Congregation Kehillath Israel
We are a Conservative synagogue with a membership of 400 family units. We provide religious, educational and cultural programming across all age groups. KI promotes a Judaism that is morally powerful, intellectually alive and personally transforming.
Congregation Kehillath Israel is a warm, vibrant and inclusive community committed to enriching Jewish life. Our members are from all generations and a variety of backgrounds, striving together to create a sacred space that welcomes G-d’s presence as we pray, study and serve together. We welcome everyone and invite you to help build our community. Please join us!
-A growing and vibrant religious school for ages 5-13
-Young leadership programs and dues rates for people in their 20s and 30s
-KICKS (KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat), soulful, energetic Friday night t’filah and nourishing, inclusive communal activities that draws 50-80 people of all ages every Friday night
-Israel Affairs Committee
-Social justice team
Congregation Kehillath Israel’s commitments to education, Zionism and Jewish tradition have thrived for more than 90 years, ever since KI was established as the first Brookline synagogue in 1917. We are proud of the more than 60 rabbis and professional educators who have grown up in our community over the years. We strive to continue to strengthen our bond with Israel, provide first-rate learning experiences and enable congregants from all backgrounds to experience the holiness of prayer.
Wednesday, December 39:30am – 11:30amFREEThere will be a plethora of high quality, unique athletic products that promote gross motor development, physical activity, and fun. Activities are good for children 8 months and up. Read More
Editor's PickThursday, December 41:00pm – 3:00pm
Have you tried cholent? Love to eat that delicious, meaty (or veggie!) Jewish stew? Join us at KI for an all-you-can eat cholent tasting contest. We'll enjoy lunch and vote on the best recipe. Read More
- $8.00 Would love to eat!
- $5.00 Would love to cook and eat!
Saturday, December 69:00am – 10:00amFREEA Saturday morning elective especially for those who love praying, yet also warmly welcoming those who seek to refurnish their inner lives. Sessions will focus on ‘the practice of prayer’ through interactive learning, storytelling, and spirit-stirring melodies. Read MoreOther dates for FUNdamentals of Prayer:
Friday, December 125:30pm – 7:00pmFREERegistration closes on December 10Join us on the bimah for Cuddle Up Shabbat! We'll welcome Shabbat together with song, stories, and movement. Afterwards, we'll gather for a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. All are welcome! If your family would like to attend the dinner after services, please RSVP by the Wednesday prior. Read MoreOther dates for Cuddle Up Shabbat:
Editor's PickSunday, December 1410:30am – 12:00pmFREEJoin KI and Bex Blumenfeld for a fun filled morning celebration of Hannukah geared towards families with young children. There will be food, songs, stories, and crafts galore! All are welcome. Read More
Wednesday, December 171:00pm – 2:00pmFREEJoin KI for a daytime book club meeting! We will be reading Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems, by Yehuda Amichai. We hope to see you there. Read More
Saturday, April 26 at 7:00 pm
Join us for KI's inaugural communal opportunity to honor the survivor community and share some poignant and special time at twilight on Saturday, erev Yom Hashoah in our Main Sanctuary. Featured speakers will include KI representatives of the survivor community, Liz Walker, Pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church, and Israel's Consul General to New England, Yehuda Yaakov. All are welcome.Read More
“You spent how much on a purse? It’s just a bag!”
“You want to spend the weekend playing sports instead of visiting my family?”
“Am I the only one around here who does the dishes?”
The decision to get married or to make an official commitment to a life partner is perhaps the biggest decision that we make as individuals (and contrary to popular belief, it’s not the last). It requires subsuming our personal identity and des...Read More