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


Stay warm with Temple Israel this winter as we live Judaism together joyfully with purpose and meaning. Throughout January and February, join us for a wide array of classes, programs, and activities to explore, connect, and refresh. Click here to see our offerings!


January 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, on Friday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the legacy and values of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year we will be joined virtually by Renée Graham, who will lead a discussion with featured local leaders about the challenges that face our community, and how we can enact meaningful change. Renée Graham is an award-winning opinion columnist and associate editor for the Boston Globe. She writes on a variety of subjects including race and racism, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues, police misconduct, gun reform, and politics. She is also a regular contributor on WBUR-FM’s news affairs program, Radio Boston, as well as WGBH’s Basic Black.

Featured guests for Shabbat Tzedek include State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, and Organizer Nadav David.

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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.

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@thebethelboston: Join us tonight at 6pm in celebration of MLK, Jr. with our sisters and brothers from Temple Israel @TI_Boston
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Torah Commentary on Parashat Sh'mot: Self Awareness Sets Us Free, by Rabbi Jen Gubitz:
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- 55 days ago

Save the date! On Jan. 15, join us for an inspirational Shabbat Tzedek, a Sabbath of Justice, to celebrate the values of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with honored guest Renee Graham, in conversation with leaders in the Greater Boston community on issues of racial justice.
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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.

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