Evening View of Temple Israel's Riverway Entrance

5781 High Holy Day Book Pickup and Building Visit

Hello, and thank you for coming to Temple Israel of Boston's Book Pickup and Building Visit Page.

This year, we have been lending copies of Mishkan HaNefesh for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to Temple Israel members in good standing. While we are grateful for each and every visit, we must also comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines with the safety of you, our staff, and other visitors in mind. 

Our time slots for Book Pickup dates and contemplative moments in the Sanctuary are all currently full. If you would like to place yourself on a wait list for a moment before the ark, please fill out the information below and we will contact you if there is availability. 

If you would like to pick up prayer books, please contact our Reception Office at (617) 566-3960 to schedule a time for pickup. 
While we will not be gathering physically this year, the clergy will bring the majesty and tradition of the High Holy Days into the homes of hundreds of congregants for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  

This year, we will be lending copies of Mishkan HaNefesh for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to Temple Israel members. We are also offering the opportunity for you and your family to stand before the ark in the Sanctuary. During your in-person visit, you will also be able to donate Tzedakah Row and the Greater Boston Food Pantry. Masks must be worn at all times and all visitors must maintain social distancing guidelines while in the building. 

To reserve time to pick up High Holy Day Prayer Books, to reserve a moment before the ark in the sanctuary, or both, please fill out the form below:




Before we are able to provide prayer books for the 5781 High Holy Days, we kindly ask that you contribute 25% of your annual dues to ensure that our community can continue to Live Judaism Together. 

To pay your dues online, please visit the congregant portal by clicking here and selecting the "Make A Payment" after signing in. 

To pay your dues by phone, please contact our the Finance Office at (617) 566-3960. 

For questions concerning dues payments or amounts, please contact our Director of Membership, Shoshanna Goldberg, at sgoldberg@tisrael.org.

Note: We are glad to offer each member of Temple Israel a contemplative moment before the ark in the Sanctuary, regardless of dues payment status. If you are interested in visiting the ark, please change your answer above. 
In order to have a contemplative moment before the Torah Ark in the Temple Israel Sanctuary, it is important that we are able to maintain social distancing guidelines for our staff and our congregants. 
Please select a time to arrive at Temple Israel's entrance on Nessel Way:

Please select a time window to pick up your books: