Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Welcome

Temple Israel has been an integral part of Boston Jewish life for over 160 years. We are a warm, urban congregation where all are welcome to live Judaism through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

Our Values

RELATIONSHIPS

We build community and encounter the sacred through relationships.

TORAH

We embrace Torah in all its dimensions as our enduring source for inquiry, discovery, and inspiration.

SPIRITUALITY

We explore spirituality and innovate our traditions of ritual and prayer.

JUSTICE

We pursue justice, in partnership with others, to realize our vision of what the world ought to be.

ISRAEL

We are Ohavei Yisrael, Lovers of Israel, committed to the vitality, peace, and well-being of the Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world.

DIVERSITY

We draw strength from our diversity, and wisdom from all who walk through our open doors.

Upcoming Events

Fri 01

Qabbalat Shabbat Oneg

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 02

Torah Study

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Save the Date

Meet Our Rabbis and Cantor

Rabbi Ronne Friedman

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Rabbi Elaine Zecher

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Cantor Roy Einhorn

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Rabbi Matthew Soffer

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Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

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Do you, or someone you know, need some extra support? Our clergy and our congregation are here to help in times of sorrow and to offer congratulations in times of joy.

At the Annual Gathering in early June, Temple Israel President Chris Noe shared with us the Annual Report, which recognizes our congregation's accomplishments and highlights what's to come.

Watch: Our Community Shines

Our Latest Tweets

@TI_Boston

- 23 hours ago

Read Rabbi Friedman's Farewell D'var: "The Cloud and the Trumpet" https://t.co/YPURuQKPls via @TI_Boston
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- 3 days ago

Up early this morning? Tune into Chagigah on @WERS889FM to hear host Mark Grossmann interview Rabbi @elaineszecher! https://t.co/P35A3hWIZB
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- 6 days ago

Including the essay "Integrated Theology: A New Approach to Understanding the Divine" by @elaineszecher https://t.co/kfH5dGjdMU
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- 8 days ago

In a time of combative public discourse, #DeclareInterdependence https://t.co/aObzqGVvAO https://t.co/ycSAu7PRt1
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@TI_Boston

- 11 days ago

In a time of sorrow & contentious public speech, #DeclareInterdependence https://t.co/aObzqGVvAO https://t.co/uLq3m0a1m1
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Our Latest Blog Posts

28 Jun
The Cloud and the Trumpet
12:56 pm
7 Apr
The Cemetery: A Place of Renewal
09:34 am

Explore Our Community

Interfaith Initiatives

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Temple 101

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Riverway Project (20’s & 30’s)

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Ohel Tzedek: Advocacy

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Shabbat and Holidays

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Religious School

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TILLI Peer-Led Learning

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Families with Young Children

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