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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 Rabbinical Assistant Max Edwards. Each brings invaluable contributions to the bima and to our congregational family.
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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

Welcome

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

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Weekly Services

streamspot_owler_20190423_192319_originalLive streaming is available when Shabbat services are onsite.

Service Siddurs

-Friday evening: Kabbalat Shabbat, Siddur Hadash PDF

Saturday morning: Shabbat Shaharit, Siddur Hadash PDF
  Shabbat Noaḥ Shaḥarit Bar Mitzvah of Isaiah Halpern PDF

Saturday afternoon Shabbat Mincha: Siddur Hadash PDF
  Shabbat Noaḥ Minḥa Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Morris PDF

-Evening: Havdalah PDF

-Minyan of Comfort Ma’ariv service PDF

Shabbat Services

Join Rabbi Vaisberg, Cantor Epstein and Max  Edwards, Rabbinical Assistant for Shabbat Services on Facebook Live on the TBA Facebook page

Friday, October 23
6:30 PM  Kabbalat Shabbat. Join us for Parashat Noach (blessing of the animals), with your family (and pets, virtually),via Zoom.
Aufruf: Rachel Lee & Zachary DeVisser

There will also be the opportunity to sign up for services in person (no pets in temple, please). 50 people may join us for Kabbalat Shabbat at the synagogue, first-come, first-served, and only those who successfully reserve a spot through this link will be permitted to enter the building. 

Those who receive a spot will be emailed a brief health questionnaire to be completed and returned by email on Friday by 1:00 PM.  For everyone’s safety, we are strictly following rules of social distancing, including wearing masks, keeping a minimum of six feet, no congregational singing, and frequent hand sanitizing. We ask that all high-risk individuals remain at home for their own safety. The services will still be streamed live on our Facebook page.

Saturday, October 24
9:00 AM Parashat Hashavua: Noach via Zoom
10:00 AM Shabbat  via Facebook Live
Isaiah Halpern, son of Tara and Jakob Halpern, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Streamspot
3:30 PM Zachary Morris, son of Samantha and Scott Morris, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah, via Zoom.
7:00 pm Havdalah

Upcoming Events

    Temple B’nai Abraham is grateful to be a recipient of a COVID Safety grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ). 2020 has been the year of the pandemic­—the most serious and urgent public health crisis in generations. To help keep the people in our community safe, HFNJ has worked to enable our community non-profits and institutions to understand this new landscape and has funded work to meet this new reality. TBA appreciates HFNJ’s support during these challenging times.

    Community Resources

    Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS)

    Job-Seekers Workshop
    -Virtual event: “The Importance of Storytelling in the Interview Process— What is your story?” 
    Thursday, October 29, 10:00 AM. Guest speaker: Laura Cole. Free and open to the publicRegistration is required.

    -Career Counseling Workshops

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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 Family Services – https://www.jfsmetrowest.org/
    A Journey Through Grief, for older adults who have lost a spouse or significant other, weekly Zoom session beginning Thursday, September 24. Register with Amanda Kielbania.

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    Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest of New Jersey > Resources
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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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    Hebrew Free Loan of NJ http://hebrewfreeloanofnj.org/

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    NJ State COVID-19 Information Hub website   https://covid19.nj.gov/
    General FAQs-https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/general-public

    • Live Updates -https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html#live-updates
    Temple B'nai Abraham...Socially Distant but Spiritually Close! Stay safe & well!

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