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, November 51:00pm – 2:00pmFREEJoin us as we discuss our next book - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. You read the book and bring your thoughts, we'll bring the dessert! Read More
Thursday, November 67:30pm – 8:30pmFREENext February, KI will be visiting an IDF base in Israel to support the soldiers there. This kick-off meeting will answer questions about trip requirements, the application process, and more. We look forward to seeing you! Read More
Saturday, November 89:00am – 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, November 88:00pm – 11:00pm
Everyone from the KI community and beyond is invited to this amazing 21+ dance party! All proceeds go towards children's programming at KI. Read More
- $10.00 Per person
Friday, November 145:30pm – 7:00pmFREEJoin 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:
Sunday, November 162:00pm – 4:00pmKehillath Israel, Brookline mapFREE- Meet staff and families of Sulam at our open house for the 2015-16 year - Learn about our "day school after school" - Childcare will be provided For more information, go to www.sulambrookline.org. 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