Temple Beth Am's services are currently operating VIRTUALLY. Click here to join our virtual Shabbat services.

At this time, our religious school is temporarily being held at a local synagogue.  Please contact Debbie Lesser for additional information.

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Here at Temple Beth Am we are continuing to take preventative measures to ensure the care and protection of our congregation. Classes, meetings, and activities are taking place virtually for the time being.  Please know that if you are home bound, worried, or need advice or guidance, our clergy and staff are here for you.

Please check the Temple Beth Am Facebook page for information about upcoming services, including both our virtual services, and our occasional outdoor services together.

GROWING & FOSTERING OUR JEWISH WORLD

The mission of Temple Beth Am is to provide a connection to other adults and children through worship, education and social justice in accordance with the values, faith and traditions of Reform Judaism.

We are committed to embracing and welcoming all into our Temple Beth Am family to ensure an environment which is friendly, inclusive and comfortable to our members and friends.

We strive for a culture of involvement and engagement through which lifelong friendships can grow and through which there exists a true feeling of home when entering this spiritual place.

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Temple Beth Am is entering an exciting new chapter in its history, as we prepare a new physical home for our congregation. We are continuing to hold services virtually and in person all the while taking preventative measures to ensure the care and protection of our congregation. Religious School is being held at a neighboring synagogue. Adult Education classes, meetings, activities and speakers are taking place virtually for the time being. All B’nai Mitzvahs are being held at a neighboring synagogue. Please know that if you are home bound, worried, or need advice or guidance, our clergy and staff are here for you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy jemerman June 28, 2022

As we reflect on the United States' Independence Day, I am mindful that democracy also takes commitment and practice. Democracy takes practice because it still is not accessible to all.

Becoming BMitzvah

Becoming BMitzvah jemerman June 27, 2022

I love seeing how our students at Temple Shalom of Newton transform throughout the process of becoming BMitzvah. It's the end of my first year coordinating the BMitzvah program and my colleague Allison Lobron, an experienced leader in inclusion and social emotional learning, and I are hosting an end of year celebration for our BMitzvah students.

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward jemerman June 21, 2022

For the past year, I have been engaged in deep reflection over my responsibility as a Canadian and proud Jew in addressing the horrors committed against Indigenous peoples.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion jemerman June 13, 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), recently attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, California, the world's first LGBTQ+ congregation. This is a excerpt taken from his remarks at the event.