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Rabbi Robin will be out of town on a class trip this weekend.
Please see extremely time-sensitive Shabbat scheduling changes below!

Shabbat: July 12th and 13th:

Friday night Erev Shabbat service will be held at 6:00pm at Temple Adath Yeshurun (TAY) in Manchester and also available via Zoom. Pizza will follow the service.
  • Those planning on attending in-person at TAY MUST contact TAY (, 603-669-5650) by THURSDAY, 7/11, at 4:30pm to get your name on their list, and you MUST bring your ID!
  • Please contact TBJ ( for the Zoom link.
Saturday morning Torah Study is CANCELED this week. 
Saturday evening drumming and Ruach is still ON!
  • 5:30pm Drumming; 6:00pm Veggie/Dairy Potluck; 7:00pm Ruach.

Rabbi's Message of Welcome

Temple Beth Jacob in New Hampshire’s capital city of Concord, is a welcoming community of individuals and families who represent a wide range of Jewish experience, commitment, and observance. Our practices respect the values of loving kindness, education, worship, and social action.

TBJ celebrates diversity through the ideals of Reform Judaism. We are one of the oldest synagogues in New Hampshire, founded in 1907. Begun as an Orthodox community, we affiliated with the Reform movement just after World War II. As Concord’s only synagogue, we are an eclectic blend of Jewish worship practices, as our members represent the full spectrum of Jewish diversity. Our ancestors Abraham and Sarah we renowned for their tent – a tent open on all sides. It was by welcoming all who came to them that their faith and family grew. And so it is at TBJ. At our heart are warmth and a welcoming spirit to all who enter our doors. Whether you are Jewish by birth or by choice, married/partnered with someone who is Jewish, raising Jewish children, searching, or just curious, know that you are always welcome at TBJ. We hope you’ll find a home with us as we strive to engage with Torah and the legacy of Jewish learning so that our ancient traditions resonate in our lives and in our world today. 

L’shalom (with peace),

Rabbi Robin Nafshi

Safety Protocols for Services

UPDATED June 25, 2024:

Due to the war in Israel and Gaza, and the increase in the incidents of antisemitism across the globe, the Concord Police Department has increased their presence at TBJ. Police officers can be seen parked outside of our building very often on Friday nights, Saturday mornings, and Sunday mornings. They also stop by midweek and sit outside up to three times a day, for 30-45 minutes. There are no known active threats against TBJ or the Jewish community of Concord. The Police are simply doing what they can to help us feel safe.

We ask that if you have any Covid symptoms, have been exposed to COVID, or are just not feeling well to please stay home, as all services are available for viewing via either live-stream or Zoom.**

If someone in your home has tested positive within 5 days of  any service or indoor Temple event, kindly remain home; and if someone in your home is between 5-7 days past COVID, please wear a mask if you choose to come in.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.


Rabbi Robin

** Friday night Shabbat services are at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted) and are in-person and available for viewing over TBJ’s live-stream service (

Saturday morning Shabbat services and Torah study are at 9:30am and are in-person and Zoomed. Special events on Saturday morning will be in-person and live-streamed. This home page and the weekly emails will note specifically when the Service and Torah study or event will be Zoomed or live-streamed.

Sat, July 13 2024 7 Tammuz 5784