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Torah Study

Date

July 13, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Havdalah

Date

July 13, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

July 19, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

Torah Study

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat! - at TI

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

TGIS is a joyful and interactive service that meets on select Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years. ...

Havdalah

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

July 26, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

Torah Study

Date

July 27, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Havdalah

Date

July 27, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

August 2, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

Torah Study

Date

August 3, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat! - at TI

Date

August 3, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

TGIS is a joyful and interactive service that meets on select Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years. ...

Havdalah

Date

August 3, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

August 9, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

August Riverway Shabbat

Date

August 9, 2024

Time

6:45 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Shabbat Shalom! The Riverway Project of Temple Israel invites you to join us for our once-monthly Riverway Shabbat on Friday, August 8! Our musical ...

Torah Study

Date

August 10, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Havdalah

Date

August 10, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

August 16, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

Torah Study

Date

August 17, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat! - at TI

Date

August 17, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

TGIS is a joyful and interactive service that meets on select Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years. ...

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Riverway Project: Commonwealth Shakespeare Co Presents The Winter's Tale (20s & 30s)

Date

July 17, 2024

Time

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT

The Riverway Project is going to enjoy the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's production of The Winter's Tale on Wednesday, July 17. Join us at 6:30 ...

This is Art at Studio Without Walls

Date

July 18, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join TILLI to walk on the Riverway to view the annual Studio Without Walls. Led by an artist/docent, This is Art features sixteen sculptures by seven...

"Inundation District" a film by TI member David Abel

Date

July 23, 2024

Time

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM EDT

Join us onsite for "Inundation District" a film by TI member David Abel on July 23rd at 6:30 pm. Inundation District is a feature-length film about t...

MOMIX at Jacob’s Pillow

Date

July 26, 2024

Time

8:30 AM - 10:30 PM EDT

Join TILLI, Riverway, and the Temple Israel Community for a trip to Jacob's Pillow to see MOMIX. Famous across the globe for exceptional inventivenes...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

July 28, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

August 4, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Voting Action 2024

Date

August 8, 2024

Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Together, we will address postcards to states where voter suppression remains a challenge, aiming to counteract barriers like ever-changing polling p...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

August 11, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

August 18, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

August 25, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Welcome Back Concert with Evan Haller

Date

September 1, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Evan Haller from Music at the Blissful will perform a fun and interactive show for families with young children.  There will be lots of dancing and ...

Lethal Literature: Wrestling with the Dark Side of Jewish Text

Date

September 8, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Instructor: Aron Wander Dates: 5 Sundays, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/25 & 9/8 Time: 10-11:30 a.m. EST Course fee: $200, financial aid is available Loca...

Voting Action 2024

Date

September 12, 2024

Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Together, we will address postcards to states where voter suppression remains a challenge, aiming to counteract barriers like ever-changing polling p...

Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) Current Events Conversation

Date

September 17, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Please join the Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) on September 17th, at 7:00 pm for our next open conversation about what is happening ...

Living Room with Chaim Gross’s Art Collection

Date

September 19, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Join us on September 19th at 11:00 a.m. for an online visit to the Chaim Gross Foundation in New York City, first established in 1974 with donations f...

Bereavement Group

Date

September 24, 2024

Time

5:15 PM - 6:10 PM EDT

Temple Israel holds a monthly bereavement group for all those who are currently struggling with a loss. This discussion group, facilitated by Rabbi ...

Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) Book Group

Date

October 1, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Join us onsite or online on Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00 pm—8:30 pm for the Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus Book Group. We will announce the ...

Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) Current Events Conversation

Date

October 29, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Please join the Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) on October 29th, at 7:00 pm for our next open conversation about what is happening in...

TILLI Fall 2024 Morning Classes

Date

October 31, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for TILLI morning study groups! We offer interesting and intellectually challenging study groups on a wide variety of topics, from science, t...

TILLI Fall 2024 Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Emily Franklin

Date

October 31, 2024

Time

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Join TILLI (Temple Israel Lifelong Learning Institute) for our Fall 2024 Semester Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Listen and ask questions to experts...

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At Temple Israel of Boston, we acknowledge, welcome, and honor each individual in our community for who they are. We celebrate our community’s diversity in personal identities and lived experiences. Loving kindness, caring about others, and committing ourselves to lift up and protect each other’s humanity is our righteous pursuit. May all who enter find peace within these walls, as we continue our mission of Living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

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Torah Study

Date

July 13, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Havdalah

Date

July 13, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 14, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 15, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

The TI Yeshiva: Learn to Read the Talmud with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Date

July 16, 2024

Time

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in this weekly online class led by Rabbi Suz...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 16, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

Introduction to Judaism: Summer 2024

Date

July 16, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session online course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens. Over the cou...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 17, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

Riverway Project: Commonwealth Shakespeare Co Presents The Winter's Tale (20s & 30s)

Date

July 17, 2024

Time

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT

The Riverway Project is going to enjoy the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's production of The Winter's Tale on Wednesday, July 17. Join us at 6:30 ...

This is Art at Studio Without Walls

Date

July 18, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join TILLI to walk on the Riverway to view the annual Studio Without Walls. Led by an artist/docent, This is Art features sixteen sculptures by seven...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 18, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

July 19, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting). All are welcome to join this service full of p...

Torah Study

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead us in an in-dept...

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat! - at TI

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

TGIS is a joyful and interactive service that meets on select Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for anyone between the ages of 6 days and 6 years. ...

Water Play Dance Party

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Little Beats is returning to Temple Israel this summer for a playground meetup. Our water play dance party will feature under the sea dancing, music,...

Havdalah

Date

July 20, 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say hello, catch up from the wee...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 21, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 22, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

The TI Yeshiva: Learn to Read the Talmud with Rabbi Suzie Jacobson

Date

July 23, 2024

Time

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in this weekly online class led by Rabbi Suz...

Evening Minyan

Date

July 23, 2024

Time

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM EDT

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. ...

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