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 Kabbalat Shabbat (Zoom)
Friday, January 15th at 6:30 pm
CBA Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom)
Friday, January 22nd at 5:30 pm
CBA Book Club Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, January 26th at 8:00 pm
Vintage Jewish Movie Group (Zoom)
Sunday, January 17th at 4:30 pm (Tentative)
Friday, January 15 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for our next Kabbalat Shabbat service to be held on Friday, January 15th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. The Service will be led by Cantor Irwin Gelman. The D'var Torah will be given by Rabbi Adam Scheldt.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE, and we will send the Zoom link right to your email.
See you there!
Friday, January 22 at 5:30 pm
Welcome Shabbat with your friends at CBA and enjoy a special reading by CBA member and author, Susan Solomon of her short story, "Sabbath."
Here is a brief synopsis of her story: At sixteen, Susan wants to be doing anything other than lighting Sabbath candles at her grandparents’ house. After dinner this evening, though, her grandmother begins to teach her about a great aunt she never knew and more about her Jewish heritage—lessons that shape who she will become.
Have your wine, candles, and challah ready for Shabbat blessings! For more information or to RSVP, please click HERE. We will send the Zoom link right to your email.
See you there!
Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00 pm
Please join us on Zoom when the CBA Book Club will be meeting to discuss The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schultz. Copies can be purchased through book sellers on the internet.
Here is a summary of The Street of Crocodiles excerpted from PaknTreger:
In this surrealistic work, set in the Polish city of Drohobycz, Schulz’s narrator weaves his memories of childhood into an interlinked series of fantastic stories taking place in his father’s small haberdashery. . . Schulz’s work has been compared with that of Kafka and Thomas Mann.
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, January 17 at 4:30 pm
The next Vintage Jewish Movie Group meeting will be Sunday, January 17th, tentatively at 4:30 pm.
Please email Marty to RSVP or for more details about the movie that will be shown.
Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 pm
CBA Curbside Cookie Pick-Up
Happy Chanukah! To help celebrate, add a little light, and delicious gift, sign up for CBA Chanukah Cookie Pick-Up! Please Join us Sunday, December 13th between 1:00 pm and 2:00pm outside in front of the shul. Sign up to receive CBA Chanukah Cookie Pick-Up and we will hand you a cookie package curb side deliver right to you as you stay in your car!
Email email@example.com to sign up and please provide your name and phone number. We will in turn provide a mobile number for you to call when you pull up curb side to alert us you have arrived to pick up you package.
There is no charge for this event and all requests must be received by Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 pm. Cookies will be parve, but will contain almond milk/extract.
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CBA appreciates your financial support and we are happy to offer the convenience of secure online donations by clicking on the embedded link above. In addition to our annual appeal to cover our operating costs, we appreciate your help with building renovations, accessibility improvements, special projects and our regular ongoing expenses. If you make a donation of $18 or more, you will automatically be considered a member unless you choose to opt out by informing us accordingly.
If you prefer to donate by mailing a check, our address is 1073 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222. Please download/print our DONOR FORM and include it with your payment and other information so we can recognize your contribution.
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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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