Temple Beth Avodah
Sometimes referred to as the "temple in the woods," Temple Beth Avodah welcomes a diverse group from the Newton Centre and Oak Hill villages of Newton as well as surrounding communities in Greater Boston. Rabbi Keith Stern leads this Reform synagogue. Many of the services at Temple Beth Avodah place an emphasis on the use and appreciation of traditional Jewish music.
In addition to religious services, Temple Beth Avodah offers several large halls for meetings, dinners and celebrations. An extensive youth development program, the Beth Avodah Youth Group League, is offered to those in grades 3 - 12. The temple also has a preschool and nursery program for children ages 2-5.
Temple Beth Avodah is a half-mile walk from the #52 MBTA bus, which stops at the intersection of Brookline Street and Dedham Street.
- Fax: 617-527-0046
- Hours: Office hours: Mon - Thu, 9am - 5pm; Fri, 9am - 2pm; Sat, Sun, closed. Check the website for changing service schedules and weekly musical Shabbat services.
- Handicap Accessible: Handicap parking spaces available in lot. Entrance street level.
- Founding Date: 1963
- Parking: Free lot
- Denomination: Jewish - Reform
- Congregation size: 500
- Services: Choir/music programs, Study groups, Youth programs
- Recreational facilities: Yes