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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

Young Israel of Brookline Annual Gala 2018


Sunday, June 24th, 1:00-5:00 PM: Please join us for a special Yom Iyun, a Day of Learning, centering around the theme of “Journeys,” celebrating our Shul Community and honoring Davida & David Zimble and Debbie Cohen. The program includes a Welcome Reception followed by sessions with distinguished and engaging speakers. For more information or to register, click here or on the link at the top of the page.


Women in the Community - נָשִׁים בַּקְּהִלָּה - May Series

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Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 8:00 PM: All women are invited to a new self-leadership workshop as part of the נשים בקהילה series. The May event series will be focused on the five essential lessons to personal success and peak performance, taught by Prof. Tamara Tillema. The workshop series - which will be delivered in light Hebrew - will occur every Tuesday night at YIB throughout the month of May. The cost per session will be $10. Registration: Mrs. Liran Malul, 617-935-4401 or Click here for more details.

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

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Shabbat, June 2nd: Please join us next Shabbat as we welcome Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson, 2017-2018 Gruss Visiting Professor in Jewish Law at Harvard Law School. In October, Dr. Libson will begin an appointment as Assistant Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

She will speak at the following times: Shabbat morning after davening, "Culmination and Crisis: The Three Books of Numbers," and during Seuda Shlisheet (7:50 PM), "Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud."

Dr. Libson holds a BA with honors from the Hebrew University and a PhD in Talmud from New York University. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Talmud Institute at MaTaN and the Beit Morasha program in Jewish Law. For the past decade, Dr. Libson has taught at several institutions of adult Jewish education in Jerusalem and New York, including MaTaN, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and the Drisha Institute. She continues to lecture widely at synagogues and Jewish centers, and is also a member of the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization. Dr. Libson will be speaking after davening and during Seuda Shlisheet.

Dessert in the Park

Shabbat, June 16th, 4:00-6:00 PM: Please join us for Young Israel of Brookline’s annual Dessert in the Park, at Minot Rose Park (corner of St. Paul and Browne Streets, Brookline, MA 02445), as we bid farewell to members of our community who are leaving Brookline this summer and celebrate those who are staying! Start thinking about what sweet treats you’d like to whip up for this fun event and sign-up here. For questions, contact Leah Solodokin. We hope to see you there! 

Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses

We are delighted to introduce Sarah Cheses, the first Yoetzet Halacha serving the Greater Boston Community under the auspices of the newly founded New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative (NEYHI). 



Sun. 5/20/2018 - Fri. 5/25/2018

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 4:17 AM

Sunday- Shavuot Day 1 - 4:40, 7:00 and 8:45 AM
Monday- Shavuot Day 2 - 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Tuesday 6:30 & 7:30 AM
Wednesday 6:30 & 7:30 AM
Thursday 6:20 & 7:20 AM
Friday 6:30 & 7:30 AM

Tuesday through Thursday
Mincha 7:55 PM Maariv 8:20 PM


Shabbat Naso 5/26/2018

Mincha 7:30 PM
Candle Lighting 7:51 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 8:57 AM
Pre Mincha Shiur 6:40 PM
Mincha 7:40 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 8:00 PM
Maariv 8:50 PM
Shabbat Concludes 8:55 PM

Founded in 1953, the Young Israel of Brookline has become an anchor of jewish life in Boston.
Multi-generational families have created a dynamic and vibrant community which is welcoming to the many young professionals who come to Boston for school and training. This exciting mixture of people crosses all cultural, economic and professional lines. Whether as a new resident or a visiting guest, the Young Israel of Brookline has developed an international reputation for hachnassat orchim, extending hospitality to visitors and those in our kehilla.