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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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Qabbalat Shabbat Honoring Ann Abrams

Date

June 21, 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! After 39 incredibl...

Torah Study

Date

June 22, 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

June 22, 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

June 28, 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

June 29, 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

June 29, 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

June 29, 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 5, 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...

Thank Goodness It's Shabbat! - at TI

Date

July 6, 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. ...

Qabbalat Shabbat

Date

July 12, 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

TEST Torah Study with Guest Artist

Date

August 17, 2024

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Join our guest artist for insights and learning at this week's Torah Study....

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20s and 30s Voter Rights Postcard Campaign

Date

June 17, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join Tikkun Central's VOTE24 Voting Rights Team on June 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for an impactful evening! In partnership with Riverway, Repair the ...

Concert with New Moon Rising

Date

June 20, 2024

Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

We prepare for summer by welcoming back musical friends of Temple Israel. Elana Arian, Deborah Sacks Mintz, and Chava Mirel are New Moon Rising — ...

LGBTQ+@TI Gathering

Date

June 23, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Temple Israel’s LGBTQ+@TI Circle will be gathering for the very first time on Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. We will spend some time setting up our ...

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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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Evening Minyan

Date

June 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. ...

20s and 30s Voter Rights Postcard Campaign

Date

June 17, 2024

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Join Tikkun Central's VOTE24 Voting Rights Team on June 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for an impactful evening! In partnership with Riverway, Repair the ...

Evening Minyan

Date

June 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. ...

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

Date

June 18, 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

June 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. ...

What Zionism Means to Me: A Candid Conversation with Young Women Zionists

Date

June 18, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Join us onsite for a compelling panel of passionate young women who are redefining Zionism for themselves and defending it in public circles. This ev...

Introduction to Judaism: Summer 2024

Date

June 18, 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

June 19, 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

June 20, 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. ...

Concert with New Moon Rising

Date

June 20, 2024

Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

We prepare for summer by welcoming back musical friends of Temple Israel. Elana Arian, Deborah Sacks Mintz, and Chava Mirel are New Moon Rising — ...

Qabbalat Shabbat Honoring Ann Abrams

Date

June 21, 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! After 39 incredibl...

Neighborhood Shabbat Dinner: Cambridge

Date

June 21, 2024

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 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

June 22, 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

June 22, 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...

LGBTQ+@TI Gathering

Date

June 23, 2024

Time

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Temple Israel’s LGBTQ+@TI Circle will be gathering for the very first time on Sunday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. We will spend some time setting up our ...

Evening Minyan

Date

June 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. ...

Evening Minyan

Date

June 24, 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

June 25, 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

June 25, 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

June 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. ...

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