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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

Purim at YIB!

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Purim Night, March 20th, 7:15 PM: Young Israel of Brookline will be hosting its annual Purim Chagigah. There’ll be Megilla reading, a delicious pasta dinner, music, a clown performance, a kids costume parade, and the YIB Purim shpiel! it’ll be fun for the entire family!
Please RSVP for the pasta dinner by clicking here.
Cost of the pasta dinner is $5 for members, and $7 for non-members.

The complete Purim schedule including Megilla readings can be found here. The laws of Purim can be found here.

Young Professional Pre-Purim Event: Sushi and Torah

Monday, March 18th: 7:00 PM: All young Jewish professionals in the Boston area are invited to make sushi at the home of Vanessa Chalem and learn with Rabbi Hellman some pre-Purim Torah. Send email to Rabbi Hellman if you don't know Vanessa’s address. Hope to see you there!

Have a Freilich Purim!

YIB Annual Celebration on March 23, 2019

Please join us on Shabbat, March 23rd, 6:00 PM, for our annual celebration, as we honor Keter Torah Award recipients, Jennifer & Dror Michaelson, and Young Leadership Award recipients, Carrie Benedon & Matt Sienkiewicz. For more information and registration, click on the link below. Please submit tributes for the ad journal no later than Sunday, March 10th.

Jennifer & Dror Michaelson

Jennifer & Dror Michaelson

Carrie Benedon and Matt Sienkiewicz

Carrie Benedon and Matt Sienkiewicz


Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Menachem Penner

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Shabbat, March 30th: YIB will be hosting Rabbi Menachem Penner, Dean of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University. The visit is in conjunction with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Program, and Shabbat morning Rabbi Penner will speak about his experience as a father raising a child with autism. There will also be a lunch after shul for those who signup (limit 50 people) and a full schedule of other shiurim. Lunch registration will be available soon.

Rabbi Penner's visit is generously sponsored by Dr. David Liberman and the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project.

Shabbat Program

Shabbat morning after davening: “Disabilities and the Jewish Community: One Family’s Journey”

After lunch at YIB: “Off the Deep End: Religious Sophistication in a World of Social Media”

Shabbat afternoon at 5:30 PM: “An Erikson Exodus: Yetziat Mitzrayim through the Lens of Developmental Psychology”

Seuda Shlisheet after 6:25 PM Mincha: “Finding Meaning in Shabbat Musaf

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). 



03/24/19 - 03/29/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:51 AM

Sunday 7:15, 8:00 & 9:00 AM
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 6:50 PM Maariv 7:15 PM


Shabbat Parshat Shemini - Parshat Parah 03/30/2019

Candle Lighting 6:48 PM
Mincha 6:50 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:40 AM
Mincha 6:25 PM
Seuda Shelisheet 6:45 PM
Maariv 7:45 PM
Shabbat Concludes 7:50 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.