"My kid didn't have school today, but he still wanted to go to Hebrew School.
He really enjoys it."
Beth Liebeman, member
The secular year 2013 has been a big year for the TriBeCa Synagogue community. We have made investments that will bear fruit for us over time through increased revenue, savings and efficiency and by bringing in new people to the building. Nevertheless, we still need the financial support of our members and friends.
Please take this opportunity to become current on your member dues if you are not already, and, if you are, to make a donation to TriBeCa
Synagogue and book your tax deduction for 2013. If you would like to designate
a specific donation, or simply follow up with past pledges or bills, please
indicate that in the space provided on the donation form on this website, or do
same in the memo area of a check sent by mail.
In addition to daily minyanim and following the Jewish calendar in every way, we host both recreational and educational programs for adults and children. Our busy week includes our own TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School and regular Shabbat youth
programming. Other groups holding classes in our building such as Super
Soccer Stars, 92Y Connect, and JCP’s Grown Up and Me have contributed to
making our space a hub of instructional activity for the community. We have instituted scholarly lecture series, concerts in the sanctuary, and continued to show
new art in our gallery space. TriBeCa Synagogue also coordinates basketball
programming for all ages in the neighborhood. We seek to continue to serve our
members and our community even more.
We have made major improvements to the building and its facilities, upgrading lavatories, our hot water heating system, the kitchen and the front office through the generosity of members and friends.
We express sincere thanks to all who have made upgrades and expansion possible. Please inquire about naming and dedication opportunities if you would like to honor someone with a donation towards the physical plant or a specific program.
We hope this letter finds you all in good stead for this time of year and we extend our wishes to your continued success and happiness.
Education takes many forms at Synagogue for the Arts, and is woven into the Synagogue's fabric. We have programs for adults, teens, youth and tots.
We have an excellent Hebrew School for students from pre-K to 7th grade and those ready for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah study with the Rabbi. The Rabbi holds weekly Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) classes for adults, along with Parsha and Hebrew Reading for beginners.
The congregation includes many who had little formal Jewish education prior to joining us. The High Holy Days Learner's Services provide a "way in" for those seeking greater understanding. The Rabbi is available to provide semi-formal sessions for adults looking for a better grounding. There have been crash courses in reading Hebrew.
Scholarly and informative lectures are held as ideas bubble up from the congregation and groups, both formal and informal, sponsor speakers. These have addressed current events and Israel, as well as less expected topics, such as presentations on the Jews of Iraq and the Jews of India. In a congregation as diverse and creative as this, interesting learning opportunities are always emerging. For special event information, see our Calendar.
New Ways to Learn at SFTA!
Torah learning opportunities on Shabbat from
9 - 9:30am and/or from 1 - 1:30pm.
Potential topics could include Chumash and Rashi, Halacha, Musar, Pirkei Avot, etc.