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Welcome to Temple B'nai Brith in Somerville!

We are an independent egalitarian congregation. Our membership reflects the wide variety of choices people make in living Jewish lives, and we are respectful of those differences. We welcome all who care about enriching Jewish life in Somerville and surrounding towns.

Join us for High Holiday Services

Rosh Hashanah 
Evening of Friday, September 15 | Saturday, September 16 | Sunday, September 17

Yom Kippur 
Kol Nidrei Sunday, September 24 | Monday, September 25

Schedule of High Holiday Services and Programs

Join or renew your membership (and request complimentary tickets)


Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Sunday, September 17
Free Family Service 9:30-10:45 am
Free Tot Service 10:00-10:45 am

Yom Kippur 
Monday, September 25
Free Family Service 9:30-10:45 am
Free Tot Service 10:00-10:45 am

Register for Free Family / Tot Services

Fiction Writing as Activism: A Conversation with Rachel Lewis, Author of the Rabbi Vivian Mystery Books

October 18, 7:30-9:00
RSVP here!

Join us for a special program to kick-off this year’s Reading with the Rabbi. Rachel Lewis, author of The Rabbi Who Prayed With Fire, and The Rabbi Who Prayed for the City, will join us to speak about her latest book, as well as her work as a writer and activist. Rachel will sign copies for people who will bring their own. 

About the Author

Rachel Sharona Lewis is an accidental mystery novelist based in Watertown, MA. By day, she organizes faith communities in the Boston area around local social justice efforts. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction alike, attending committee meetings and playing the trombone with enthusiastic mediocrity.

This special event is co-sponsored by Base Boston.

Join us for Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat Services Online 
every Friday 6:30-7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services In Person Monthly Followed by Vegetarian Potluck 
Monthly, resuming with the Sukkot Potluck out back on Friday, September 29
Services at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary
Food served immediately after. RSVP here!

Shabbat Morning Services Online and in Person
every Saturday 9:30 am

TBB Families

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