Welcome to Temple Ohabei Shalom!

Temple Ohabei Shalom is the first synagogue community in Massachusetts. Our diverse membership spans the generations, creating connections through joyful worship, engaging music, lifelong learning, social action, fun and friendship!

We welcome you to join us for services led by:
Rabbi Sonia Saltzman & Cantor Randall Schloss

Friday Evenings at 6:00 pm
Saturday Mornings at 10:30am

Latest News & Blog Entries

Picturing Jerusalem

While most of our time on our Follow Me To Israel mission was spent learning about programs for teens in Israel, or driving to a place to learn about said programs, we also visited several places that are important to our Jewish heritage.  We visited the Old City of Jerusalem three times (including our visit […]

From Jerusalem to Tzvat to Tel Aviv to Boston

Thanks to everyone for all of your good wishes while we were in Israel.   We are all back in Boston – I won’t say ‘home’ because, well, the meaning of the word has changed a bit for me, if you know what I mean. Donna and I bid our Follow Me to Israel group, including […]

I’ve got a little list!

I love lists! Nothing gives me a sense of mastery over the unruly details of life like being able to check something off my “to-do” list. Sometimes, at the end of a particularly frustrating day, I’ll even make a “done” list, to remind myself that, although not everything went my way that day, my efforts […]

From Haifa to Tiberius to Jerusalem

At Haifa, the CJP people there matched the Boston ‘Follow Me To Israel’ delegation with host families for dinner. Donna, Alice and I were the only Reform couple so we were matched with another Reform couple in Haifa:  Eitan and Zohar Kiesler.  To our great good fortune Eitan is a chef, so we were treated to […]

Reporting from Haifa

We arrived in Haifa this afternoon and met with three young officers from the Israeli Defense Force. The experience of men and women is so different here than in the US. As most of us are aware, every young person is expected to serve in the military at age 18, but in fact only about […]

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