Small Groups

Temple Israel of Boston is a varied community that offers multiple options for involvement. Our larger gatherings are exciting and energizing, yet sometimes we seek more intimate spaces to get to know one another on a deeper level. Our Small Groups Initiative gathers members of our community who share common interests, identities, and curiosities. We offer both short-term and ongoing opportunities for connection, learning, and community-building.

What types of groups are available?

Our small groups are inspired by the diverse passions of our many community members. Previous opportunities to gather have included groups focusing on music, cooking, holiday observance, choosing Judaism, social justice issues, and processing our relationship with Israel. 

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in gathering a segment of our community around an area of passion of yours, reach out to Rabbi Andrew Oberstein.

Upcoming Small Group Gatherings


Poetry Small Group

Date

September 28, 2021

Time

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Gather virtually every Tuesday to read and talk about a poem. In this way, we foster community and…

Short Stories Small Group

Date

September 30, 2021

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Each week, we read and discuss a short story from a different author. We’ll focus on a variety…

Small Group Shabbat Dinner

Date

October 01, 2021

Time

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Join the Temple Israel community as we gather virtually over a meal for celebration and togetherness after Qabbalat…

Poetry Small Group

Date

October 05, 2021

Time

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Gather virtually every Tuesday to read and talk about a poem. In this way, we foster community and…

Short Stories Small Group

Date

October 07, 2021

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Each week, we read and discuss a short story from a different author. We’ll focus on a variety…

Small Group Shabbat Dinner

Date

October 08, 2021

Time

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Join the Temple Israel community as we gather virtually over a meal for celebration and togetherness after Qabbalat…

Poetry Small Group

Date

October 12, 2021

Time

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Gather virtually every Tuesday to read and talk about a poem. In this way, we foster community and…

Short Stories Small Group

Date

October 14, 2021

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Each week, we read and discuss a short story from a different author. We’ll focus on a variety…

Small Group Shabbat Dinner

Date

October 15, 2021

Time

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Join the Temple Israel community as we gather virtually over a meal for celebration and togetherness after Qabbalat…

Poetry Small Group

Date

October 19, 2021

Time

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Gather virtually every Tuesday to read and talk about a poem. In this way, we foster community and…