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Everything For and About the Jewish Community in Greater Boston and Beyond

Welcome to ShalomBoston.com!
ShalomBoston helps you find the Jewish resources you need, including local events of Jewish interest, synagogues & other religious information, kosher food, educational & volunteer opportunities, and a myriad of ways to connect with others in the Jewish community.  We cover Greater Boston, all of  Massachusetts, and parts of neighboring New England states.  No need to log in; just browse, enjoy, and let us know what you think.

Celebrated from sundown on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
through sundown on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fast of Esther - Wednesday, March 4
Shushan Purim - Friday, March 6

Now Accepting Applications!
Earn a Paycheck & Do a Little Good This Summer.

In Memory of M. Bradley Jacobs

The JVS Emerging Jewish Leaders Internship is a unique 10-week summer program that provides rising Juniors & Seniors in college the opportunity to:

  • Get their first professional experience
  • Work for a Jewish communal agency
  • Get their first professional work experience
  • Build job search skills through JVS workshops
  • Be mentored by Jewish community leaders
  • Make life-long friendships with other intern
  • Examine issues facing the Jewish Community
  • Earn a paycheck

         This summer, we will have slots for 18 college interns. Interested?


Final deadline to submit all application material is March 1, but we encourage you to apply early. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis upon our receiving the complete application.

Questions? Contact Alyson Weiss, Summer Internship Coordinator, at aweiss@jvs-boston.org
or 617-399-3186.


29 Winter Street 4th Floor, Boston MA 02108 | 617-399-3299


Check out our Community Calendar for events of all types!

Here is a sampling of events on our Community Calendar for the next few weeks.
Visit the
calendar for complete details on these events and many more, including school and camp open houses.

Israeli folk dance

Mondays at Temple Emunah, Lexington, 8:00 pm
Wednesdays at MIT Student Center, Cambridge, 8:00 pm
Thursdays at Congregation Or Atid, Wayland, 7:30 pm
(call or email to confirm due to holidays, vacations, snow)

Shabbat programs - 2/13
Theater: "King of the Schnorrers" - 2/14 and other dates
Israeli stage: "Games in the Back Yard" - 2/15
Children's school vacation programs - starting 2/16
Cultural Crisis and Textural Transitions: The Jewish and Confucion Cases - 2/18
Mindful Morning - meditation based on the weekly Torah portion - 2/19
National Havurah Committee 2015 Chesapeake Retreat - thru 2/22

Solo Performance Piece: "Wrestling Jerusalem" - 2/21
Film: "Rafting to Bombay" - 2/22
Seniors Connect: An Afternoon with Actor Dorothy Keville - 2/23
Medical Halacha and Rabbinic Responsa in the Ghettos and Camps During the Holocaust - 22/24
Documentary Film: "The Righteous Rebel - Rabbi Avi Weiss" - 2/25
Thursday Morning Study Group - 2/26
PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In Play - 2/27

Submit your event to the ShalomBoston Calendar
See all the events on the 
Community Calendar 


Congratulations on another successful community education conference!
Save the date! December 6, 2015

Visit the Food Page!

Search our file of more than 250 tested, delicious recipes of all types, contributed by well-known chefs and cookbook authors, local personalities, and home cooks like you!

Submit YOUR recipe to us!
If it is published, we will send you
an engraved ShalomBoston glass mug!

Go to the Food Page Now

Visit the Kosher Food Directory

Submit Your Recipe

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