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 Hybrid Service
(Outdoor and Zoom)
Friday, May 21st at 6:30 pm
Vintage Jewish Movie Group (Zoom)
Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm
New CBA Book Club (Zoom)
Tuesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm
Friday, May 21 at 6:30 pm
Please join us for our next Kabbalat Shabbat service to be held on Friday, May 21st at 6:30 pm at Grant Golden and Deborah Goldman's home in North Buffalo.
There are a limited number of openings available, due to limited space. It will be first come first served to those who are fully vaccinated. Please RSVP to reserve a spot. We will provide the address with your confirmation. You will need to bring your own lawn/folding chair.
If cancellation due to weather is an issue, an email notice will go out Friday before the service. The service will still be available on Zoom in the event of bad weather.
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 refrain from attending services in person if you have not been fully vaccinated or feel you are at high risk for Covid-19. We urge those not fully vaccinated to participate on Zoom only, and look forward to the day when we are all fully immunized and can gather again in-person. Please contact Dr. Irwin Gelman with any questions or concerns.
Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Join the New CBA Book Club on Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm, when we will be meeting to discuss The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff.
Copies can be borrowed from the library or purchased through book sellers on the internet.
If you would like to join us, please contact Shelly at email@example.com.
Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm
The next Vintage Jewish Movie Group meeting will be Sunday, May 23rd at 4:00pm on Zoom.
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.
To Be Announced
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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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