Chanukah is coming early to TBA! Sunday, December 15th with Octopretzel*Games*Latkes*Sufganiot and a HUGE Chanukah Menorah!!

Come Rock Out and share the joy of the holiday!

Pre-Chanukah celebration on Sunday, December 15th from 3-5 pm in the TBA Social Hall. 

Entertainment will be provided by the band, Octopretzel! We will have activities, games and loads of latkes and sufganiyot!! This is an event for the entire TBA community, co-sponsored by our Jewish Resource Specialist Program and TBA!

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TBA works at CityTeam Oakland

A wonderful volunteer opportunity awaits you at CityTeam Oakland, open to all congregants ages 14 and older. CityTeam is an organization that works in the Bay Area to provide drug rehabilitation services for those in need. Part of the recovery program is to provide meals for the homeless. Temple Beth Abraham has committed to send up to 6 people the 4th Sunday of every month from 5-7pm to help the individuals in the Rehab program prepare and serve dinner to the homeless. Please come out and join us The link below will allow you to sign up.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact me or better yet go to services this Saturday to hear their representative speak.

Bryna Ross

T’fillat Y’ladim with Susan Simon for Kindergartner, 1st and 2nd grades

Dec 7, January 4, 2020, Feb 1, March 7, April 4, May 2

10:15 am in the Baum Youth Center

T’fillat Y’ladim —bring your Kindergartner, 1st or 2nd grader for an age appropriate Shabbat service.  Each month’s service the focus is on a different Hebrew letter which students spend time looking to identify in the Torah. Filled with song and stories, this service is a great bridge from Shabbat Mishpacha to Junior Congregation



Shabbat Mishpacha for Children up to age 5 years

Dec 7, January 4, 2020, Feb 1, March 7, April 4, May 2

will be 10:15am in the Chapel

A fun service with stories, music movement, snack and follwed by playtime on the playground to socialize!  All are invited to join the congregation for Kiddush Luncheon following services.

Hope to see you there!

Becky Frank and Emma Schnur

Gan Shalom Cemetery-TBA section: S’dei Avraham – Field of Abraham

Gan Shalom Cemetery is located at 1100 Bear Creek Rd, Martinez/Briones, CA 94553.  The cemetery is  owned and operated by Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha, a non-profit Jewish cemetery service. The cemetery offers traditional ground burials, family sections, a cremation urn garden, and an on-site chapel. It allows for flush grave markers and memorial benches.

More information can be found at:

Our Congregational section is called S’dei Avraham – Field of Abraham

To reserve a plot contact Sinai Memorial Chapel in Lafayette 925-298-3636.  

Transfer Stock to Temple Beth Abraham-click here for details

Thank you for thinking of TBA…

To transfer stock from your brokerage  to TBA account:

Firm Name:        Morgan Stanley 1999 Harrison Street Suite 2200 Oakland, CA 94612

Account Number:   030-119550

DTC Number:    0015

Account Name:   Congregation Temple Beth Abraham

Please email the Executive Director at of the stock and date of transfer.

Thank you!