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

Riverway Project

 

The Riverway Project create spaces where adults in their 20s and 30s can form meaningful relationships with one another and to Judaism with Temple Israel of Boston, primarily through worship and learning. Because of this, we offer ways to connect at all levels of engagement from big shabbat dinners with hundreds of young adults to living room lay-led gatherings.  Come and join us for learning, community, and engagement opportunities; our door is open.  New to Boston, new to this community, or just want to connect? Let us know.

"Riverway is a welcoming space that I can go to see familiar faces, always be fed, and hear the melodies and prayers I grew up with in my synagogue in New Jersey and in NFTY."

Sharon Bort,
Riverway Project Participant

 "I fell in love with Riverway because of the music. I was familiar with the prayers, but the guitar, drums, and different melodies help connect to my soul in a way the words couldn't do alone. On top of Shabbat, there are so many other ways to get involved—interfaith work, cooking classes, text studies. I've met new people while connecting to the things I've always loved about Judaism—the food, stories, prayers, and impulse toward justice."

Dan Marion,
Riverway Project Participant

 

 

 

 

Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Director, Riverway Project
617-566-3960
jgubitz@tisrael.org

 

Nicole Zador

Coordinator, Riverway Project
617-566-3960
nzador@tisrael.org

Upcoming Ways to Gather

Riverway Shabbat Re-Charge

Join the Riverway team for an abbreviated Shabbat service every Friday evening as we bring Shabbat in together. We will light candles, offer a blessing over the wine and challah, sing blessings for healing, and hear a kavannah (intention) from a member of our community. Join on either Zoom (zoom.us/j/95607907228) or Facebook Live.

Riverway Shabbat

Join us for an engaging Qabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz — virtually! We invite you to participate over zoom this Shabbat even if from a physical distance. Let us know you’re coming! tinyurl.com/RWPShabbatMay  Join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95607907228 or Facebook Live!

Chaverai: Words with Friends

While the ancient rabbis were not quarantining, they did understand loneliness and so they created chevruta, the practice of studying with a friend. Fill out this form (tinyurl.com/RWPWWF) and we will match you with another member of the community for you to check in with, and provide a range of Jewish and non-Jewish sources for you to think through together.

Riverway Book Club

Join the Riverway Project every third Wednesday for lively discussions, great reads, and a supportive book-loving community!

We will be discussing the book ‘Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)’ by Sarah Hurwitz, who previously worked as Michelle Obama’s speechwriter.

Let us know you’re coming! tinyurl.com/RWPBooks
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85807908139

Celebrate the New Hebrew Month

Join us as we celebrate the start of the New Hebrew Month. We will be gathering to celebrate Tamuz on Sunday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Nice Jewish Queers

As a new opportunity and gathering space, Nice Jewish Queers is a LGBTQ+, Jewish, and 20s & 30s space. We have community Shabbat dinners, a Trans/Queer Healing Havdalah, and are looking forward to bringing you more events soon!

Get Connected!

Our community leaders are vital. If you’re interested in leadership, we would love to hear from you! We have opportunities to lead small groups or join the Riverway Leadership Board.

If you’re interested in formalizing you connection to Temple Israel with membership please check out our membership information.

cjp_logo_pmsThis program is supported in part by a Young Adult Multi-Year Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.