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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 Shabbat

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

Monthly Vegetarian Potluck after Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Monthly, next up is May 10
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
Lay leaders sign up here

Potluck Fridays

Upcoming dates: May 10, June 7 (Pride Shabbat) people serving themselves food

A great way to end the week with friends & food. RSVP for the potluck here!

Services at 6:30 pm
Food served immediately after (around 7:15 pm)

We will start with Kabbalat Shabbat Service in the sanctuary, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner.
(No fish please. Dairy and eggs are okay.)

Join us for one or both.

Monthly Family and Tot Shabbat Services 

Saturday, ​May 11  at 11:00 am
upcoming: June 1

Join us for a monthly Shabbat morning service for kids and their families (siblings of all ages are invited to join)!

Community Kiddush  following the services at about 12:00 pm in the social hall.

Tot service (best for ages 4 and under) and family service (best for ages 5+) will take place concurrently. Both services begin at 11:00 am.

Family services in the Social Hall (on the Main Entrance level) follow the order of a Shabbat morning service. We will learn parts of the liturgy, introduce the weekly Torah portion, and chant some of it too.

Tot services in the Chapel (on the Lower level) celebrate Shabbat with all the essentials: songs, movement, plush Torahs, and story time. Come to introduce the youngest members of your family to Shabbat services and connect with other families at TBB.

Passover

Chametz Sale
Last Day for Phil to be Your Chametz Agent
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Phil Weiss will be acting as our agent again this year. If you want to be included in the contract, please contact him by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 17 at phillipmweiss@gmail.com. The way the contract is worded, Phil will sell (or rent, for non-home-owners) the space where the chametz is found, and all the chametz that is located there is sold (whether the space is owned or rented). Please provide a clear description of the area that is being sold or rented (and an indication whether it is being sold or rented), as well as the address of the property. (Something like: the chametz will be in the box in the northeast corner of the basement of the house we own at ## YY Street in Somerville.)

Office closed
Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 30

Passover Services

Tuesday 4/23 | In-person and Zoom
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday 4/24 | Zoom Only
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Monday 4/29 | In-person and Zoom
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Passover Services with Yizkor 
Tuesday 4/30 | Zoom Only
9:30 am-12:00 pm

Click here to join Services on Zoom

20s-30s Soup Jar Making Event with Falafel Dinner

6:30-8:30 Wednesday, May 8

Gather & Give! Join the fun and meaningful community event for young adults (20s-30s) to assemble jars of soup ingredients together to donate to our food pantry partners. This event is free of charge, and a falafel dinner is included.

Register for soup jar making at volunteerventuresMA.org

TBB Families

See events and info at Families. Want to be in touch with other families / hear about upcoming events for kids? Email tbbfamilies@gmail.com

TBB in your Inbox

Want to connect with TBB by email? We have two ways!

Email tbb@templebnaibrith.org to start receiving emails directly from TBB about synagogue events and programs, as well as other TBB news and business.

Join our Google group to hear from your fellow members and friends of TBB or send the community a message yourself. Discuss Somerville happenings, share other Jewish programs, arts, culture, ask if anyone knows a good dentist, and more.

TBB on your Calendar

Did you know you can sync TBB's calendar to Google calendar, iPhone/iPad, or Outlook so that TBB calendar events automatically appear? Read step-by-step instructions here. Look for instructions from your app or device if you use another calendar.

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