Temple Beth Avodah Forms



  • 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. 

  • jrBAYGL & srBAYGL Bake & ...


    Baking at TBA on December 9th is open to jrBAYGL (6th-8th grade) and srBAYGL (9th-12th grade).  
  • 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. 
  • Kochavim (Stars) Club



    Please join us for some Holiday fun! Our first Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Sukkot. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). It will be taught by our very own Early Learning Center Me 2 teacher, Anne Kalis and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You must be a Temple member to attend.
     
    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
  • Grades 8-12 Enrollment Fo...


     
  • 5778 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
  • April 2017 Kochavim (Star...



    Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Yom Ha'Atzmaut. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). It will be taught by our very own Early Learning Center Me 2 teacher, Anne Kalis and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You must be a Temple member to attend.
     
    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
  • January 28, 2018 Kochavim...



    Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Tu B'shevat. 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 must be a Temple member to attend.
     
    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
  • December 2017 Kochavim (S...



    Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Hanukkah. 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 must be a Temple member to attend.
     
    There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Both Sides Now


     
    With Rabbi Stern and Nancy Bloom.  Four sessions and includes dinner.  Begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah TBA Thurs...


    Please fill out the information below so we can share your milestone with our congregation!
  • 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 Lunch & Enrichment Of...


     
  • TBA ELC Extended Hours 20...


    The fees for Extended Hours are:

    Me2 class 

    $1,955 for one day per week
    $7,825 for Monday-Thursday

    Comet and/or Moonbeam class
    $2,250 for one day per week
    $8,995 for Monday-Thursday

    Allstar class
    $1,810 for one day per week 
    $7,240 for Monday-Thursday

    Please note that Extended Hours include Lunch, Enrichment & Extended Day.
  • ELC Registration 2018-201...


    As of 11/3/17 - Our Me 2 class is full for the 2018-19 school year. To add your name to the Me 2 waiting list, please email Rebecca with your desired days.

  • ELC Registration 2018-201...


    As of 11/3/17 - Our Me 2 class is full for the 2018-19 school year. To add your name to the Me 2 waiting list, please email Rebecca with your desired days.
  • 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 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.
  • Grade 6 Overnight Retreat


     April 27-28, 2018
  • 2017-2018 Boston Haifa Pa...


    The final payment of $497 for the Boston Haifa program is due by January 1, 2018.
  • TBA Religious School Enro...



  • 2017-2018 Boston Haifa Pa...


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


  • 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.  



  • March with TBA in the Pri...


    Join us and show your TBA pride on Saturday morning, June 10.  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. 
  • Rabbi Sterns 20th Anniver...


     
  • 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.  
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabb...


    Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TBA Member High Holy Days...


    Members in good standing who have paid 1/3 of their July 2017 dues statement will receive complimentary tickets for this year's High Holy Days.  Also please note registration is requested separately for the Grade 3-6 Service at 12:45 p.m.,the 8:30 a.m. Family Program and 9:30 a.m. Grade K - 5 Program. Click here for additional High Holy Day signups or information, or visit our homepage. Your family ticket will be mailed during the first week of September.  Please complete this form to purchase additional tickets.  Call the Temple office at 617.527.0045 with any questions.


  • 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.

  • 5778 High Holy Day 8:30A ...


  • K-Grade 5 High Holy Days ...


     
    Children in Kindergarten-Grade 5 may choose to participate in one of our program options. The art program occurs during the 9:30am service and the farm trip occurs during the 12:45pm service.  These programs occur 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. Each program costs $20 per child for each day and advanced registration is required. If a program reaches capacity before the  deadline, we will close registration for that program.
     
  • 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. 
  • 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.)
  • Jazz Shabbat Service, A 2...




     
     
  • TBA Religious School Regi...


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


  • 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
  • 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 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.

  • 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.



  • 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. 


  • 2018 Women of TBA BINGORi...


    BINGOritas is always a fun event. 5778 Women of TBA receive a discounted price!
  • 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. 
  • Network & Nosh with The W...


    Come learn what your fellow congregants do and share how you spend your days... If you want, come prepared to give your 2-minute elevator speech. This is a great event to meet other TBA women (in the workforce or not). Light refreshments and wine will be served. This is a complimentary Women of TBA event and will be held at the home of a congregant. Location will be sent after reservation is made.
  • 2017-18 Online payment


    Please indicate your payment amount below. 

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. 

jrBAYGL & srBAYGL Bake & Bond Baking at TBA on December 9th is open to jrBAYGL (6th-8th grade) and srBAYGL (9th-12th grade).  
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. 
Kochavim (Stars) Club
Please join us for some Holiday fun! Our first Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Sukkot. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). It will be taught by our very own Early Learning Center Me 2 teacher, Anne Kalis and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You must be a Temple member to attend.
 
There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
Grades 8-12 Enrollment Form  
5778 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
April 2017 Kochavim (Stars) Club
Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, April 30 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Yom Ha'Atzmaut. This drop off class is designed for children ages 3-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). It will be taught by our very own Early Learning Center Me 2 teacher, Anne Kalis and will include music, movement and a hands on project. You must be a Temple member to attend.
 
There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
January 28, 2018 Kochavim (Stars) Club
Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Tu B'shevat. 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 must be a Temple member to attend.
 
There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
December 2017 Kochavim (Stars) Club
Please join us for some Holiday fun! Kochavim (Stars) Club will be held on Sunday, December 10 from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. and will focus on Hanukkah. 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 must be a Temple member to attend.
 
There is no charge for this program, but you will need to register in advance.
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.
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.
Both Sides Now
 
With Rabbi Stern and Nancy Bloom.  Four sessions and includes dinner.  Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah TBA Thursday Article Please fill out the information below so we can share your milestone with our congregation!
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 Lunch & Enrichment Offerings 2017-2018  
TBA ELC Extended Hours 2017/2018
The fees for Extended Hours are:

Me2 class 

$1,955 for one day per week
$7,825 for Monday-Thursday

Comet and/or Moonbeam class
$2,250 for one day per week
$8,995 for Monday-Thursday

Allstar class
$1,810 for one day per week 
$7,240 for Monday-Thursday

Please note that Extended Hours include Lunch, Enrichment & Extended Day.
ELC Registration 2018-2019

As of 11/3/17 - Our Me 2 class is full for the 2018-19 school year. To add your name to the Me 2 waiting list, please email Rebecca with your desired days.

ELC Registration 2018-2019 Payment by Check As of 11/3/17 - Our Me 2 class is full for the 2018-19 school year. To add your name to the Me 2 waiting list, please email Rebecca with your desired days.
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 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.
Grade 6 Overnight Retreat  April 27-28, 2018
2017-2018 Boston Haifa Payment #3 The final payment of $497 for the Boston Haifa program is due by January 1, 2018.
TBA Religious School Enrollment Form 2017-2018
2017-2018 Boston Haifa Payment #2 The second payment of $1,000 for the Boston Haifa program is due by September 15, 2017.
Religious School Pizza & Chicken Fingers Lunch 2017-18
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.


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.  



March with TBA in the Pride Parade, Saturday, June 10 Join us and show your TBA pride on Saturday morning, June 10.  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. 
Rabbi Sterns 20th Anniversary Festive Celebration  
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.  
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
Grades 6 & 7 Family Shabbat Dinner October 13, 2017 Enjoy a delicious Shabbat Dinner following our Shabbat Service with Ask the Rabbi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TBA Member High Holy Days 5778
Members in good standing who have paid 1/3 of their July 2017 dues statement will receive complimentary tickets for this year's High Holy Days.  Also please note registration is requested separately for the Grade 3-6 Service at 12:45 p.m.,the 8:30 a.m. Family Program and 9:30 a.m. Grade K - 5 Program. Click here for additional High Holy Day signups or information, or visit our homepage. Your family ticket will be mailed during the first week of September.  Please complete this form to purchase additional tickets.  Call the Temple office at 617.527.0045 with any questions.


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.

5778 High Holy Day 8:30A Family Service (birth to elementary age)
K-Grade 5 High Holy Days 5778 Program Registration
 
Children in Kindergarten-Grade 5 may choose to participate in one of our program options. The art program occurs during the 9:30am service and the farm trip occurs during the 12:45pm service.  These programs occur 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. Each program costs $20 per child for each day and advanced registration is required. If a program reaches capacity before the  deadline, we will close registration for that program.
 
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. 
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.)
Jazz Shabbat Service, A 20th Anniversary Event

 
 
TBA Religious School Registration 2017-2018 Welcome to Kindergarten and Grade 1 Please note that this rate is for non-congregants and does not include membership to Temple Beth Avodah.
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 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. 


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
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 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.

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.



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. 


2018 Women of TBA BINGORitas BINGOritas is always a fun event. 5778 Women of TBA receive a discounted price!
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. 
Network & Nosh with The Women of TBA Come learn what your fellow congregants do and share how you spend your days... If you want, come prepared to give your 2-minute elevator speech. This is a great event to meet other TBA women (in the workforce or not). Light refreshments and wine will be served. This is a complimentary Women of TBA event and will be held at the home of a congregant. Location will be sent after reservation is made.
2017-18 Online payment Please indicate your payment amount below.