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Welcome To Shaarei Tefillah!

We are a Modern Orthodox synagogue located in beautiful Newton Centre, Massachusetts, in the greater Boston area. Our active and energetic shul aspires to provide an inclusive, friendly, and participatory atmosphere conducive to personal religious growth through Tefillah, Torah study, Chesed, Tzedek, Ahavat Yisrael, and building a supportive community of values and meaning. As our Sages taught us so long ago: The world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah, uGemilut Chasadim. At Shaarei, we too stand on — and just as importantly, we stand for — these three foundational pillars.

Rabbi Benjamin J. Samuels

Current Covid-19 Protocols

  • Minyanim will be mask-optional for those who are fully vaccinated.
  • Per the guidance of our medical panel, Children under age 5 are not required to mask at Shul when masking is optional.
  • Shabbat Youth Groups are strongly encouraged to be masked and meet in the downstairs rooms.
  • People who are ill should not come to Shul. 
  • Individuals who have tested positive, or who have had close contact with someone who had COVID, must follow the isolation and quarantine guidance which includes wearing a mask in public for 5 more days after they leave isolation or quarantine on day 5, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Data suggests that an N-95-type mask provides the best protection, and we support those who choose to wear a mask. 


Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783