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, click HERE.
Announcing The Return of Monthly Shabbat Morning Services!
We are pleased to announce that we will be joining forces with Congregation Havurah to offer Shabbat morning services in the synagogue starting December 2. Services will begin at 9:30 AM followed by a full kiddush luncheon. Please contact us by clicking HERE (info@congregation bethabraham.net) if you would like an aliyah or to volunteer to do an English reading, D'var Torah, Haftarah, or Torah reading.
To learn more about Congregation Havurah,
please click HERE.
To join us on Zoom, please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88280271098?pwd=b1BiaW5rbjh3VmNlY2ZVeWlTL1ZPUT09
To download a PDF of the Shabbat morning service from our siddur, please click HERE
Friday December 22 at 6:30
Kabbalat Shabbat Services will be led by Cantor Irwin Gelman with musical accompaniment by Marty Kerker and Roberta Levine. Join us for a Potluck oneg/meal following services -- please bring a dairy or pareve dish to pass.
IMPORTANT: If attending in-person, please arrive by 6:30 so that we can lock the doors once services begin. To join us on Zoom, please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88280271098?pwd=b1BiaW5rbjh3VmNlY2ZVeWlTL1ZPUT09
To download a PDF of the Kabbalat Shabbat siddur, please click HERE
You are invited to Join the CBA Book Club on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:30 on
Zoom, when we will be meeting to discuss the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. (The “doors” will be open earlier, at 7:45 for some pre-discussion
Copies can be borrowed from the library or purchased through book sellers on the internet. Here is a description of the book:
The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into the enchantment of the Gilded Age, made all the more
appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.
Heads up: Our next book will be Hello Darkness My Old Friend by Sanford Greenberg
If you are not already a member of our book club, and would like to join us, please contact Shelly by clicking HERE
Take a journey through the Torah – the touchstone of the Jewish people.
The CBA Torah Discussion Group is currently on hiatus until an unspecified time. Please check back periodically to see updated information as it becomes available.
If you are interested in participating in future discussions but have not yet signed up, please RSVP to Shelly by clicking HERE for for more information.
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00
The Vintage Jewish Movie Group wiill have its next screening, Sunday, December 3 at 4:00. For specific information on the film and/or to get on the Jewish Movie Group email list, please contact Marty by clicking HERE. (email@example.com)
Return of Our Annual Chanukah Party and Oldies Sing Along
Mark your calendars for Sunday December 10 at 11:00 AM for a latke brunch and oldies sing along.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE.
STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS!!
Dates for Future Services
Future Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Future Shabbat Morning Services
For more information, or to volunteer for a D'Var Torah, Haftarah, Torah reading or English reading, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To hear songs from our Kabbalat Shabbat Service, please visit our YouTube Channel Shabbat playlist
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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.
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Enjoy CBA's Lending Library
We have an eclectic collection of books donated by individuals all over the Buffalo area, and they are available for check out. The selections include: Torah commentary, Holocaust study, fiction, history, Hebrew, cookbooks, and much more. In addition, we have a table set up with give-away books. Please visit and help yourself!
New Building Improvements
Thank you for your support!
CBA Community Outreach
CBA is a warm and welcoming community that cares about the well being 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
If you would like to help with Ritual, Programming, or Building improvements, please contact our volunteer coordinators: