Temple Beth Shalom, also known as the Tremont Street Shul, is a warm, friendly, traditional Jewish synagogue located near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts. We embrace a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and styles of worship. On Shabbat evening and morning we have two styles of services. Shabbat morning services are followed by a sit down Kiddush lunch at which everyone is welcome.

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High Holidays Information 5777/Fall 2016

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are coming up soon! This year we are excited to offer three service varieties:

  • Egalitarian Services in the main sanctuary will be led by Rabbi Robbie Harris, Associate Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, and Cantor David Sandberg. This service is fully egalitarian and uses the Harlow Machzor.
  • Orthodox Services will be held at MIT and led by various community members. This service uses the Birnbaum Machzor.
  • Kol Shofar, held in the vestry,  is a new service introduced last year and led by Rabbi Will Friedman. It is fully egalitarian and features full traditional liturgy from the Birnbaum Machzor along with additional materials. This service is soulful with vocal participation from the congregation.  Note: Kol Shofar will meet for the 1st day of Rosh HaShanah, and during Yom Kippur it will meet for Kol Nidrei of Erev Yom Kippur, Mincha & Neilah of Yom Kippur afternoon.

Please see the bottom of our membership page for tickets and sign ups, as well as the High Holiday Schedule 5776 (services at TBS) and Orthodox High Holiday Schedule @ MIT.


Me’ah at TBS Fall 2016

The Jewish “conversation” stretches over 3,000 years, with each generation interpreting and reinterpreting the core texts of Jewish life.  Me’ah Classic is a comprehensive and engaging Adult Learning experience that empowers students to become part of that conversation.  
This Fall, Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge is proud to offer advanced learning opportunities with Me’ah faculty, right here at TBS! Join with other members of the Jewish community to open the doors for greater Jewish connection and understanding. For more information, please see below. 
Meah 2016

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