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 Service (Hybrid)
Friday, September 24th at 6:30 pm
New CBA Book Club (Hybrid)
Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm
New CBA Torah Study Group (Hybrid)
Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm
Vintage Jewish Movie Group (Zoom)
High Holiday Thank You to CBA Members
Thank you to all CBA members, who participated in readings, aliyot, and shofar blowing during Rosh Hashanah services. It is the dedication of our members that elevates the ruach of our services and brings unity to our congregation.
In honor of all those who participated, and in keeping with the spirit of teshuvah, we are sharing the links to the Divrei Torah given by CBA members, Madalyn Fliesler and Lorne Opler. Please take the time to click on the links below, read, and meditate on these inspiring drashot as we move through this season of repentance and teshuvah. Thanks again to Madalyn and Lorne, and all who participated!
Madalyn's D'Var Torah Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Lorne's D'Var Torah Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Friday, September 24 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for our next Kabbalat Shabbat service to be held on Friday, September 24th at 6:30 pm, in-person at CBA and on Zoom.
We are pleased to announce our return to in-person service back in the shul. Restrictions apply. All those who are vaccinated are welcome to attend, and wearing masks is strongly encouraged. Please refrain from attending services in-person if you have not been fully vaccinated. Services are available on Zoom for all who are not vaccinated.
The Service will be led by Cantor Irwin Gelman with musical accompaniment by Marty Kerker and Roberta Levine. An outdoor dessert-style oneg, courtesy of the Koven-Gelman's, will take place in their sukkah immediately after the service (weather-permitting).
To RSVP for in-person and Zoom link, email us at email@example.com before September 24th. Shabbat Shalom!
Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
Join the New CBA Book Club on Zoom on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting to discuss Antiquities by Cynthia Ozick. The meeting will take place in Rise’s garden, and also available on Zoom.
Copies can be borrowed from the library or purchased through book sellers on the internet.
If you want to attend, and have not signed up for the book club previously, please RSVP to Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the location details.
October: Eternal by Lisa Scottoline
The Vintage Jewish Movie Group is currently on hiatus for the summer months. Thank you to all who joined us for the films on Zoom, and kept the personal connection going despite the obstacles of the pandemic. We look forward to being able to get together in person in the fall.
Please email Marty to RSVP or for more details on upcoming movies, and/or to get on the CBA Vintage Jewish Movie Group email list for regular updates.
New! CBA Torah Study Group
Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm
Take a journey through the Torah – the touchstone of the Jewish people.
The CBA Torah Discussion Group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm in-person and on Zoom, to discuss the Torah portion for Sukkot, Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44.
We will be using the book A Year With The Sages by Rabbi Reuven Hammer as a guide. This group is meant for people who are interested in learning about the greatest book of the Jewish people. It is appropriate for beginners and also for people who have more knowledge to share.
If you want to attend, and have not signed up, please RSVP to Shelly at email@example.com and she will send you the details.
Dates for Future Services
Oct. 22: Kabbalat shabbat
Nov. 19: Kabbalat shabbat
Dec. 17: Kabbalat shabbat
These future service dates will include in person services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends
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