A wonderful spirit is alive at Temple Israel. Here, you will find warmth and joy, community and purpose. Temple Israel of Boston is New England's largest Reform congregation, yet it is a place of openness to all, where each person can connect, where comfort and caring matter. It is a place of strength and beauty, of spirituality and learning, of creative possibility, a place filled with God's spirit and human kindness.
Come and join us. We invite you to enter the stream of Jewish experiences, where new understanding and insights await you and those you love. Temple Israel is a place with Torah at the center, where serious learning is for everyone, where prayer is meaningful, participatory and powerful, where people reach out to one another during times of celebration and sadness.
If Judaism matters to you, you will find something significant here. You will find relationships - connections to others who share your interests. You will find a commitment to excellence. You will find many paths of access to Jewish life.
At Temple Israel, we celebrate our rich diversity as a congregation, a community of many communities. And when we join together to welcome Shabbat, to study together or to celebrate, we are one community, a great intergenerational family in a place where we care for and about one another. We are newcomers and old-timers, children and adults, individuals and couples and families, multi-racial families, gay and straight, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners and spouses. As we raise our voices in prayer and song, we know that we have created a family suffused with blessing.
Our interfaith programming is mainly conducted by Rabbi Jeremy Morrison, and he can be reached through his assistant, Bethie Miller. Rabbi Morrison is also deeply involved in The Riverway Project, which while is not specifically interfaith, many of the members and event attendees are from interfaith families, or in interfaith relationships. Rabbi Morrison conducts most of these programs as well.