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A Havurah, which comes from the Hebrew word for friend, is a small group of families, couples or individuals who share common interests and the desire to meet together on a regular basis. The Havurah usually meets in each others' homes. It is a way of devloping personal friendship in the Temple Beth Israel congrgation and forming an extended family. At TBI the Havurah model is usually centered around Frday night Shabbat dinner. Recently a group of our young families have organized an informal Havurah group that hosts Shabbat lunches once a month. If you ask a member who participates in a TBI Havurah they would say it is a wonderful way to feel the warmth and support of a close-knit community. The Havurah does not replace other events at TBI but instead supplements and supports the social, religious and intellectual activities. 


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Giving to Temple Beth Israel

Giving to Temple Beth Israel

Giving tzedakah (making donations) to Temple Beth Israel enables our community to come together to pray, celebrate, socialize, and learn. In addition, your tzedakah to Temple Beth Israel provides teachers for our children’s Jewish education, supports adult programs, assists our holy work of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), organizes members to visit the sick and comfort mourners, and much more.