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 Welcome to Temple Shalom Emeth 

Temple Shalom Emeth is a vibrant and welcoming Reform Jewish congregation. We provide a rich spectrum of opportunities for our members to express their Judaism through worship, education, music, community service, and social events.

At Temple Shalom Emeth we gather for Friday evening Shabbat Services every week during September through June and once a month during the summer months. Please refer to the temple Service Calendar for a complete list of upcoming worship services.

Visit our Temple Shalom Emeth 2015-16 Year In Review

The Religious and Ritual Committee, along with the Rabbi and Cantorial Soloists Don Levey and Ben Silver are working hard planning for the High Holy Day season, to ensure that you have a spiritual and uplifting High Holy Day experience. Toward that end, we have devised a schedule of services and we reiterate Religious and Ritual policy for your information. The schedule of services for the High Holy Day season of 5777 appears below:

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday October 2nd at 7:30pm  (All are welcome.)

Rosh Hashanah, First Day  Monday October 3rd
Family service at 9:30am (Any adult and families with children in religious school - through 7th grade) We request that infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers either join us for babysitting during the service or find alternate arrangements in order to retain a quiet space for worship and reflection.
Adult service at Noon. (Any adult and families with children 8th grade or older)

Rosh Hashanah, Second Day Tuesday October 4th at 10:30am   (All are welcome.)

Tashlich Service, Tuesday October 4th at 4:30 pm  Join us at the Old North Bridge in Concord.for this beautiful service and ritual that allows us to symbolically cast our sins into the running water.

Kol Nidre  Tuesday October 11th at 7:30pm
Due to the solemnity of this service, all adults and families with children Grade 1 and over are welcome to attend.

Yom Kippur Morning Services  Wednesday, October 12th
Family service at 9:30am (Any adult and families with children in religious school - through 7th grade) We request that infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers either join us for babysitting during the service or find alternate arrangements in order to retain a quiet space for worship and reflection.
Adult service at noon.
(Any adult and families with children 8th grade or older)
 
Neilah (concluding service and Havdallah) Wednesday, October 12th at 4:30pm (All are welcome.) We provide apples, challah, juice, wine and honey for a communal break fast following the service.

Sukkot/Consecration Service, Friday, October 21st at 6:30pm (Community dinner at 5:45 pm).  
Please join us to welcome in the high holy day of Sukkot, the holy day festival when we give thanks for our many blessings. This holy day recalls the time when our ancestors lived in booths and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to offer up the first fruits of their crops in thanksgiving. Following the service, we will recite the blessings in our Sukkah!


Simchat Torah, 
Tuesday October 25 at 6:30pm (Community Pizza dinner at 6pm)  Join us for Simchat Torah, a special holiday that celebrates the end of the reading of the Torah with singing, music, and marching.  After religous school, there will he a community-wide dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by Simchat Torah services at 6:30 pm.

Do I Need Tickets?
Temple Shalom Emeth works on a “virtual” ticket system.  All members automatically have tickets for members of their immediate family living in the same household.  Seating is again available for non-members as well as extended family of temple members. The requested donation is $300.00 for adult non-members, $72.00 for nonmember children above Grade 1, and $90.00 for extended family members. Please contact Ali Almog at the temple, 781-272-2351 or tse11@verizon.net if you have any questions. Please send ticket donations to Temple Shalom Emeth, PO Box 216, Burlington, MA 01803, Attn: Holy Day Tickets.

I Have Young Children- Is There Child Care?
We are grateful that members of our congregation volunteer to take care of young children so that parents can enjoy our services.  We offer excellent care at no charge for children age 5 and under during our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur family services at 9:30am.  Babysitting will take place in the nursery school and is run by an adult and several capable teenage assistants.  We offer a wonderful program for our youngest members including stories, holidays related activities, and a snack!  On both holy days, they will enjoy a visit from the Cantor during the rabbi's sermon. On Rosh Hashanah they will also get to hear the Shofar. Important!  We have a limited number of babysitting slots.  To help us get a count, please let Julie Kaplan, (juliette.kaplan@gmail.com) know if your children will attend babysitting. Teens, please let Julie know if you are available to help.

Is there a Tashlich Service?
Yes!  On Tuesday, October 4th at 4:30 pm at the Old North Bridge in Concord.
Tashlich is a beautiful service and ritual that allows us to symbolically cast our sins into the running water.  Meet at the Old North Bridge in Concord by the river at 4:30 pm.  Our community tradition is to join together at The Great Wall restaurant afterward. Please RSVP if you plan to join us to Dan Flagg at dflagg@alum.mit.edu.
 

Are there other special events?

Sukkah Building - Sunday, October 16th at 8:30am
All are invited to join this fun project.  Please bring ladders, hammers, drills, and a cooperative spirit. A pizza lunch will be served.

Sukkah Decorating Party October, 16th at 11am
The children will help decorate our Sukkah after religious school.  Our goal is to make the longest paper chain EVER! 

Temple Services

Friday, Sep 30th  7:30pm  Shabbat Torah Service
Sunday, Oct 2nd  7:30pm  Erev Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Oct 3rd  9:30am  Rosh Hashanah, First Day: 1st Service
Monday, Oct 3rd  12:00pm  Rosh Hashanah, First Day: 2nd Service
Tuesday, Oct 4th  10:30am  Rosh Hashanah, Second Day
Tuesday, Oct 4th  4:30pm  Tashlich
Tuesday, Oct 11th  7:30pm  Kol Nidre
Wednesday, Oct 12th  9:00am  Yom Kippur: 1st Service
Wednesday, Oct 12th  12:00pm  Yom Kippur : 2nd Service
Wednesday, Oct 12th  4:30pm  Neilah
Sunday, Oct 16th  8:30am  Sukkah building
Sunday, Oct 16th  11:00am  Sukkah Decorating
Friday, Oct 21st  5:45pm  Sukkot/Consecration Service
Tuesday, Oct 25th  6:00pm  Simchat Torah

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