Jubilee is described as the special year following the end of seven cycles – the Jubilee year – which is the 50th year. The word ‘jubilee’ comes from the Hebrew word yovel, or ram’s horn, which was used to signal the beginning of the jubilee or the 50th year. In modern times, a golden jubilee marks a 50th anniversary.
“Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you..”
In October 1971, seven couples met to establish a Reform Jewish congregation in northwest Montgomery County, and in November, the congregation’s first Shabbat service was held at Ritchie Park Elementary School. 50 years later, Temple Beth Ami remains a vibrant congregational community, and it’s time to celebrate!
Please take a few minutes to watch this incredible video with an overview of our exciting celebration plans featuring TBA’s past presidents and current president.
SAVE THESE DATES!
More special events will be added throughout the year, so check back on this page and in your TBA emails for more information.
Celebrate Shabbat Where It All Began
Friday, November 19, 2021
TBA’s first Shabbat service was held in November 1971 at Ritchie Park Elementary School. Join us for a very special Shabbat at Ritchie Park in the room where it all began!
Friday, December 3, 2021
Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem. This year, our annual Shabbanukah celebration will be a joyful re-dedication of our Temple with holiday treats and our annual community menorah lighting!
Sunday, March 20, 2022
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, all TBA families are invited to participate in our annual Purim celebration AT NO COST! This year’s Purim Palooza will be bigger and better than ever before. Enjoy this year’s Purim spiel, which will be performed following the carnival.
50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Gala
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Save the Date! Join us for an exceptional eveningas we joyfully celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Tickets will be $118/person and will go on sale in January 2022.
Enjoy Videos Celebrating Our History
All Year Long
We hope you’ve seen the first video produced by our History Committee featuring our past presidents. Look for more videos throughout the coming year reflecting on our 50 years!
Participate in 50th Anniversary
Every congregant will have the chance to participate in the creation of an art installation in the Keshet, the 2nd floor all-purpose room. Artist-in-residence, Rosana Azar, will develop opportunities for everyone to be involved in the coming months. Check your emails to learn more
Friday, March 25, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Join us for two very special Shabbat services as we recognize founding families, former and current clergy and staff, past presidents, and other lay leaders. Each service will be followed by joyful Oneg celebrations.
Paving the Way to
Temple Beth Ami’s Future
Support TBA’s Endowment Fund by purchasing an engraved brick for a new walkway planned to be installed outside our main entrance to commemorate our 50th Anniversary. Click here to learn more.