Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Interfaith Initiatives

Interfaith couples and families have always been an important part of our community. We welcome all who are looking for connections with Judaism and synagogue life. Together, we share our personal insights during special events and discussions, learn in stimulating classes, experience Jewish rituals and holidays and enjoy each other’s company while we socialize and celebrate. All of our events are open to interfaith families and couples. Once a year, we host an Interfaith Journeys Shabbat Dinner to create a space for Interfaith families and couples to get together and share their experiences and enjoy one another.

Courses Offered

in partnership with the URJ

A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?

This engaging class on Jewish spirituality, ethics, and community is designed for beginners – Jewish or not. (3 sessions)

Intro to Judaism

In this class, you will explore Jewish history, traditions, holidays, and life cycle ceremonies. (16 sessions)

Yours, Mine, & Ours

This class allows both partners in an interfaith relationship to explore their feelings about religion. (4 sessions)

Becoming Jewish: Exploring the journey towards a new religious identity

Becoming Jewish is a supportive, facilitated discussion about the process of conversion to Judaism and relating to one’s family and community with a new religious identity.

Planning a Jewish Wedding?

A wedding workshop for interfaith and Jewish couples.

Learn to Read Hebrew

Learn to recognize the shaped and sounds of the Jewish alphabet. Six session courses offered Fall and Spring at Temple Israel.

For more information and to register visit, email, or call 617 928-0012

MLK Shabbat

“Justice, justice you must pursue”

Interfaith Initiatives

Each year on the Sabbath that precedes the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Remembrance, we devote our worship service to the legacy of Dr. King. On this Shabbat we celebrate his vision for a society overflowing with righteousness. Tzedek, social justice, is a pillar of our living Jewish tradition at Temple Israel. We compassionately embrace the commandment in Deuteronomy 16:20, “Justice, justice you must pursue,” and we continually kindle the flame of our pursuit of justice, with our civic actions and with our heartfelt prayers.

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Rabbi Jen Gubitz