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.
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.
Upcoming Special Events
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.
If you would like to thank Judy, we ask that you make a donation to TBE's Annual Fund, which helps support our children's learning programs, in Judy's honor.
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
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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