Hanukkah Happenings 2016

Patriots vs. Broncos Sunday, December 18 4:15 pm in Novakoff Watch the patriots play the Broncos with your friends from KI and CMT. The game begins at 4:15 pm and we will watch on a "big screen" projection in Novakoff. All are welcome!   Dreidels & Bagels Party for 6th, 7th, & 8th grades Campus Teen Initiative Middle School Cohort  Sunday, December 18 in Novakoff Hall 11:00 am - 12:00 pm We will nosh on delicious food and play some games before joining the rest of the community for Menorahfest at 12 pm where there will be opportunities for CTI Middle Schoolers to volunteer in our community. Please RSVP to Gita Karasov, KI's B'nei Mitzvah Coordinator, at gita.karasov@hebrewcollege.edu. Hope to see you there!   Menorahfest: Festival for Kids 0-10 Sunday, December 18 12:00 - 2:00 pm in Epstein Register in advance for a discount Or $15 per family at the door Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah with your family & friends! The afternoon will include arts, music and games for children (0-10 years old). Latkes and sufganiyot will be provided! Music is led by CMT Rabbinic Intern, Micah Shapiro. Sponsored by Congregation Kehillath Israel, Center Makor, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Sulam, & Hebrew Play. For more information, please email info@congki.org. RSVP in advance at our website! Register in advance for a special discounted rate. KI & CMT Members: $5 per family in advance Non-members: $10 per family in advance At the door: $15 per family   Cup of the Maccabees Chess Tournament Sunday, December 18 Kids tournament: 10:00 am Masters tournament: 12:30 pm Masters tournament: $150 prize for the 1st place winner!With Center Makor, Congregation Kehillath Israel, and Congregation Mishkan Tefila as part of the 20th Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival.Please register

ז׳ בכסלו ה׳תשע״ז (December 7, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Cup of the Maccabees Chess Tournament

Cup of the Maccabees Chess Tournament With Center Makor, Congregation Kehillath Israel, and Congregation Mishkan Tefila as part of the 20th Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival Sunday, December 18 at 384 Harvard Street Kids tournament: 10:00 am Masters tournament: 12:30 pm - $150 prize for the 1st place winner! Please register at Center Makor! Entrance fees: $15 general tickets $10 senior tickets $10 KI, CMT, & Jookender member tickets   Want to share the event? Please feel free to send the flyer below to your friends! Click the image for the full-size version.

כ״ז במרחשון ה׳תשע״ז (November 28, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Dreidels & Bagels: For Middle School Students

Dreidels & Bagels with the CTI (Campus Teen Initiative) Middle Schoolers - 6th-8th graders Sunday, December 18 11:00 am in Novakoff Hall The Campus Teen Initiative Middle School cohort is getting into the Hanukkah spirit with a bagel brunch celebration! We will nosh on delicious food and play some games before joining the rest of the community for Menorahfest at 12 pm where there will be opportunities for CTI Middle Schoolers to volunteer in our community. Please RSVP to Gita Karasov at gita.karasov@hebrewcollege.edu. Hope to see you there!

כ״ז במרחשון ה׳תשע״ז (November 28, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Menorahfest 2016

The main office is now closed for Shabbat. You can still buy tickets for Menorahfest at the door for $15 per family. The event starts at 12:00 pm this Sunday, December 18 in Epstein Auditorium.

כ״ב במרחשון ה׳תשע״ז (November 23, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Events Sukkot through Simchat Torah

Decorating the Sukkah Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 am KI Board President David E. Williams and Rabbi Hamilton invite you to the sukkah for a snack and decoration making and decorating! All ages are invited to attend and beautify our sukkah! New and prospective members: You are warmly welcomed to join David and Rabbi Hamilton starting at 10:00 am for a more intimate gathering and a few warm words of welcome! KIRS Families Grades 2+: Join us for a family friendly Sukkot program including music, a holiday story, and snacks with Rabbinic Intern Phil Bressler.   KIRS K/1 Sukkot Celebration Sunday, October 16 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am We invite the K/1 class to join their teachers Hayley and Shaked for a family friendly Sukkot program including singing, a special craft, and nosh. Please RSVP to info@congki.org. Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm Please join KI and the Mishkan Brotherhood for a steak and scotch party in the Sukkah. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP by today, Friday October 14 to srose@tullyandholland.com. $20 donation required to cover dinner. Beer and Pizza in the Sukkah with 384@KI Thursday, October 20 7:00—8:30 pm Sponsored by 384@KI, KI’s 20s & 30s group Celebrate Sukkot under the stars at one of the most popular events of the year. Reconnect with old friends and meet new people! Singles and couples, members and non-members, everyone's welcome. This event is sponsored by 384@KI, KI’s 20s & 30s group. Please bring a donation of $10-$20 to help cover the cost of the beer and pizza, based on what you feel you can contribute. Please RSVP by Friday, October 14 here: Tinyurl.com/SukkotPizza2016 STEW-Kot Next Friday,

י״א בתשרי ה׳תשע״ז (October 13, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Poet Yevgeny Evtushenko performs

Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm At Congregation Kehillath Israel In the Epstein Auditorium Discounted $35 tickets available in the KI Main Office. To reserve, call us at 617-277-9155 or visit: 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm on Fridays. There is no Jewish blood that's blood of mine, But, hated with a passion that's corrosive Am I by anti-Semites like a Jew. And that is why I call myself a Russian! -Yevgeny Yevtushenko For questions about the performance itself, Centor Makor can be reached at 617-771-4870.

ג׳ בתשרי ה׳תשע״ז (October 5, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

High Holy Days Family Services

KI is growing! We are expanding our youth offerings in response to feedback from last year. Join us for multiple youth service options to celebrate the Yamim Noraim/High Holidays together. We are offering age-appropriate prayer options and hope all children will now be able to attend an option that is well-suited for them. To provide additional flexibility, we are also running the same Nitzanim and Mini-Minyan services twice consecutively. We also will have a separate teen service led by Jacob Cytryn who joins us from Camp Ramah Wisconsin, and Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen, KI Rabbinic Intern. They will be facilitating conversations that relate traditional and modern sources to topics relevant to their lives. We anticipate having approximately 2,500 people at KI (including Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Washington Square Minyan, and Minyan Shaleym). We welcome the abundance of children who will be here. In order to support a positive, joyful, and safe experience, we request that children who are outdoors be accompanied by an adult. In addition to the outdoor break-space in the garden area near our office entrance (weather permitting), we will also provide an indoor break-space for young families to make holiday-friendly craft projects, read, and play quiet games at 12:00 PM in Novakoff. For older kids and teens, we will also have a break-space in the library after 12:30 PM. We look forward to celebrating together. Shana tova u’metuka to you and your family! Warmly, Shirah Rubin and the KI Staff Below is the full listing of Yamim Noraim/High Holidays youth offerings: Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, October 2nd Nitzanim Service  (ages 0-5 / attendance with an adult required) 4:30 – 5:30 PM Location:  Downstairs Classroom #1 Leader: Gaby Avery-Peck Rosh Hashanah Day 1 & 2

כ״ה באלול ה׳תשע״ו (September 28, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events, High Holy Days|

Gadi Ezra Speaks

From the Law Books to the Battlefields Saturday, October 15 In the Chapel at 12:30 pm Following Shabbat on Sat, Oct 15, KI will welcome Gadi Ezra as a speaker in the Chapel.  Gadi will share his unique perspective as both a human right attorney on the one hand, and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces on the other.  He has been selected by “Forbes Magazine” as one of the most influential young leaders in Israel under the age of 30.  Gadi has written for well-known Israeli newspapers and is an experienced public speaker. Please join us for Shabbat morning services at 8:45 am in the Sanctuary and Kiddush at 12 noon in Epstein Auditorium. The community will convene afterward in the Chapel.

י״ז באלול ה׳תשע״ו (September 20, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|

Sukkah Building & Decoration

Build the KI Sukkah Sunday, October 9 9:00 am in the KI Garden Calling all community members to help us construct this year's Sukkah! We will layout and inventory the pieces, construct the shell, and begin the lattice work and overhead supports. Bring a power screwdriver or hammer if you own them.  Please RSVP. The Sukkah will be decorated on Sunday, October 16 at the Sukkah Decorating Party. See below for details. We greatly appreciate your help. Decorating the Sukkah Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 am In the KI Garden Calling all current, new, and prospective community members! KI Board President David Williams, Rabbi Hamilton invite you to join them in the sukkah on Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 am for a snack and sukkah decoration making and decorating! All ages are invited and encouraged to attend this community-building activity to beautify our congregation's sukkah! New and prospective members: You are warmly welcomed to join David and Rabbi Hamilton starting at 10:00 am for a more intimate gathering and a few warm words of welcome! RSVP to info@congki.org by Wednesday, October 12. RSVPs are not required but help us plan shopping to ensure snacks and supplies for everyone!

י״ז באלול ה׳תשע״ו (September 20, 2016)|Categories: archive, Events|