In Our Community

On this page, you'll find offerings that enhance our Temple Israel community or that are happening throughout our wider Jewish community.

Join the Family at Camp Ramah in New England
Come see what all the excitement is about at Camp Ramah in New England!  Our rich and varied program offer campers the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop life-long friendships while being a part of a vibrant, joyous Jewish community.  Please visit to watch our videos, take a virtual tour of our camp grounds, and explore our programs.  Camp Ramah offers two-week sessions for children currently in grades 2-3 and four or eight-week sessions for children in grades 3-10. We offer a $500 tuition discount to eligible new campers, and significant additional financial aid is available.  For more information please contact Josh Edelglass, Assistant Director, at or 781-702-5290 x101.

Family Camp at Yavneh
August 22-26

Registration open NOW:
603-942-5593 or

ROFEH International - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Extravaganza
Weds, August 29th, 7-9pm
Young Israel of Brookline, 62 Green St.

Celebrate our dedicated volunteers who support the many patients and their families from around the world, throughout the US, and in our local communities as they seek medical treatment in Boston. Bring your spouse, special person or interested friend. Over the top meat buffet, salads and vegetarian delights! Master Chef Aaron Greenberg via Texas BBQ Fame.
 SUPER RAFFLE - Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots tickets and more.

  • Keynote Presentation by Allan Goldstein, MD - Mass General Hospital for Children
    Surgeon-in-Chief, Chief, Pediatric Surgery
  • Testimonials from a ROFEH Volunteer and a recipient of ROFEH's support services.
  • Master Chef Aaron Greenberg via Texas BBQ Fame

> Pre-Registration Individual: $15.00 - Couple: $25.00
> Walk-in Individual: $20.00 - Couple: $30.00
For more info contact Mike Hirsh: Phone: 617-566-1900 Email:

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL is seeking student leaders for the 2018 Greater Boston Impact Fellowship. All entering their sophomore or junior year of high school at the time of travel, are invited to apply.THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES
·Full tuition,* housing, and meals
·Leadership training
·Workshops on critical thinking, social media, marketing and public speaking
Click here for more information.

Gann Academy Open House
Afternoon of Sunday, October 14
(schedule and start time to be announced)
333 Forest Street, Waltham
For more information: Contact Daniel Arnold: 781-642-6800 x102 or

ONGOING Sisterhood Shoes Collection (ongoing) supporting Action for post-Soviet Jewry
We welcome your donations of adult and children’s usable and clean shoes which are much needed for people in Eastern Ukraine.  Please take your gently worn shoes, boots and sneakers to the box in the hallway near Classroom 2, outside Rabbi Fish's office.

ONGOING Zayde's Market makes a donation to Sharon USY based on sales receipts put into USY's box. Keep one receipt for yourself and drop the duplicate in the USY box by the cash register. It costs nothing to donate and will help support USY programming. Thank you! For information on our youth group programs, TI's youth coordinator, Ariel Holman.

ONGOING Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is urgently seeking new mentors in the South Area for a number of local waiting kids.
Contact: Joni Kusminsky (617-558-6535 or or online at

ONGOING Visiting Moms is a free service that matches volunteers with moms or dads during the 1st year of baby's life.
Contact Debbie Whitehill at 781-693-5625 or or to learn about other JF&CS programs open to all parents of newborns and young children.

ONGOING Let Welcome Baby! welcome your family to the Jewish community with a home visit, gift package, and resource guides to programs and events in your area. Visit

ONGOINGThe Memory Cafe by the Lake meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 2:00-3:30pm.
RSVP preferred but not required: contact Susan or Kathie at 781-784-8000. Presented by the Sharon Adult Center and the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging.