December 8-9: Shabbat Parashat Vayeshev

MINCHA: 3:58 pm
MINCHA: 3:28 pm

Shabbat youth service & activity information.
Campus partner minyanim Shabbat dates.

Please find the office at the corner of Harvard and Williams Streets. Call 617-277-9155 with any questions.

Daily minyan, KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat, and Shabbat mincha and ma’ariv services are held in the Library. Please use the Williams Street entrance and turn left, then downstairs. There is a lift available as well as stairs.

Shabbat morning services are held in Epstein. You may enter via the stone steps out front, going up one flight when you use the Williams St. door, or using the accessible ramp on Williams St.

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: 5:15 pm Ma’ariv/KICKS
With the time change, KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS) will meet at 5:15 pm for the winter.

Sunday mincha/ma’ariv is held at 100 Centre St.

Daily Minyan and Friday evening services (KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat – KICKS) are held in the Library. Please use the Williams St. entrance go downstairs to your left.

Shabbat morning services are held on Saturday mornings upstairs in Epstein Hall, which is accessible via the front steps, the Williams St. entrance, or the accessible ramp on Williams St.

For information on youth services, please click here.


Join us for Games Kiddush

Saturday, December 9
12:30 – 2:30 pm in Epstein

A low-key extended Kiddush to enjoy games of all sorts. Families, young adults, seniors – all ages are welcome. Play with people you know, or meet someone new. Everything from checkers to “Spot It” to “Catan” and more. No experience necessary!

Chesed Visitation Training

Sunday, December 10
9:30 am in Room #4 (Downstairs) 
Are you interested in supporting members of the KI community? KI Member Madeline Kalotkin is hosting an informal session where she will lead a discussion of best practices for visiting those in need. If you are interested in learning more, please email

Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah Havdalah
Light Up Your Hanukkah with a S.T.E.A.M. Extravaganza

Saturday, December 9
4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Library
Sponsored by Mishkan Tefila and KI

Join us for a fun community Hanukkah activity and engage your S.T.E.A.M. skills with crafts for every age! The extravaganza will feature a build your own Hanukkah Menorah station for kids 2-12, with different crafts available depending on your age. Every kid will get to take home a special, handmade Menorah! Please RSVP here or call the KI office at 617-277-9155.

Israeli Political Tradition & the Men Who Made It with Rabbi David Starr

Sundays, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Sunday December 17
Register here: $18 per session

Examine the history and ideas of Israeli politics through the study of some of the country’s central political thinkers and leaders.

Teen Hanukkah at the MFA

Wednesday, December 13
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Admission is free during this event!

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for an evening celebrating Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights. Enjoy an array of festive musical performances, engaging tours, and family-friendly activities. Explore the MFA’s collection of Judaica, view a one-of-a-kind menorah, and join a community candle lighting. All events are free.

Rockin’ Hanukkah Party (Ages 0-7)

Sunday, December 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Epstein
$18 per family

Featuring Little Beats Rock-A-Baby Band concert! Ages 0-7 and families are welcome. $18 donation per family includes one latke and jelly donut per child! Prepay via Venmo @kins-pto or PayPal Questions? Email Co-sponsored by Center Makor.

Teen Madrichim Team

Volunteer Opportunity: Sunday, December 17
Come volunteer at the Rockin’ Hanukkah on Sunday, December 17. Volunteer slots are available between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Receive high school community service or just come to support our community. To RSVP please email

MenorahFest & Dinner
+ Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival & Concert

Sunday, December 17
4:00 – 8:00 pm in Epstein
$20 per person, RSVP by Tuesday, December 12

Please join Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Congregation Kehillath Israel, and Center Makor at our BIG Hanukkah happening! The program includes MenorahFest services, a dinner, and a concert. Please bring your own special Hanukkah menorah and candles to be lighted at MenorahFest. We encourage you to bring a unique and interesting Hanukkah menorah that’s meaningful for you. The XXI Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival will present a musical performance by our guests from Los Angeles: violinist virtuoso Yakov Kovinser and singer, coloratura soprano, Mariana Popzlateva.

A full dinner will be served, included in the $20 admission. This event is also supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and sponsored by Russian Jewish Community Foundation, Well Given Care, Inc., Newton Driving School, Mass Capital Mortgage Corporation and other businesses. All are welcome! Questions? Contact

Hebrew Play Fall Program

9:30 – 10:15 am in the Library

Each class builds interaction between parent and child through songs, dance, stories and games – all in Hebrew! We will create a fun space for you and your child. We will meet with more parents and experience together activities related to the seasons, holidays and events throughout the Hebrew calendar.​ Classes are for walkers to children age five years old. Click here for the full fall schedule or to register for class.

At the heart of Jewish Boston, we nurture an accepting community without boundaries where the texts and traditions of our people are lived in ways that seek to enhance God’s reputation in the world and to warm our faith in one another. We are an inclusive, Conservative synagogue. To learn more about our services, click here.


The office is open 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9 am – 2 pm on Fridays.
Do you need accommodation during upcoming services or events? Please email or call 617-277-9155.
Our members are the heart and soul of our community; we would love to have you join us.  Give us a call at 617-277-9155, or send an email to for more information.

Click here to take a virtual tour of our historic synagogue.

Or stop by in person any day!


Learn about our schedule for the 2016-2017 school year
with exciting Full-Day options (8am-6pm) and vacation and summer programming available!
For details: Call the KINS office at: 617-731-9006
We have several weekly email newsletters you may be interested in! Our main list incudes weekly event updates and Friday eDvars from Rabbi Hamilton. Our “Little Hands” newsletter is an events bulletin for families with children under 5. The Youth News has events for school-aged children. And we now have a monthly Teen Newsletter with special events and opportunities just for teens.


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