“How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!” These words, which in Hebrew begin with “Mah Tovu,” are spoken, at the behest of King Balak, in this week’s Torah portion, by the non-Jewish prophet Balaam, (Num 24:5). According to tradition, the “tents” refer to Jewish homes and the “dwellings” correspond to synagogues. While some assert that Judaism is mostly about home practice and others believe that it’s synagogues where all the action is, we know that it is only when we live active Jewish lives in our homes and meaningfully engage in our synagogues that we can truly thrive as individuals, as families and as a community.
Strength of tradition and warmth of community are at the heart of our congregation, yet we are so much more. We are a center for Jewish life, a home away from home where you and your loved ones can share with us in the life-long Jewish journey of learning and discovery.
Whatever your background, age, or stage of life, we invite you to get to know us by checking out our diverse programs, worship services and special events. We hope that you will find TBY at the center of your Jewish life. LGBTQI+ and Interfaith couples and families welcome!