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April 28-30: Pesah 5776

SHABBAT MORNING YIZKOR: Approximately 10:45 am

MINCHA: 6:20 pm please note new time

Looking for more Passover information? Check our Pesach Cloud. Service times are now available in our Passover guide. You may also download a seder supplement for printing here.

Please note: The main office will be closed Friday, April 29, in observance of Passover.

Passover Service Times

A full list of service times and holiday guide details may be found here.

Thursday, April 28
Shacharit: 6:45 am in the Rabb Chapel
Mincha/Ma’ariv: 7:28 pm

Friday, April 29
Festival Shacharit services: 8:45 am in the Sanctuary
Mincha/Ma’ariv/KICKS: 6:00 pm in the Rabb Chapel

Saturday, April 30
Festival Shacharit services: 8:30 am in the Sanctuary
Nitzanim (ages 0-5): 10:45 am in Novakoff
Children’s Services (Ages 5+): 10:45 am in the Library
Yizkor: Approximately 10:45 am in the Sanctuary
Mincha: 6:20 pm in the Rabb Chapel – please note updated time
Holocaust Havdallah Memorial: 7:00 pm in the Rabb Chapel
Ma’ariv/Havdallah: 8:25 pm

Service Times (on non-holiday weeks)

Weekly Shacharit:
Sunday : 8:00 am

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am

Sunday: 7:00 pm (100 Centre Street)

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 pm Ma’ariv/KICKS

Looking for Passover information? Check our Pesach Cloud.


Dignity of Difference Prize
Monday, May 2
7:30 pm in the Rabb Chapel
The KI Dignity of Difference Prize honors a champion of inclusion and multi-vocal approaches to the sacred. This year we are pleased to honor Haben Girma for her extraordinary and inspiring leadership toward greater inclusion, particularly for those with disabilities. The Prize will be presented on May 2 at 7:30 pm in our Chapel.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Shabbat
Consul General Yehuda Yaakov and Hatikvah IDF Officers Visit KI
Saturday, May 7 during Shabbat services
Panel with Hatikvah IDF Officers at 12:30 pm in the Rabb Chapel
The Consul General of Israel to New England, Yehuda Yaakov, will speak. Yehuda Yaakov brings to the position of Consul General of Israel to New England more than two decades of experience in public diplomacy and strategic affairs. He has been a member of Israel’s Foreign Service since 1989, previously serving outside of Israel in New York and New Zealand.​ A group of Hatikvah IDF Officers will also join us during Shabbat services to share personal stories. After Kiddush, at 12:30 pm, the officers will join the community in the Rabb Chapel for a panel discussion. The officers are a program of the CJP Boston-Haifa Connection.

Ethical Dilemmas
Wednesday, May 11
12:00 noon at KI – bring your own kosher lunch!
Ever wondered if it’s ethical to browse at The Booksmith with the intention of buying from Amazon? Or what Judaism says about RSVPing, police brutality, Napster (and similar music / movie sharing sites), hosting the Olympics, giving money to people on the street corner, or donating blood? Join us as we explore these fascinating questions from a Jewish perspective. Prepare to leave with a different opinion than you came in with! All are welcome. RSVP to Rabbi Silverman at

A Special Event at the Pucker Gallery
Wednesday, May 11
6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Pucker Gallery
240 Newbury St., 3rd floor, Boston
KI, CJP, and the Pucker Gallery invite you to join an evening of dialogue with the newest installation of works by Samuel Bak, featuring Dr. Erica Brown, award-winning writer and commentator, and a Panel of Interpreters. Please RSVP with your name and the name of your guests to by May 4. There is no cost, but as space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Third Commonwealth Prize
Wednesday, May 25
KI’s Third Commonwealth Prize honors a significant change-agent for the Jewish People. This year we are pleased to honor Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute for the peerless work that the Institute has done to strengthen bicontinental bonds between Israeli and North American Jewry. Their noteworthy efforts continue to make the common project of Israeli and North American Jewry into a more shared project. Michael Sandel will help present the Prize on Wednesday, May 25 at a KI Dinner which will be followed by a community-wide event that will be hosted at Newton’s Temple Emanuel.

Love of Judaism Prize
Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm
KI’s Love of Judaism Prize honors someone who makes people smile upon Judaism. This year we are pleased to honor Anita Diamant, author and founder of the progressive Mayyim Hayyim Mikvah. The Prize will be presented at a Shabbat Dinner on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm in refreshing setting for dialogue and sharing.


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