Upcoming Events


Please join us on Saturday, October 10, 2015 when our daughter Naomi Bethune is called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. Sister of Anna (age 10), Naomi is a seventh grade student at Boston Latin Academy in Boston. She enjoys reading, swimming, fashion design and technology, and loves animals. For her Mitzvah Project related to her Bat Mitzvah, she was a Junior Zoo Teen Volunteer at the Franklin Park Zoo. Naomi is deeply committed feminism and issues of social justice, in particular causes that improve the lives of women and children. She has mobilized friends to raise funds for Casa Myrna, Boston's leading provider of domestic and dating violence intervention, awareness and prevention. Naomi is excited to launch a feminist club at her school. Naomi is a caring, kind and passionate young woman. We are honored to share her Bat Mitzvah with the temple community and invite you to join us for the service and the special lunch immediately following.

-Leon Bethune and Raquel Rosenblatt

Naomi's family would like congregants and friends to stay for a leisurely luncheon and music.

Yard Sale

managed by Temple Hillel B'nai Torah


Be Part of the Yard Sale at the

West Roxbury Farmers’ Market @ Corey St.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 11 am -2 pm

(rain date October 18)


Rent space to sell your stuff:

$10 for card table size

$20 for a 6-ft table size

Bring your own table

You keep the proceeds of what you sell

(Unsold items must be taken away)

Reserve your space by calling 617-323-0486

or emailing hbtoffice@templehbt.org


Did you miss the opportunity to celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah when you were 13?  Or perhaps you had a ceremony and now feel like something was missing?

Click here for more information.


Have 6 Minutes?


LEArn about reconstructionist Judaism

Rabbi Penzner Delivers Invocation at Kennedy Institute

Congratulations Rabbi Penzner! 

Read the transcript of the Rabbi's remarks or watch the video below.

Recurring Events 

Co-Presidents' Message

Welcome to Temple Hillel B'nai Torah (HBT), an open, diverse, friendly community of Jewish families, young couples, empty-nesters, and seniors. Our 125 member families from Boston's neighborhoods and suburbs have chosen HBT because it is a special place to make new connections, revive old traditions, and explore what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century.

We're a small community, with an amazing array of programs for our members. We can meet your spiritual needs with High Holiday and weekly Shabbat services, Torah Study with Rabbi Barbara Penzner, and a twice-weekly evening minyan. We care about lifelong learning, and offer an outstanding educational program for children through our Chaverim School, as well as intellectually stimulating activities for members of all ages. You might bring your pre-schooler to our month Shakin' Shabbat service (pizza included), join us for an Israeli film screening (popcorn included), attend a Sunday yoga class, or take part in a lecture/discussion on human rights or another topical issue.

Our community is caring and progressive. Our members serve on temple committees, volunteer at our new Centre Street Farmers Market, deliver food to Family Table (Boston's Jewish food bank), and celebrate at our bi-annual Cape Cod members' retreat. The members of Temple Hillel B'nai Torah enjoy being together and helping one another, and welcome potential and new members with open arms. I hope you'll consider how this unique faith-based community can help you find peace and purpose - in ways that enrich your own Jewish values and experience.

If you would like more information about HBT or any of our upcoming activities, please get in touch with Benita Block at hbtoffice@templehbt.org.


Jan Snitzer & Jean Weinberg, Co-Presidents


Temple Hillel B'nai Torah * 120 Corey Street * West Roxbury MA 02132

617-323-0486 * hbtoffice@templehbt.org