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Upcoming Events in Hebrew

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:00-7:00 PM: Israeli theater comes to YIB with עכבר העיר ועכבר הכפר, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, by Orna Porat Theater. Tickets are $8. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Please join us on January 12, 2018 for our upcoming קבלת שבת, Hebrew Kabbalat Shabbat, in Israeli schools' style. We invite all children and families to welcome in Shabbat with us. Stay tuned for more details.

Community Winter Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 1, 2017: This year's dinner will feature 19 MAOZ Professional Fellows who will be visiting us from Israel. The MAOZ Fellows will be leading a conversation on social and public leadership and how we can strengthen the connection of the worldwide Jewish Community with Israel. Please join us for a warm evening, with friends old and new, and to meet and learn from the MAOZ Fellows. Reservations are required: $28 for adults and children 15 and older; $20 for children 8-14; No charge for children under 8 years old. Babysitting will be available during presentations, but not during the meal. On-line registration is now available by clicking here.

Parent-Child Learning 

Motzei Shabbat, December 2, 2017, 6:15 - 7:15 PM: Children and parents, please join Rabbi Hellman for our very successful parent-child learning program for 1st through 5th graders. There will be pizza, raffles and prizes! All children and parents will learn a lot and have fun! The program is sponsored by Joyce Kosowsky in memory of her beloved husband, Dr. Bernie Kosowsky z”l.

Seuda Shlisheet Speakers

Please join us for Seuda Shlisheet when we welcome the following speakers:

December 2nd & 9th: MAOZ Fellows from Israel. The MAOZ Fellows program aims to enhance Israel’s civil society by strengthening its senior public leadership that, in turn, will have the necessary values and professional skills to tackle Israel’s most pressing internal social and economic challenges. MAOZ Fellows participate in seven weeks of intensive learning in Israel and the USA on the subject of public service on a municipal, national and international level with an emphasis on professionalism and values.

December 16th: Professor Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, where she served as the director of the graduate clinical program, will speak on "Between pride and guilt - resilience and vulnerability in Israeli mothers of soldiers." She is currently a visiting scholar at the Haddasah–Brandeis Institute. Rivka is also the academic head of the Community Services Unit of NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War. She specializes in trauma treatment and research, serves as a consultant to international trauma organizations, and has been involved in the establishment of a trauma center in Bronzeville, Chicago, to prevent and treat urban violence. Her research fields include coping with trauma and stress, identity re-construction following trauma and crises, and the gendered aspects of coping with trauma. In the last years, she specifically focuses on trauma narratives, at both the individual and collective levels, and their role as therapeutic tools following adversity. Currently, she is running  a unique intervention for US and Israeli veterans which she co-developed, and is based on using video and films to cope with traumatic events. Her current research project, on which she will talk today, deals with parents of soldiers, and their experiences and attitudes towards their son’s enlistment to combat service. She has published numerous papers and co-authored two books.

January 6, 2018: Professor Aviad (pseudonym), a historian of the modern Middle East, an expert on Yemeni history, has written extensively about the founding of the modern Yemeni state, clandestine Israeli military operations in Yemen, the proliferation of chemical weapons in the Middle East, and Yemen’s current civil war. Join us as we delve into the history and recent fate of this ancient community.

During Seuda Shlisheet, Professor Aviad will speak on "The Last Jews of Yemen." Between 1949 and 1951, nearly 50,000 Yemenite Jews, inspired by the words of David Ben Gurion, were flown to Israel on the wings of the now famous airlift known as Operation Magic Carpet. The unique religious customs and textual traditions of Yemenite Jewry, often described as the most authentic Jewish community, have made great contributions to Israeli culture, cuisine and music. Of the several thousand Jews left behind in 1951 only seventy are left. On his multiple visits to Yemen, Professor Aviad has spent time getting to know the last Jews of Yemen and has maintained contact with them during the current civil war. 

Motzei Shabbat, Professor Aviad will give an encore talk on "Israel's Secret Mission to Yemen During the 1960s."

Introducing Monthly Youth Programs

Sunday, December 3, 2017: Please join us for the first of our monthly programs for our youth, ages 3 to 10, at The Corner Art Room, 6 Academy Hill Road, Brighton. We’ll meet there at 10:00 AM. Cost is $10/person. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Spots are limited!

Young Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 8, 2017: Please join us for a special young children's Kabbalat Shabbat program, followed by a casual and kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. All our welcome, but programming will be geared towards kids aged 0-5. More details and sign-up to follow.

Traveling in the Past Lane: An Introduction to Family Genealogy Research

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Please join us for the first of a two-part genealogy series at Young Israel. Elayne and Steve Denker, both experienced genealogy researchers, lecturers and authors of family history books, will share ways to obtain your own family’s historical information for your narrative. What used to take days and archive visits, can now be done in minutes on-line.

Children & Family Chanukah Party

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:30 - 5:30 PM: Join Young Israel of Brookline and New England Yachad for a Children & Family Chanukah Party! More details to follow.

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 Nov 19 - Fri Nov 24

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:52 AM

Sunday - Rosh chodesh - 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 - Thanksgiving - 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Friday 6:30 & 7:30 AM

Sunday through Thursday

Mincha 4:05 PM Maariv 4:30 PM


Shabbat Parshat Yayeitzei 11-25-17

Candle Lighting 3:57 PM
Mincha 4:00 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:04 AM
Mincha 3:45 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 4:05 PM
Maariv 4:55 PM
Shabbat Ends 5:00 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.