More than ever, we need the synagogue,
and more than ever, we need one another.
Our aspiration of shalom is one of wholeness for each individual, our community, and our world.
Care for each other, our greater community, and ourselves.
If you or someone you know is now eligible to receive the vaccine according to the Mass.gov Phase Guidelines and needs assistance registering for the vaccine, please click on the secure link titled “I need assistance.” Please encourage anyone you know who is in need of support to reach out—we are happy to assist anyone who needs help, whether or not they’re a member of the TBE community. If you are able to volunteer and help others register for their vaccines, please click on the secure link titled “I can help.”
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Care for Ourselves
Darchei Tikvah/Pathways to Hope
Our new initiative collaborates with clergy and lay leaders to engage our community in promoting healing, restoring hope, and building internal strength to manage the challenges of this time. Please reach out with suggestions and join us on this path of restoration and renewal.
Click here to use Darchei Tikvah’s resources, from uplifting music to stress management tools.
Repair the World
We still have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, even from home.
Click here to view the latest Mitzvah Moments Newsletter for ongoing opportunities to get involved.
Sign up to contribute to our monthly commitment of 50 cans of salmon and 50 boxes of whole-grain cereal to JF&CS Family Table.
Family Social Action Group
Learn more about ongoing opportunities for families with children in grades K–5 to repair the world together, both from home and in person.
Call 781.235.8419 and follow prompts.
Repair the world (tikkun olam):
Contact Jessica Lasser, VP Tikkun Olam, if you would like to be connected to specific opportunities.
Donate to the TBE Fund
Emergency Financial Assistance
During these unprecedented and challenging days, CJP will be working to provide support to our community. We encourage anyone experiencing financial hardship to contact the CJP Warmline.
Our Virtual Makom
Join us online for services, classes & community.
To recreate the intimacy of services at TBE (and to see each other’s faces!), join us weekly for Shabbat on Zoom! See upcoming services and join Zoom from our calendar.
Access our Zoom Shabbat Siddur
Visit YouTube/TBE Wellesley to watch our past services.
Listen to Cantor Sufrin & Noah Aronson sing a selection from our Friday evening liturgy.
We’re so proud of our B’nei Mitzvah students and families for persevering in uncertain times. We are lucky to benefit from our students’ teachings as they share their Divrei Torah (Teachings of Torah) on their originally scheduled date. Learn from our B’nei Mitzvah students.
Build Community Online
Weekly Meet Ups
Join Susan Karon at noon on Zoom once a week for a quick hello, communal connection, and schmooze!
Many of our programs are now available through Zoom video conference calls. If you need assistance accessing Zoom, email [email protected].
Registering for TBE Events:
Watch a step-by-step tutorial to register for TBE events.
As the Talmud teaches, “To save one life is to save the entire world.” Our actions not only have the potential to keep someone else healthy and well, but to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19. It is with this Jewish value that we begin to prepare for the time when we might be able to resume some typical use of our building.
View our communications regarding re-opening:
January 5, 2021: COVID-19 & Our Community: A TBE Update
July 20: Community Forum
May 21: Update & Plans for Reopening
Visit these websites for the most up-to-date, reliable information about COVID-19:
Vaccination information from Wellesley Council on Aging
In this uncertain time, The TBE community is here as a foundation for the struggles and joys that lie ahead for you and your family. Gifts to the TBE Fund support our greatest needs and provide us with the most flexibility in supporting our resources. Dues and fees cover only about 80 percent of the expense of all we offer and do together at TBE. Honor or remember a person or event while you support TBE.
Families with Young Children
If you have children ages 0-5, connect with Yaldeinu, our community of families with young children. Join us online for singing, storytelling, and holiday celebrations!
Resources for families with children ages 0-7.
Our community continues to come together in extraordinary ways.
The Talmud teaches that two contradictory opinions can be valid at the same time, and that we thrive when we give space to different perspectives.
The class reminded us of the lives our ancestors escaped; sadly, it also made us more fully aware that antisemitism still exists.
One of my favorite stories that my mom has shared with me is that the day she dropped me off at Temple Beth Elohim preschool, I walked right in, took the teacher’s hand, and didn’t look back.