Today is October 18, 2018 -
Welcome to Temple Beth Torah, where we pride ourselves on living our guiding principles which include the following:
We are an inclusive, respectful, engaging and flexible community that is inspirational and relevant
We have open and transparent communication between membership and leadership
We serve the needs of our congregation and the greater community
We provide teaching and learning opportunities for varying demographics within our community.
How did we get here?
Our synagogue began in early 1972 around a Mah Jongg table, where a close group of friends were discussing where to send their children to Religious School. Over the course of the next several months, many dedicated families worked together to create what is now Temple Beth Torah.
Our first Shabbat service was held in July of 1972 with High Holidays and Religious school to follow that Fall. A short 5 years later the building was built and here we are almost 50 years later as an established, respected, vibrant and successful congregation. My family joined the Temple in 2009 and we have been active ever since. We have made friends, our children have made long lasting connections with other Jewish children and I have the privilege to lead the community in my role as President.
I am most excited about our Rabbi, Rabbi Steven Edelman-Blank and our Education Director/Cantor Linda Myer. Together we create a place where your spiritual, educational and social needs can be met. We are here for you!
Tell me more!
We have a strong religious school that offers programming for students from ages 4-14. We foster our students’ love of learning and provide a solid foundation for building strong and lasting Jewish identities.
We have a very active Sisterhood, Israel Action Committee, Tikkun Olam Committee, Ritual Committee, Adult education, social programming and many other activities that make Temple Beth Torah the exciting and strong community that we are. Through our varied programming and activities there is much opportunity to participate and get involved.
Temple Beth Torah is a Conservative congregation, under the USCJ (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) and we are welcoming to all backgrounds and affiliations including interfaith families. We offer Shabbat services each Friday evening and Saturday morning as well as Minyan on Sunday mornings. We observe and celebrate Jewish Holidays and provide meaningful B’Nai Mitzvah services for families celebrating this wonderful milestone in Jewish life.
Geographically, we are more than just Holliston; we also encompass the surrounding communities. As a matter of fact, our membership is made up of people living not only in Holliston, but also in Medway, Millis, Franklin, Ashland, Milford, Hopkinton and Hopedale (to name a few).
Temple Beth Torah is a wonderful community. We are fortunate to have some of the founding members remain with us today, all these years later. We are a diverse Temple where we appreciate what each member brings to the congregation. Please join us and you too will find it to be a very special place.
Thank you for considering us,
President, Temple Beth Torah