November 24-25: Shabbat Parashat Vayetzei

MINCHA: 4:02 pm
MINCHA: 3:32 pm

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

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24: 

Shacharit will be at 8:00 am and mincha/ma’ariv will be at 4:30 pm.

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.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

Shacharit will be at 8:00 am and mincha/ma’ariv will be at 4:30 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 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.


Kehillath Israel Preschool (KINS) Open House

Tuesday, November 28
7:00 pm
Use the preschool entrance (Second door past the ramp on Williams St.)
KI Preschool cordially invites all parents and friends with toddler and preschool children to our fall Open House.

Hear about our full-day and half-day program options (8am-6pm), which includes wonderful enrichment programs! Come meet teachers, tour classrooms, and talk with current parents.

For more information please call the preschool office: (617) 731-9006, or email: Kindly RSVP by November 20. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family. “Preview” us at:

KINS is a NAEYC Accredited early childhood program.

Kindergarten 101:What to Expect While Looking Ahead

With Kehillath Israel Preschool (KINS)
Thursday, November 30
7:00 pm in the Library
KI Preschool cordially invites all parents and friends to an evening panel discussion on kindergarten readiness.

Panel representatives will include: Brookline Public Schools; Jewish Community Day School (JCDS); the Rashi School; and Solomon Schechter Day School (SSDS).

For more information call the preschool office: (617) 731-9006, or email: Kindly RSVP by November 20. For details

Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

One of Israel’s Most Inspiring Leaders and Elegant Thinkers
Shabbat of Friday-Saturday, December 1-2
Rabbi Elad-Appelbaum is the founder and spiritual leader of Kehilat Zion of Jerusalem and co-founder of the seminary for Israeli rabbis of Hamidrasha and the Hartman Institute. Rabbi Elad-Applebaum’s works to advance a Jewish spiritual and ethical renaissance. In 2010 she was named by the Forward as one of the most influential religious leaders in Israel. KI is honored to present her with our Third Commonwealth Prize for her historic leadership in helping to found ‘Israeli Judaism’.

Rabbi Elad-Applebaum will teach at Shabbat dinner. Dinner is $20 per person. Register by Friday, November 24 at, 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
December 10 & 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.

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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A message to the community:

Extremist groups are planning a Boston Common march tomorrow (Shabbat) at noon. Safety first. Some are collecting at Suffolk Law School beforehand. Other nonviolent counter protesters are encouraged.

Wishing you all a safe and sweet Shabbat.
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Energized by the conversation at our Young Adult Focus Group tonight & excited to build on the vibrancy of this community! Thanks to all who were there (Madona Haber, Molly Boigon, Marney Krupat, Jordana Truboff, Joshua Greenberg, Jackson Vance Mercer, Matt Goldberg, Jordan Weil, Rachel Eisen, Nate Vaughan, Ella Pestine, Naomi Weinblatt, Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen), to Sari Fein who would have participated if we'd remembered to skype her in, and to all the others who were interested in participating but unable to tonight (Elizabeth Perten, Eliza Katz, Rachel Small, Emily Kates, Justin Held & others)!

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