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A welcoming community of Jewish life, worship and learning

Our Clergy

Rabbi Clifford Kulwin leads Temple B’nai Abrahm’s dynamic clergy team, which also includes Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz and Cantor Jessica F. Epstein. Each brings invaluable contributions to the bima and to our congregational family.
photo courtesy Samuel Dantowitz

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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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Livingston's Community-Wide Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration: Israel at 71

TBA member Lauren Hirschmann ran the TBA booth at Livingston’s Community Wide Yom HaAtzmaut celebration. It was sand art pictures of the land of Israel.

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Congregational Learning Bloom Family Memorial Lecture

David N. Myers, Ph.D, Professor of Jewish History, UCLA and Board President, New Israel Fund, explored Israel’s Past and Future. This lecture was in celebration of Rabbi Kulwin’s 20 years at TBA, and supported by the Bloom Family Memorial Lecture Fund.



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Prime Time Celebrates Rabbi Kulwin: Emmet Cohen, Acclaimed Jazz Musician

From the keyboard, Pianist Emmet Cohen explored the intersection of Jews and jazz, leading us into the life and work of some of the most important composers and, of course, playing their music.

Emmet Cohen Wins the American Pianists Association’s Grand Prize, NY Times, April 7, 2019



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Happy Purim

Shown, (but not really), with their Purim masks, are … can you guess who they are?

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TBA Family Mission to Israel

The Temple B’nai Abraham Family Mission to Israel with Rabbi Clifford and Robin Kulwin, from December 22, 2018  to January 1, 2019,  explored the country from top to bottom: two nights in Tel Aviv, two nights at Kibbutz Lavi in the north and four nights in Jerusalem. The Scheiers,  Gallinsons, Klugmans and Colemans were family groups largely composed of first timers or not-in-a-long timers who  traveled from the Galilee to the Negev, the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea.

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Early School, JLP & TTO Snack Challenge

Shown  presenting  a portion of the  generously donated snacks on December 20 to  (far left)   Robin Chuven, Comfort Project 360 volunteer and ( far right) Suzanne Unger, Comfort Project 360 Co-Founder and TBA member are  Early School students.

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TTO, JLP & Early School Toy Drive

Shown  delivering the donated toys on December 18 to St. Barnabas Child Life Center in Livingston with  (far left)TBA Special Projects Coordinator Arleen Lichtenstein are  TBA Teen Tikkun Olam members (l-r):   Jessica Hirschmann, Alexa Prague, Nicole Izversky, Ryan Laken, Jamie Heskett, Risa Tanenbaum, Emily Pawlak,  Ella Shapiro, Jadyn Kestenbaum and Sydney Klein.

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Congregational Learning

Temple B’nai Abraham Congregational Learning again invited the community to explore The State of the Garden State with our regular journalist panel of Mary Alice Williams, Tom Moran and Matt Katz.

photo courtesy Elaine Durbach, NJJN

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Becoming B'nai Mitzvah

B’nai Abraham nurtures knowledgeable young Jewish adults who will become active members of the community, with a love of Judaism that will guide them throughout their lives. (photo courtesy Jerry Rosenzweig, Byte out of Time Photography)


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Rabbi Kulwin's College Visits

Every year… in every season, Rabbi Clifford Kulwin of Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston embarks on visits to children of temple members at colleges in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Dinner with Rabbi Kulwin for these students  is often a comforting taste of home and a special way to maintain ties to their rabbi and their TBA congregational family.

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Sukkahfest ... Great Fun!

Jake Yelner and Noah Shangold shake the lulav with Rabbi Kulwin as part of Kulwin’s Lakeside Sukkah Celebration held at Temple during the holiday. Sukkahfest Photo Gallery>>

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Dinner & Program in the Sukkah

Dinner in the Sukkah & Program with Sarah Newell, GreenFaith;  Janet Penn, SAC Co-Chair; Rev. Ronald Tuff, GreenFaith and Ruth Ross, SAC Co-Chair

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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. Caring for the earth is a consistent part of our life and identity as a synagogue.–Rabbi Clifford Kulwin

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Our Makerspace Room

A makerspace is not solely a engineering, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces.The TBA makerspace utilizes Jewish concepts, technology, and hands-on materials for Project-Based Learning for all ages.

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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.

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Weekly Services

Fri, June 28, 6:30 PM, & Saturday, June 29, 10:00 AM. Rabbi Kulwin will be leading us in prayer at his last Shabbat services as our senior rabbi. You will have the opportunity to wish him well as he begins his next chapter.

Friday, June 28
6:30 PM Shabbat Services

Saturday, June 29
9:00 AM Parashat HaShavuah:Sh’lach
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Service
Naming of Harris Caldwell Cohen son of Ari M. Cohen & Angela Klatt,
grandson of Joni & Alan Cohen

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