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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.

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The Time for Singing Has Come: A musical celebration of joy, light, and community

Date

December 04, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Us for Our Second Annual Concert featuring Cantor Alicia Stillman with Cantor Emeritus Roy Einhorn and many special guests. Our…

Qabbalat Shabbat with Scholar in Residence Dara Horn

Date

December 09, 2022

Time

6:00pm - 7:30pm

  Gather with us onsite or online for Qabbalat Shabbat. All are welcome to join this service full…

Torah Study with Guest Teacher Rabbi Na’ama Dafni Kellen

Date

December 03, 2022

Time

9:00am - 11:00am

Gather with the Temple Israel community onsite or online for Saturday morning Torah Study. Following the service, our…

Education Behind the Wall: Why and How We Teach College in Prison

Date

December 01, 2022

Time

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Mneesha Gellman, founding director of the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI), as she leads a discussion about her…

Torah Study with Scholar in Residence Dara Horn

Date

December 10, 2022

Time

9:00am - 11:00am

Gather with the Temple Israel community onsite or online for Saturday morning Torah Study. On Saturday, December 10,…

Study Session and Havdalah with Scholar in Residence Dara Horn

Date

December 10, 2022

Time

3:00pm - 4:30pm

  Gather with us onsite on Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. for our closing study session with…

Why Temple Israel

Our Mission

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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Riverway Havdalah in Watertown

Date

November 26, 2022

Time

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a casual, community -filled potluck Havdalah in Watertown. We’ll share snacks, pray, and usher in…

Havdalah

Date

November 26, 2022

Time

8:00pm - 8:30pm

Gather with friends online for Havdalah and connection. Our weekly Havdalah ritual is a lay-led experience. Stop by, say…

Evening Minyan

Date

November 27, 2022

Time

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and…

Evening Minyan

Date

November 28, 2022

Time

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and…

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

Date

November 29, 2022

Time

8:00am - 9:00am

Debate with the rabbis and consider new perspectives on aspects of Jewish law with the Babylonian Talmud in…

Morning Meditation with Cantor Stillman

Date

November 29, 2022

Time

9:30am - 10:00am

Every Tuesday, join Cantor Alicia Stillman for a 30 minute guided meditation based on the weekly Torah portion. …

Poetry Group

Date

November 29, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Gather online every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. to read and talk about a poem and nourish our souls…

Bereavement Group

Date

November 29, 2022

Time

5:15pm - 6:10pm

  Temple Israel holds a monthly bereavement group for all those who are currently struggling with a loss….

Evening Minyan

Date

November 29, 2022

Time

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Gather online from the comfort of your own home for evening minyan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and…

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