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Upcoming Events & Special Announcement

Sharing Your Family Genealogy/History

Sunday, April 22nd, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: There is probably no gift that can have greater impact on future generations than your family history and stories. Please join us for the second of a two-part genealogy series. Authors Elayne and Steve Denker, both experienced genealogy researchers, will discuss how to share your information with family members. When and how to start. How to share through writing and editing. Facts? Of course! How to narrate with stories and charm. We provide examples that illustrate content and how to construct a narrative. This is a free event.

Annual Day of Learning

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Sunday, May 6th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: The entire community is invited to the Kollel's Annual Day of Learning at YIB. In conjunction with the OU Kashrut Division, two lectures will be offered: "Modern Ovens & Refrigerators on Shabbat and Yom Tov," presented by Rabbi Eli Gersten, Recorder of OU Policy, and "What Could be Wrong With ... Is 'Almost Kosher,' Kosher?" presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kashrut. A Q&A session will be held after each lecture. Email questions in advance. Complimentary childcare will be available, with RSVP in advance. For more information, email or call 617-731-8107. The Day of Learning is sponsored by the Abramson family.

Community Yom Yerushalayim Event

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Sunday, May 13th, 8:30 AM: Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim with Rabbi Dr. JJ Schacter followed by a Mother's Day brunch! YIB will host, for the entire community, a festive Shacharit with Hallel, brunch at 9:15 AM, and a presentation by Rabbi JJ Schacter at 10:00 AM. RSVP required by May 8th to Elon Sticker at or 617-399-2552. Dietary laws observed.

Rabbi Dr. JJ Schacter is University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and Senior Scholar at the Center for Jewish Future at Yeshiva University. From 2000-2005, he served as Dean of the Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik Institute in Boston. From 1981-2000, he served as the Rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City. Dr. Schacter holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages from Harvard University and received rabbinic ordination from Mesivta Torah Vodaath.

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. 4/15/2018 - Fri. 4/20/2018

Earliest time for Tallit & Tefillin 5:11 AM

Sunday- Rosh Chodeh Day 1 - 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 AM
Monday - Rosh Chodesh Day 2- 6:10 & 7:10 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 7:15 PM Maariv 7:40 PM


Shabbat - Parsheot Tarzria-Metzora 4/21/2018

Candle Lighting 7:10 PM
Friday Mincha 7:13 PM
Shacharit 7:00 & 8:45 AM
Sof Zman K'riat Sh'ma 9:18 AM
Pre-Mincha Shiur 6:00 PM
Mincha 7:00 PM
Seuda Shlisheet 7:20 PM
Maariv 8:10 PM
Shabbat ends 8:15 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.