Join us for this monthly Qabbalat Shabbat Service for people in their 20’s and 30’s. This is a highly musical and engaging service led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz and wonderful musicians. A free oneg of Jewish soul food follows the service. This is a great introduction to the Riverway community.
Join us on Saturday mornings for an hour of robust Rabbi-led text study. Torah study is preceded by a half hour prayer minyan and followed by a warm community kiddish. Please join us. No experience is necessary.
Shabbat Mishpachah (Family Shabbat) is a Shabbat experience for Religious School families in grades K-4 including a festive Shabbat community dinner.
Tot Rock Shabbat is for kids 5 and under and held the second Friday of every month. The Riverway Band will lead us through a musical Shabbat service and dinner.
Do you need a place to restore your mind, body and soul at the end of the day? Our weekday minyan is lay-led, Monday through Thursday, from 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.*
All are welcome. No RSVP needed. You can come every day, you can come once in awhile—whatever works for you.
Here’s what minyan participants have said about their experiences:
“The daily minyan has provided a warm and supportive environment for me to say kaddish for my father. I appreciate the opportunity to share a few minutes at the end of the day for prayer and thoughtful reflection.”
“I found the minyan incredibly helpful over time when I lost my parents. Attending regularly marked the passage of time, and helped me realize that I was dealing with my grief, and it also helped me feel that I was honoring my parents. I also found the community support offered by regular attendees comforting. I would recommend this to anyone who has been bereaved.”
*The only times the minyan does not meet is when, because of a holiday, the building closes early, or during the High Holy Days and festivals. When in doubt, please call Temple Israel at 617-566-3960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat (TGIS) is a special service on the first and third Saturday of the month for kids between 6 days and 6 years and includes dancing, singing, playing and praying. TGIS is supported by the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community Fund at Temple Israel.