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Children’s Shabbat in Hebrew - קבלת שבת ישראלית

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Shabbat, October 19th, 10:45-11:15 AM: All children and their families are invited to join us for Shabbat programming in Hebrew. Enjoy stories, singing, and games, all in Hebrew. Stay for Kiddush following the program.

Sukkah Hop!

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This Shabbat, October 19th, 3:45 PM: All children and parents are invited for snacks, songs, and fun on our Sukkah Hop! The Sukkah Hop will begin in the Wilderness, at the home of Rabbi David & Ariella Hellman, 147 Winchester Street, Brookline, and then we will travel to the Land of Israel, at the home of Ari and Sara Bellin, 40 Williams St. We hope to see you there!

5780 Sukkot / Sh’mini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Schedule


The 5780 Sukkot-Simchat Torah Schedule can be found here.

Simchat Torah Luncheon

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Tuesday, October 22nd, following davening: Please join us for YIB's annual Simchat Torah luncheon. Volunteers are needed to help set up. Please contact Laura Szalat if you're available to help.

YIB Community Scholar Alex Maged

YIB welcomes our first community scholar, Alex Maged, who will be teaching at YIB throughout the year both on Shabbat and other times.

Alex Maged is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He completed his Masters in Biblical Studies and his rabbinical coursework at Yeshiva University, and has published over 200 essays on Tanach, Talmud, and their intersections with Western philosophy and literature, in such venues as The Jewish Bible Quarterly, The Lerhaus, and at, a blog he founded in 2013 which has attracted a community of 1300 subscribers. Alex has had the pleasure of teaching and serving as a scholar-in-residence in communities across North America and has visited Israel as part of the International Chidon HaTanach and the Bronfman Fellowship. He currently lives in Brighton with his wife, Blima, and his daughter, Nessya.

The program is generously sponsored by Drs. Maydee G. and Nelson P. Lande in memory of Dr. Lawrence M. and Helen Vera Prentis Lande a"h.

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). 


The full schedule for Sukkot 5780 can be found in link above.


10/13/19 - 10/18/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 6:10 AM

Sunday 7:15, 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Monday- Chag Day #1 - 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Tuesday- Chag Day #2- 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Wednesday 6:00 & 7:00 AM
Thursday 6:00 & 7:00 AM
Friday 6:00 & 7:00 AM
Wednesday and Thursday
Mincha 5:40 PM Maariv 6:05 PM


10/19/19 ~ 20 Tishrei 5780
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Candle Lighting 5:40 PM
Mincha 5:45 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:45 AM
Mincha 5:25 PM
Seudat Shlisheet 5:45 PM
Maariv 6:35 PM
Shabbat Concludes 6:40 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.