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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 Tisha B'Av services and lots of children's sports programs and camps taking place at the JCC.

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)

PJ Library Goes to the Beach at JCC Grossman Camp - 8/2
JCC Rich Gedman Baseball Camp - 8/3-8/7
Boston Jewish Film Festival Encore: "God's Slave" - 8/5
20s & 30s: Shakespeare on the Common - 8/6
Families w/ children ages 1-5: Oneg Shemesh Shabbat Program - 8/7
Shabbat Celebration w/ musical artist Sam Glaser - 8/7-8/8
JCC sports programs continue all month  - 8/10-28
20s & 30s: Free Screening Under the Stars: "The Big Lebowski" - 8/12
Berklee Summer in the City: Foreign Hues - 8/13
Rockport Jazz Festival - Anat Cohen Quartet - 8/16

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


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

Dr. Erica Brown
Weekly Jewish Wisdom

Israel Commentary
from Daniel Gordis

"Israelis Feels Surrounded Yet Alone After Iran Deal"
A Bloomberg View column - 7/16/15

A Dose of Nuance - Thoughts on Israel and the Jewish People
"Goodbye -- But to Which Ally?"
A JPost column - 7/19/15

Click here
for recommended news sources

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