Congregation Mishkan Tefila

This profile was last updated in 2014


Founded in 1858, Congregation Mishkan Tefila is the oldest Conservative synagogue in the Boston area. After having moved several times over the past century and a half, the synagogue has found a comfortable home on 26 acres of land in Newton with five buildings, including a sanctuary, a chapel, two social halls, a religious school/administrative building, and a nursery/youth center. The congregation has a library and a Judaica museum which houses artifacts the synagogue has been collecting for over 70 years.


In addition to daily, Sabbath, and holiday services, Mishkan Tefila has a religious school, a nursery school, a Brotherhood/Sisterhood, a United Synagogue Youth group, and a wide range of adult education classes.

Activities and Schedule

Friday Shabbat Service: 6:15 P.M.; Saturday Shabbat Service: 9:30 A.M. and sunset; Weekday Minyan: 7:00 A.M. and P.M.; Sunday Minyan: 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.. Please call for holiday services information.