What are Chavurot?
Chavurah—What is it? How do I join one? A Chavurah is a small group of Temple B’nai Torah families, couples, or individuals who share common interests and a desire to gather together on a regular basis in order to develop their own closeknit Jewish community, an extended family within our larger congregational family.
Think of the possibilities:
- get to know more of your Jewish community
- have fun and try a lot of things you might not do on your own—like hiking, boating, camping and theatre, dining, movies, social get-together, book reviews—or anything your group can think up
- create an extended family with whom you can celebrate Jewish holidays
- create opportunities for children (and adults) to bond with one another within a family framework
- become a part of families supporting one another during life-cycle events: bar and bat mitzvahs, illness, deaths, significant birthdays/anniversaries, career events
Read the TBT Chavurah Handbook and find out: What is a Chavurah?, how to make your Chavurah work, the 6 C’s, favorite tips, program ideas, celebrating holidays together and becoming an extended family.
You can also download the application, fill it out, and send it to the Temple office.
An alternative to a Chavurah are a variety of interest groups that have been formed. These groups offer the chance to share your interests with other Jews in our community and build friendships. Go to our interest group page to learn more.