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Asiyah is a a Jewish Renewal organization that hosts services, meditations, and Shabbat dinners, among other things.

Congregation Eitz Chayim is an egalitarian, non-denominational Jewish congregation and children's religious school located in Cambridgeport.

Chabad House at Harvard has regular classes, Shabbat meals, and a tradition of warm hospitality.

Harvard Hillel is home to several minyanim during the academic year, a kosher dining hall, a Jewish library, and much more.

Minyan Tehillah is one of a handful of congregations across the country where some portions of davening and the Torah service are led by men and others portions are led by women, with a mechitzah (divider) separating men and women. Tehillah also co-sponsors some holiday events with the Cambridge Minyan - stay tuned for details about Purim and other chagim.

MIT Hillel offers a variety of classes and other events, as well as regular Shabbat services and dinners.

Open Beit Midrash is a pluralistic community learning initiative.

Temple Beth Shalom (better known as the Tremont Street Shul) is a traditional Jewish synagogue located near Central Square that is home to both an egalitarian and an Orthodox minyan. They have a sit-down Kiddush lunch every week, and they host one of the community's liveliest Simchat Torah celebrations.

Wandering Minyan is a minyan that meets once a month on Friday evenings (usually the last of the month) for egalitarian services and a potluck dinner.

"Greater Cambridge"

Havurat Shalom is an egalitarian Jewish community in Somerville, with services every Friday night and Shabbat morning and communal Shabbat potluck meals twice a month.

Hebrew College offers a variety of excellent classes, a non-denominational rabbinical school, and beit midrash programs in the summer and during the year.

Kavod House (The Kavod Jewish Social Justice House) is an innovative project to create community for 20-30-something Jews and connect them with social action opportunities. They are located in Jamaica Plain.

Minyan Shaleym is a traditional egalitarian community that meets every other Shabbat morning and holidays on the third floor of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, as well as for monthly kabbalat shabbat services followed by a potluck dinner.

The Vilna Shul is home to monthly Friday night services where young Jewish adults pray and share Shabbat dinner in a Beacon Hill synagogue built in the early 1900s and recently restored.

Washington Square Minyan is a community dedicated to serious egalitarian davening in a family-friendly environment. They have separate seating without a divider, and currently meet in the in the downstairs chapel of Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI) at 384 Harvard Street, Brookline.

For many more links and information about the Jewish community in and around Cambridge and Boston, check out Shalom Boston.


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Kosher Bakeries

Kupel's Bakery (Dairy) – Bagels are Pareve
421 Harvard Street, Brookline

Kosher Restaurants (Take-out and Eat-in)

Cafe Eilat (Dairy – Pizza, sushi)
406 Harvard Street, Brookline

Milk Street Cafe (Various)
50 Milk Street, Boston
Rami's (Meat – Middle Eastern)
324 Harvard Street, Brookline
Clover Restaurants (Vegetarian, Dairy)
Various locations, including 1326 Mass Ave. in Harvard Square
Ruth's Kitchen (Meat – Takeout)
401 Harvard Street, Brookline
Kosher Wok (Meat – Chinese)
423 Harvard Street, Brookline

Kosher Supermarkets

The Butcherie
428 Harvard Street, Brookline

Other Stores with Kosher Items

The supermarkets have challah as well as other kosher items. Kosher wine is available at Supreme Liquors and at the Butcherie in Brookline, among other places. Most liquor stores will also carry other drinks that are kosher - the CRC list gives details on what brands of vodka, scotch, etc. are kosher and can be purchased even without a kosher certification symbol (for one list of common symbols, click here).

Trader Joes
748 Memorial Drive Cambridge
617 491-8582

Broadway Marketplace
468 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvest Co-op
581 Mass. Ave.Cambridge

Stop & Shop Bakery
155 Harvard Street, Brookline
Stop & Shop Bakery
60 Everett Street, Allston
Supreme Liquors
600 Mass Ave, Cambridge


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