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Use of the building during COVID-19 restrictions:

Shabbat Services.  Shabbat services no longer require masking.  Services will continue to be streamed online for those who wish to take part more comfortably from home. 

Other in-person use of the TBA Building:  The religious school will also continue as planned, with masks required for the rest of the '21-'22 school year.

Please contact Cindy Poust at 610-337-2222 (extension # 3) or for any questions about use of the building.

This Week's Events


Friday, May 20th
10:00AM TBA Book Club
7:30pm Shabbat Evening Service w/Choir will be in-person
& Zoom & Livestream &
Prayer book will be at:
Saturday, May 21st
9:00am Torah Study will be Zoom Only.

10:30am Shabbat Morning Service will be in-person
& Livestream
Prayer book will be at:

Wednesday, May 25th
7:30am Morning Minyan is CANCELLED; will resume Wed June 1st

Thursday, May 26th
Noon Torah Study with Rabbi Lazar will be in-person and on Zoom

7:00PM Sisterhood Board Meeting




Saturday, May 29th 4PM – Sunday, May 30th 8AM


BRATY Midnight Run in New York City, where we will follow a
pre-determined route to feed and clothe the homeless on the streets,
in the middle of the night, where they live.
For more information on participating in the run, or how you can help

Monday, May 30th
In observance of Memorial Day the TBA Offices will be closed

Wednesday, June 1st
6:30PM – 10th Gr Confirmation Class Shavuot Service walk through

Saturday, June 4th
7:00PM Shavuot Evening Service let by the 5782 Confirmands,
followed by Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Sunday, June 12th
Walk at Chanticleer Garden
rsvp’s needed by May 24th *


Friday, June 17th

7:30PM Bluegrass Shabbat Evening Service led by Kol Kahal,
a virtuosic Jewish Bluegrass Band


Tuesday, July 19th
50th Anniversary Beer Tasting (more info to come)



If you missed "Rabbi Gold tells the Story of Israel's Declaration of Independence" or if you missed the "TBA Annual Congregational Meeting", you can watch them on the TBA youtube channel.

If you missed "Commonsense Approach to Protect You and Your Data" presented by Cheryl Carmel, you can watch it on the TBA youtube channel.

Gardeners needed to work our new plot at the Upper Merion Community Garden. 

Contact Cathy Koffs @ for more info. 
*No experience needed*  A great project to work on as a family
and teach them about growing your own vegetables. 



Come Join the TBA Choir
The TBA Choir has been enriching services and building friendships for close to 34 years. Right now, we’re in need of new members in all parts - Soprano. Alto, Tenor, and Bass. There are no auditions — if you sang in your high school or college choir, or even if you have no choral experience and can sing in tune, we’d love to have you join us.
The TBA Choir welcomes all congregants from Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and older - in fact, our multi-generational membership is a point of pride. We rehearse Monday nights at 7:00pm-8:30 in the Sanctuary, and on Sunday nights once a month.
 Please join us. For more information, please email 
Steve Hirsch at, or call him at 610-945-6497.


TO CONTACT THE CARING COMMUNITY TEAM,  please call Ann Greenstein at 424-524-3938 or e-mail her at

The caring community team is available to help members who need assistance with meals and rides and issues associated with illness and bereavement.  Or, if you just need to hear a friendly voice during this time of isolation, we have a group of volunteers ready to make contact with you.
Caring Matters, and at Brith Achim, we are here for one another.


It is sometimes difficult to remember during hard times that there are so many wonderful things happening too, such as births, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, and special achievements,  There are so many reasons to rejoice even when life is difficult or disappointing.  The Caring Community Team is getting ready to focus more on these joyful events, but we need your help. 
We are looking forward to starting a column in the monthly bulletin called mentsch-ening (We can give Rabbi Lazar credit for this idea) and we need your help.  We do not always know when a happy event has happened to you or your family so we ask that you tell us when there is a birth in your family, a wedding, a move to a new home, an honor or award, or anything else special to you.  You can contact Ann at 484-524-3939 (leave message) or at so we can share your joy in the column “Mentsch-ening”. 
Once we expand the Caring Community responsibilities, we will need volunteers to send out birthday cards monthly, and to place calls of congratulations or acknowledgment in other ways.  So, keep in mind what you would like to do to let our members no that we care as much when things are going well as when we need to provide support.


...where you'll be able to get yourself booked into my calendar for either a 20-minute phone call or a 20-minute video call.
Fill me in on the latest news * I can read a story to your kids *I can read a story to you
Tell me a great joke you heard recently * Ask me for a great joke that I heard recently
I can help your kids with their homework * We can pray together
We simply can feel comforted by seeing each other's face and/or hearing each other's voice.
Of course, if you would like to discuss something that necessitates a longer amount of time, and/or a greater amount of attention, please be in touch with me and/or Cindy directly.


TBA Puzzle Swap provides a forum in which members can safely exchange puzzles. There is a table set up in the front (circle door) entrance with puzzles for contactless picking up or dropping off. The front doors are unlocked from 9AM – 3PM each weekday (when the office is open). Please park and use the front circle door entrance, as there is construction at the other entrance. There is hand sanitizer on the table. If you have puzzles to donate, please follow these same contactless steps.  If you are unable to drive or otherwise need assistance to pick up or deliver your puzzle, please contact

For Sunshine Donations: You can donate online Directed Giving donations
Please use for your Internet searching needs.
Choose Temple Brith Achim as your charity of choice.

For all those who shop online via Amazon, you can help TBA raise $$ simply by using their Amazon Smile program.  Please click on the following link and sign up via your Amazon account to use AmazonSmile when you shop.  Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to Temple Brith Achim.


REMINDER: You can access our TBA Congregational Directory anytime. Just sign into your account on our website: Top “right hand” corner click on “login”. If you forgot your password or haven’t used your account yet, click on “forgot/need password”. Then follow the directions to set up a password and sign in. Once you are signed in click on “directory” along the task bar under our TBA banner. NOTE: non-congregants cannot access this directory. Our database will only allow members to sign in with the email address registered with TBA.

Sat, May 21 2022 20 Iyar 5782