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

May 31, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Short Stories Small Group

Date

June 02, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Poetry Small Group

Date

June 07, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Short Stories Small Group

Date

June 09, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Poetry Small Group

Date

June 14, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Short Stories Small Group

Date

June 16, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Poetry Small Group

Date

June 21, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Short Stories Small Group

Date

June 23, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Poetry Small Group

Date

June 28, 2022

Time

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Short Stories Small Group

Date

June 30, 2022

Time

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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