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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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Beit Midrash with Yuval Evri: The Mizrachi Return to Arabic Music

Sunday, December 11 at 10:00 AM at Reyim and livestream

In the last two decades, a small group of Mizrahi Jews—Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent—have returned to their Arab Jewish roots and transformed the country’s pop music scene. Israeli music, long dominated by Western forms of rock and pop, has been suddenly infused with the musical strains of Arab countries like Morocco, Iraq, and Yemen, fusing sounds and rhythms into something thrillingly its own. The lecture will explore this new trend and discuss its social and political implications. By tracing musicians like rocker Dudu Tassa and singer Neta Elkayam, we will explore this musical trend as an example of how the new Mizrahi music is remixing Arab and Jewish cultures subverting national boundaries.

Yuval Evri is an Assistant Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Marash and Ocuin Chair in Ottoman, Mizrahi, and Sephardic Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. His recent book titled: The Return to Al-Andalus: Disputes Over Sephardic Culture and Identity Between Arabic and Hebrew was published by Magnes press ain2020.

Temple Reyim Beit Midrash Series

Please join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings throughout the year for compelling lectures presented by experts in their fields. Our guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics including history, literature, art, religion and the social sciences all through a Jewish lens. Each lecture will be followed by a group discussion period and the opportunity for question and answer. The 2022/2023 schedule can be found here.

Shabbat Services: Apart, Together

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Online

    Friday Evening 6:00 PM

    Join by Zoom here

  • Shabbat Morning Live Streaming and in Person at Temple Reyim

    Saturday Morning 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

    Join by livestream here

Covid Policy

- Adult and Children’s Services: Masks are optional except for gabbaim during in the Torah service.

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

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

Details of our health and safety protocols are here.

Kallah Recordings

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

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.

Morning Prayer

  • Every Monday through Friday 7:00 AM

    National holidays, 8:00 AM

    In the Goldweitz Chapel and by Zoom here

  • Every Sunday Morning 9:00 AM

    Join by Zoom here

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