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


Our communal effort and sacred obligation to end this pandemic

We are proud to share that Temple Israel is continuing our legacy, displayed over many eras, of leading and responding to the needs of the various communities we serve. We now have the opportunity to do our part in helping end the COVID-19 pandemic, as we feel called to act.

Running through May, Temple Israel will be partnering with Beth Israel Lahey Health (BI) for their patients to receive their COVID-19 vaccines in our building, Monday through Friday. BI will be assigning appointments to their patient population only, as they continue to follow state guidelines for vaccine rollout. Our building will not be a mass vaccination site nor will it be open to our community for walk-in vaccination.

We welcome all who enter our space!

We are an inclusive community and we strive to celebrate the diverse pathways which lead individuals to enter our building.

We hope to create an environment where you can express your full self – including religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The Temple Israel community will not tolerate discrimination of any kind – if you experience or witness any such behavior, please alert a Temple Israel employee or officer.

Welcome! Click here to access all of our virtual opportunities to live Judaism together, even when we are physically apart!

“At the heart of Temple Israel is the search for true connection: to ourselves, to others, and to something bigger than ourselves. Now, more than ever, Temple Israel holds us in its heart. I am so grateful to “see” and hear our clergy, our teachers, our fellow members virtually and be uplifted together through creativity, optimism, energy and compassion.”

Carol Michael,
Temple Israel Member

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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.

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- 11 days ago

@FJECC_TI_Boston: Check out our Preschool Virtual Open House! #Boston #preschool #PrivateSchool #OpenHouse #virtual #ECE #EarlyChildhoodEducation #LongwoodMedicalArea #LMA @TI_Boston @Eventbrite
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- 46 days ago

@RogueShul: If you get vaccinated in a synagogue and you don’t try to lead the observation room in a rousing rendition of Adon Olam, what’s even the point? Thanks @TI_Boston and @RiverwayProject for sharing your space!
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- 79 days ago

This Friday, we will be joined by Dan Nichols for an evening of musical worship, personal stories, and the Shabbat gift of song. Join us virtually at 6pm on 2/19 at:
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- 98 days ago

@URJorg: Rabbi Jen Gubitz (@OGubitzRules) of Temple Israel of Boston (@TI_Boston) shares how Debbie Friedman helped her find her voice:
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Meet Our Rabbis and Cantor

Rabbi Elaine Zecher


Cantor Alicia Stillman


Rabbi Suzie Jacobson


Rabbi Jen Gubitz


Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

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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.

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.

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