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

Welcome to ShalomBoston!
Find the Jewish resources you need, including a community calendar of 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.

 Upcoming special days on the Jewish Calendar

Rosh HaShanah - The Jewish New Year
First day: Sunday evening, September 13 through Monday evening, September 14
Second day: Monday evening, September 14 through Tuesday evening, September 15

Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement

Tuesday evening, September 22 (Kol Nidrei) through Wednesday evening, September 23

Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles
First days: Sunday evening, September 27 through Tuesday evening, September 29

Shemini Atzeret (Simchat Torah in some communities)
Sunday evening, October 4 through Monday evening, October 5

Simchat Torah - Rejoicing over the Torah

Monday evening, October 5 through Tuesday evening, October 6

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 synagogue open houses and  S'lichot programs.

Israeli folk dance
Mondays at Temple Emunah, Lexington, 8:00 pm
Wednesdays at MIT Student Center, Cambridge, 8:00 pm
(call or email to confirm due to summer break)

Families w/ children ages 0-8: Party in the Park (Newton) - 8/23
IDF Lone Soldier to speak - 8/24
JCC kids vacation camps continue all week - 8/24
JCC cardio & strength training boot camp - 8/25
Berklee Summer in the City: Israeli Rinat Tregerman (free) - 8/27
The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, music from the Ladino tradition - 8/27-30
Open House Shabbat & Oneg in Rosie's Garden - 8/28
Welcome Back BBQ & more open houses - 8/30
Parenting and Grandparenting Through a Jewish Lens: Information Session - 9/1
The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars - How the Jewish Calendar Keeps Us Connected to the Universe - 9/1
Young Pros (20s&30s): Pre-High Holidays Yoga - 9/2
S'lichot: Sanctuary of the Soul - 9/5
Standing in the Gate: Study and S'lichot Prayer - 9/5
Berklee Summer in the City: Foreign Hues - 9/6
"Faith, Race, Feminism and the Ties that Bind" w/ Prof. Anita Hill and Letty Cottin Pogrebin - 9/10
Shabbat Bride & Burgers - 9/11
Apple-Picking Shabbat - 9/12
Rosh HaShanah - 9/14-15
Young Adults: Knocking at Our Hearts: Embodied Learning for the Days of Awe (at Mayyim Hayyim) - 9/20)

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


Visit the Food Page!

See our featured Rosh HaShanah recipes and dozens more on our 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

See our Job Listings
(list your job free through 9/30)

CJP's New Initiative to Fight Poverty
Call 1-800-CJP-9500 to connect to services including emergency access to food & financial assistance, job search support, and help with public benefits.

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