Temple B'nai Abraham

a Reconstructionist Synagague

The Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation in Bordentown, NJ

Worship

Temple B’nai Abraham offers traditional yet egalitarian and inclusive services that engage the community. As a sign of respect, men wear a kippah when in the sanctuary. Women have the option to wear a head covering as well. Men (and some women) also wear a tallit during those services when the Torah is read.

Friday Night Services

Friday Shabbat Evening Services are held most Fridays at 7:30pm.

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday Shabbat Morning Services are usually held once a month at 10:00am unless there is a B’nai Mitzvah which begin at 9:30am.

Tot Shabbat

Please join us for Tot Shabbat, our monthly program for our youngest congregants and their families. We meet at 6:00pm one Friday a month for a preschool-friendly service, a dairy/vegetarian pizza potluck dinner, and a craft. RSVPs to Education Director Jill Ratzan at jratzan@bnai-abraham.org are appreciated but not required.

During the 2019-2020 (5780) school year, Tot Shabbat will be held on the following dates:

September 6

October 18

November 15

December 13

January 10

February 28

March 13

April 3

May 15 (Bring a Friend)

June 12


Rabbi with open arms during song at Tot Shabbat

High Holy Day Services

Traditional services are held at Temple B’nai Abraham. All members in good financial standing are welcome and all others are welcome to purchase tickets.

For a nominal fee, the Sisterhood offers a break the fast meal at the Temple following Yom Kippur services.

Tashlich is held at the river in Bordentown near the RiverLine light rail station.

Holidays & Special Services

Holiday and Special Services: Traditional services take place on all Holidays.

Interfaith Service: Temple B’nai Abraham participates with our neighboring community churches in an Interfaith Service. The date and time is listed in the calendar. The service includes the clergy and congregants from both places of worship.

Purim– Megillah: Our students and the Rabbi read the Megillah in a spirited service.

Sukkot and Sukkahs: Our community builds our sukkah in the temple’s backyard – decorated by our students!

Passover Seder: Each year on the second night of Passover, we hold a complete Passover Seder at the temple.

Please see the calendar for specific dates and times.