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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

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.

Jennifer & Dror Michaelson

Jennifer & Dror Michaelson

Carrie Benedon and Matt Sienkiewicz

Carrie Benedon and Matt Sienkiewicz


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!

Community Shabbat Dinner and Lecture Series


Friday, March 1st, 6:30 PM: Please join us for the last of three Winter Shabbat Dinners 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 final dinner will feature Professor Lila Kagedan, bioethicist and hospital chaplain, who will speak on "Medical Ethics: Comparing Jewish and other Perspectives."

Reservations are required. Please register no later than Tuesday, February 26th.
$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.

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

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). 



02/24/18 - 03/01/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:37 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 5:15 PM Maariv 5:40 PM


Shabbat Parshat Vayakel- Shekalim 03/02/2019

Candle Lighting 5:16 PM
Mincha 5:20 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:07 AM
Mincha 5:05 PM
Seuda Shelisheet 5:25 PM
Maariv 6:15 PM
Shabbat Concludes 6:20 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.