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Moving forward with Phase 2

The Congregation Kehillath Israel Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to move forward into Phase 2 of the KI Next project.

The Omer Project

Help us finish the KI Next capital campaign!
By giving today, you can make twice the impact.
A group of generous sponsors has pledged to match all donations up to $1.5 million,
but only through the end of the Counting of the Omer.
Your pledge can be paid over 5 years, but by pledging now your support is doubled.
Please help us reach 100% participation by giving whatever you can.
Help us finish the journey.  Please give today. Donate here or call the main office at 617.277.9155

Why Do You Give?

“This is a way to invest in an American Jewish future that is collaborative, moderate, traditional, inclusive, welcoming, optimistic, vibrant, and embraces Israel.

Our family is looking forward to praying, rejoicing, singing, eating, learning, running through the hallways,
and connecting with old and new friends ina renewed space.”

— Ira Stoll and Aliza Phillips-Stoll, Donors

“Laurie and I are proud to support our partners at KI as we work together to develop […]

KI Announces Partnership with Congregation Mishkan Tefila

On April 7th, the Congregation Kehillath Israel Board of Trustees took a major step towards the realization of their “KI Next” vision—creating an innovative model for urban Judaism for the next 100 years—by formally welcoming a new major partner, Congregation Mishkan Tefila to its Brookline campus.

Construction is beginning at KI!

We have begun Phase 1 of our exciting KI Next initiative – restoration and repair of the exterior and roof of our Sanctuary building! All sections of both buildings will be accessible at all times – here’s what you need to know...

Partner Interview: Sulam

Sulam provides Hebrew immersion and intensive Judaic study afterschool. They have been a KI partner for four years. We asked them about their goals and how they fit into the long-term vision of KI.

Phase I Construction Approved!

Message from the President of KI’s Board of Trustees, David E. Williams January 19, 2016 RE: KI Next Update – Approval of Phase I Construction

Partner Interview: Jewish Venture Mentoring Service

One of our close partners is Jewish Venture Mentoring Service. We asked them about their innovative service and how being located at KI effects their work and what they see in our shared future.

President’s Remarks during Kol Nidre service

President David E. Williams’ Remarks:  KI Kol Nidre Service, 2015
Shana tova.

It’s a great honor and privilege to speak to you as President of the Board of Trustees. For those who don’t know me, I began attending KI with my wife Nyna soon after Rabbi Hamilton joined. Our children, Harry, Dafna, Seth and Eli range in age from 10 to 17; all have grown up at KI and are here with me tonight.

I started to become more active at KI a few years ago. With my background in business and experience on boards, the obvious and straightforward path was to become a board member. I did that, as VP of development, but also decided to challenge myself by growing Jewishly at the same time. I learned to read Torah in the adult bar mitzvah class just three years ago, something I never thought I’d be able to do. I still find […]

KI Next in the Boston Globe

This Sunday, a story was published in the Boston Globe:

As it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in two years, Brookline’s oldest synagogue is unveiling a plan to transform its campus and its mission for the next century.

Within five years, Congregation Kehillath Israel envisions that its 1.3-acre Harvard Street site just blocks from Coolidge Corner will feature:

■ a renovated sanctuary building;

■ a new three-story addition housing a social hall, preschool programs, and the main synagogue office;

■ a college extension program through a partnership with an as-yet unnamed university;

■ offices for Jewish nonprofits serving youths and young adults;

■ a 3,500-square-foot office area where young adults can work on innovative start-ups serving the Jewish community;

■ an apartment building for seniors, to be constructed on the site of an existing social hall on one side of the synagogue.

The goal, said Rabbi William Hamilton, who has served the […]

Neighborhood Meeting

Congregation Kehillath Israel will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposed plans to renovate its 90-year old sanctuary building located at 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, along with additions and improvements throughout the 1.3 acre Harvard Street campus.

The date of the meeting will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 7:30 pm in Novakoff Hall, Congregation Kehillath Israel.

The public is invited to attend.

Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to Attorney Bob Allen (ballen@boballenlaw.com)