Congregation Beth Abraham
1073 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo NY 14222
Congregation Beth Abraham has been an active shul in the city of Buffalo since 1922. While for much of its history CBA was recognized as Orthodox, it reinvented itself as a fully egalitarian Conservative synagogue in the 90's. To learn more about CBA, its history and who we are today,
Please stay tuned for announcements regarding the return of limited in-person services as well as the High Holidays.
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CBA 2020/5781 Virtual Yizkor Memorial Book
CBA Book Club Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, November 24th at 8:00 pm
CBA Kabbalat Shabbat (Zoom)
Friday, November 20th at 6:30 pm
Vintage Jewish Movie Group (Zoom)
Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00 pm
CBA Cooking Class (Zoom)
To be determined. See below.
Friday, November 20 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for our next Kabbalat Shabbat service to be held on Friday, November 20th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. The Service will be led by Cantor Irwin Gelman and D'var Torah given by Yonina Andrea Foster.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE, and we will send the Zoom link right to your email.
See you there!
Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 pm
Please join us on Zoom when the CBA Book Club will be meeting to discuss The Leviathan by Joseph Roth. Copies can be purchased through book sellers on the internet.
Here is a summary of The Leviathan excerpted from Pakn Treger:
The main character, Nissen, is a merchant to sells real corals in a capitalistic world that starts to prefer artificial ones. The new trend is anti-Semitic and materialstic: Nisses loses his customers and his self-esteem. A sailor who visits the shtetl brings the mythic message of the ocean: the mother of real corals and the mythic king of the ocean are the Leviathan. Nissen escapes from the shtetl to Odessa and sails out to meet the mythic reality of the Leviathan.
If you would like to attend the discussion, please contact Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link in your email.
Sunday, November 22 at 4:00 pm
The Vintage Jewish Movie Group will meet on Zoom, Sunday November 22 at 4:00 PM. We'll be watching the documentary. "Little White Lie."
Here's the synopsis from IMDB: Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity - despite the questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family's explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different.
A brief discussion will follow the film. Please email Marty to RSVP and receive the Zoom link in your email.
See you soon!
To be determined
The CBA Cooking Class
Call for Volunteers!
(Because when things look bleak, we eat!)
Chicken soup! Blintzes! Rugelach! Kugels! Stuffed Cabbage! Ahh, the smells of a Jewish home! The tastes of holidays and family! It’s just what the doctor ordered this winter.
CBA would love to bring comfort food to our congregational family. And, although we can’t share actual food, we can share recipes, techniques, and camaraderie on Zoom.
To all the cooks and bakers out there: Do you have a favorite Jewish recipe? If you do, would you like to teach us how to make it? Please Email Shelly at email@example.com and let her know what recipe you would like to share. Put the words “Cooking Class” in the subject line.
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Parking and Building Access
Great news -- we now have a stairlift inside the building providing access to all 3 levels, from the basement up into the sanctuary! We also plan on purchasing a ramp to make it easier to navigate the steps outside the front entrance.
For All Events:
Please note that there are now two handicapped-only parking spaces in front of the Synagogue. Please let us know if you would like assistance with helping you from your car into the building and/or up and down the stairs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716 435-0658
Click HERE for a map with parking information.
We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends
If you would like to help with Ritual, Programming, or Building improvements, please contact our volunteer coordinators:
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