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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

Parent-Child Learning with Rabbi Hellman

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Motzei Shabbat, January 26th, 6:30-7:30 PM: Join Rabbi Hellman for the Parent-Child Learning program year-end celebration and siyum. The program is sponsored by Joyce Kosowsky in memory of her beloved husband, Dr. Bernie Kosowsky z”l.

Special Speaker: Yoseph Haddad - “A Proud Arab Christian Israeli”


Wednesday, January 30th, 7:30 PM: YIB will be hosting Yoseph Haddad who will tell his story as an Arab Christian who served in the IDF, fought in the second Lebanon War, and who loves Israel. He will also discuss the work of the non-profit organization which he founded, Vouch For Each Other, which aims to better integrate Arab, Druze, and Bedoin communities in Israel into the general society. The event is co-sponsored by the CJP, Boston Israel Action Community, and other local synagogues.

Community Shabbat Dinner and Lecture Series


Friday, February 1st, 6:00 PM: Please join us for the second of our three Winter Shabbat Dinner and Lectures. Each Friday night an intimate group of no more than 50 people will enjoy a catered dinner with old and new friends and Rabbi Hellman and his family. After dinner a distinguished scholar will lead a stimulating lecture and discussion. The second dinner will feature Professor Reuven Kimelman, noted historian and author, who will speak on "The History of Lecha Dodi and the Creation of Kabalat Shabbat."

Reservations are required:
$24 for adults and children ages 11+; $28 for non-members
$5 for children ages 2-10; $8 for non-members
No charge for children under 2-years old.
Be a listed sponsor for the evening for an additional $36.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 29th.

Mark your calendars now for the remaining Community Shabbat Dinner and Lecture:
March 1, 2019: Professor Lila Kagedan, bioethicist and hospital chaplain, will speak on "Medical Ethics: Comparing Jewish and other Perspectives."

For more information or questions, please contact the YIB office.

Young Family Shabbat Dinner


Friday, February 8th, following Kabalat Shabbat: Please join us for our next young children's Kabbalat Shabbat program, followed by a casual and kid-friendly Shabbat dinner of chicken and pasta. All are welcome, but this event is geared toward families with kids aged 0-5. Mincha will be at 4:55 PM. The program will begin at 5:30 PM. Reserve your spot before noon on Monday, February 4th.


$11/adult and child 8+
$6/child ages 1-7
$0/child under 1 year

$16/adult and child 8+
$10/child ages 1-7
$0/child under 1 year


YIB Book Club

Monday, February 25th, 11:00 AM: The YIB Book Club will be discussing "A Rich Brew" by Shachar Pinsker. For any questions, please contact Sharon Alge. Happy Reading!

Moving to Boston?


Are you moving to, or thinking of moving to Boston? Young Israel of Brookline can help. We provide all kinds of resources to make your move go as smoothly as possible, including assistance looking for housing, schooling, day care, employment, Jewish communal services, and information on the local Boston community. Please email (, and we’ll be happy to make your transition to Boston an easy one.

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). 



01/20/18 - 01/25/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 6:14 AM



| Sunday | 8:00 AM ONLY|

| Monday | 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 4:30 PM Maariv 4:55 PM


Shabbat Parshat Yitro 01/26/2019

Candle Lighting 4:31 PM
Mincha 4:35 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:30 AM
Mincha 4:20 PM
Seuda Shelisheet 4:40 PM
Maariv 5:30 PM
Shabbat Concludes 5:35 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.