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

  • Podcast Small Group w/ Temple Israel, Tuesday, August 11, 3:00 p.m.  Check out this podcast!
  • Riverway Shabbat, August, Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. See who else is coming!
  • Riverway Havdalah, Saturday, August 22, 8:00 p.m. Find out more!
  • Riverway Shabat Re-Charge, Friday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. See you there!
  • Riverway Small Groups – Interest Form (Singles, Couples, Interfaith Couples, Rosh Chodesh, and Book Club)
  • Find a  learning partner/friend (chavruta)  through Chaverai: Words with Friends!  Fill out this form to be matched!

 "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


Nicole Zador

Coordinator, Riverway Project

Upcoming Ways to Gather

Riverway Shabbat Re-Charge

Join the Riverway team at 7:30 p.m. for an abbreviated Shabbat service. 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. Dates: June 26; July 24, August 28

Join on either Zoom 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!  Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live!

Chaverai: Words with Friends

Fill out this form ( 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!

Let us know you’re coming!
Join us on Zoom:

Riverway Cafe

Riverway Cafe is an informal way to  connect with Jewish texts  through discussions, meditations, and reflection.

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.