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Defining, Understanding, and Investigating Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism

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IYUN learning circle: Torah in a Time of War

Date

February 22, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 08:30 PM EDT

We are not the first Jewish people to live through troubling times. We may feel bereft of ways to act, but we can lean into what we always have: the ...

Brave Space Conversations: Defining, Understanding, and Investigating Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism

Date

February 27, 2024

Time

7:15 PM - 08:45 PM EDT

Join us for  "Brave Space Conversations," where we delve into the nuanced and complex topics of Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism. Facilitat...

In Conversation with Dr. Bradley Milam, an Abortion Provider Post-Roe v. Wade

Date

February 26, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 08:00 PM EDT

Join us for an onsite conversation with Temple Israel member and abortion provider, Dr. Bradley Milam. Dr. Milam has firsthand experience navigating t...

Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus Current Events Conversation

Date

February 20, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 08:30 PM EDT

Please join the Temple Israel Progressive Israel Caucus (TIPIC) on February 20th, at 7:00 pm for our next open conversation about what is happening in...

Radical Judaisms: Paths Not Taken

Date

February 25, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

A Kabbalistic Communist, an Orthodox anarchist, a Chabad pacifist — these are some of the characters we’ll meet in “Radical Judaisms...

Learn to Read Hebrew: Spring 2024

Date

February 27, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 09:00 PM EDT

Learn to Read Hebrew: Level 1 This onsite, beginner-level class is designed for anyone wanting to learn or review the Hebrew alphabet an...

Qabbalat Shabbat with Yoni Battat

Date

March 1, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 07:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for a spiritual Qabbalat Shabbat service with Yoni Battat, connecting music and prayer. All are welcome! Multi-talen...

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization Housing Justice Action

Date

March 3, 2024

Time

3:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT

Join us on March 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center to push the Housing Justice Campaign across the finish line! Major ...

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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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Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

Rabbi Andrew Oberstein

 

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Erev Shabbat Meditation

Date

February 23, 2024

Time

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Mindful Preparation for Shabbat with Cantor Alicia Stillman Our 30 minute meditation "sit" is designed with Shabbat in mind. Sitting in silence w...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

February 23, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome to join this service full of prayer, meditation, and music! Join us on  Zoom ...

Riverway Neighborhood Shabbat Dinner: Medford

Date

February 23, 2024

Time

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Throughout the month, we take it out of the shul and into the streets. At our neighborhood events, we engage with Judaism outside of the Temple walls...

Torah Study

Date

February 24, 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Gather with the Temple Israel community onsite or online for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, one of our clergy members will lead...

Little Beats Music and Movement Party

Date

February 24, 2024

Time

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Families with young children are invited to a music and movement party at Temple Israel, led by Little Beats.  Together we will sing and dance and p...

Havdalah

Date

February 24, 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...

Radical Judaisms: Paths Not Taken

Date

February 25, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

A Kabbalistic Communist, an Orthodox anarchist, a Chabad pacifist — these are some of the characters we’ll meet in “Radical Judaisms...

Evening Minyan

Date

February 25, 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. ...

Exploring Jewish Philosophy: Jewish Virtue Ethics

Date

February 26, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Ask the biggest questions about life and Judaism through the lens of Jewish Philosophy in this popular class series led by Rabbi Suzie Jacobson. ...

Evening Minyan

Date

February 26, 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. ...

In Conversation with Dr. Bradley Milam, an Abortion Provider Post-Roe v. Wade

Date

February 26, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join us for an onsite conversation with Temple Israel member and abortion provider, Dr. Bradley Milam. Dr. Milam has firsthand experience navigating t...

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

Date

February 27, 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...

Bereavement Group

Date

February 27, 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 ...

Evening Minyan

Date

February 27, 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. ...

Learn to Read Hebrew: Spring 2024

Date

February 27, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Learn to Read Hebrew: Level 1 This onsite, beginner-level class is designed for anyone wanting to learn or review the Hebrew alphabet an...

Brave Space Conversations: Defining, Understanding, and Investigating Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism

Date

February 27, 2024

Time

7:15 PM - 8:45 PM EDT

Join us for  "Brave Space Conversations," where we delve into the nuanced and complex topics of Zionism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism. Facilitat...

Evening Minyan

Date

February 28, 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

February 29, 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: Spring 2024

Date

February 29, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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

Riverway Board Games Gathering

Date

February 29, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Join us to play some board games with your friends from Riverway! Sign-up here to let us know you'll join and we'll connect you with the host for t...

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