TBA Now!

by Rabbi Keith Stern

Temple Beth Avodah is a vibrant reform congregation in Newton, Massachusetts, comprised of great people doing extraordinary things in the world. Our members, and the people who they are connected to, have tremendous stories about their passions, their work, and their lives. TBA Now! is an opportunity to meet our neighbors, learn about their adventures, and feel inspired from their experiences. Send us your feedback or an idea... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E01 - Susan Retik: Moving Past Unimaginable Tragedy with Grit and Grace

    S02 E01 - Susan Retik: Moving Past Unimaginable Tragedy with Grit and Grace

    On September 11, 2001 life changed for Susan Retik. She was a mother of two young children with another on the way when Flight 11 carrying her husband David hit the twin towers. Her commitment to Afghan widows was born of her own ...

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  • Season 1

  • S01 E16 - Struggling with Substance Abuse & the Stigma of Asking for Help with Dr. Shelly Greenfield

    S01 E16 - Struggling with Substance Abuse & the Stigma of Asking for Help with Dr. Shelly Greenfield

    TBA member Dr. Shelly Greenfield is an internationally respected psychiatrist, clinician, and researcher. She is the chief academic officer at McLean Hospital, to name just one of her many distinguished roles. Her work focuses on ...

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  • S01 E15 - Meet the Maestro, Jamie Saltman

    S01 E15 - Meet the Maestro, Jamie Saltman

    We call Jamie Saltman maestro at Temple Beth Avodah. He’s played the piano at many services, arranged traditional tunes, and is the anchor for TBA’s Jazz Shabbat experience. During the summer Jamie, along with his wife Ellen, is t...

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  • S01 E14 - Meet Ted Tye: He Sees the Future and Then Builds It

    S01 E14 - Meet Ted Tye: He Sees the Future and Then Builds It

    Ted Tye spends a lot of time dreaming about space. He imagines repurposing old buildings for innovative new living spaces. He sees wholly new concepts for shared spaces. Ted sees the future and then builds it.

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  • S01 E13 - Meet Dave Punch: The Chef

    S01 E13 - Meet Dave Punch: The Chef

    Our latest podcast features Dave Punch, master chef extraordinaire. Any local foodie knows Dave's empire: Jinny's Pizza, Little Big Diner, Buttonwood, and Sycamore, the jewel in the crown. His uncompromising attitude about serving...

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