1860 Washington Street, Newton MA, 02466

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WELCOME TO TEMPLE REYIM

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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Returning to Reyim: Covid Policy Update

- Adult and Children’s Services: We will continue to remain masked in services, so we feel comfortable singing together.

- Service Leaders: Our service leaders may unmask when leading if vaccinated.

- Kiddush, Events, Meetings, and Classes: Masks will be optional for those who are vaccinated.

- Kiddush Luncheons: Our community luncheons have returned.

Details of our health and safety protocols are here.


Young Families BBQ Picnic

May 22nd at Auburndale Cove

We are very excited that the Young Families BBQ Picnic is back this year! It will be on May 22nd at Auburndale Cove from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 PM Suggested contribution is $10/family.

Join us for an afternoon of food and fun! Kids can play on the playground and frisbees/outdoor sports and games are welcome.


Kallah Recordings

Click here for the 52nd Annual Kallah Scholar-in-Residence Program with Rav Professor Rachel Adelman recordings.


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

Every Other Tuesday evening from 7:30-8:30 PM
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 learn what it is and why it is so central to Jewish thought, practice and tradition. We 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.


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 Live Streaming and in Person

    Saturday Morning 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Join by livestream here


Morning Prayer

  • Every Monday through Friday 7:00 AM

    National holidays, including upcoming Memorial Day 8:00 AM

    Join us in the Goldweitz Chapel or 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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