Purim at KI, with a fiddle and colorful music notes

Mishloach Manot

Congregation Kehillath Israel makes it possible for you to share the Purim tradition of sending gifts of food, known in Hebrew as mishloach manot, to any member of the KI community. At the same time, you will be supporting KI. When you sponsor a bag, your name will be listed along with others who are sending Purim greetings to that family. Each family will receive one bag. Purim bags will be delivered to KI members in the following areas: Brookline, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Allston, and Brighton. Those outside the delivery area can pick up their Purim Bags at the KI office.

Orders must be placed by Friday, March 3. There are two ways to submit orders:

  • Click here to place your order online.
  • Download this form and return it, with payment, to Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

Interested in volunteering?

Our helpful volunteers make this program possible! If you are willing and able to volunteer for 2-3 hours, we need help assembling the baskets on Wednesday, March 8 and/or delivering baskets on Sunday, March 12. Email info@congki.org or call 617-277-9155. Thank you!

Purim Services & Shpiel

Saturday, March 11 in the Sanctuary

  • Mincha/Ma’ariv at 5:07 pm
  • Megillah reading at 6:40 pm
  • Purim Shpiel at 7:50 pm

Services begin in the Sanctuary at 5:07 pm, followed by a complete traditional Megillah reading at 6:40 pm. All are welcome and costumes are encouraged! After the Megillah reading, stay for the Purim Shpiel, “Fiddler on the Spoof!” performed by members of our community.

21+ Purim Carnival

Saturday, March 11 in Epstein
Refreshments at 8:30 pm
Party for Adults at 9:00 pm
Purim Carnivals aren’t just for the kids anymore! Come join the 384 Harvard St Campus-Wide 21+ Purim Carnival! Earn tickets, win prizes, meet new friends & join us to celebrate Purim with food, drinks, games, music, and more!

Festivities will include traditional booths & activities like cornhole, tower of cups, mask making, costume parade, and ice cream sundaes! There will also be 21+ Spins, such as beer pong, quarters, and card games.

It’s a free event (though donations are welcome!), and it should be a fun chance to let loose & enjoy! Please RSVP to help us estimate food & drinks for the evening.

Dessert & Purim Hangout for Teens

Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 pm

  • Grades 6-8 in Upstairs Classrom #1
  • Grades 9-12 in Upstairs Classroom #2

Join us for dessert and hang out with teens from the Campus Teen Initiative (CTI). We’ll have food, board games, and all kinds of Purim fun. Grades 6-8 in Upstairs Classroom #1. Grades 9-12 in Upstairs Classroom #2. RSVP to CTI leader Josh Satok at joshsatok@gmail.com

Sunday Purim Service

Sunday, March 12 at 8:00 am in the Rabb Chapel

Join us for a traditional Purim service and complete Megillah reading.

Sunday, March 12 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Epstein

  • Games & activities start at 10:00 am
  • Puppet show at 10:30 am
  • Josh & the Jamtones concert at 11:00 am

Kehillath Israel Preschool is partnering with Congregation Kehillath Israel, Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Center Makor, and Washington Square Minyan, to host a FREE Purim Palooza.  Our party will include games & activities for children 2-10 years old, a special Purim puppet show from WSM, and a concert starring the incredible Josh and the Jamtones Acoustic Duo! Everyone in the greater community is welcome!

Raffle tickets will also be sold to win one of three huge prizes. All raffle proceeds will go toward a new KINS preschool playground, which will be available for community partner use on Shabbat and holidays. You can buy raffle tickets at the event ahead of time online or in the KI office for $10 per ticket. Click here for details on the prizes or to purchase tickets.

For more information please call Sara Sinai at KINS 617-731-9006 or write to the KINS Parent Teacher Organization at KINSPTO@gmail.com.