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

Riverway Project

“Riverway has helped me to reconnect with my Judaism on my own terms.”

Jordy Hertzberg,
Riverway Participant, TI Member

“It’s the perfect place for me to explore and enhance my Jewish identity, alongside some amazing Jewish young adults. It’s a key piece of why I came to Boston, and truly, why I have chosen to stay in Boston.”

Julia Rickey,
Riverway Participant, TI Member

Riverway Project Events

Soul Food Friday is a monthly Qabbalat Shabbat Service held here at Temple Israel. Soul Food begins at 7:00 p.m., usually on the second Friday of each month. This is a highly musical and engaging service led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz and wonderful musicians. While there is no cost to you for this event, it is made possible only by the generosity of our Temple Israel community members. Please consider making a contribution to help offset the cost of food; VENMO us @RiverwayProject.

7:00 p.m. Pre-Shabbat Schmooze (wine and cheese)
7:30 p.m. Service
8:30 p.m. Shabbat Oneg

This is a great intro to the Riverway community and a good place to meet other cool people looking to “do Jewish” in Boston!

Each month we’ll be commandeering cozy coffee shops in neighborhoods around Boston. We’ll bring the text and the teacher as well as the free food and drink – you just bring yourself and friends! This is a perfect chance to study Judaism through its texts in a relaxed setting, hear different perspectives, and get to know others. You know more than you think! No prior Jewish study experience is necessary.

Celebrate Shabbat and study with your neighbors in intimate settings hosted by Riverway participants. These small, home-based gatherings occur monthly and include a Qabbalat Shabbat Services followed by a potluck dinner!

Each year we plan special events to celebrate the holidays, such as Sukkot Harvest Festival, Purim celebrations, and our free Open-Door Ticketless High Holy Day Services.

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Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Director of the Riverway Project


cjp_logo_pmsThis program is supported in part by a Young Adult Multi-Year Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.