An Intimate Community
Judaism is a religion of performing mitzvot - of action. We measure our faith by our loving deeds of kindness to one another. People who visit our congregation for the first time share with us, "you're so friendly." In an intimate community, the bonds of friendship are genuine and lasting. Our rabbi has a personal touch. He gives out his cell phone number. Anyone can get a hold of him easily to receive whatever religious, pastoral or spiritual support they may need.
A Supportive Community
We care about each other. We look after each other. We have a "caring committee" and a "membership committee" to help guide the support our members need. Need a ride? We’ll pick you up. Looking for a home-cooked Shabbat meal? No problem. We've got you covered. Trying to make new friends? Let us introduce you? A helping hand? A visit? Just let us know, please. When someone passes away in our congregational family, you are deeply cared for and supported. Many life cycle events are meaningful and largely attended by the whole community.Because you are part of the CBA family.
A Service Oriented and Social Action Community
We have a service-oriented culture. We cook our own brunches - and Shabbat dinners, onegs, and even Torah study food. Not only for ourselves, but we also offer our support to the greater community. Our community engages in book-drives, clothing drives, supports after-school meals for in-need children and turkeys to those in-need during Thanksgiving. We have been a leading partner to raising funds for Israel through a regular Israel Bond Campagin. On a community scale, we created and have been instrumental for decades in one of the largest fundraisers to support those in need of free health-care. On behalf of both the Jewish and non-Jewish community, Congregation B'nai Abraham translates our faith into action.
These are the obligations that have sustained our community for 120 years - and will sustain us for 120 more!