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.
Saturday, March 79:00am – 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:
Saturday, March 147:30pm – 10:30pmSomerville Theater, Somerville map
Registration ClosedCome join the 384 crew as we listen to the soulful music of The Klezmatics. The Klezmatics are performing at the Somerville Theater as part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival. We will keep the good times rolling at a bar nearby (TBD) after the concert. This Grammy winning band brings a... Read More
- $20.00 One ticket
Friday, March 277:15pm – 9:30pm
Join KI and Keshet for a warm and welcoming Shabbat dinner after KICKS services (start at 6pm). We'll shmooze, eat a shul-cooked meal, and have an opportunity to hear from Dr. Joy Ladin (KI's scholar in residence) about her personal journey. Dr. Ladin is a professor of English and holds the... Read More
- $8.00 per person
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