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 This Shabbat: Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

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We are honored to welcome Rabbi Menachem Leibtag this coming Shabbat, Parashot Vayakhel-Pekudei, March 24th & 25th. Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, a frequent guest to the YIB community, is the founder of the Tanach Study Center and is an internationally acclaimed bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish Education on the internet. 

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday Night:
Rabbi Leibtag will lead deliver a brief dvar Torah before Maariv.

Shabbat Morning:
After Hashkama Kiddush, Rabbi Leibtag will deliver a drasha on "Parshat ha'Chodesh, and its connection to Makat Choshech." 

After davening at the main morning service, Rabbi Leibtag will deliver the drasha on "The Mishkan - A reflection of Creation or Revelation?"

Shabbat Afternoon:
5:10 PM Pre-Mincha: Rabbi Leibtag's topic: "The Biblical roots of MAGID - How & Why we [don't] tell the story of the Exodus at our Seder."

6:10 PM Mincha

6:40 PM Seuda Shlisheet: "What's more important - eating matza or not eating chametz?"

Ruderman Knesset Mission Town Hall Meeting

Join us on March 29th at 7:30 PM, for a Town Hall Meeting with 5 Members of Knesset, from the Ruderman Knesset Mission, to discuss the relationship between Americans and Israelis, and keeping Israel a secure Jewish and democratic state. At Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St., Brookline. Register at or by email at Visit the Facebook event page at



Sun Mar 26 - Fri Mar 31

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:46 AM

Sunday 7:15. 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Monday 6:20 & 7:20 AM
Tuesday -Rosh Chodesh Nisan 6:10 & 7:10 AM
Wednesday 6:30 & 7:30 AM
Thursday 6:20 & 7:20 AM
Friday 6:30 & 7:30 AM


| Sunday - Thursday Mincha 6:50 PM Maariv 7:15 PM |


|Shabbat Parshas Vayikra -4-01-17 |

Candle Lighting 6:51 PM
Friday Mincha 6:55 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:37 AM
Mincha 6:40 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 7:00 PM
Maariv 7:50 PM
Shabbat concludes 7:45 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.