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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

Visiting Scholar from Ben Gurion University of the Negev


Shabbat, December 15th, Parshat Vayigash, after Kiddush: Please join us for a talk by visiting scholar, Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her work focuses on aspects of Jewish-Christian interactions in the ancient world and compares early Christian and rabbinic sources. She is an elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and holds the Rosen Family Career Development Chair in Judaic Studies at The Goldstein-Goran Department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal will speak on "Tales of the Rabbis and Heretics in the Babylonian Talmud." Her visit is sponsored by Joyce and Jeremy Wertheimer.

Memorial Event and Siyum for Rev. Myer Loketch zt"l

Sunday, December 16th, 8:00 PM: YIB will be holding a community memorial event for our legendary and beloved Rev. Myer Loketch zt"l shortly after the shloshim period concludes. Mrs. Irene Loketch and several members of Rev. Loketch’s family are planning to come in for the event. Family and community members will share their memories of Rev. Loketch zt"l, and there will be a siyum mishnayot in his memory. If you would like to participate in the learning, please sign up here for one or more tractates to learn prior to the commemoration.

Community Blood and Bone Marrow Drive

Sunday, December 16th, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM: This is a special opportunity to help save peoples lives...and what better way to do so, than with your friends and family by your side. Please sign-up for an appointment to donate blood here. (Those with appointment will be prioritized over walk-ins). We are in need of volunteers to help with operations on the day of the drive, so if you are interested, please sign up here. For additional information, contact Leah Solodokin.

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). 



12/09/18 - 12/14/18

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 6:09 AM

Sunday 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 AM
Monday 6:05 & 7:00 AM
Tueday 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 4:00 PM
Maariv 4:25 PM


Shabbat Parshat Vayigash -12/15/2018

Candle Lighting 3:54 PM
Mincha 4:00 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:23 AM
Mincha 3:40 PM
Seuda Shelisheet 4:00 PM
Maariv 4:50 PM
Shabbat Concludes 4:55 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.