February 9, 2023 •
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A welcoming community of Jewish life, worship and learning

Mazel tov to TBA’s 2022 confirmands, Gabriel Strassman and Jeremy Flitt

Early School STEAM FUN

Students of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham are immersed in their STEAM- based curriculum ( science, technology, engineering art, and mathematics). Recently the students were studying different types of weather patterns.  Weather disturbances,  such as tornados,  were explained,  as well as what weather systems need to be in place for them to naturally occur in our environment.  The science experiment “A Tornado in a Jar ”  demonstrated this phenomenon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our TBA Clergy Team

Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg leads B’nai Abraham’s dynamic clergy team, which also includes Cantor Jessica Epstein and Rabbi Max Edwards. Each brings invaluable contributions to the bima and to our congregational family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Essex County Jewish Heritage Celebration: Rabbi Vaisberg honored at this event

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Essex County Jewish Heritage Month Celebration via Zoom teleconference. Commissioner Sebold honored Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg, with the Board’s commendation. He was recognized for his spiritual leadership as the Senior Rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston, New Jersey. Additionally, he was recognized for his accomplishments as a writer, education advocate, and for his work fighting for social justice.  Further highlights of the program included opening and closing prayers from Rabbinical Assistant Max Edwards and musical selections from Cantor Jessica F. Epstein.
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The Ross Sanctuary

We worship God with joy, humility and meaning, maintaining our own rich traditions as we perpetuate those of our faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A GreenFaith Sanctuary

With a history of commitment to green practices, as in 2006 when Temple B’nai Abraham installed solar panels on the roof,  GreenFaith NJ’s Environmental Certification program offered a unique opportunity for the synagogue to further dedicate itself to environmental stewardship.TBA is certified as a GreenFaith Sanctuary.

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A welcoming community of Jewish life, worship and learning

We are a congregation that is more than 165 years old that works together to define our own independent path. We strive daily to be faithful to the teachings of the Torah, dedicated to the acquisition of Jewish knowledge, and committed to the well-being of the Jewish people in America, Israel and around the world.

Message from outgoing TBA President Julie A. Silbermann

I am honored to have the privilege of addressing you tonight, at my really final Annual Meeting as president. I would like to reflect on the past successful year and the two years of my presidency….Read more>>

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 Julie A. Silbermann, TBA President>>
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For pastoral emergencies please call 973-348-5211. For other communications, the staff can be reached by email.

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Weekly Services

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Live streaming is available
when Shabbat services are onsite.

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Friday, February 3

6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services.
In-person or via Live Control or Facebook Live; see information below. 
Siddur Hadash PDF 

Saturday, February 4
9 AM Parashat Hashavua
10 AM Morning services in-person or via Live Control or Facebook Live; see information below.

also via Live Control or Facebook Live
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To Attend Services in Person

(updated 8/25/22)

For all attendees, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care. 

Masks are optional, based on your personal comfort level. We do, however, strongly recommend the wearing of a good quality mask for your protection. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one. 

This information is subject to change based on the rate of COVID-19 cases and recommendations from health officials and our COVID-19 Taskforce. Updates to these policies will be provided as needed.

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Siddur PDFS
-Friday evening: Kabbalat Shabbat, Siddur Hadash PDF

Saturday morning: Shabbat Shaharit, Siddur Hadash PDF

Saturday afternoon Shabbat Mincha: Siddur Hadash PDF

-Minyan of Comfort Ma’ariv service PDF
Weekday Shacharit Siddur Sim Shalom PDF

WeekdaySiddur Hadash Maariv PDF

 Shacharit Festival siddur PDF

 

 

 

TBA Podcasts

Robert Atlas : Hidden Child Testimony Link>
Robert Atlas, father in law of teacher Emmy Atlas, took time to speak about his “Five First Names” and his experience as a Hidden Child in Poland during the Holocaust.

Women’s Interfaith Forum video link, January 20, 2021>logo4WITH PODCAST 5compressed

Rabbi Vaisberg Sermon, January 15, 2021
After the violent mob at the Capitol: Let the light of freedom shine brightly

Link to all Hebrew Line by Line classes

Community Resources

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Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS)

  Job-Seekers Workshops

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-Career Counseling Workshops
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR JOB DUE TO COVID-19? Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest Can Help!
The COVID-19 health pandemic has affected the employment of MILLIONS of Americans. If you’re one of them, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest is here to give you the tools, training, and support you need to be successful in your job search. For more information about how JVS of MetroWest can help YOU, contact Meryl Kanner at 862-704-2233, or mkanner@jvsnj.org

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest of New Jersey > Resources

Passport to Israel Grant
All Jewish high school students (grade 8 – gap year) who reside in the Greater MetroWest community are eligible to receive a grant from Federation for travel to Israel on an educational peer group trip. Qualified programs include those organized by a synagogue, school, youth group, or organization for a minimum of 10 days. Many programs qualify. Guidelines apply. Additional need-based funding may be available. Information on Jewish travel is available here or contact Justine Reuben at jreuben@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3054.

Keeping the Stories Alive and Other Assistance
Federation’s Holocaust Council provides assistance to survivors in times of need, including help obtaining the vaccine. We are also eager to connect with survivors – and 2nd and 3rd generation survivors – to help keep their stories alive through educational programs. With their permission, please provide the contact information of survivors and their families to Jamie Carus at jcarus@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3067.

Free Dental Assistance for Survivors
Federation is excited to share news about a new pro-bono dental program for Holocaust survivors established in partnership with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Click here to read about how the need for affordable dental care for Holocaust survivors was prioritized and is now being met through this amazing program. For more information, contact the Rutgers Dental program navigator at (973) 972-5304.

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Jewish Family Services – https://www.jfsmetrowest.org/

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Jewish Job Network (JJN)
In an effort to assist individuals who are in need of job search support during this economic downturn, the Livingston and West Orange communities have revived the Jewish Job Network (JJN). JJN is an informal volunteer organization serving the Jewish community in our local area.  http://jewishjobnetwork.com.
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Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others (JACS) is the first and foremost mutual support network for Jewish individuals and their families that are affected by drug addiction and alcoholism.www.addictioncenter.com

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