July 2017 Shabbat Speakers

Rabbi Sharon Shalom Saturday, July 8 During Shabbat morning services (8:45 am - 12 noon) In Epstein Auditorium Entrance: Epstein stone steps or accessible ramp on Williams St. We are honored to welcome Rabbi Sharon Shalom to our campus to share words of Torah on Shabbat morning of July 8. Rabbi Shalom is the first Ethiopian-born rabbi to earn rabbinic ordination from Israel's Chief Rabbinate.  All are welcome.   Colette Phillips Saturday, July 22 During Shabbat morning services (8:45 am - 12 noon) In Epstein Auditorium Entrance: Epstein stone steps or accessible ramp on Williams St. Colette Phillips is one of Greater Boston's leading change-agents. She will share her reflections from her recent trip to Israel. All are encouraged to join us.

ג׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ז (June 27, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

Sell Your Chametz

As Pesach 5777 approaches, we are reminded of how weighty 'preparation' is in relation to 'celebration.'  In order to properly clean our homes and become Chametz free, several important institutions and traditions have been established (Selling, Searching, Annulling, and Burning of Chametz). The deadline to sell your Chametz has passed. Chag Pesach Sameach!

ב׳ בניסן ה׳תשע״ז (March 29, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

April Campus Teen Initiative Newsletter

CTI (Campus Teen Initiative) enables teens on the 384 Harvard Street Campus to connect with each other and with the Campus community. CTI empowers teens to take a leadership role in putting together and participating in programs that enable them to connect Jewishly, socially, and educationally. Junior CTI consists of middle schoolers in grades 6-8 Senior CTI consists of high schoolers, in grades 9-12 Click here to subscribe to the newsletter. In April Brookline Peer Leadership Fellowship The Campus Teen Initiative (CTI)  is based in Brookline at 384 Harvard St and draws teens from Congregation Kehillath Israel, Congregation Mishkan Tefila and the local Brookline community.  Our goal is to expand the opportunities for peer-to-peer Jewish teen engagement in Brookline by giving teens leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship skills through a Jewish lens in a diverse community. The Senior Campus Teen Initiative, launched this year, focuses on teens from 9th - 12th grades. For the coming school year, two teens will be selected for a paid internship as the Senior Campus Teen Initiative Fellows. The typical time commitment is 7-10 hours per month. A $500 annual stipend will be paid quarterly upon successful completion of work. Current 9th and 10th graders are eligible to apply.  Applications due April 5: http://nsteeninitiative.org/programs/fellowship/ Questions? Contact Teen Engagement Coordinator, Josh Satok, at joshsatok@gmail.com Newport, RI Trip Sunday, April 2 RSVP by Wednesday, March 29 On Sunday, April 2nd, CTI is taking a trip to Newport, Rhode Island! We’ll be visiting the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in America, going to the Breakers mansion, the beautiful Cliff Walks, and Fort Adams State Park. The trip will be all day, exact times still to be determined. Contact joshsatok@gmail.com to RSVP and for more info. Screenagers Screening

כ״ד באדר ה׳תשע״ז (March 22, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

2017 Community Seder

RSVPs for the Community Seder are closed. We have limited seats available for late sign-ups, however. Please call the KI Main Office at 617-277-9155 by Monday, April 10, if you'd like to sign up for the seder. Thank you for joining us!

י״ב באדר ה׳תשע״ז (March 10, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

2017 Shabbaton

Congregation Kehillath Israel Community Shabbaton at Camp Ramah in Palmer, MA Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2017 We hope to see you this year at the KI Community Shabbaton! Below is a form you can use to pay online. If you prefer to pay by check, please email your housing choices and information to mainoffice@congki.org and mail the check to Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Thank you for signing up! We will see you at Camp Ramah!

ט׳ באדר ה׳תשע״ז (March 7, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel Program

The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel Program The Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel program is a unique savings plan to help parents send their children on a life-changing teen Israel experience. The program is designed to help families make a trip to Israel during the high school years a reality. Any child in third through seventh grade who is enrolled in a Jewish education program and whose family is a KI member is eligible. The contribution for the regular seven-year program (beginning in 3rd grade) is: $200 from your family each year. $700 from CJP, to be contributed at the end of the program. The contribution of the three-year option (beginning in 7th grade) is: $400 from your family each year. $700 from CJP, to be contributed at the end of the program. If you are interested in enrolling in the program, please contact the KI Main Office at 617-277-9155 or mainoffice@congki.org.

כ״ז בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 23, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|


Shabbatune & A Cappella Fest Friday, March 24 & Saturday March 25 Join us for a Shabbat filled with song. Featuring the following local A Capella Groups: Manginah from Brandeis University, Kol Echad from Boston University, and ShenaniGanns from Gann Academy See their details below Times at a Glance Friday, March 24 Friday Tefila Options: Ma'ariv/KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS) - 6:00 pm in the Rabb Chapel Congregation Mishkan Tefila - 6:00 pm in Novakoff Hall Community Shabbat dinner at 7:15 pm - See details & register below, or click here to register. Campus Teen Initiative at 7:15 pm: Teen Shabbat Dinner followed by Dessert & Conversation: Jewish Life on Campus with Boston University and Brandeis students - See details & register below, or click here to register. Saturday, March 25 Saturday Tefila Options Congregation Kehillath Israel in the Main Sanctuary beginning at 8:45 am Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Novakoff Hall beginning at 9:30 am Washington Square Minyan in the Rabb Chapel beginning at 9:15 am Minyan Shaylem on the 3rd floor (Upstairs Classroom #3) beginning at 9:30 am Kiddush 12:00 noon in Epstein You are invited to sanctify Shabbat with Kiddush in the Rabbi Louis Epstein Auditorium after services. One part Shabbat; Four Parts Harmony at 12:45 pm in the Chapel All are welcome to join the members of Kol Echad, Manginah, and ShenaniGanns in the Chapel at 12:45 pm to learn 4-part acappella arrangements with the pros!  Singers of all backgrounds encouraged to come! Saturday Evening Tefila Options Mincha/Ma'ariv: 6:19 pm in the Chapel Havdallah: 7:44 pm Benefit Concert at 8:15 pm in the Sanctuary - See details and buy tickets below, or click here to buy tickets. Click on the tabs below to register for the dinners and buy tickets for

י״ט בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 15, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

KI Youth Education Fundraiser

We are excited to let you know that the KI Youth Education Committee is launching a few fundraising efforts. The funds we raise will help support youth programming at KI, including but not limited to: youth worship services (now at four different age levels!) special youth and family education programs monthly community programs like CuddleUp Shabbat and Family Havdallah youth education supplies and materials Fundraiser #1: Delicious, beautiful, kosher See's Candy lollipops! We have them for sale individually and in lovely bundles of four. Do you have sweet gift-giving opportunities coming up in February? Need gifts for teachers or colleagues? Will you be preparing mishloach manot for your friends and family at Purim? These lollipops will make a wonderful addition! Click HERE to order your lollipops ($1 each or $4 for a bundle of 4) and a member of the Youth Education Committee will contact you to arrange home delivery. Fundraiser #2: AcapellaFest is coming up on March 25 and we would like to sell concessions. Please click here to commit to providing one or more items to be sold at the concert and/or to help out that evening (and mark your calendar for this fun and exciting event!). Thank you so much for all of your support of youth programming at KI! Please let us know if you have any questions, and if you're interested in hearing more about our committee and possibly joining us, let us know that too! Sincerely, KI's Youth Education Committee Marci Grossman, chair and VP for Youth Education marci.grossman@gmail.com Julie Corman Julie Dollinger Lucy Goodhart Jodi Hecht Jennie Roffman Amy Weiss

י״ח בשבט ה׳תשע״ז (February 14, 2017)|Categories: archive, Events|

Spring 2017 Adult Learning

The 384 Harvard St. Campus is proud to offer this Guide to Adult Learning for Jan-May 2017. Our campus includes many partners, all offering a variety of programming to contribute to our learning and growth as Jewish Adults.  These offerings include one-time events, recurring weekly classes, and mini-series that meet for three or four sessions.  The topics range from Jewish cooking to traditional text study to exploring ritual life, music, and much more.  Please take time to read through these offerings, noting which programs speak to you.  Unless otherwise indicated, courses listed meet at 384 Harvard St. As our first attempt to consolidate so many offerings into one place, this guide is aimed at helping you get connected to learning opportunities that will inspire, challenge, and enrich your Jewish life.  While we have included as many events as possible through May, some have surely slipped through the cracks, and other programs are still being formulated.  Given this, campus partners will share updates to their learning offerings regularly, and we encourage you to reach out to the contacts listed for each class if you are interested in getting involved. As a kick-off to our learning initiative, we’ll be hosting an Adult Learning Summit on Sunday, January 29th from 9:30-12:30 to introduce new classes, highlight continuing programs, and grow as a community of learners (and of course, eat some great food).  This will also begin our “Not Your Childhood Sunday School” regular Sunday learning, featuring regular classes as well as special mini-series featuring top educators on a wide range of topics. We hope you will attend the Adult Learning Summit and take advantage of the many learning opportunities offered by our Campus Partners at 384 Harvard

כ״ח בכסלו ה׳תשע״ז (December 28, 2016)|Categories: Adult Learning Opportunities, Events|

Artistic Hanukkah Concert 2016

Sunday, December 25 at 5:00 pm in Epstein Auditorium Arlee Leonard will perform. Visit our partner Center Makor's website to register in advance. Suggested donation $10 for KI members.

י״ט בכסלו ה׳תשע״ז (December 19, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|