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High Holiday Schedule

The complete High Holiday Schedule can be found here.

High Holiday Seat Selection

Please reserve your High Holiday seats as soon as possible if you have not already done so. All current members who had High Holiday seats last year should have received a letter in the mail that will allow you to buy those same seats if you were in the main sanctuary and instructions on how to choose new seats if you were in the social hall. In addition, any current member in good standing will be able to buy seats with our on-line system at even if you did not purchase seats last year. For those individuals who are new to our community we hope you will be able to meet with the High Holiday Seating Committee at the last remaining session. It only takes a few minutes to fill out a membership form and select your seats. Our last session will be this motzei Shabbat, September 16th from 9:00 - 11:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the High Holiday Seating Committee.

Sephardic High Holiday Services 5778

Young Israel of Brookline is happy to announce that we will host Sephardic High Holiday services on both Rosh haShannah and Yom Kippur this year. The Sephardic High Holiday services will be led by our Hazzan, Rabbi Moshe Ohana. In keeping with Sephardic tradition, there is no charge for a seat. However, there will be numerous opportunities to make donations during services, as per Sephardic tradition. We suggest a minimum total donation of $175 per person ($50 for students). The proceeds will help defray costs for prayer books, the Hazzan, and the synagogue space. Please contact if you plan to attend so that we can plan appropriately. All services will be held in the Beth Midrash of Young Israel of Brookline. For the services schedule, click here.

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). 




Sun Sept 24 - Fri Sept 29

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:44 AM

Sunday - Fast day Observed - Fast begins 5:10 AM
Selichot followed by Shacharit 6:30 & 8:00 AM
Mincha 6:05 PM
Fast Ends 7:20 PM
Selichot followed by Shacharit
Monday 5:40 & 6:50 AM
Tuesday 5:50 & 6:50 AM
Wednesday 5:50 & 6:50 AM
Thursday 5:40 & 6:50 AM
Friday -Erev YK 6:10 & 7:10 AM
Friday Eerv YK Mincha 2:00 & 3:30 PM


Sunday Mincha Fast Day 6:05 PM | Monday-Thursday Mincha 6:20 PM Maariv 6:45 PM | | Late Maariv followed by Selichot | |Sun - Wed 9:30 PM


Shabbat Yom Kippur 9-30-17

Friday Erev Yom Kippur 2:00 & 3:30 PM
Candle Lighting BEFORE 6:11 PM
Shacharit 8:00 AM
Yizkor 11:00 AM
Mincha 4:20 PM
Neila 5:45 PM
Maariv and Shabbat/Yom Kipur ends 7:10 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.