Friday Evening Services

Kabbalat Service, Friday, 6:00 pm

Every Friday evening, we gather as a community to welcome Shabbat in prayer and song. Our warm, welcoming Shabbat service usually starts at 6:00 pm, ends at approximately 7:15 pm, and includes a short sermon or teaching. The service is followed by a communal Oneg Shabbat giving members and visitors opportunities to greet one another. On some Friday evenings, we welcome a speaker, have a congregational dinner or celebrate a special occasion. TBE's services are open to worshippers of all ages. Babysitting is available most Friday evenings and registration is not required.  

TGIS Service, Friday, 6:00 pm (monthly)   

Once a month at Kabbalat Shabbat services, we host our Thank God It’s Shabbat (TGIS) service, full of upbeat, joyful, inspiring music and liturgy.

This hour-long multi-generational service includes participation by TBE's T'filah Bandvisual t'filah and an inviting sermon for adults and children of all ages.

Upcoming Special Events

Shabbat Service with Consul General of Israel to New England, Yehuda Yaakov
Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 pm

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel Independence (1948-2018) with TBE! Join us for a special Shabbat Service with the Consul General of Israel to New England, Yehuda Yaakov, a special blessing for everyone turning 70 in 2018 and a concert with Cantors Sufrin and Zell following dinner. Be sure to dress in blue and white - it's Blue and White Shabbat! 


More about Consul General Yehuda Yaakov

Yehuda Yaakov has been the Consul General of Israel to New England since February 2014. He has focused largely on strengthening values-driven partnerships between Israel and New England in the areas of business, academia and social justice. He is also involved in regionally-based coexistence projects. 

Consul General Yaakov has spent most of his diplomatic career on issues pertinent to Israel’s security. This experience has included heading the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s department for non-conventional weapons prevention (2004-2007), as well as establishing and running the homeland security and counter-terrorism unit (2001-2004). In 2012, he received the Ministry's award for excellence for his work on the Iranian crisis. Continue reading...






TGIS Service Celebrating Dr. Judy Avnery
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 pm

After 13 years at TBE, Dr. Judy Avnery, our Senior Director of Jewish Living and Learning (grades K-7) has decided to retire. As you will see from her letter, Judy will be leaving at the end of June to spend more time with her family and, above all, her grandchildren.

During her 13 years, Judy has been an incredible asset to our community. Combining wisdom, kindness, patience and compassion, she has nurtured our children as they discover and strengthen their connection to Judaism, while challenging them to learn and grow within our school.

With this in mind, we hope that you will join us on the evening of Friday, April 27, as we honor Judy at our 6:00 pm TGIS (Thank God its Shabbat) service. 










K-12 Community Shabbat Celebration & Farewell Dinner for Dr. Judy Avnery and JELY Jr. (Grades K-5) Programming
Friday, April 27

Join us for our next K-12 Community Shabbat experience as we say l'hitraot (see you later) to Dr. Avnery! Celebrate with TGIS services followed by a family Shabbat dinner. After dinner, there will be JELY Jr. (our K-5 youth group) programming for kids and dessert and schmooze time for parents.

RSVP by April 23 >

Contact:​ Leah Finkelman, Youth Engagement Specialist







Shabbat services with guest speaker Oshra Friedman, Ethiopian-Israeli
​Friday, May 4, 6:00 pm

CJP's Boston-Haifa Connection is hosting a delegation of Ethiopian-Israelis from Haifa. Dege. Oshra will share her personal journey and her life today as a citizen of Israel. We will have the opportunity to learn about her experience immigrating to Israel, the stories that reveal her resilience as an individual as well as her strong connection to her Ethiopian heritage and culture. 

More about Oshra Friedman

Oshra Friedman - Moderator of the national Israeli TV program “Outside the Bubble,” and Co-chair of the Ethiopian Jewry Committee in Haifa.

Oshra emigrated from Ethiopia as part of the clandestine “Operation Moses” when she was seven years old. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminology and human resources from Bar Ilan University in 2002 and her master’s degree in 2007 from Ruppin Academic College in the field of immigration and social absorption. Oshra is currently studying for her doctorate in education and leadership at the University of Haifa.

In 2000, Oshra joined the Rashi Foundation following a long and successful career as an Education Officer in the IDF. Oshra spearheaded the work that led to the establishment of the Rashi Foundation’s Katzir Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship fund targets economically weak Israeli populations, enabling the recipient students to gain academic achievement, improve their social mobility, and economic independence. Oshra established two unique tracks within the Katzir Fund: one to bring dropouts back into the fold; and the other specifically for single mothers. As a leading activist in the Ethiopian-Israeli community, Oshra stood at the forefront of the young people’s demonstrations in the summer of 2017. In response to the strained relationship between the Israeli Police Force and the Ethiopian-Israeli community, Oshra served as a member of the “Round Table” established between the Police and the community. She worked for the past year for Tebeka, a legal assistance program, as the VP for Planning and Resource Development. She is a partner in the promotion of Tebeka’s goal to protect the basic rights of all people and to provide justice and equality for all Ethiopians.



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