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Pesach 5779

For the Pesach schedule and other information for this Pesach, please click on the links below.
A Guide to Pesach
Pesach Schedule
Mechiras Chametz Times
Mechiras Chametz Form
YIB Pesach Supplement
Places to Buy Chametz After Pesach

Chag Kasher V'Same'ach!

Upcoming Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Elli Fischer

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Shabbat, May 3rd & 4th: In celebration of Israel’s 71st Anniversary, Young Israel of Brookline and Mizrachi Israel360 present a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Rabbi Elli Fischer. Elli Fischer is an independent writer, translator, and rabbi. Previously he was the JLIC rabbi and campus educator at the University of Maryland. He holds BA and MS degrees from Yeshiva University, rabbinical ordination from Israel’s Chef Rabbinate, and is working toward a doctorate in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. Details of Rabbi Fischer’s visit will be available soon. For sponsorship opportunities, 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). 



04/22/19 - 04/25/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:13 AM

Monday 6:00 & 7:10 AM
Tuesday 6:00 & 7:10 AM
Wednesday 6:00 & 7:10 AM
Thursday 6:00 & 7:10 AM
Friday 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Monday through Wednesday
Mincha 7:20 PM Maariv 7:45 PM


Pesach 7th and 8th Days

04/26- 4/27/19

Eruv Tavshilin
Candle Lighting for Yom Tov No later than 7:19 PM
Mincha - Thursday 7:25 PM
Shacharit -Friday 7:00/ 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:14 AM
Candle Lighting Shabbat/Yom Tov- No later than 7:20 PM
Mincha Friday 7:20 PM
Shacharit Shabbat/Yom Tov 7:00 /8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:14 AM
Mincha Shabbat/Yom Tov 7:15 PM
Shabbat/Yom Tov ends 8:25 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.