1860 Washington Street, Newton MA, 02466

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We are a heimish, traditional, egalitarian, inclusive and spirtually uplifting community that engages our minds and nurtures our souls. We warmly welcome the membership and participation of people of all abilities, background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Family and Friends

Family & Friends

"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.

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Learning and Prayer

Learning & Prayer

We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.

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Compassion and Social Action

Compassion & Social Action

Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.

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Update on Shabbat Morning Services, January 6, 2022

Our COVID Committee has determined that it is in the best interest of our community's health to pause in-person Shabbat morning services through January 2022.

Please join us on Zoom (not live stream) during this time. Zoom allows us to enjoy community participation on Shabbat morning even though we cannot be physically together.

Rabbi Berman's New Class Midrash: Inquiry and Imagination in the Ancient Rabbinic Tradition

Every Other Tuesday evening from 7:30-8:30 PM Starting December 7
By Zoom here

Join Rabbi Berman in a study of aggadic midrash, a distinctive, imaginative genre of rabbinic literature that reveals theological and philosophical insights about Torah. We will learn what it is and why it is so central to Jewish thought, practice and tradition. We will read classic midrashim in Hebrew and English, focusing in part on interpretations of the book of Exodus. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are in your Jewish and spiritual path and learning.

Limmud Reyim - 2021-2022 Adult Jewish Learning

Please find our Adult Learning Program pamphlet for the coming year here. Rabbi Berman will also be teaching classes this year and will share more soon.

Returning to Reyim: Reopening Policies and Practices

COVID-19 restrictions as of January 6, 2022 - Due to the incidence of the Omicron variant, for now all of our gatherings are online.

These policies are based on the state's guidelines for houses of worship, high vaccination rates in Newton and surrounding towns, and low incidence of virus in our region. We are reevaluating our policies as necessary with the changing virus rates in Newton, Middlesex County and Massachusetts.

Please help us uphold these policies to ensure the health and safety of our sacred community.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Support and Resources for Our Community

As we face challenges of distance and illness due to COVID-19, we want to be sure to meet the needs that may arise for our community members. Please take a moment to complete this form if a need arises or if you feel you can support others needs. Responses are confidential.

In addition, you can find many more resources for mental health, emergency services, and parent coaching here.

If you need anything at all, please be in touch with Rabbi Berman at rabbiberman@reyim.org and Claire Gerstein Chair of our Chesed Committee, at cgerstein@verizon.net.

Shabbat Services: Apart, Together

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Online

    Friday Evening 6:00 PM

    Join by Zoom here

  • Shabbat Morning by Zoom

    Saturday Morning 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Join by Zoom here

Morning Prayer

  • Every Monday through Friday 7:00 AM

    National holidays, including upcoming Memorial Day 8:00 AM

    Join by Zoom here

  • Every Sunday Morning 9:00 AM

    Join by Zoom here

JF&CS: Family Table

We are committed to delivering 25 boxes of raisins and 30 boxes of cereal each month to JF&CS. Ordinarily our community would purchase these items and drop them off individually but given the current circumstances, we are asking our community to donate funds that we can use to buy the items. Any amount is welcome!.

You can use the PayPal button below to donate. Please indicate on the payment form ("Add a note") that this donation is for JF&CS.


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