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Update on 7/22 Shabbat by the Sea and Vigil for Riley Fessenden

We join our larger Beverly community in mourning the passing of Riley Fessenden – “Riley Rocks” – who has been an incredible inspiration to so many of us. A community vigil is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 7:30 at Lynch Park.

Please join us for our regular celebration of Shabbat at Lynch Park . 6:00 pizza will be followed by ice cream sundaes at 6:30. Our service will begin 10 minutes early (around 6:50) in order to be finished in time to join the vigil for Riley.  All are welcome to experience a bit of Shabbat peace and then honor this remarkable child and support her family.

In case of rain, please check our website and Facebook for any weather-related changes.

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Zichrona L’Vracha, May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jodi Gold- Mc Farland neice of Arlene Dacey. Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 19 at noon at Stanetsky Funeral Home in Salem. The family will be receiving visitors at the home of Arlene and Tom Dacey following the interment until 8:00 PM with minyan at 7:00 PM and  on Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 21 from 1:00- 8:00PM with minyan at 7:00 PM.

The congregation offers its condolances to Arlene, Tom and their family.

May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


Please join us in representing Temple B’nai Abraham in the 2016 North Shore Pride Parade on June 25!

The 2016 Pride Parade will take place in Salem, kicking off in front of the Post Office on Margin Street and ending up on Salem Common, where the Pride festival will follow!
The parade kicks off at noon, please arrive between 11:00 and 11:30. When you arrive please come to the Parade Registration Tent across from the Salem Post Office on Margin Street (adjacent to the flag poles) to find out TBA’s set up location.
We’ll be carrying the TBA banner and handing out special TBA Pride candy. Immediately after the parade, there will be a festival on Salem Common where our own Rabbi Alison Adler has been selected to lead a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando massacre. If you have any questions please contact Leslie or Chuck or the Temple office.
Hope to see you on the 25th!

Notes to Orlando LGBTQ Youth and Salem Pride Parade

Write notes of love and support to send to LGBTQ youth in Orlando. Stop by TBA or send Rabbi Adler something by Friday (we will have them available before services begin).

North Shore Pride Parade Saturday, June 25 – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel described marching in Selma, AL as praying with his legs.  Join us to support LGBTQ pride after services in Salem.  Contact Leslie Colten or Rabbi Adler to join our TBA team.  If you can’t march, just come.  Rabbi Adler is leading a moment of silence for the victims at the event following the parade.

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We Stand With Our Friends at Shirat Hayam

Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. TBA President Alan Pierce, Rabbi Alison Adler, and Len and Judy Allen represented TBA and joined Rabbi Ragozin and other community leaders and members for a taharah/cleansing ritual. Let’s strengthen our relationships and continue to be a force for holiness and love in times when we are seeing too much hate.


Shavuot Celebrations

Please join us on Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 as we celebrate Shavuot and honor four special people who have chosen to walk the Jewish path. On Shavuot we give thanks for the gift of Torah and contemplate the meaning of Torah in our lives as contemporary spiritual seekers. They will receive their first Aliyah to the Torah and we will shower them with candy and blessings! Kiddush lunch follows.
Mazel tov to:
Hanying Pu
Becky Landy
Jacquie Spector
Kevin Tsukroff

Monday, June 13 – Second day of Shavuot services with Yizkor (memorial prayers) will be at Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody at 9:30.

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Shabbat Celebrations: Me’ah Graduation and Dan Goldberg Bar Mitzvah Anniversary

Please join us Friday night as Me’ah students celebrate finishing two years of intensive adult learning.  The Shabbat service and reflections by Me’ah students will be followed by special oneg.  Pictured are our Me’ah students at their graduation on June 8 at Hebrew College in Newton.

Saturday morning Dan Goldberg will celebrate the anniversary of his bar mitzvah. He will chant from the Torah and Haftarah and there will be a Kiddush lunch sponsored by his parents, Ilene and Richard Goldberg.

Mazel tov!

Shabbat shalom.