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The Independent Jewish Community

An inclusive and egalitarian congregation​​​

Dear IJC friends,


We are saddened to let you know that our friend, Bill Dain, passed away on April 9th after a short battle with cancer.

His daughter, Amy, will be welcoming visitors between 2-4pm on Sunday at her home, 9 Frederick Street in Newton, and there will be a shivah minyan next Tuesday evening, April 16, at 7:30pm at that address (in person only) – guests are welcome beginning at 7pm.


Ruth Dain will be having visitors April17 at 199 Harvard Circle in Newtonville.



Please mark your calendar.

The IJC will hold our next two events

at the Shuman Center,

675 Saw Mill Brook Parkway in Newton:

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00pm

Model Seder and dinner on the 2nd night of Passover.

Friday , May 10 at 6:00pm

Shabbat Service and pot luck dinner.

Details and a letter to the Congregation will follow as we approach each event.

Avi Teken 

Bar & Bat Mitzvah class of

2023- 2024 with Avi Teken

Want to view previous IJC Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services? Here's a link to the last few years including newly uploaded 2023:
(ensure you are already logged into your personal Google acct.) 
Please contact Avi at 
with updated email addresses for yourself and other family members and friends.

IJC prayer books are available to purchase ($30 each) 
To place an order, please contact
Services are participatory! And as has been tradition, tickets to our services are not required, however donations are welcome. Please head to the DONATE page for details

An inclusive and egalitarian congregation​​​

The Independent Jewish Community invites families and friends to worship together in participatory High Holiday Services led by Avi Teken.

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