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The Independent Jewish Community

An inclusive and egalitarian congregation​​​


Dear friends and members of the IJC,

This message was written on the 54th day of the war in Israel, some hostages came home and we have a temporary cease fire but the end of conflict is not in sight.

Our community will come together to support the people of Israel and celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah on Friday December 8th  at 6:00 pm. We will present an update on the war in Gaza and its  effects on US and European Jewish communities. There will be a Q and A session to follow.

We will meet at the Shuman Center in Oak Hill , 675 Saw Mill Brook Parkway, Newton 02459.

The service will be a Pot Luck dinner that we will share together.

Some food suggestions : kugel, tuna salad, lox, egg salad, challah, veg. salads, fruit salad, cookies, cakes, coffee, juices, and deserts of your choice.

This meal will be Dairy so no Meat dishes please!   Call, text or email Avi ( 617 512 7757)  to RSVP  and to tell us what you might be bringing.


Avi Teken, Spiritual Leader of the IJC

Want to view previous Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur services? Here's a link to the last few years including newly uploaded 2023:
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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 will be 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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