Homeless

Students will learn about homelessness in Boston and the importance of providing winter items.  They will assemble kits that include hats, gloves, Vaseline, socks, and other essential items to be donated to a shelter to distribute to people in need.

Tzedakah Project

Students will learn about the importance of donating money to help an organization and the levels of giving that are discussed in Jewish text. They will count the tzedakah funds that we have raised over the weeks prior to Mitzvah day and pick an organization that they would like to donate the money to on behalf of the school community. 

Religious School Enrollment Form 2018-2019 No Deposit
2017-2018 Boston Haifa Payment #2 The second payment of $1,000 for the Boston Haifa program is due by September 15, 2017.
2018 Taglit Sign Up Trimester 1
Taglit classes for grades 3-5 are elective based. Students may indicate their choices on this form and will be placed in classes. The first trimester of classes are from October 14-December 9. In the winter, they will switch to a new class.  Please fill out your child’s 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice. 

Options:

Mensches on Mats (Kate Shoolman): Use your body to understand Judaism. Students will explore the themes of the prayers and create yoga sequences related to those themes based on their understandings.

Living the Life! (Myriam Rofrano): After exploring the Jewish lifecycle through games, crosswords, and word searches, students will choose how to represent their learning to others. They can create their own animation or live action movies, write and illustrate their own story book, or create a workbook with their own games and activities in it.

Signs of Welcoming (Heather Winderlich): Create 3D art projects to demonstrate the Jewish value of welcoming including making your own mezuzah from scratch, painting and decorating a wooden hamsa, and creating a blessing for the home on a media of your choice.

 

2018 Taglit Sign Up Trimester 3
Students in grades 3-5 will participate in interest based mixed grade on classes on Sunday mornings. Please indicate below your child’s choices.  Trimester 3 begins in March. 

Choir/Passover Songs – Ian Simpson 
This trimester kicks off with the choir trip to Newbridge. In the remaining sessions students will brush up and learn some new Passover music to share at the seder.


Scenes from Exodus/Art in the Passover story – Amy Blotner
This class will learn about the Jews departure from Egypt and create some scenes to depict the story of the Exodus using creative art materials, painting, drawing, and more.

Who’s the leader? – Francie Weinberg
In this class, students will learn about Moses, Miriam, and Aaron as leaders of the Jewish people. They’ll get the chance to practice their own leadership skills in this interactive class.

Pesach, Seder, Haggadah! Hebrew words for Passover – Kate Shoolman
Students will learn some Hebrew vocabulary related to Passover using games and activities. They’ll have a chance to practice their Hebrew readings skills and the 4 questions.

Passover Games – Heather Winderlich Come play some games and learn about the different elements of the Passover seder.  



Religious School Pizza & Chicken Fingers Lunch 2018-2019
2017 Taglit Sign Up Trimester 1
Grades 4 & 5 Class Descriptions

Music Matters
Ian Simpson
How does music impact individual people? Can it affect your mood or inspire you to action? In this taglit, we will explore the impact of Jewish music as well as prepare for the choir trip to Newbridge and the Hanukkah Shabbat service. All students interested in choir must take this elective. 
 
The Game of Life
Francie Weinberg
Do you love playing the game of life? Would you like to make your own game? In this taglit, the traditions and celebrations of the Jewish life cycle will be explored in a fun and interactive way. Students will create their own games to help others learn about Jewish life.
 
Create Your Roots
Amy Blotner
Calling all artists and builders! In this taglit, we will explore our families’ histories and origins and create a class project representing all of us and our communal TBA family. We will use a variety of mediums in our project.


TBA Arts Troupe Ticket Form

 

Come one come all - Temple Beth Avodah is putting on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The show will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA.
18 Tables, One Community (5779) Guest Form Come one, come all – be wined and dined!  Your dinner hosts will be revealed to you a week before the event. 

Dessert party at TBA will feature delicious desserts and an espresso bar with regular and decaf espresso, cappuccino, latte, mochaccino, chai tea latte - and cordials!

18 Tables, One Community (5779) Host Form

Hosts will provide appetizers, drinks, and dinner for 6-12 guests.  Hosts do not pay to attend 18 Tables.

If you don’t want to cook, you can order in food and welcome people into your home (we will be happy to provide ideas for take-out/catered meals)


TBA will provide a stipend for hosts to use towards expenses for the evening
 

People can team up and co-host a dinner


Have fun with your dinner planning. Feel free to be creative and choose a theme/cuisine for the evening (ie. a trip to Italy, Mardi Gras party, Israeli cuisine)


Please, no pork or shellfish

 
TBA Arts Troupe Sponsor and Greeting Form
 

Come one come all - Temple Beth Avodah is putting on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  The show will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA. 

 
2018 Honoring Rabbi Stern's 20 years at Beth Avodah Temple Beth Avodah is celebrating Rabbi Keith Stern's 20th anniversary on March 10, 2018. 
 
We are offering you an opportunity to place an ad in our online advertising journal. We will be driving our members to the website to view photos and videos, to purchase individual ads and to register for events. The Temple has a slideshow video of all ads that runs consistently while the Temple is open. Please consider placing an ad which will be visible throughout the mont of May and will include a link to your web site.  
 
By placing an ad, you will help us celebrate Rabbi's special anniversary year.  By placing an ad, you will promote your business as well as your presence on the web.  
  
The process is easy, you can either send in a completed ad, or just your logo and text and an ad will be created for you. Remember, in either case, your website will be linked to the ad, and will remain live and visible through May. If you decide to participate, please note that it could take up to 7 days for your ad to be published on the website.  To become a sponsor, fill out the form below or visit
www.bethavodah.org to signup online. 
  
We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope that you will participate. If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Hyman at ehyman@bethavodah.org or at 617.527.0045.   
20th Anniversary Order Form
TBA Vendors... Join Us in Honoring Rabbi Keith Stern's 20 Years at TBA Temple Beth Avodah is celebrating Rabbi Keith Stern's 20th anniversary on March 10, 2018. 
 
We are offering you an opportunity to place an ad in our online advertising journal. We will be driving our members to the website to view photos and videos, to purchase individual ads and to register for events. The Temple has a slideshow video of all ads that runs consistently while the Temple is open. Please consider placing an ad which will be visible throughout the month of June and will include a link to your web site.  
  
The process is easy, you can either send in a completed ad, or just your logo and text and an ad will be created for you. Remember, in either case, your website will be linked to the ad, and will remain live and visible through June. To become a sponsor, fill out the form below or visit www.bethavodah.org to signup online. 
  
We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope that you will participate. If you have any questions, please contact Elyse Hyman at ehyman@bethavodah.org or at 617.527.0045.   
2018 March with TBA in the Pride Parade, Saturday, June 9 Join us and show your TBA pride on Saturday morning, June 9.  March behind the TBA banner and toss out multi-color TBA bracelets to the crowd! This is a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. 
If Books Could Talk
On September 11, TBA and ORT America are cohosting If Books Could Talk, an authors panel. The event will take place at Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane in Newton Centre.
 
We look forward to authors Jessica ShattuckEmily FranklinRachel KadishTova MirvisHeidi Pitlor, and Joanna Rakoff sharing their experiences with us. The authors will have books available to sign and purchase.
 
Reservations are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Your entry fee includes wine, cheese, coffee and desserts.  
5779 We Knead You... TBA Community Challah Event
Sunday, January 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  This event is sponsored by our Early Learning Center.

Includes a pizza lunch.  Suggested donation $10 per family.

2017 We Knead You... TBA Community Challah Event
Sunday, November 19th at 11:45 a.m.

Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)  This event is sponsored by our Early Learning Center.

Includes a pizza lunch.  Suggested donation $10 per family.

5779 January 4, 2019 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
Copy of 2017 Havdalah Service & Dinner January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdalah Service with Rabbi Stern and Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman.  We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
February 3, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
Theater Interest Form The TBA Arts Troupe would like determine the interest level for 2 upcoming performances in April:  Golda's Balcony and Barnum.  Please indicate below if you are interested in attending one or both of the shows and the number of tickets you are interested in.  If enough people would like to attend, TBA will acquire tickets and they will be available for purchase at that time.
2017 Havdalah Service & Dinner January 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdalah Service with Rabbi Stern and Cantorial Soloist Susan Glickman.  We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabbat Dinner Friday, September 28 Friday, September 28 - This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other families and celebrate Shabbat together. Students will be signing up on Monday, September 24 to lead different prayers during the Shabbat Service to showcase what they have learned in past years.
2019 Havdallah Service & Dinner January 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdallah Service with Rabbi Stern. We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
March 2, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat & Hamantaschen Bake Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.  In celebration of Purim, families will have the opportunity to assemble Hamantaschen and then bring their hamantaschen home to bake.
December 1, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
The Guys Next Door Dinner October 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. movie

2018 Anita Bamel Fund Shabbat Service & Dinner

Please join us for a lovely Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9.  The dinner will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service featuring musical guest Beth Styles and the Teen/Adult choir.

Dinner with Nir - October 12, 2018
Enjoy delicious Israeli food cooked by Puzzle Israel's Nir right here at TBA.
October 5, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
March 3, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
Barnum Theatre Tickets April 30, 2017 Let's go to the theater together to see Barnum on Sunday, April 30.  Show begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Caldlerwood Pavilion/Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street.

2018 Havdallah Service & Dinner January 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a short concert with Ian Simpson, then off to Havdallah Service with Rabbi Stern We will end the evening with a pizza dinner and dessert buffet.  Please bring a dessert to share.
Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabbat Dinner October 13, 2017 Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
Hanukkah Party, December 2018

Come on by the Dedham Community House gym for a fun Hanukkah party for young children and their families!  There will be crafts, games and of course lots of Hanukkah Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). The event is free and open to all, but for planning purposes we ask that you RSVP.  Tell your friends and neighbors and let's celebrate the Festival of Lights together! 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9.  Parent(s) must attend with child(ren).

2018 Community Hanukkah Dinner

 

A traditional festive Hanukkah meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. (after the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service and before the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service). Don't forget to bring your family Chanukiyot and candles to join together as one congregational family to light and say the blessings over the Hanukkah lights. As we have in the past, please join us in supporting a collection for a local agency.  We will collect  travel sized toiletries ( Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and soap) for the Hope and Comfort organization.

January 5, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
June 1, 2018 Last Family Simchat Shabbat of the Year Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
November 2, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
May 5, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children. Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
May 4, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat "All Jazzed Up" Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
February 2, 2018 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
Shabbat Kulanu Dinner - 10/27/17 Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Kulanu Shabbat Service.
October 6, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children. Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
November 3, 2017 Family Simchat Shabbat Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Simchat Shabbat Service.  Simchat Shabbat Services are geared toward preschool through Grade 2 children.  Come and schmooze with other parents while the children have a ball playing after dinner.
Annual Congregational Meeting, 6/7/17 Join us on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., as we thank our outgoing Board members and vote in a new slate of Board Members and Officers, vote on amended by-law, and learn about the new strategic plan.  We will enjoy complimentary food stations from Vine Ripe Grill  for dinner.  There is no charge, but we ask that you RSVP so we may order the correct amount of food.
TBA Member High Holy Days 5779
Members in good standing who have paid 1/3 of their July 2018 dues or have a payment plan in place will receive complimentary tickets for this year's High Holy Days.  Also please note registration is requested separately for the early and late K-5 programs and 8:30 a.m. Family Services .  Your family ticket will be mailed by Labor Day.  Please complete this form to purchase additional tickets.  Call the Temple office at 617.527.0045 with any questions.


5779 Book of Memory Dear Fellow Congregants,

Below you will find a list of your family yahrzeits that we have in our records.

Kindly review the details in the fields below, correct/amend if necessary and add any additional names as necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia in the office at 617.527.0045 or cfolkman@bethavodah.org

With much gratitude,
TBA Staff
 
K-Grade 5 High Holy Days 5779 Program Registration
 

Children in Kindergarten-Grade 5 may choose to participate in one of our program options. On Rosh Hashanah, the STEAM program will occur during the 9:30 a.m. service and the 12:45 p.m. service.  On Yom Kippur, the STEAM program will occur during the 9:30 a.m. service and the FARM TRIP will occur during the 12:45 p.m. service. These programs run through the entire adult service and children will be ready for pick up when the service concludes. These programs incorporate themes of the high holidays and each experience is unique and interactive. Each program will be supervised by adults including teachers and other staff hired by TBA. A snack will be included on each day. Students may request to participate in the same program on both days. Assignments will be given on a first come first served basis as space is limited in the programs. Programs are free of charge, but advanced registration is required. If a program reaches capacity before the deadline, we will close registration for that program.
5779 High Holy Day 8:30 a.m. Family Service (birth to elementary age)
TBA Non-Member High Holy Days 5778


There is no fee if you want to attend the 8:30 am Young Family Service (although registration is requested).  There is a charge for all other services. Please select your tickets below.

TBA Non-Member High Holy Days 5779


There is no fee if you want to attend the 8:30 am Young Family Service (although registration is requested).  There is a charge for all other services. Please select your tickets below.

Book of Memory 5779 for Online High Holy Day Page Dear Fellow Congregants,

If you would like to include members of your family who are no longer with us in the Book of Memory, we ask that you list their names below.

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia in the office at 617.527.0045 or cfolkman@bethavodah.org




Entering Shabbat: The music of TBA Music has a transcendent power on the human spirit, and for many people, evokes an emotional response.  This is certainly true for Jewish music.  The music of the synagogue so very often triggers long lasting memories and deeply felt feelings about who we are and where we come from.

Payment on account balance I would like to make the following payment on my account. 
ELC Weekly Pizza & Challah Sign Up Form 2018  
ELC Graduation 2018 Our annual ELC graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 11:00 a.m. Students will come to school at the regular time and families will join us at 11:00 in the sanctuary.

Lunch will be free for our ELC families (parents and siblings of graduates only). If you are planning to bring any guests (grandparents, counsins, aunts, uncles, etc.) to the lunch, there is a $10/person charge.

Lunch will be from Wegmans.
An ice cream truck will be at TBA for dessert!
Story Slam, A 20th Anniversary Event

Do you know what a Story Slam is?  It is a live short storytelling event (approximately 5 minute stories).  Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme which is "The Power of Words". Come tell a story about your connection to Rabbi Stern, or just enjoy the show on November 5 at 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets are complimentary and include salad, pizza, beer, wine, dessert and coffee.
 
Congregants and members of the larger community are welcome! For adults and children aged middle school and up. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Congregational Picnic, A 20th Anniversary Event

Let's end this anniversary year with a bang!  Join us for a very special congregational picnic honoring our beloved Rabbi Stern.  There will be fun for all - games, food and music.  Tickets are complimentary and include food, soft drinks and dessert.
 
Jazz Shabbat Service, A 20th Anniversary Event

 
 
Graduation Dinner - May 19, 2018 Please join us as we honor our grades 12 and 5 graduates.  Dinner will begin at 6pm with services following at 7pm. 
TBA Religious School Registration 2018-2019 Welcome to Kindergarten and Grade 1 Please note that this rate is for non-congregants and does not include membership to Temple Beth Avodah.
MATSA Upcoming meetings We will be meeting on May 24 from 11 am - 1:30 pm and on June 20 from 11 am - 1:30 pm.  In preparation for these meetings, we will need to complete 2 assessments.  Each assessment cost $25.  I would ask that you please complete the form so that I can purchase the assessments.  Once I receive your confirmation, I will send you access to the files. 
For those of you who are in a position to help others who may not be able to participate due to cost, I ask that you please contribute some additional funds so that we have an opportunity to help our colleagues participate in this program.  
Religious School Spring Tuesday Program
May 15, 22, and 29

New this year, we will be offering an extension of our Tuesday Na'Or program in the spring. Our final day of school is May 8; however, we know that some families would like their child to continue coming to TBA on Tuesdays after the official end of school. This year we are offering an extension program through the end of May.  Families may sign their child up for the 3 week session where students will continue to learn Hebrew and participate in activities.  Our theme for this program will be around Israel and the connection with the land, people, and history as Jews in the U.S. The program will occur during regular session times and requires a minimum of 10 students per session to run.  The cost of the program is $90 for the 3 week program.  Sign up by April 24.  
MidraSHIR Choir 2018-2019  Sundays from 11-11:30 a.m. led by Ian Simpson and Susan Glickman
Religious School Family Apple Picking and Meet & Greet with Teachers - September 16  
Family Mitzvah Day & Pancake Breakfast April 8
Families of children in grades K-5 are invited to join us for Mitzvah projects and a pancake breakfast on April 8.  This is a wonderful way to spend time as a family making a difference in the world. This is a family event; all children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. This is in place of regular taglit classes on April 8. Please see the schedule below and let us know if you will be joining us.
 
9 a.m. Pancakes After Passover Family Breakfast - Join us at any time from 9-10 for pancakes. If you would like to volunteer to make a batch of pancakes to bring, please let us know. 

10 a.m. K-5 Family Mitzvah Day - Join us in the sanctuary to kickoff the projects which will take place in the Temple.  Projects will include making cards for various causes, creating hospital boxes for kids, welcome baskets for families in need, painting kindness rocks to place around TBA, and more! While you do not need to choose a specific project in advance, please sign up so we know how many people to expect. Projects will wrap up between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. depending on which projects your family participates in. 
 
For more information contact Becky or Heidi
TBA Directory 2017-18 Photo Upload & Opt Out Form Temple Beth Avodah
45 Puddingstone Lane
Newton, MA  02459
617-527-0045
Biennial Celebration Dinner and Shabbat Service at TBA We are excited that the Biennial is in Boston this year.  Unfortunately, the Shabbat Services at the Hynes Convention Center are now filled.  We invite you to enjoy a complimentary 5:30 p.m.  Shabbat Dinner at TBA before our 6:15 service.
2017 Winter Session: Parenting Through a Jewish Lens for Preschool The Women of TBA are excited to announce they are sponsoring AND SUBSIDIZING a significant cost of the program so that participants only have to pay $50!  

Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  The first session begins on Tuesday, February 7. The remaining dates are 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14 and 3/21.  We have set aside 3/28 as a makeup date in the event of a snow cancellation.

PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL NOT BE HELD DURING FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK.



Parenting Through a Jewish Lens - Preschool/Teen/Tween The Women of TBA are excited to announce they are sponsoring AND SUBSIDIZING a significant cost of the program so that participants only have to pay $50!  

Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  First session begins on Tuesday, November 1.

Information regarding the Tween & Teen January classes will be communicated later in the year.

Words to Action Program
The Women of TBA are co-sponsoring with TBA and ADL, an evening titled Words to Action specifically targeted toward pre-college students and their parents. The discussion will focus on Anti-semitism and hatred on college campuses and will help students with a response.

The program begins at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. 


A Night of Giving Back with the Women of TBA 5778
We are looking forward to you joining us for our 5778 opening event.   We will join together for some hands on projects to benefit local organizations working with people in need.

The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25. 


Parenting Tweens Through a Jewish Lens The Women of TBA will subsidize part of the cost of this program. Further subsidies maybe available through Hebrew College.  If you are intererested in learning more, please contact Ahava at arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu
2017 Spring Session: Parenting Through a Jewish Lens for Preschool The Women of TBA will continue to subsidize part of the cost of this fantastic program. Further subsidies maybe available through Hebrew College.  If you are intererested in learning more, please contact Ahava at arosenthal@hebrewcollege.edu

Preschool classes are held on Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. for 6 sessions.  The first session begins on Tuesday, April 25. 


A Night of Giving Back with the Women of TBA 5779
The Women of TBA invite you to join them for a Night of Giving Back on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. For those of you who have not attended in the past, it is similar to a "mini mitzvah day" - a night when we come together to learn about local organizations that are serving persons in need. We will learn about and support A Place to Turn, The Children's Room, A Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner and Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister.
 
For A Place to Turn, we will learn about how they are helping our neighbors in metrowest and will be helping to fill a need. A growing number of children in our suburbs rely on free and reduced lunch - did you know that 7% of students in Newton qualify for this? However, when school is closed these students often go hungry. So we will be filling backpacks to send home with students over the Thanksgiving break.
 
To prepare us for the evening we ask that you purchase the following: shelf stable individual milk boxes, fruit snacks, fruit cups or mini cereal boxes. If you can not attend, please drop off at the Temple before November 14.

2018 Women of TBA BINGORitas BINGOritas is always a fun event. 5778 Women of TBA receive a discounted price!
Women of TBA Closing Event with Comedy Hypnotist Hypnotist Gail Webster will have you laughing or will she? It depends on if you remember or not!
2018 Cornhole Tournament This March 18 (4:00 p.m. start) event to support the fight against domestic violence is co-sponsored by Brotherhood and the Social Justice Committee.
Women of TBA 5778 Membership We hope you plan to join the Women of TBA.  We look forward to seeing you at all our upcoming programs this year. 
5779 Brotherhood Overnight Retreat
Led by Rabbi Stern and Guy Sapirstein, PhD on October 20 & 21 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis.  The topic is: New Rules How to be a Mensh post #metoo.We will focus on some Musar literature (Jewish ethics teaching) and then seek to define how we as men can be effective allies.Total cost NOT including dinner on Saturday night is $235.
2018 Women of TBA Hanukkah Party A fun evening for the Women of TBA at the home of Beth Hicks featuring friends, food and a new and improved gift grab! (Item not to exceed $20.) 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (Please RSVP by noon, Monday December 10.)

In keeping with the Women of TBA's Night of Giving Back, we are asking for donations of travel sized toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and deodorant) for Hope and Comfort.
2016 Brotherhood Retreat
What Does This Mean?
 
The Pew Research Center takes the pulse of American culture. They do a number of comprehensive surveys. One of the recent studies is on America and religion. It tracks how religious we are, how strongly we believe in God, how often we pray, etc. The results are always fascinating. And sometimes disturbing…
For instance, they ask, “How often do you think about the meaning and the purpose of life?” Good question, right? It is, after all, one of the clearest, front and center queries that emerges from the human condition. The answer? Amongst Americans of all other religions: Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witness, and more, Jews wonder about it the least of everyone. We tie with atheists (and probably half of them were born Jewish…) for the lowest percentage. What are we wondering about? Why are Jews so much less likely to spend time contemplating these existential and deeply spiritual questions?
 
The men of TBA are invited to ponder this and other big issues of meaning and spirit on Jan 9 at our annual Shabbat day away. We will study and schmooze together with Rabbi Stern and last year’s facilitator, Guy Saperstein. We’ll begin with lunch, followed by our program. We will conclude with Havdalah then go out to a close by restaurant for dinner.

Meet us at noon at the Metro Meeting Center located in downtown Boston, 101 Federal Street, 4# floor. 
 

Trivia Schmivia Women of TBA 5779 Opening Event We will enjoy all sorts of trivia: past, present, history, culture and entertainment. Food, drinks and fun for all.

The evening begins at 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by October 5.
Jazz Up Your New Year with the TBA Boomers!
5779 Women of TBA Retreat January 2019 Early bird rates end on 12/21.  Beginning 12/22, the single rate raises to $285 and the double rate raises to $250.  Refunds are not available after 12/10/18.
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