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March 31-April 1: Shabbat Parashat Vayikra 5777

HAVDALLAH: 7:51 pm

If you are attending the Knesset Town Hall tonight, Wednesday March 29, the event is in our Sanctuary. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the event begins at 7:30 pm.

Service Times (on non-holiday weeks)

These services are held in our Rabb Chapel unless otherwise noted. Sunday mincha/ma’ariv is held at 100 Centre St. Saturday morning services are held in the Main Sanctuary.

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

Knesset Members Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, March 29
At 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary
RSVP required: click here or email
Join us for a town hall meeting with 5 Members of Knesset, from the Ruderman Knesset Mission, to discuss the relationship between Americans and Israelis, and keeping Israel a secure Jewish and democratic state. Click here to register, or please email the organizers at Visit the Facebook event page.

KICKS Shabbat Dinner & Haggadah Text Study
Friday, March 31
Mincha/Ma’ariv/KICKS at 6:00 pm
Dinner beginning around 7:30 pm
RSVP here by next Tuesday, March 28
Join us for a catered meat dinner and informal text study. We will be joined by Dr. Joshua Kulp, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He will speak about Haggadah and History: The five stages of the Haggadah and what it can teach us about Jewish and human history. Dinner is $18 per person, $10 for kids under 13. Please send checks, with 3/31 KICKS Dinner written on the check, to Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 or pay online.

Dr. Joshua Kulp Shabbat Morning Talk & Kiddush Text Study
Saturday, April 1 in the Sanctuary
Shacharit begins at 8:45 am
Dr. Kulp to speak at about 10:30 am
Topic: “What is the Pesach Story Really About? The Story of the Exodus in Israel and in the Diaspora.”
Kiddush text study at 12:30 pm. Topic: “Women’s Participation at the Seder: Rabbinic Angst at the Breach of Social Norms.”

Announcing a Paid Internship for High Schoolers
Deadline to apply: April 5
The Campus Teen Initiative (CTI) draws teens from KI, CMT, and the local Brookline community. Our goal is to expand opportunities for peer-to-peer Jewish teen engagement by giving teens leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship skills through a Jewish lens in a diverse community. For the coming school year, two teens will be selected for a paid internship. Current 9th and 10th graders are eligible to apply. Submit your application online. Deadline to apply is April 5.

Community Seder
Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00 pm
Center Makor & Congregation Kehillath Israel invite you to our traditional community Seder. $35 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Please register by Wednesday, April 5. All are welcome – invite your friends and family!

Can you add one or two people to your Seder this year? Please contact us via email or call 617-277-9155 if you have space at your table for additional guests or if you would like a warm home for Seder.  Both nights are important, so please let us know. We will do our best to match everyone.

Let’s Talk About Toddlers
Facilitated by: Developmental Behaviorist Sara Kahana
Wednesday, April 5
7:00 – 8:30 pm in the KINS Classrooms
Some of the topics include: Movers and Shakers, Babblers and Talkers, “Me,” “Mine” and “No”, Let’s Get Ready for School. Enter through flagged Preschool entrance on Williams St. Ring bell on door frame. Hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome. RSVP: 617-731-9006 or via email.

Hatikvah Officers Visiting KI
Saturday, April 29 in the Sanctuary
During Shabbat morning services, beginning at 8:45 am
Talk at 12:30 pm in the Chapel

CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection invites you to engage with a diverse and inspiring group of active duty Israel Defense Forces officers. They will share their personal experiences serving as leaders in Israel’s army and hear from us about what their service means to our community.

Shabbaton at Camp Ramah
May 5 – 7 at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA
Register now at our website
Join us as our community spend shabbat together at camp. Highlights of the weekend include a Saturday night bonfire, spirited davening, outdoor sports and a warm, welcoming sense of community.

Lag B’Omer Picnic
Sunday, May 14
Larz Anderson Park (Click here for a map)
New & Prospective Member Welcome: 3:00 pm
General Community: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the KI Community for a Lag B’Omer picnic! At 3:00 pm we will have a special welcome for new and prospective members to chat with Rabbi Bill Hamilton and members from our Board. At 3:30 pm the general community is invited to join us for a fun afternoon. Shirah Rubin, our Director of Cogregational Learning, will lead a family-friendly activity.

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 egalitarian, Conservative synagogue. To learn more about our services, click here.


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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