Friday Night Services

We hold services via Zoom every Friday night beginning at 5:30 pm. On the first Friday of every month, we hold a Kabbalat Shabbat with Maariv as a multi-access service, both in-house and online. All other Friday night services will remain online only, at least through the winter.

Link here to our Covid-19 protocols.

Click here to join services any Friday at 5:30pm.

The Mark Frydenberg Event Participation Fund: TBI wants to ensure that all members of our community can attend any Shabbat or holiday meal, and other TBI events requiring a fee. The Mark Frydenberg Event Participation Fund makes this possible. Below you can choose to pay the standard single, two-person or family fee for Shabbat dinner or a lower amount. If you choose a lower amount, simply note “Event Participation Fund” in the explanation. The fee you choose remains private. The fund was renamed to honor Mark Frydenberg upon the completion of his six years of service as board president, in recognition of the unprecedented progress TBI made in accessibility and inclusion under his leadership.

Upcoming Events

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner

Temple Beth Israel present the Annual Morris and Edith Hollender Memorial Tish, “Shabes in Upper Remety,” hosted by Hankus Netsky on Friday evening, March 3, at 8:30 pm.

Temple Beth Israel (TBI) of Waltham invites the public to their Annual Morris and Edith Hollender Memorial Tish, “Shabes in Upper Remety” on Friday evening, March 3, at 8:30 pm. This year’s event will be both live and virtual, featuring a special kosher Persian dinner in anticipation of the upcoming Purim holiday. As always, it will be hosted by TBI member Dr. Netsky, co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Musical Arts Program and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

The event honors the memory of the late Morris Hollender, Temple Beth Israel’s long-time baal-tefile (lay religious leader) and Torah reader, who passed away in 2014 and his wife Edith Hollender who passed away in 2020. Auschwitz concentration camp survivors, the Hollenders came to the Boston area from Czechoslovakia in 1967. Temple Beth Israel honors the Hollenders each year by hosting a “tish” (a community sing around a table) featuring melodies that Mr. Hollender learned as a child in the Munkacs region of Eastern Czechoslovakia and that he shared generously with TBI members during his time in the U.S. His repertoire has now become a staple among musicians involved in the contemporary international resurgence of Eastern European Jewish musical culture.

Once again at this year’s event, Dr. Hankus Netsky will be joined by members of the New England Conservatory’s Jewish Music Ensemble and Phyllis Werlin, a member of Temple Beth Israel, and other congregants, who will help lead the singing.

The event will take place at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard St. in Waltham MA. Services begin at 6:30 and dinner will follow around 7:30.  To register for dinner: you can sign up below or contact the Temple office at 781 894 5146.  The cost for dinner is $20 per person. Temple Beth Israel is located at 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, just opposite Hannaford Supermarket. Parking is available.  The synagogue is also accessible via commuter rail from North Station, the #70 Bus from Central Sq, Cambridge and Watertown Square the #553 Bus from Newton and for Brandeis students via the Brandeis shuttle from campus to Hannaford’s parking lot.)

We will also share the Tish on Zoom. Upon registration, a confirmation email containing information about joining the program will be provided (registrants may need to check their spam folder). Click here to register for just the TISCH portion of the Program. TBI also provides a website dedicated to Morris Hollender’s musical and cultural legacy, available at

Pay for your tickets here

If you wish to use the Event Participation Fund and are paying by check, simply note that it is an “other amount” for the event, on your check. If you are able to pay above the standard fee, we welcome you to do so and we will apply the excess to the Fund. This effort is well-funded, but if at any time it lacks funds we will allow only standard fees at that time.

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