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Who We Are

(Can you spot our synagogue in the above Menorah of Great American Historical Synagogues?)

Be as the disciples of Aaron, loving peace
and pursuing peace. -Pirkei Avot 1:12

Temple Ohabei Shalom (“Lovers of Peace”) has been at the center of New England Judaism since our founding as the first synagogue in Massachusetts in 1842. One of America's grand synagogues, we are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. A truly diverse mosaic, our members are comprised of Jews by birth and by choice including interfaith families, and many ethnicities and nationalities, without regard to sexual orientation. We worship as one sharing spiritual Shabbat services infused with rich music, comforting daily worship and inspiring holiday observance. We offer a myriad of adult learning opportunities to challenge your mind. Special guest speakers sprinkle Friday night services. From meditation gatherings to social action Mitzvah Days, we are a community committed to learning and growing both spiritually and in deed.

 Formal education for our future generations is a priority. The Trust Center for Early Education and Ansin Religious School serve children ages 1.9 to 18. Instruction is infused with fun-filled and formative experiences, especially during that precious moment in time, becoming Bat or Bar Mitzvah. Our students look forward to the annual “shul-in” – synagogue sleepover – considering this long standing tradition the event of the year. Be a part of the rich tapestry of a Jewish life. Make your history happen here!

Tue, November 20 2018 12 Kislev 5779