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Upcoming Events & Special AnnouncementS

NCSY Brookline & YIB Teen Shabbat

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Shabbat, September 20th & 21st: Join Brookline teens for Teen Shabbat! They will gather at the Wertheimer's home, 55 Rawson Rd. in Brookline, at 8:00 PM for Friday night dinner. Shabbat morning, join the Teen Minyan & Lunch at the Young Israel of Brookline. Sign up now! For more information, send email to or call 551-265-6141.

Children’s Shabbat in Hebrew - קבלת שבת ישראלית

Shabbat, September 21st, 10:45-11:15 AM: All children and their families are invited to join us in the Social Hall for Shabbat programming in Hebrew. Enjoy stories, singing, and games, all in Hebrew. Stay for Kiddush following the program. For more information, call 617-416-3931.

Community-wide Pre-Selichot Kumsitz

Saturday, September 21st, 11:15 PM: Please join The Havdalah Band for a spirited pre-Selichot Kumsitz, with Divrei Torah by Rabbi David Hellman, to take place at Young Israel of Brookline. The annual kumsitz, now in its third year, includes songs and melodies popularized by artists such as Shlomo Katz, Yitzchak Meir, Eitan Katz, and Yehuda Green, and will feature the Boston premier of “Ochila Lakel” currently the most popular religious song in Israel. We invite the entire Boston Jewish community to attend and to participate in what will surely be a memorable and spiritual way to begin the Yamim Noraim season.

First Selichot will follow the kumsitz at 12:37 AM. The full 5780 High Holiday schedule can be found here.

YIB Back-to-Shul Shabbat Lunch


Shabbat, September 28th: Catch up with friends and meet new ones at YIB's "Back-to-Shul" Shabbat Lunch. Seating for lunch is by reservation only. All new members are welcome to come at no charge. We request that everyone reserves their spot, including new members, no later than Wednesday, September 18th.

Member Prices:
Ages 6 and older: $10
Ages 0 - 5: No charge

Non-Member Prices:
Ages 13 and older: $10
Ages 6 - 12: $10
Ages 0 - 5: No charge

If you are not yet a member, but would like to become one, please contact the Young Israel of Brookline office at If anyone has any questions, or would like to help support this event, please contact: We look forward to welcoming you!

5780 High Holiday Schedule

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The full schedule for 5780 High Holidays can be found here.

YIB Community Scholar Alex Maged

YIB welcomes our first community scholar, Alex Maged, who will be teaching at YIB throughout the year both on Shabbat and other times.

Alex Maged is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. He completed his Masters in Biblical Studies and his rabbinical coursework at Yeshiva University, and has published over 200 essays on Tanach, Talmud, and their intersections with Western philosophy and literature, in such venues as The Jewish Bible Quarterly, The Lerhaus, and at, a blog he founded in 2013 which has attracted a community of 1300 subscribers. Alex has had the pleasure of teaching and serving as a scholar-in-residence in communities across North America and has visited Israel as part of the International Chidon HaTanach and the Bronfman Fellowship. He currently lives in Brighton with his wife, Blima, and his daughter, Nessya.

The program is generously sponsored by Drs. Maydee G. and Nelson P. Lande in memory of Dr. Lawrence M. and Helen Vera Prentis Lande a"h.

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). 



09/15/19 - 09/20/19

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:38 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 6:35 PM Maariv 7:00 PM


09/21/19 ~ 21 Elul 5779 Parshat Ki Tavo

Candle Lighting 6:27 PM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:33 AM
Pre- Mincha Shiur 5:30 PM
Mincha 6:15 PM
Seudat Shlisheet 6:35 PM
Maariv 7:25 PM
Shabbat Concludes 7:30 PM
** Motzei Shabbat *.
Community-wide Kumsitz 11:15 PM
First Selichot 12:40 AM

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.