I am delighted that you found your way to our website. Greater Boston is the home of one of the largest Jewish communities in America, and there are many synagogues of all denominations and styles to choose from. However, Central Reform Temple – the only Jewish congregation in Back Bay/South End, and the only Reform option in the center of the city – offers a number of unique advantages…
- We are deeply committed to our core value of diversity and accessibility – offering both a worship experience and an approach to Jewish identity that is radically inclusive. We particularly welcome interfaith and multi-cultural families – without distinction and with full membership privileges and support – beginning with their wedding ceremonies. Whether young professional or empty nester, single or interfaith/Jewish couple, straight, LGBT, Jewish or a spiritual seeker… Central Reform Temple offers a warm and unconditional welcome.
- We are a relatively small – but growing – congregation…Everyone counts! If being part of a caring, personal community is important in your search for a spiritual home, we just might fit the bill!
- Our worship offers a distinctive Jewish alternative in Boston. Our Services, based in the historic “Classical Reform” tradition, are primarily and forthrightly in English. Our music, both traditional choral and contemporary, invites active participation. Our rabbinic teaching is focused on sharing the insights of Judaism as we face the issues and challenges of life today – both as individuals and as a community.
- We seek to live out our faith’s mandates of seeking justice and peace in our service to the broader community, and our deep commitment to interfaith dialogue and celebration…the ultimate meaning of our worship and learning is how we express our values when we leave the sanctuary and go out into the world.
We are entering our Bar Mitzvah year, with many exciting programs celebrating a decade of “Spirit, Study and Service”! Click on the pictures above; explore our many offerings in each of these areas. Does any of this sound just what you’ve been looking for in a spiritual home? Come join us in our journey and our life together!
— Rabbi Howard Berman