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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 
every Friday 6:00-7:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services In Person Monthly Followed by Vegetarian Potluck 
Monthly, next up is the Hanukkah potluck on Friday, December 8
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

Out of This World: Jewish Takes on the Afterlife

taught by Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz 

Sunday mornings 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
10:00-11:30 am in person in Rabbi’s study
Cost is $15 per session (registrants may choose to pay other amounts, or waive the fee)
Register here

Some of the things they did not talk about in Hebrew School. The Jewish Take on the Afterlife for the Curious.

In this class, we will examine the concept of the afterlife, from a Jewish perspective, with a look at the similarities and difference among the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox viewpoints. We will explore the ideas of Heaven and Hell, Reincarnation and Resurrection, again from a Jewish perspective, but also with an eye to the Christian concepts that may already be familiar to us from literature and film. We will also visit ideas of exorcism and possession.

Curious? Please join us.

Monthly Family and Tot Shabbat Services 

Saturday, November 18
11:00 am 

Join us for monthly Shabbat morning services for kids and their families (siblings of all ages are invited to join)! Tot service (best for ages 4 and under) and family service (best for school-aged children) will take place concurrently.

Family service will be in the Social Hall (on the Main Entrance level)

Tot service will be in the Chapel (on the lower level)

Community Kiddush will take place following the services at approximately 12pm.  

Rabbi Eliana will alternate which service she is leading; she will be leading the tot service on 11/18.

Craft Fair

Sunday, December 3
1:00-5:00 pm

Chanukah gifts and more! Stop by to meet local artists, find gifts for friends and family, and enjoy a bake sale, raffle, and Chanukah craft. The raffle will have 3 prizes—each one comprised of a Jewish craft kit to do at home, and a gift certificate to a local Jewish-owned eatery! Register here for the event, and get 2 free raffle tickets. Additional tickets will be available for purchase.


Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at City Hall

Sunday, December 10 
beginning at 5 p.m. 

All members of the community are invited to join Rabbi Eliana, Mayor Ballantyne, and City staff on the City Hall Concourse.  

Light refreshments will be served.

TBB Families

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

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TBB on your Calendar

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Tue, November 28 2023 15 Kislev 5784