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Who We Are

Reflecting the diverse population of Cambridge, the Tremont Street Shul (officially, we're Temple Beth Shalom), represents a unique, creatively traditional approach to Judaism. Our goal is to cultivate a spiritual home for Jews who are looking for a traditionally Jewish and socially progressive community. 

We have three styles of worship every Shabbat and two styles of weekday services. See the worship services page for more information on the styles available. Our minyanim come together after Shabbat morning services for a Kiddush, including a light lunch, singing, and much fellowship. All holidays are celebrated with services and appropriate observances.

The Temple hosts a number of educational activities, including Alef-Bet Child Care, Talmud study, a Hebrew class, and other adult education programs. Along with two other local congregations, we support the Kesher after-school Hebrew School program.

A unique event at Tremont Street is our famous Simchat Torah celebration* which draws as many as 500 or more people. Part of the fun-filled service is the Hakafot, which takes the congregation out onto Tremont Street for singing and dancing well into the night. This service attracts a wide cross-section of the Greater Boston community, including special participation of local college Hillels.

*The Simchat Torah celebration will take place on the evening of October 1st this year -- mark your calendar!

Sun, August 19 2018 8 Elul 5778