Temple Israel: Egalitarian Conservative Worship
Shabbat, Festivals and Holidays set the rhythm of spiritual life at Temple Israel. Our traditional egalitarian Conservative services integrate voices of all ages and backgrounds, and we encourage congregants to ascend the bimah to read Torah or chant haftarah, lead services and take on other ritual roles as their Jewish literacy and comfort permits. Rabbi Fine begins many services with “Muffins and Mishnah,” an informal lesson, accompanied by coffee and a light bite. He also leads lively, interactive discussions of the weekly Torah portion during services, while Cantor Caitlin Bromberg invites participation in worship through engaging melodies and inspiring teachings about prayer.
Temple Israel offers many programs for deepening connections with spirituality within community, like “Nosh ‘n Drash,” a lay-led learning breakfast on selected Shabbat mornings.
(Please Note: Time changes will be listed on the Calendar)
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 8:00 pm. Family services once a month at 6:30 pm (in lieu of the 6:00 pm service).
Shabbat Morning 9:00 am. Children’s programming for grades K-3; Junior Congregation for 3rd-7th-graders. Free babysitting is available every week during Shabbat morning services for newborns to 4-year olds. Monthly Tot Shabbat at 11:00 am, appropriate for families with children up to about age 6.
Sunday Minyan 9:30-10:15 am. Organized by Brandeis Men’s Club. Services followed by bagel brunch. During July and August, congregants open their homes to host.