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About Temple Beth Abraham

Temple Beth Abraham strives to be a welcoming, inclusive congregation where the joys of Jewish values and rituals are accessible and relevant to the everyday lives of our members. Our community derives strength from the relationships our congregants form as we share in each other’s joys and sorrows. Through celebration, learning, prayer and community, we seek inspiration to enrich our lives and fulfill our responsibilities to God’s creation.

Temple Beth Abraham is guided by these eternal values:

Torah Study - Talmud Torah
Torah in its broadest sense provides content and context for all that we do as individuals and as a congregation.  Through study of our sacred texts, we discover how to fashion lives of meaning in an ever-changing world.  We value formal and informal learning for all ages, in our synagogue, in our homes or wherever we live and work.

Worship and Inwardness - Avodah
Worship and prayer offer connection to God, which we understand as both the Life of the universe and the Light of our innermost souls.  Jewish ritual is a source of spiritual uplift for individuals and for the congregation as a whole.  It brings us together, sanctifies life’s joys and comforts us during life’s sorrows.

Community - Gemilut Chasadim/Kehillah
We work to be a responsive community, which teaches and encourages its members to welcome, care about and support one another.  In a place where people can feel spread out and segmented, our congregation brings us together.  Our congregation reaches out to its members both as an organization and by cultivating an overall atmosphere in which members look out for one another.

Social Justice - Tzedek
We are committed strongly to the larger community -- locally, nationally, around the world and in Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel). We provide opportunities to act on our Jewish values, inspiring engagement in social action, tzedakah, and advocacy.

Shabbat is when all our guiding threads converge.  We strive to increase our congregants' engagement with Shabbat ritual, at home and in the synagogue.  We aim to make the communal celebration of Shabbat multifaceted, from candlelighting to Havdalah, through prayer, study, social gathering, and other programming.

Inclusiveness and Pluralism - Klal Yisrael
Our congregation welcomes all Jews and all the members of their families.  We want to be a home for Jews who are single or live with families, traditionally observant or searching, living with other Jews or with non-Jews, of all sexual orientations.  We offer many paths of Jewish engagement with the values listed above.


A Brief History of Temple Beth Abraham

Organized Jewish life in Nashua had its beginning as far back as 1895, when 15 families got together in an effort to "keep a Jewish way of life alive". These people moved from Boston to Nashua, a busy mill town on the Merrimack River, to build a new life. They established the Agudas Achim Lodge which was the beginning of Temple Beth Abraham as we know it today.

For more information about our history, please go here.

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Tue, January 25 2022 23 Shevat 5782