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Town of Brookline Heat Advisory

With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s beginning Friday, July 19th, and continuing through the weekend, the Brookline Emergency Management Team has issued a heat advisory. Click here for information about Brookline cooling centers, including their hours of operation and addresses and Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illnesses.

Three Weeks - Fast of 17 Tamuz 5779

The Three Weeks from 17 Tamuz to Tisha B’Av begins this Sunday, July 21st. Click here to find information on the observance of the Three Weeks. For those fasting on Sunday, please stay inside in air conditioning. If a person does not feel well or feels dehydrated, he should drink and break the fast immediately. If anyone has any specific questions, please contact Rabbi Hellman.

Schedule for Sunday, July 21st, Fast of 17 Tamuz, observed:
Fast begins: 3:39 AM
Earliest Tallit & Tefillin: 4:25 AM
Shacharit: 7:00, 8;00 and 9:00 AM
Mincha: 7:40 PM
Maariv: 8:20 PM
Fast Ends: 8:58 PM

YIB Book Club

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Monday, August 12th, 11:00 AM: Join the YIB Book Club discussing their just announced new book, "Spies of No Country" by Matti Friedman. The discussion will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room. For any questions, please contact Sharon Alge. Happy Reading!

YIB Memorial Wall

If you are interested in purchasing a permanent plaque on the Young Israel Memorial Wall in memory of a dearly departed, kindly submit the order form to Cost is $600 per name, one name per plaque. To ensure that your plaque will be hung before Rosh Hashana, please respond by July 31st.

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). 



07/21/19 - 07/26/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 4:30 AM

Sunday - Fast begins 3:39 AM
Sunday- Fast 17 Tammuz- 7:00, 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 7:40 PM > Fast ends 8:58 PM
Monday through Thursday
Mincha 8:00 PM Maariv 8:25 PM


07/27/19 ~ 24 Tamuz 5779

Parshat Pinchus

Mincha - Plag 6:30 PM
Candle Lighting - Plag After 6:39 PM
Candle Lighting - Zman 7:52 PM
Mincha - Zman 7:55 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:11 AM
Pre-Mincha Shiur 6:40 PM
Mincha 7:40 AM
Seuda Shlisheet 8:00 PM
Maariv 8:50 PM
Shabbat Concludes 8:55 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.