February 23-24: Shabbat Parashat Tetzaveh

MINCHA: 4:50 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.



For details on mishloach manot, services, our Purim Party, and the Kids’ Purim Carnival, please click here!

KI/CMT Refugee Welcome Project
KI and Congregation Mishkan Tefila are pleased to announce the launch of the KI/CMT Refugee Welcome Project.  In partnership with Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, KI and CMT will be sponsoring the resettlement of two refugees in our community.  They are two young men in their early 20’s who are English speakers.  They will be arriving in a few weeks.  KI and CMT will assist in securing and furnishing an apartment for our adopted newcomers.  We would also like to provide them with other personal items and services as they get established.

To that end, we are proud to establish the “KI/CMT Refugee Welcome Fund.”  Contributions may be made online at congki.org/donations or via check made maybe to KI.  Please understand that anonymity adds respect for those impacted by our efforts.  Thank you for your support of this important initiative.  Questions? Contact socialaction@congki.org.



Anti-Semitism Then and Now:
The Origins of its Rapport with Zionism

Saturday, February, 24
Hay Badra is a founder of the dynamic Israeli movement of urban educational Kibbutzim known as Dror Israel. He has done original research on the impact of the Dreyfus Affair on modern European anti-Semitism and proto-Zionism. He is currently earning his Masters at the Kennedy School of Government.

Shabbat Kiddush Learning: Siddur Meaning-Making With Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen

Saturday, February 24 at 12:30 pm in Epstein
Following Shabbatot: March 10, April 7, May 19
How do we understand the prayers of our tradition? How might they be relevant to concerns of today? In this class, we will dive into the language of our liturgy, searching for meaning and spiritual connection to the words of past generations.

Save the Date: Special Guest Teacher 

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Judy Klitsner, a senior lecturer at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, will be joining us from Jerusalem. Mark your calendars. More details to come. See her biography at her website.

Teen Beit Midrash
With Rabbi Becky Silverstein

Tuesday, March 13
5:45  – 8:45 pm in the Library
Teen Beit Midrash is a weekly program that meets on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm (usually at Harvard Hillel). Our students gather for dinner and intensive Talmud Study. Our current cohort has many different backgrounds in Jewish study and Hebrew knowledge. Questions? Email teenbeitmidrash@gmail.com. Teen Beit Midrash is led by KI’s former rabbinic intern, Rabbi Becky Silverstein! He was with KI in 2012-2014 and is now Jewish Spiritual Advisor at Northeastern University and Program Manager for the Boston Teen Beit Midrash, after working in California for two years.

Kehillath Israel Nursery School (KINS)
ENROLL NOW FOR 2018-2019

Our preschool proudly provides children with the opportunity to play and learn in a nurturing and caring environment. We offer toddler, preschool and transitional kindergarten programs designed to encourage social and emotional development while focusing on each child’s unique interests and needs.

Applications are now being accepted for the September 2018-2019 school year. Programming options available 8am-6pm, with vacation and summer opportunities. For questions, enrollment materials, and/or to schedule a tour, please contact Valerie in the KI Preschool Office at: 617-731-9006, or email: preschool@congki.org. You can also go to www.kins.congki.org for admissions/enrollment materials.

We look forward to hearing from you! We are a NAEYC accredited school. 

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 info@congki.org 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 info@congki.org 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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