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December 4-5: Shabbat Parashat Vayeshev 5776


HAVDALLAH: 4:54 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: 5:15 pm Mincha/Ma’ariv/KICKS

Public Dialogue: Did the Maccabees Intend to Conquer the Promised Land?
Monday, November 30, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, in the Rabb Chapel
Join Professors Berthelot and Gillihan as they debate the historicity of the Maccabean wars of conquest and ask if the texts truly support the idea of a planned re-conquest of the biblical Land of Israel. See the event on Facebook:

Growing Our Learning taught by Ellen Band
Monday, November 30 at 7:30 pm in the Rabbi’s Study
Designed for people who found Judaism as adults, this class aims to continue the learning journey started when you first came to Judaism. Want to join? Have questions? Contact Lara Chicofsky at

Memorial Service: Milton Popkin
Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary

Hanukkah Candle Making Workshop
Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost $36 (includes materials)
Please register before Thanksgiving:
Connect with other young adults, 20’s – 40’s, as you make your own set of Hanukkah candles to last the eight nights. Make them for yourself or to give away as a unique holiday gift. No prior art experience is necessary. Note – we’ll also have jelly donut treats to help get you in the mood and inspire your creative Hanukkah spirit.

Shabbos Schmooze
Saturday, December 5 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
At the Bennett & Goodhart house: 55 Davis Street in Brookline
A Saturday afternoon discussion with fair-minded people. Some politics, some sports, some whatever. All are welcome.

Patriots, Beer, Latkes and Candle lighting
Sunday, December 6, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Novakoff Hall
Everyone is invited to watch the Patriots take on the Eagles. We’ll watch the game, sip few beers and sodas, and light the candles for the first night of Hanukkah. All are welcome. No charge.

Discovering Herstory
A Modern Exploration of Women in the Torah with Ilana Krakowski
Monday nights at KI, 7:30
Dec. 7, 14, and 21 and Jan. 4, 11, and 18
(need minimum of 5 to run – please RSVP to
This class will explore the lives of the Torah’s most intriguing women and ask ourselves what they mean to us today. From Eve to Sarah to Esther to Serah bat Asher (ever heard of her?), the women of the Bible will come alive as we imagine their own voices and perspectives in new ways.

Hanukkah Nosh for Jewish Singles Ages 40s-60s
Sunday, December 13 in Novakoff Hall
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, entry $10

Chaverim: a new social community for Jewish Singles ages 40’s -60’s, is having a Hanukkah Nosh! Nosh on bagels, sufganiyot and more while meeting and chatting new friends. This event is limited to the first 60 people who register, so please sign up early using our online form.

Ethical Dilemmas with Rabbi Silverman
Evening Option: Mondays at 7:30 pm – Dec. 21, March 21, May 16
Daytime Option: Wednesdays at 12 noon – Dec. 16, Jan. 20, April 20
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, hosting the Olympics, or donating blood? Join us as we explore these fascinating questions from a Jewish perspective. All are welcome. RSVP to Rabbi Silverman at

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