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

Shabbat & Holidays

Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat every Friday at 6:00 p.m. Torah study begins at 9:00 a.m. every Saturday with a short service followed by a lively discussion.

Celebrate Passover at Temple Israel of Boston

Let's Find You a Seder

Do you have space for an extra guest or two at your Passover seder table? Are you a member of the TI community in need of a place to go for Passover? If so, we invite you to participate in Temple Israel’s Passover seder match program. To participate, simply fill out the online survey linked below. There will also be cards to fill out and return at Friday-night services as an alternative to the online survey. All responses should be in no later than Wednesday, March 28. Complete the online survey by signing up as either a host or a guest.

Clergy Matzah Brei Cook Off

Tuesday, April 11
Matzah Brei Cook Off begins at 9:30 a.m.
Followed by festival Service and Study for adults and a special kids’ program
It’s time once again for the Clergy Matzah Brei Cook Off! On the first day of Passover our clergy will compete for your taste buds. Last year, Rabbi Suzie Jacobson won. This year, we have some new wild and crazy recipes to offer. Who will win? We’ll eat, celebrate the holiday, and then do some studying.

Women's Seder

Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Join us for the 9th Annual Women’s Passover Seder. Through ritual, song, and conversation we will retell the story of Passover over a potluck Seder meal, using a newly revised Haggadah created by the women of Temple Israel. Rabbis Zecher, Jacobson, and Gubitz will lead the seder. This is a wonderful celebration not to be missed! Register and send your $18 contribution to Melissa Carp at Temple Israel. Contact Melissa for more information.

Celebrate the High Holy Days with Temple Israel

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Our worship services are inviting, fulfilling, comforting, joyous, and filled with music. We come from many places; our memories span the globe and many religious streams. We are creating Jewish experiences that embrace our heritage as they acknowledge the spiritual hunger and search for God in contemporary society. Come pray with us. Add to the sound of our voices. Together, we make a joyful noise.

At Temple Israel, we follow the tradition of Reform Judaism, observing all festivals. Our services are open to innovation and strike a harmonious chord with tradition. We hope our services reflect the joy that Judaism can bring to one’s life, and at the same time be an opportunity for self-reflection and reaching out to the community.

Shabbat

Qabbalat Shabbat

Join us every Friday at 6:00 p.m. to welcome Shabbat with music,  prayer, and study.

Soul Food Fridays

Join us for this monthly Qabbalat Shabbat Service for people in their 20’s and 30’s. This is a highly musical and engaging service led by Rabbi Matt Soffer and wonderful musicians. A free oneg of Jewish soul food follows the service. This is a great introduction to the Riverway community.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings for an hour of robust Rabbi-led text study. Torah study is preceded by a half hour prayer minyan and followed by a warm community kiddish. Please join us. No experience is necessary.

Shabbat Mishpachah

Shabbat Mishpachah (Family Shabbat) is a Shabbat experience for Religious School families in grades K-4 including a festive Shabbat community dinner.

Tot Rock Shabbat

Tot Rock Shabbat is for kids 5 and under and held the second Friday of every month. The Riverway Band will lead us through a musical Shabbat service and dinner.

Walking Through the Door

Walking Through the Door is a program led by Rabbi Zecher and the women of Temple Israel to explore our spiritual life and enjoy Shabbat together.

Daily Minyan

Do you need a place to restore yourself at the end of the day? Our weekday minyan is lay-led and occurs when the building is open.

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat (TGIS)

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (TGIS) is a special service on the first and third Saturday of the month for kids between 6 days and 6 years and includes dancing, singing, playing and praying.

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