All CBA Services and Programs are Postponed Until Further Notice: It is our priority to keep the CBA community safe and informed as new details arise about the current public health crisis. Please stay tuned to our website and sign up to receive email notifications of up-coming cancellations and rescheduling of services and programs. Also stay connected to the CBA community by visiting our NEW interactive forum, CBA Corona Chronicle.
Live Stream Community Shabbat Services: Please see below for resources.
Saturday Morning Shabbat Service-CANCELLED: Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 am. Please see below for details.
The Vintage Jewish Movie Group-POSTPONED: The next movie group meeting is Sunday March 29th at 4:00 pm. Please see below for details.
CBA Book Club Meeting (Online format): The next CBA book club meeting will be Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30 pm to discuss Victoria by Sami Michael. Please see below for details.
Future Dates for Shabbat Services:
Friday: 4/17(Cancelled), 5/15, 6/19
Saturday: 3/28, (April, not scheduled), 5/2, 6/6
Due to the current public health crisis and the need for social distancing, the Buffalo Jewish Community is holding virtual Shabbat services until further notice.
This Shabbat you are invited to help greet the Shabbat Bride on Temple Beth Tzedek's Livestream, at 6:00 pm and at 10:00 am Shabbat morning. If you would like a PDF of the siddur that TBT uses so that you can follow along, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you a link where you can download a copy.
Click on Congregation Shir Shalom for Erev Shabbat Services Friday at 7:00 pm and Shabbat morning services from 11:00 am-noon on ZOOM.
Temple Beth Zion has Livestream Shabbat Services Friday at 7:00 pm, and Saturday morning at 10:30 am on ZOOM.
Please stay connected to the CBA community by visiting our new CBA Corona Chronicle interactive blog page. Sign up to receive email notifications of virtual activities, stories, and notifications that will keep you informed and engaged as we work and pray to get through this crisis together.
Due to the current public health crisis, Shabbat morning service Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 am is cancelled.
Please refer to Temple Beth Tzedek, Temple Beth Zion, or Congregation Shir Shalom to view a live stream of up-coming community Shabbat morning services.
In lieu of services, don't forget to visit our "Shabbat Learning" page on the website to practice davening our Shabbat morning services for when we meet again. There you can find audio and visual reference material that will help you experience Shabbat prayers and components of the service; Preliminary, Shacharit, Torah and Musaf, in the comfort of your home.
If you have any questions about Shabbat Learning or up-coming services, please contact Irwin or Marty.
The next CBA Vintage Jewish Movie Group meeting will be POSTPONED until further notice. We hope to be showing The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, a slapstick, French farce from 1973, next month if current health climate improves. Please stay tuned to our website for updated notifications.
Here's a one line synopsis from IMDB -- "A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police."
Click HERE to view the trailer.
Please contact Marty to RSVP or if you have any questions about the Vintage Jewish Movie Group.
***Also, visit our NEW interactive forum, CBA Corona Chronicle for links to more great Jewish films that you can view online!
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Donate to CBA securely online using your credit card or by check in the mail!
CBA appreciates your financial support of our temple and we are happy to offer the convenience of online donations. In addition to our annual appeal to cover our operating costs, the "Little Shul on Elmwood" needs your financial help with our continuing renovations and accessibility improvements. Please note that if you make a donation of $18 or more, you will automatically be considered a member unless you choose to opt out and inform us accordingly. Membership requires no further financial or time commitment, although both are much appreciated.
If you prefer to donate by sending a check in the mail, our address is 1073 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222. Please download/print our donor form and include it with your payment to let us know how to acknowledge your donation. Thank You!!!!
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Questions about Parking and Building Access ?
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 email@example.com
or call 716 435-0658
Click HERE for a map with parking information. Please do not park in the Mr. Pizza or Panos lot - we want to be a good neighbor!
***Note for all those who bike or take the bus: Bike racks are located on Elmwood across the street from the shul and the 20A bus going inbound and outbound has stops near the corner of Elmwood and Byrd Avenues.
Help sponsor future kiddushim for our new, monthly Shabbat morning services. You have a mitzvah opportunity to be a sponsor, co-sponsor or an ongoing member of our "Kiddush Club." Simply go to the Donate section on our home page and follow the prompts to contribute, as suggested below:
Full sponsorship in honor of someone special or in celebration of a simcha -- $136 (for approximately 20-40 people).
Half sponsorship with the synagogue or in tandem another member -- $68 (for approximately 20-40 people)
Participation in our "Kiddush Club" with an ongoing, monthly donation of $6, $12, or $18. Simply hit the button that says "Make This a Monthly Donation" and we'll take acre of the rest.
Click the "Donate" button, follow the prompts, type in the comments section that you would like to sponsor a full or half Kiddush with date/simcha/honoree details or "Kiddush Club" if making an ongoing monthly contribution. You of course have the option of entering a different amount or canceling at any time. Unless you choose to be anonymous, we will include your name in the CBA flyer that is handed out at services.
***We also need people who can help with the shopping for food and/or setting up the tables for Shabbat. Please contact Shelly if you are willing and able to pitch in. Your help is much appreciated!
We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends
CBA has benefited greatly from the time and talents of our volunteers who have taken on responsibilities from the building repairs, to our daveners and musicians. If you would like to help with Ritual, Programming, or Building improvements, please contact our volunteer coordinators:
To learn the melodies of our "Sephard-ish" Kabbalat Shabbat services, click HERE
To access ALL the playlists on our YouTube Channel,
Do you have old photographs of our shul? An article clipped from a newspaper? Memories from a rite of passage?
If you have material to share or are interested in helping with our CBA Archives Project, please let us know by email. Click the cba.timeline to download a PDF of the shul's history, starting in 1919.