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Welcome to Temple Ohabei Shalom

This Week at TOS:

Wednesday, May 18
7:00pm: TOS Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, May 19
9:00am: Torah for the Heart and Mind with Rabbi Berkman (Zoom)

Friday, May 20
This Shabbat's Torah Portion is B'har: Leviticus 25:1-26:2

6:00pm: Erev Shabbat Services with guest speakers Sofiya Penek Klein and Matt Klein (in person in the Chapel and virtual). Registration required to attend in person. Register here.
Also available on (
Zoom), Facebook Live, TOS Live, and Brookline Access TV.


Saturday, May 21
10:30am: Shabbat Morning Services and the Bar Mitzvah of Liam Christ (in person in the Sanctuary and virtual). Registration required to attend in person. Register here.

Also available on (Zoom)


 Weekly Yahrzeits can be found Here

Circle of Giving

Today, we are asking for your support to complete the Circle of Giving. The Circle of Giving, our annual appeal, supports our impactful worship services, distinctive brand of education, enriching programming and the warm embrace of community offered to all. Like many nonprofit organizations, TOS has not been spared the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our community and a few loyal and devoted Lamed Vavniks*, over the past eighteen months we have been able to survive, and even thrive. Please give what you can to help us connect with and support one another, celebrate holidays and life cycle events in unique ways, and keep our schools open and safe for children and families.  Give HERE

*Jewish lore holds that at any time in history there are 36 righteous people who are quietly responsible for saving the world. These are the Tzadikim Nistarim (hidden righteous ones), also known as the Lamed Vavniks (Lamed is 30 and Vav is 6). Our goal is for at least 36 family units to pledge at least $36,000 to be paid over a period of one, two, or three years. These contributions will be applied to sustaining ongoing Temple operations, the TOS Hineini and Sanctuary Funds, the TOS endowment.Contact Larry Green, Development Committee Chair, for more information.

Weekly Service Zoom Links and other Zoom Offerings:

As per Zoom's security recommendations, we do not post Zoom links on our public website. They are all sent through email - so be sure you open your emails to get the ZOOM links you'll need! Members who log in to their ShulCloud accounts can find links on this secure web page.

TOS Celebrates 180 Years

celebrate. commemorate. connect 

Temple Ohabei Shalom is celebrating 180 years! Check our 180 webpage for more information and updates about our year long celebration.

Learn more Here

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Contact Cassie Dezii by emailing cdezii@ohabei.org or by calling the TOS office: 617.277.6610.

COVID Update- March 2022

This week we will mark the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 “State of emergency." In the time since that very first COVID-19 pandemic declaration, we have learned so much: about community, about resilience, about hope. Today, we are in a very different place, thanks to science – with vaccines, antiviral medication, and a much deeper knowledge of how this virus is transmitted and spread. Our Health and Safety committee is meeting regularly to ensure we are up-to-date with best practices for public health to take care of our community.

We believe that transparency, communication, and collaboration have served us well. As you may know, the Town of Brookline has dropped its indoor mask mandate as has the Public Schools of Brookline. At TOS masks will be required when indoors, at least for the next several weeks. Staff will still continue to be tested and follow health and safety protocols (staying home when sick and communicating exposure or positivity immediately). We ask you to please update us about possible exposures, stay home when you are sick, and continue to wash hands and sanitize frequently to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all.

At our last Health and Safety meeting we discussed the importance of using key metrics — including local case counts, wastewater data and the level of community transmission— to help inform our decisions and policy shifts in all directions. As in the past two years, as new variants and other factors emerge, we expect that this virus will ebb and flow requiring nimble policies. We expect to be able to shift our policy when wastewater data and community positivity rate and/or level of community transmission in Norfolk County reaches a low level of transmission according to the CDC metric and remains there for at least two weeks.

Each stage of this pandemic has had unique challenges and we are proud to say that two years later we are stronger for it. We appreciate your continued partnership as we, yet again, travel through uncharted waters. We are all in this together.


See our current COVID-19 Protocols Here

Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyar 5782