belonging@KI

One of the most important gifts that we can give our children, our parents and ourselves is the knowledge and comfort that we are part of something larger than ourselves – we are not alone.

Through worship, study, community and tikkun olam we connect with each other. Participating and committing to preserving and enriching our synagogue community is an important part of what has sustained our Jewish heritage for almost 6,000 years.

Congregation Kehillath Israel promotes a Judaism that appreciates questions, embraces complexity, and affirms life. We are a vibrant, dynamic, and multi-generational synagogue.  Our community is for people of all backgrounds and places in life. We offer traditional religious services on a daily basis, plus many opportunities for learning, from nursery school, religious school to adult education. We offer programs and activities throughout the year for our youth, our families, our adults and our seniors.

We look forward to your full participation as a member of KI, but also recognize that Judaism is not “one size fits all.” Given the diversity of our members and their varied interests, we seek to offer an array of service offerings, a full breadth of educational offerings and programs for each member. We offer many wonderful paths to help you truly belong@KI.

Whether you are new to KI, a multi-generational KI family or somewhere in between, we hope you will join us in KI’s ever-widening circle. Congregation Kehillath Israel is a Welcoming, Authentic and Inclusive Conservative synagogue that promotes Judaism that is intellectually alive, morally powerful, and personally transforming.

For the new year 5781, we look forward to expanded programming opportunities for spiritual growth, learning, celebration and inclusion for all members of our community.

Kehillath Israel offers its members:

Uplifting and Inspirational Shabbat and Holiday Services led by Rabbi William Hamilton, who is celebrating 25 years as KI’s Senior Rabbi and as a spiritual leader in greater Boston.

Innovative Educational Programming led by Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen, KI’s Assistant Rabbi and Director of Outreach and Innovation.

KI Daily Minyan, the only twice-daily egalitarian minyan in Brookline and a benchmark of our KI community.

KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS), a warm community of spiritually-engaged Jews that strives to create soulful, energetic Friday night t’fi lah and nourishing inclusive communal activities.

KI Preschool, a Brookline community school providing a discovery-based curriculum that promotes traditional Jewish values and customs, encouraging each child to explore the beauty of Shabbat and holidays.

KI Religious School (KIRS), teaching that cultivates a deep love of Judaism, strong fl uency in prayer and an excitement around holidays, mitzvoth, culture and community.

B’nei Mitzvah Seminars that integrate our Day School and Religious School families through grade-based Shabbat dinners and holiday programming.

Youth Services are offered each Shabbat and holiday-Nitzanim for the youngest children, Mini-Minyan for young elementary school-aged, and Minyan Atid for older elementary school-aged students.

Adult Engagement through classes, activities, lectures and more, at KI and within the 384 Campus, including Talmud Study, KI Reads, Library of Gratitude Book Discussions, Film screenings, tasteBook with Rabbi Hamilton, Israel Advocacy and Social Action Projects.

Base BSTN/A Project of KI – led by Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney Cohen and Matt Cohen and the first ever synagogue partnership with the national Base Movement.  Base BSTN is KI’s community of 20’s and 30’s focused on authentic engagement through home hospitality, Torah learning, and community service.

KI Inclusion Committee, facilitating the full participation of people of all abilities in synagogue life, promoting sensitivity to diverse populations, and cultivating a culture of inclusion at KI.

Jews by Choice, KI welcomes you with a whole heart along with many other congregants who have made the same spiritual journey.

Membership at KI

Please send me information about membership at KI! Or call us directly at 617.277.9155.