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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

New Tuesday Night Shiur

Tuesday, March 20th, 8:00 PM: Young Israel of Brookline invites you to a new Shiur on Shulchan Arukh Even haEzer (Jewish family law) led by Rabbi Joseph Polak, the Av Bet Din of Boston. The shiur will meet most Tuesdays at 8:00 PM in the Beit Midrash and will focus on the literary origins and practical applications of the Mechaber’s & Remo’s halachik decisions. For more information contact: We hope to see you there!

Annual Community Shabbat HaGadol Luncheon

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Shabbat, March 24th: YIB invites you to our Annual Shabbat HaGadol Luncheon, following Kiddush. Enjoy a festive, chametz-laden, hassle-free lunch together with great company! Reservations are now closed. Please contact the office at with any questions. We thank Bob Frisch for his generous donation toward the luncheon, in commemoration of the 12th Yahrtzeit of his father, Eliezer Beryl ben Chaim (Lou Frisch), and Joan and David Solomont for sponsoring the cost of all children 12 years of age and under, in memory of Joan's father, whose Yahrtzeit will be observed just before Shabbat HaGadol.

Chametz Camp

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Sunday, March 25th, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM: Dreading Pesach cleaning already? Chametz Camp is here to help! YIB is hosting a drop-off camp for ages 3 to 11. There will be crafts, games, snacks and more! Lunch will be served! Prices are: $25 for members and $30 for non-members, with sibling discounts, as well as family maximums of $50 and $60, respectively. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Hodaya Blau at RSVP is mandatory, and the deadline is Tuesday, March 20th.

Pesach 5778 Information

Please click on the following links to access information for this coming Pesach. The mechiras chametz form should be filled out and returned to Rabbi Hellman in person. There will also be forms available in the shul.
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!

First Ever YIB Communal Seder - SOLD OUT

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Response has been overwhelming. The First-ever YIB Communal Seder is sold out! Rabbi David and Ariella Hellman look forward to celebrating the first night of Pesach, Friday, March 30th, with members of the community who have registered for the Seder. Adults, children, families, and students will engage in a warm, inspiring Seder to be remembered for many years to come. For this first-ever event, spots were very limited. Reservations are now closed. Please contact the office at with any questions. We thank Joyce and Morris Naggar for generously sponsoring the wine, grape juice, and matza.

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. 3/18/2018 - Fri. 3/23/2018

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 6:01 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 6:45 PM Maariv 7:10 PM


Shabbat Parshat Tzav - Parshat HaGadol 3/24/2018

Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:42 PM
Mincha 6:45 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:46 AM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 6:50 PM
Maariv 7:40 PM
Shabbat Ends 7:45 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.