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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement


Celebrate Purim!

Wednesday, February 28th: Immediately after the 6:15 PM reading of the megillah on Purim night, there will be a chagiga, including a light dairy dinner, hilarious Purim shpiel, and special kids' program. We hope everyone will join us for this fun-filled night as we celebrate Purim together! Cost for the meal is $5.00 for members; $7.00 for non-members. Click here to register for the seuda. For the complete Purim schedule, click here.

Women's Megillah Reading

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Thursday, March 1st, 8:00 AM: Join women and girls for Morning Megillah reading. Mishloach Manot Breakfast boxes will be distributed with love from the Va'ad Kriyat Nashim. 

Tzedaka opportunity: Please support The Refugee Welcome Project. YIB is partnering with KI and CMT to make a real impact in the resettlement of two refugees in our community. Please purchase gift cards from local stores (Trader Joes, TJ Maxx, The Butcherie, CVS, Stop and Shop, etc.) and bring them to the reading on Purim morning.

3rd Annual Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting Extravaganza

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Sunday, February 25th, 3:00-6:00 PM: This is a pre-sale to order all your Passover wine. 20% of your purchase goes back to YIB. This year includes The Cheese Guy and Blackers, both offering goods for sale. Volunteers are needed. Contact Dan Sigel at


Chidren's Mishloach Manot Making! 

Sunday, February 25th, 3:00-6:00 PM: Want to attend the Pesach Wine Tasting? It's now a family affair! Children ages 2 - 11 are welcome to stop by while their families buy on February 25th. Pizza and juice will be served and mishloach manot will be made! Stopping by or staying the whole time are both welcome! $5 per child. Pizza will be served at 5:00 PM. For more information and to RSVP, contact Hodaya Blau at

Young Israel Book Club

Monday, March 12th, 11:30 AM: This month the YI Book Club shall be reading, "LIONESS: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel." Please check the Brookline libraries for copies. Due to several difficulties with last month's reserved copies, everyone must locate or purchase their own copy as this book was published last year, and individuals may have to wait if you try to get a copy through the library. The group has decided to meet on weekdays for the present time. There has been discussion for a second group to meet in the evenings. Please send an e-mail to book club if you are interested in participating in an evening session. Happy reading!

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. Feb. 18 2018 - Fri. Feb. 23, 2018

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:46 AM

Sunday 7:15, 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Monday - Regular times- 6:20 & 7:20 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

Sunday through Thursday

Mincha 5:10 PM Maariv 5:35 PM


Shabbat Parshat Tetzaveh - Shabbat Zachor 2-24-18

Shabbat Candle Lighting 5:09 PM
Mincha 5:15 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:12 AM
Mincha 5:00 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 5:20 PM
Maariv 6:10 PM
Shabbat Ends 6:15 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.