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"Becoming Jewish: At the Water's Edge".

Produced and Directed for Mayyim Hayyim by Jen Kaplan. Thank you to Temple Hillel B'nai Torah for the use of the space in filming portions of this film. Forbes Graham and his family are members of Temple Hillel B'nai Torah led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner.

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High Holy Days:
a Feast of the Spirit

Come home for the High Holy Days and join Temple Hillel B’nai Torah (HBT) as we observe Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. In our unique Reconstructionist services,

Rabbi Barbara Penzner serves as cantor as well as rabbi, leading us in uplifting song. During the Holy Days our building buzzes with activity intended to bring reflection and renewal to our otherwise busy lives. We offer programming for children of all ages, and during the break on Yom Kippur afternoon there are opportunities for yoga, meditation and discussion.

For those new to HBT, please use this link to let us know you will be joining us for High Holy Days services. HBT supports the principles of Avodah, Torah, Havurah and Tikkun Olam and our temple reflects the passionate commitment and diverse nature of our membership which is welcoming to the LGBTQ community, multi-racial families and interfaith couples. If you have any questions, please call the Temple Office at 617-323-0486.

To download the full HHD schedule, click HERE.


Temple Hillel B'nai Torah

Marks 50 Years with A Special Shabbat service

Saturday, Sept. 21 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come commemorate the history of the Jews of Dorchester and Mattapan, and of West Roxbury, and celebrate the power of renewal that Temple Hillel B’nai Torah brought to both communities when they merged. At the first event of HBT’s 50th anniversary year, we will join Martin Flashman in commemorating the 60th anniversary of his bar mitzvah at Beth Hillel, hear from HBT Past President Lenny Markowitz, and honor those who remember Beth Hillel and Beth Torah in a festive service and Kiddush luncheon.

In 1969, Temple Beth Hillel of Mattapan closed its doors, and in early 1970, Beth Hillel and Beth Torah of West Roxbury combined to become what we now lovingly know as Temple Hillel B’nai Torah.



Temple Hillel B'nai Torah (HBT) is a Jewish Reconstructionist congregation, based in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, that is welcoming, egalitarian, multicultural, and inclusive. We are devoted to our core principles of worship, study, social justice and community. 

HBT is a haimish community that is rooted in Jewish tradition and responsive to the world we live in. We actively engage our members in the creative process of bringing new perspectives to tradition and making tradition meaningful to contemporary lives.

We’d love to welcome you to HBT!