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December 05, 2021 Shared Campus Groundbreaking and Hanukkah Celebration

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  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location Groundbreaking (Livestreamed)

    Hanukkah Celebration (in person) outside Temple Reyim (4:15-5 pm)
    1860 Washington St., Newton
  • cost Free and open to the public; RSVP required
  • organizer Hebrew College & Temple Reyim
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Celebrate with us!

Hebrew College and Temple Reyim invite you to join us online on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. to celebrate breaking ground for Hebrew College’s new home on a new shared campus in Newton, MA.

Groundbreaking Ceremony: 3-4 p.m. (Livestreamed)

Hebrew College and Temple Reyim are excited to collaborate with several organizational partners and neighbors on a new shared campus, creating a vibrant hub for Jewish learning and life in the Auburndale neighborhood of Newton. Hebrew College will relocate to our new home in December 2022.

The vision for the collaborative builds on the strength of existing relationships with organizations that are currently located at Temple Reyim’s campus, including Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education CenterKesher Newton, and Zamir Chorale of Boston. Hebrew College will bring several other dynamic pluralistic Boston-based Jewish organizations to the shared campus, including Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts), the Jewish Women’s Archive, Keshet, and the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, to create an interdisciplinary hub of Jewish learning, spirituality, and innovation.

Due to COVID restrictions, we will have a small in-person gathering. We are excited to livestream the event to share with our community far and wide. Please RSVP to let us know you will join us!

How to Watch the Livestream

We will be livestreaming the Groundbreaking on YouTube on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. Please use the link below.


jarts-logoHanukkah Experience:
4:15-5:00 p.m. (In person)

Following the Groundbreaking Ceremony, please join us outside Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. in Newton, to experience the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) 2021 mobile art installation, “Brighter Revealed”. We are excited to celebrate our new campus, our shared campus partnerships (including JArts), and to deepen our partnership with JArts with this Hanukkah community experience.

mayyim-hayyim-logoTour Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh  (4:30 p.m.)

Tours of new campus partner Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center will be available to see the mikveh, education center and art gallery; learn how and why people immerse to celebrate moments of joy, heal after times of sorry or illness, or to commemorate transitions and changes. Vaccination verification and masks required.

Mayyim Hayyim makes mikveh accessible and meaningful for the full diversity of Jewish tradition. A busy center of community life, Mayyim Hayyim provides 1,600 immersions and over 110 education programs every year, art exhibits in our gallery, national consultation services, and meaningful volunteer opportunities and training. Tour, learn, and plan an immersion.


Please RSVP to receive the link for the Groundbreaking livestream.

Parking for Hanukkah Experience and Mayyim Hayyim Tours

The outdoor Hanukkah “Brighter Revealed” experience will take place outside Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. in Newton, MA.

  • There is limited parking in the Temple Reyim parking lot.
  • There is parking available on nearby side streets, including Day Street and Aspen Avenue, within a 5-7 minute walk of Temple Reyim.
  • There is parking available in the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Garage,  a 5- minute walk.
  • There is parking available for $3 at the Woodland T Station, .3 miles (a 5-minute walk).
  • There also will be limited accessible parking in front of the building.
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