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 Second Seder-Save the Date (Zoom)
Sunday, March 28th at 6:00 pm
CBA Shabbat Schmooze (Zoom)
Friday, March 5th at 5:30 pm
CBA Kabbalat Shabbat (Zoom)
Friday, March 19th at 6:30 pm
CBA Book Club Meeting (Zoom)
Tuesday, March 30th at 8:00 pm
Vintage Jewish Movie Group (Zoom)
To Be Announced
Friday, March 5 at 5:30 pm
Welcome Shabbat with your friends, schmooze a bit, recite the blessings, listen to a special reading and then schmooze some more,
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!
Friday, March 19 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for our next Kabbalat Shabbat service to be held on Friday, February 19th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. The Service will be led by Cantor Irwin Gelman, with musical accompaniment by Marty Kerker. Please contact Irwin or Marty, if you would like the honor of reciting the blessing over candles, hamotzi or offering the D'var Torah.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE, and we will send the Zoom link right to your email.
See you there!
Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00 pm
Please join us on Zoom on Tuesday, March 30th at 8:00 pm, when the CBA Book Club will be meeting to discuss Five Seasons by A.B. Yehoshua.
Copies can be purchased through book sellers on the internet.
Here is a summary of the book excerpted from PaknTreger:
This novel about a middle-aged bureaucrat in Haifa trying to find himself (and romance) after the death of his wife is a psychologically subtle character study articulated with a muted lyricism . . . (It) raises issues of Sephardi against Ashkenazi in Israeli culture with the culturally conditioned habits of character that pertain to both.
If you would like to attend the discussion, please contact Shelly at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link in your email.
Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 pm
The next Vintage Jewish Movie Group meeting is to be announced. Stay tuned for more details.
Please email Marty to RSVP or for more details about the movie that will be shown and/or to get on the CBA Vintage Jewish Movie Group email list for regular updates.
Sunday, March 28 at 7:00 pm
Second Seder – Save the Date!
Join us in celebrating the exodus from Egypt! CBA will be hosting the Second Seder on
Sunday, April 28th on Zoom.
Lots of questions! Lots of plagues! Lots of wine! Lots of songs! And we’d love to see you there!
More information to follow.
RSVP for the Zoom link by clicking HERE. Please indicate the number of people attending, and if you would like to participate in an English reading from the Haggadah. The Haggadah will be shared on screen and is also available in PDF by request.
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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.
CBA Community Outreach
CBA is a warm and welcoming community that cares about the wellbeing or our congregants, friends and neighbors. We are initiating an outreach to members of our community, who may be feeling isolated and alone, and would appreciate a friendly phone call or assistance with accessing helpful services to get them through difficult times. If you or someone you know is experiencing a hardship, and is in need of a helping hand,
please email us at: email@example.com
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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