Founded in 1842, Temple Ohabei Shalom is Massachusetts’ oldest Jewish congregation. For over 180 years we have helped families and organizations form rich memories of special moments together. Whether a wedding, b’nei mitzvah, concert, fundraiser or business meeting, your guests will never forget an event at Temple Ohabei Shalom.
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One of America’s truly grand sanctuaries, Temple Ohabei Shalom is modeled on themes from Hagia Sophia and the Great Synagogue of Florence, Italy. With its majestic domed ceiling and cantilevered balcony, this historic structure accommodates 1200 guests. Available for b’nei mitzvah, weddings, concerts and graduations, we are pleased to open our Sanctuary to non-members as well as members.
Available for smaller religious gatherings, concerts and lectures, Montague Chapel can accommodate 250 individuals. Located above Lissner Hall, its kaleidoscope of stained glass windows and raised bimah provide a warm, intimate setting.
Penn-Spero Banquet Hall, equipped with a permanent raised stage and dance floor, can comfortably accommodate approximately 300 guests. Through the years, it has hosted graduations, award ceremonies, plays, concerts, speaker series, and fundraisers as well as thousands of B’nei Mitzvah parties and wedding receptions. A full-service kitchen and prep room stand ready for your caterer’s use. Wifi, sound and visual equipment are also available.
Lissner Hall is just right for medium to small events. Cocktail receptions, executive meetings, retreats, book signings and exhibitions all work well in this versatile space. Seated dinners for approximately 100 are easily accommodated with a capacity of about 150 standing. Located immediately below Montague Chapel, Lissner Hall has its very own smaller caterer’s kitchen ensuring guests’ needs are met regardless of other events happening simultaneously on our campus.
Several small meeting rooms for boardroom or classroom style meetings are also available.
Travel and Parking
Our strategic location on Beacon Street in Brookline at the Kent Street Green Line (C) Stop makes us a great location for your next event. Out of town guests are able to take in all that Boston has to offer by subway. Museums, Fenway Park, kosher restaurants, hotels, stores and shopping are all a walk away. On street parking is available, however, during Red Sox games, you may prefer to negotiate with a nearby parking garage or hotel.
To make an appointment to view our facilities or find out more about pricing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.277.6610. Temple Ohabei Shalom accommodates individuals with disabilities. We are able to assist you with both kosher and non-kosher events.