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

Welcome to Temple Israel of Boston

Temple Israel of Boston 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 together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

Our Values


We build community and encounter the sacred through relationships.


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


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


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


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.


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

Upcoming Events

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Shabbat Services and Torah Study

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 26


February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Latest Tweets


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"The story of Esther may be made up, but the situation and the characters involved remain to this day." Read Rabbi…
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Meet Rabbi @suziess "Super Girl" Jacobson. Using her powers of super-strength & flight, she has launched the Center…
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Meet Rabbi Jen "Mrs. Incredible" Gubitz. Is her super-human power of reshaping and stretching our @RiverwayProject
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"Silence is a common human reaction to tragedy. However, in the Torah, human silence is rare. Formed in the Divine…
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"Shabbat brings us the spiritual safety to breathe." Read Rabbi Elaine Zecher's weekly #ShabbatAwakenings here:
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Our Latest Blog Posts

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Why Purim?
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17 Feb
Breaking the Moral Silence
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Meet Our Rabbis and Cantor

Rabbi Elaine Zecher


Cantor Roy Einhorn


Rabbi Matthew Soffer

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Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

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Rabbi Jen Gubitz

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

Explore Our Community

Interfaith Initiatives


Temple 101


Riverway Project (20’s & 30’s)


TIkkun Central


Shabbat and Holidays


Religious School


TILLI Peer-Led Learning


Families with Young Children