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A welcoming community of Jewish life, worship and learning

Our Clergy

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

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Rosh Hodesh with Rabbi Dantowitz

Our evening was a wonderful time of connection with 30 women spanning the decades (20s-90s) learning and sharing on the topic of resilience. Resilience is not about bouncing back but rather “becoming” and transforming.

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Happy Birthday , Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read! Dr. Seuss  (Theodor Seuss Geisel ) would  have been 116 this year. The Early School students of Temple B’nai Abraham celebrated his birthday and legacy by reading Dr Seuss’s well-known book  Cat in the Hat , originally published in 1957. With the book as a backdrop,  the students created their own version of the Cat in the Hat’s  distinctive “headgear.” 

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TTO Toy Drive 2019

Shown delivering the toys to Saint  Barnabas Medical Center are left to right TTO members  Jessica Hirschmann, TTO advisor Arleen Lichtenstein, Alexa Prague, Nicole Izversky, Gabriella Izversky, Ryan Laken and  Ethan Kroll.

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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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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 Ken Alswang Photography)




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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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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

Important Message

To the Temple B’nai Abraham community,

We write today with important information regarding COVID-19 and our evolving response to this communal challenge and public health pandemic.

We are living in a time of anxiety, fear, and many unknowns. At times like this, we are most in need of community support, and we are doing all we can to keep community functions running for as long as we can safely do so, while doing what we can to keep everyone healthy and prevent the spread of the virus. President’s Message >>


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.

We would love to meet you.

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Weekly Services

Service Siddurs

-Friday evening: Kabbalat Shabbat, Siddur Hadash PDF

-Saturday morning: Shabbat Shaharit, Siddur Hadash PDF 

-Saturday afternoon Shabbat Mincha: Siddur Hadash PDF

-Evening: Havdalah PDF
Minyan of Comfort Ma’ariv service PDF

Join us for Services on Facebook Live on the TBA Facebook page

Thursday, May 28
Erev Shavuot
Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot begins 7:30 PM

Friday, May 29
10:00 AM Shavuot Services, Yizkor, via Facebook Live 
5:45 PM Tot Shabbat on Facebook Live (TBA Facebook page)
6:30 PM Erev Shabbat Services on Facebook Live. Please note for those seeking to say kaddish, a virtual minyan counts when one cannot be present.

Saturday, May 30
9:00 AM  Parashat Hashavua:  
via Zoom  
10:00 AM Shabbat Services on Facebook Live
5:00 PM Mincha Service. Justin Silverman, son of Abby & Barry Silverman, will become a Bar Mitzvah via Zoom.
9:00 PM Havdallah Service via Facebook Live  
 Zoom Tutorials 

Important COVID-19 Information Update

The Jewish Learning Program is closed and learning will be conducted online via Zoom and Facebook Live. More information will follow from Melissa Weiner.

The Early School is closed. Debbie Aronson Ziering will communicate with parents.

The temple office and building are closed.

We will review each week and update you regularly. Please know that we are not making these decisions lightly and that we need to be proactive to keep our temple community and the greater community as safe and healthy as possible.

For pastoral emergencies please call 973-348-5211. For other communications, the staff can be reached by email.

Upcoming Events

veterans plaque at TBAThis Memorial Day we remember all those sons of Temple B’nai Abraham who gave their lives for our freedom.
This plaque is in the hallway of the clergy wing, please take a moment to read the names and remember their sacrifice.
The Hebrew means, “How the heroes have fallen.”

May their memories be a blessing.- Cantor Jessica Epstein

TBA offers a wide array of classes, meetings, and programs via Zoom.

Click here for the Zoom schedule and links. (password protected )  

If you cannot join the Zoom meeting, please feel free to go onto Facebook Live on the
Temple B’nai Abraham Facebook page. 




Jewish Family Services – JFS is offering support groups. To view the support groups for the week of May 18, please go to  To register, email and they will email you the Zoom link and password. For information,  please go to


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest of New Jersey >Upcoming events


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


Hebrew Free Loan of NJ


NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub website
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Blessing for the Mitzvah of Putting on a Mask

TBA celebrates all of our graduates 2020


streamspot_owler_20190423_192319_originalPlease note: During the temple’s closure, services will be available via Facebook Live!  Live streaming will be available when onsite services resume.

Temple B'nai Abraham...Socially Distant but Spiritually Close! Stay safe & well!

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