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.
Editor's PickTuesday, September 87:30pm – 8:30pmFREERosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services can be difficult to access for interfaith couples. This workshop will highlight the major themes of the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with an eye towards making the High Holidays more meaningful and less intimidating. Read More
Friday, September 116:00pm – 8:30pmKehillath Israel, Brookline mapFREERegistration closes on September 10Get into the holiday spirit with an apple and honey Kiddush, immediately following Friday night services. Read More
Saturday, September 1212:00pm – 1:30pmFREEWe will look beyond the literal at alternative ways to understand the power of U'netaeh Tokef's message and its potential to turn our hearts to T'shuvah - a mindful returning - allowing us to re-write our stories in our own Book of Life. Read More
Editor's PickSaturday, September 1212:00pm – 1:30pmFREEExplore the music of the High Holiday liturgy. We’ll learn melodies and harmonies that you can bring to High Holiday services to create a richer and more musical experience. All are welcome! Read More
Editor's PickSaturday, September 2612:00pm – 1:30pmCongregation Kehilath Israel, Brookline mapFREEOne of the most beautiful mitzvot - joining together the four species during Sukkot, is also one of the most mysterious. We will explore the hidden meanings of these symbols through traditional and modern commentary and discuss what this ritual continues to teach us. 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!”
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“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