Temple Beth Abraham is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Temple Beth Abraham endorses the Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards’ December 6, 2006 decision to allow the ordination of gays and lesbians and permit Conservative rabbis to perform commitment ceremonies. As a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, we enthusiastically support the USCJ’s decision to revise its hiring policies and consider applicants for United Synagogue jobs regardless of sexual orientation. TBA looks forward to continuing to create a synagogue community in which all members and visitors feel welcome and included.
We are an egalitarian Conservative congregation. With God’s guidance, we promote a lifetime of Jewish learning, we create a sacred environment for devotion to God, and we strengthen ourselves and those around us. We are a community.
We are an egalitarian Conservative congregation.
Our Congregation welcomes all who wish to join us in the practice of Conservative Judaism. We embrace halachah (Jewish law) and our traditions, and allow new traditions to evolve. We encourage full and equal participation in services by both men and women. We are comprised of people who have come to choose Judaism for every kind of reason, some born to it and some not, some returning and some who are finding Judaism for the first time. We respect the challenges faced by interfaith couples and welcome all to share in our rich history. We take great pride in the fact that our congregation has been worshipping in Oakland for close to a century and some of our members are descendants of the original founders.