Special Programs

Caring Community at TBE supports our congregants in times of joy and sorrow. We mark sacred moments in our lives together, perform deeds of loving kindness, and offer meaningful outreach to guide our community in living a life of spiritual and physical well-being and promoting self-awareness and connection.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Robert A. Stern, fellow TBE congregant and nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s Disease and  other neurodegenerative diseases will be presenting 


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: New Hope for Prevention and Treatment with Dr. Robert A. Stern
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00–9:00 pm
  • What is the difference between “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia”? What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (and how are they different from “normal aging”)?
  • What is the natural course of the disease?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • What are the latest research findings?
  • What new studies are available to help diagnose it, treat it, and prevent it?

Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases affect us all.

Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Robert A. Stern
Wednesday, May 9, 7:00–9:00 pm           
  • Understanding the “new reality” of your loved one.
  • Communicating more effectively.
  • Taking away the keys: The transition from driver to passenger.
  • Is there a right time to make “the move” and what do I do with my guilt?
  • Taking care of the caregiver.

“Every dementia caregiver needs and deserves respite. The only way to be a successful, healthy, and truly caring caregiver is for the caregiver to take care of herself or himself.”

More about Robert Stern

Dr. Robert Stern is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University (BU) School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (one of only 30 centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIH). He is the BU site principal investigator for several clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He is the BU site principal investigator for several clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He is also Director of Clinical Research for the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center.

Bob is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a member of the Mackey-White Health and Safety Committee of the NFL Players Association, as well as the court-appointed Medical Scientific Committee for the NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation. Dr. Stern has testified before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging and the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He appears frequently in national and international print and broadcast media for his work on CTE and AD. He also appears in the feature length documentaries, “League of Denial” (PBS Frontline, 2013), “Head Games” (2012), and “I Remember Better When I Paint” (2009).


After learning about Alzheimer's with Dr. Robert Stern, join our TBE community at the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Learn more about walking with TBE here.

L'Chaim–Aging Wisely: Tapping into the Wisdom of Our Elders
Sunday, May 20, 4:00 pm

Join father and daughter Irving Silverman and TBE congregant Ellen Siegel, along with a panel of experts from their 2017 book Aging Wisely…Wisdom of Our Elders, to learn and to discuss ways in which we can make our later years richer and fuller by exploring the joys and meaning of lives well lived.





  • Stephen Colwell, Executive Director, Newbridge on the Charles
  • Justin “Jerry” Wyner, Jewish Community Leader
  • Aladdin Ossorio, PsyD, William James College












Oneinforty's Spring Symposium
Knowledge is Empowering: Understanding the Jewish - Cancer Connection
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00-9:00 pm

Temple Beth Elohim will host this Oneinforty symposium to educate the community about Ashkenazi Jews' one-in-forty risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation. People who have a BRCA mutation are at high risk for developing ovarian, prostate and male and female breast cancer that, in many cases, can be prevented or detected early.

Come learn about genetic counseling, screening for BRCA mutations, misconceptions about hereditary cancer, how BRCA-positive individuals can manage their risk of developing cancer, emotional support resources available for you and your family and the new BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study being conducted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jewish cancer survivors who have a BRCA gene mutation will also share their stories. Following presentations by each of the panelists listed below, there will be a Q&A session.

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Oneinfourty founder Lauren Corduck


Founder Lauren Corduck with her father, Bob Cooperstein, and her husband, Robb Corduck. Lauren Corduck and her father carry a BRCA gene mutation. And a photo of her grandmother who died of breast cancer at age 56.

 ​Click here to read the October 27, 2017 Boston Globe article about Oneinforty founder Lauren Corduck

Have an idea for a program? Contact Cantor Sufrin, [email protected], 781.235.8419 or Carolyn Lee Kohlman, [email protected] or 617.823.2797