Regular Daily Minyan
Monday – Friday 
7:00 am in the Chapel
Sunday 8:00 am in the Chapel
Monday – Thursday:
 7:00 pm in the Chapel
Sunday: 7:00 pm at 100 Centre Street

Kabbalat Shabbat – Friday, November 22
Candle lighting: 3:59 pm
Mincha: 4:04 pm
KI Community Kabbalat Shabbat (KICKS) followed by Ma’ariv: 5:15 pm in the Chapel

Shabbat – Saturday, November 23
Shacharit: 8:45 am in the Sanctuary
Mincha: 3:44 pm in the Chapel, followed by Seudah Shleshit
Ma’ariv: 4:44 pm in the Chapel, followed by Havdalah: 4:59 pm

Youth services
Nitzanim (ages 0-4): 10:45 am, in G-7
Mini Minyan (ages 5-7): 10:30 am, in G-11
Minyan Atid (ages 8-12): 10:30 am, in M-8 A
Sensory Calming Room: 9:00 am in M-8 B

Kiddush is sponsored by Geoffrey & Deborah Hirsowitz
in loving memory of Fay Hirsowitz,
on the occasion of her second yahrzeit

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our campus community safer, more secure, and more welcoming, the 384 Campus Shomrim team will be operating on Shabbat morning, November 23. Community members and guests can expect to be greeted outside the building by trained and equipped volunteers prior to entering our facility.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining the team, please contact Jonathan Slutzman.

Please join Rabbi Hamilton for tasteBook this Shabbat at 3:40 pm in the Chapel, where he will lead a discussion of and introduction to “The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis” by Leon R. Kass.

Upcoming KI Events


In this season of Thanksgiving, please make a generous gift to the Annual Appeal before the end of the year.  The Annual Appeal helps us keep our dues affordable and helps us offer the programs and services you count on.

This year, The Kiddush Club has generously committed to gifting a bottle of “KI Rye”–single barrel rye from Boston Harbor Distillery, specially selected for KI, when you donate to the Annual Appeal.  For donations of $180, you will receive 1 bottle, donations of $720 will receive 3 bottles.  While supplies last.

Click here for more information or to donate directly.

Advanced Talmud: Afterlife Views in Modern & Contemporary Judaism
Thursdays at 11:00 am in the Chapel– next session is tomorrow, November 21
The popular class taught by Rabbi Joseph Schultz is running again! New participants are warmly welcome and encouraged to attend! If you would like to receive emailed class updates, please email the main office. We look forward to seeing you!

All are invited to a downtown luncheon where Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen
will discuss fresh ways to give tzedakah.

We’ll meet at the Pierce & Bainbridge Office, 1 Liberty Square, 13th Floor,
Boston MA 02109, on Monday, December 2, 12pm-1pm
Please bring your own kosher lunch.

Space is limited & we need to get a list of participants to the building’s security, so please
RSVP to Ted Folkman via email:

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

In 1997 flutist Julie Scolnik and physicist Michael Brower founded an exciting new music series in order to bring their own unique brand of unstuffy chamber music performances to communities in the greater Boston area. This upcoming season marks its twenty-third season of offering five concerts to both Andover and Brookline audiences in which virtuosic, communicative artists perform unique thematic programs, from newly discovered gems to timeless masterpieces.

Congregation Kehillath Israel welcomes for the second time one of New England’s premier ensembles, Mistral Music, in their annual concert,  THE BAROQUE BIG BAND on December 8 at 5pm, with four of the six beloved Brandenburg Concertos— Nos. 2, 3, 4, & 5. These masterpieces for different  instrumental combinations have immortalized the name of the Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg, to whom, in 1721, Bach sent his lavishly beautiful presentation manuscripts. Bach’s elegant pages lay unnoticed and barely touched for more than a century before they were made available to a delighted world.

As always, dynamic soloists will take turns in the spotlight, including Romanian violinist and Mistral member Irina Muresanu, BSO members principal oboist John Ferrillo and violinist Julianne Lee, flutist and artistic director Julie Scolnik and a roster of 9 other dynamic artists.  Harpsichordist Charles Sherman will be showcased in the brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and trumpeter Terry Everson will dazzle listeners with his piccolo trumpet high notes in Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

For tickets go to or call 978-474-6222.

The KI Preschool and Yachad are joining together
to sponsor a Toy Drive this year!

Please drop off new & unwrapped toys
through Friday, December 20th!

Weren’t able to join us on Shabbat?
Did you miss a Campus Event?

Did you miss Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen’s
D’var Torah on Rosh Hashana or her sermon on Yom Kippur?

Did you miss Rabbi David Starr’s
sermon on Rosh Hashana?

Did you miss Richard Wurtman’s Dvar Torah on Noah’s Covenant?

Listen now or read the transcript & take a look at past divrei torah, too!

Good news! You don’t have to totally miss out, even though we missed you! Past Divrei Torah here.

KI’s Chesed Meal Train is a lay-led service, organized by our member Eliza Katz, which provides meals for our community members.  If you would like to participate in the Chesed Meal Train by providing meals for members in need or new families, please let Eliza  know! If you are expecting (or know someone expecting);  know anyone who is sick; or in mourning; or has a need to receive meals, please email Eliza
KI Parents who are expecting
Having a baby is a huge deal and turns your world upside down– in the best way! We know that the time after baby arrives is a whirlwind of cuddles, sleepless nights, endless diapers, and everything in between. Let us take one thing off your plate and provide meals, so you don’t have to worry about what’s for dinner. If you would like to receive meals or more info, please e-mail Eliza Katz. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank You!
Hakarat HaTov
With Gratitude to Our Community Members
We are grateful for our community’s commitment to supporting each other.
Our volunteers help strengthen our community in ways that make a big difference!
Toda Raba!

Office Volunteers
Larry Cohen
Lea Grossman

KI Community Shabbat Dinner
Thank you to Deborah Hirsowitz for the Shabbat flowers on each table!

General Fund
Martha Auerbach

-in honor of Elinor Kaplan’s birthday
Adam Solomon & Mary Gaughan
-in honor of our recent aliyot
Yaara Oren
-in thanks for the wonderful company and bagels during kiddush
Robert Davidson
-in honor of Elinor Kaplan’s 100th birthday
Stuart & Jan Rose
-in honor of Sharon & Igo Krebs’ 18th wedding anniversary

Judge Sumner Z. Kaplan Library Fund
Martha Auerbach
Anita Feinstein

Rabbi Hamilton’s Discretionary Fund
Sara & Stephen Scolnick

-in gratitude of Dr. Nina Rubin

Garden Fund
Gordon Bennett & Lucy Goodhart

KI Next
Judy Meyers & Mark Pasternack

Sarah Kraft Fund
Peter & Elizabeth Levine

-in memory of Abraham Levine

Yahrzeit Fund
Helen Asarch
-in memory of Rose Schulman
Frances Schuss
-in memory of Lola Schuss

Renewing Our Commitment to Family Table

Thank you to all who have already joined in renewing our commitment to helping those in need!  Family Table provides kosher food, creates a caring Jewish connection, and empowers people to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives. A Google Sheet has been created to help KI meet or exceed its commitment to provide 15 cans of salmon and 15 boxes of whole grain crackers to Family Table every month.  Please consider sponsoring a month to celebrate a simcha or to commemorate a yahrzeit.

We also welcome everyone to help us provide Family Table with 80 bags of food in 5780!

The Family Table drop-off box is located outside the KI Office, or you may now donate the cost of food items to KI’s “Family Table” fund located on the Online Payments page of the KI website (

Contact with any questions.
Your good deeds will help those who are striving to provide a healthy diet for their families. Thank you for helping us meet our commitment to them.

KI’s lost & found is in the ground floor coat room.
If you’ve lost something at shul please take a look!
Unclaimed items will be donated during the first week of each month.

 384@KI (KI’s 20s/30s group)

Ready to invest in the community that has invested in you?
Do you want to help support future (expanded!) programming for folks looking to connect in meaningful ways? We invite you to invest in our continued success by making your commitment official. For more information about programming or membership options for folks in their 20s/30s, please visit or contact Rabbi Elizabeth Bonney-Cohen ( for more information. 

Want to be connected to the Torah with the swipe of a finger? Follow @RabbiEBC on Instagram for Insta-Story Text Studies, reflections about Jewish life & practice, and information about upcoming events at KI!

Here are our upcoming 384@KI events

Second Shabbat
(December 14th)
There are a lot of you who are involved regularly at KI, but you may not know each other if you come at different times. If you can’t come to Shabbat services every week, why not come on a week when a bunch of others in their 20s/30s will also be there? We’re extending a special invitation for you to come (and bring friends!) on the second Shabbat morning of every month.
Whether you come for services, or just come for a free lunch at noon, we hope you’ll join us!  We’ll have special tables reserved for 384@KI folks to sit together during kiddush, as well as board games around for folks to hang out into the afternoon.

MonDance Israeli Dance & Beginners Class
Every Monday admission is just $5 a person
 Come join our dance community after the beginners class,
to dance the dances you learn and more!

7:30 – 8:15 pm ~ Beginners Class
8:15 – 11:15 pm ~ Circles, lines, and partner dances
11:15 pm – midnight ~ Partner dances
Email for more information!

For Youth

Banot (KI’s social+creative group for female-identified children grades 3 through 6)
is proud to launch its 5780 programming year!

Banot will meet at KI (with occasional field trips) in room G-11 from 3PM to 4:30PM the first Sunday of every month on the following dates: 12/1, 1/5, 2/2, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, & 6/7.

Please contact the KI main office by phone 617-277-9155 or by email,
to reserve your child’s spot for the year.

The cost is $100 for the year and is open to anyone who would like to have fun, make friends, and learn through creative Jewish arts, regardless of membership at KI.

Volunteer Opportunities

Greeters Needed!
Do you like a good Shabbat morning schmooze?  Can you be a warm, welcoming presence on a cold day?  Or perhaps you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to KI?  Whatever your reason, we need you!  Acting as a Shabbat Morning Greeter is not a difficult job, but it’s incredibly important, since greeters are the first point of contact for folks as they come into our building—a kind, inviting presence of hospitality on Shabbat morning.
Shifts are all indoors, standing at the top of the steps to KI’s Sanctuary, by the main entrance on the ground floor, and by the Fuller St. entrance to open the doors for people and welcome them inside.  To sign up for a 45-minute greeting slot, click here.

Campus Events

Calling all KI knitters, quilters, crocheters, sewers, and crafters!
Take part in KI’s HIAS Refugee Shabbat in March 2020. Welcome Blanket, a national craftivism project, asks participants to create blankets and notes of welcome to give to immigrants and refugees. Each blanket will be displayed in a pop-up exhibit on March 20-21 at KI, as part of our participation in HIAS’s National Refugee Shabbat. The blankets will then be sent to local resettlement agencies to be delivered to our newest neighbors. Also, join our Brookline-based Welcome Blanket knitting circle, where we come together, create, and talk about immigration, or make a blanket on your own time. All levels of crafting ability welcomed. Blankets must be completed by March 1, 2020. More info on the project: Interested in participating? Email Hadassah Margolis at:

New England Yachad – Looking for Volunteers!
New England Yachad is looking for adult volunteers for a performing arts class for adults with disabilities! The class is called “Express Yourself” and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Kehillath Israel. It is not necessary to attend every session. Yachad creates inclusive programs, where volunteers act as “peer participants” and participate alongside our members. Make a difference in your community and participate in quality recreational programs!

Last spring, Yachad participated in a new leadership and advocacy program called Link20. Our goals are to raise awareness on the right of people with disabilities to be fully included in our society and to strengthen young activists’ leadership skills and influence in promoting inclusion and social justice. Our cohort is made up of young adults with and without disabilities who have an interest in advocacy and inclusion. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Rebecca Gilbert at or call 617-209-6799 ext. 103.

Community Events​

In 2014, the State of Israel designated November 30th as the National Day for Commemorating the Flight and Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands and Iran. Join us on Thursday, December 5th at the West Newton Cinema at 7pm for the official observance of this day, which will include a recent, highly acclaimed documentary film “Remember Baghdad,” as well as the personal account of a local Iraqi Jew forced to flee his native land.

“There is a potency and pungency to this absorbing documentary.”
-The Guardian

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Due to limited seating, registration is preferred. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Kindly RSVP by clicking the link below to register.


Please join us for the USCJ/RA 20/20 Judaism: A Collaborative Convention taking place in Boston at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Dec. 6-10, 2019.
Our Convention Host Committee needs your help in giving our attendees a warm New England welcome! Volunteers will greet participants at the registration table, help provide directions and guidance, and answer any questions that may arise. You can sign up for one or as many shifts as you like. Feel free to share this message and sign up with a friend.
As a thank you for volunteering, you are invited to participate in a complimentary convention session before or after your shift as well as an evening concert of your choice. Here is the link to sign up:
Your response by November 18 is greatly appreciated!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for your participation!
Joanne Kazarian & Maria Samiljan
Host Committee Co-Chairs |

20/20 Judaism: Three Magical Evenings of Music and Conversation
Join Conservative Jews from over 200 congregations across North America as we spend three consecutive evenings at 20/20 Judaism listening to some of the most important thought leaders and musical talents in the Jewish world.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:30 pm: Deborah Sacks Mintz, Hadar’s Rising Song Institute
Sunday, December 8, 2019  9:30 pm: Rabbi Josh Warshawsky
Monday, December 9, 2019 8:30 pm: Dr. Mishy Harman of Israel Story, and Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar EnsembleTickets are $18 for each individual concert or $49 for all three.   Purchase your tickets now at

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Harvey and Helaine Rosen, and Marty and Bracha Werber

Announcements & Links

The KI Inclusion Committee has created a Sensory Calming Room
as a community resource for those with sensory regulation issues.
The room is intended to be a place to take a break from tefila (prayer), and services on Shabbat mornings and holidays. It is designed specifically for people with sensory challenges or disabilities and/or their companion or anyone who requires a quiet space.  This room is accessible for those with mobility issues and it contains quiet play toys, books, puzzles, and comfortable chairs.

Parents are requested to chaperone their children in this space.
Children should not be left alone in this room.

There is live audio feed from the KI main sanctuary to help people continue to be a part of the service. Please be respectful of the games, toys, and books in the space and kindly clean-up after yourself so we can maintain a welcoming space.

What does it take to change a life? A few hours, twice a month.
A favorite hobby. A trip to a museum. A game of pick-up basketball.
A shared meal or visit to the ice cream shop.

Volunteer with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston to change lives through the giving of your time, your energy, and your passion. Be matched, 1:1, with a child looking for a mentor, or an adult with disabilities looking for a friend.

Learn more about how JBBBS has helped people across Greater Boston at
Volunteer today: Contact

JF&CS Family Table – Our Congregation’s Monthly Commitment
Of Salmon and Crackers

Did you know that KI has committed to providing 15 cans of salmon and 15 boxes of whole grain crackers to Family Table every month? Family Table’s mission is to end hunger in the Greater Boston Jewish Community while serving people who need assistance regardless of religious affiliation. The next time you go grocery shopping, please consider buying an extra can of salmon or box of whole grain crackers for those in our community who need assistance putting food on their table. The Family Table drop-off box is located outside the KI Office.
If you would like to “adopt” one of the upcoming 12 months to celebrate a Simcha or observe a Yahrzeit, or prefer to make a monetary donation to help KI support the work of Family Table, please contact

Shopped at the Butcherie? Please bring your receipts to KI
The Butcherie donates back to KI’s Youth Education Fund a percentage of everything that you purchase. If you make purchases at the Butcherie, please ask the cashier to stamp your receipts (shows that you used either cash or credit card) and then bring them in. We have an envelope and box for receipt collection in our new office space!

CJP Warmline
Do you know someone who is struggling financially? The CJP’s warmline can be reached at (1-800-CJP-9500) or at their website.

Donate to KI Through Amazon
Did you know that you can support KI while shopping through Amazon? KI is an Amazon affiliate. You can connect to Amazon Smile by clicking here. Shop as usual, select us as your charitable organization, and KI will receive a percentage of the purchase price at no cost to yourself. It’s easy and much appreciated! KI shoppers have helped contribute just by shopping  via KI’s Amazon link.

The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies
The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis is looking to speak with interfaith couples about their needs, preferences, and experiences with Jewish organizations in Greater Boston. If you or someone you know is part of an interfaith couple (do not need to be married), are younger than 45,
and have either no children or children younger than 8, please contact Couples who participate will receive a $40 gift card. For more information, please see the flyer.