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We have new masking and vaccination requirements. Services and events to be multi-access. View full information and procedures here.

 
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
We're in person and online--link here to our Covid-19 protocols
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Temple Beth Israel is a vibrant, diverse, traditional and close-knit congregation. We are an independent synagogue that seeks to provide spiritual, social and physical access to and inclusion in meaningful Jewish life and tradition.  We enjoy a full calendar of religious, social, educational and social justice dialogue and activities for the many ways our congregants and friends connect to Judaism, to their community, and to the world at large. With a 100+ year history in Waltham, on any given day we find members who were born into Temple Beth Israel warmly embracing newcomers.

  • Link here for online access to prayer books.
  • For more information on services, please view the pages under Praying in the menu.
  • For details on the Rabbi’s current classes, please check out the newsletter or weekly email.
  • For more information on other events, please visit our events page.
  • Special Announcements: Check here for temporary changes in the above times, or highlights of special events.
    • Shavuot Services

Saturday evening June 4 TIKKUN (Pre-kkun) LEYL SHAVUOT

(online only)

TBI community will gather online Saturday evening at 7:30pm for Torah study in observance of Shavuot, before Shavuot arrives, during the final hours of Shabbat.  Rabbi David, Penina Weinberg, and Scott Tepper will teach some timely and/or favorite Torah. A little after 9:00pm, we will light candles and say Shehecheyanu for the official start of Shavuot.  Scott’s session is entitled “Samson: Cis Het Dude with Issues.”  Penina’s session is entitled “Naomi’s Transformation in the Book of Ruth.” Utilizing the stunning woodcuts of Margaret Adams Parker, Penina will tell the story of Naomi’s transformation from bitter empty soul to honored elder and  mother to Ruth’s child.  Rabbi David will share a psalm and two creative renditions of that psalm. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83040596881?pwd=R2QyRlFNTSsyLzZSNnFXY2Zibkx1UT09

Sunday morning June 5 – YOM TOV SHAVUOT – Services at 9:00 AM (multi-access)

Join us in prayer, song, and Torah study as we celebrate God’s gift of Torah and the last harvest of Spring.  Come hear the Scroll of Ruth, a moving story of love, loss, family, hardship, and redemption all in just four short chapters.  This service includes Yizkor.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83051631606?pwd=TEFZTTVnU2c4cDNiMmVXRHV4YVUydz09

Monday morning June 6 – YOM TOV SHAVUOT Day 2 – Services at 8:00 AM (online only)

The festival continues (now online only) with more prayer, song, and Torah study!  

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85095999777?pwd=T3RUZ1FaVW9yTUNRVUdkSHMycHB5QT09

“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” (Isaiah 56:7)

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