High Holidays

Temple Shalom Emeth High Holidays Information

L’Shana Tova!

The Jewish High Holy Days are nearly here.

A lovely tradition at Temple Shalom Emeth is that members of our temple members participate in our worship service by doing short English readings from their seats. I would very much appreciate if you would consider doing one of our readings. Please respond to which service you would like to participate at: readings@shalom-emeth.org.

Rosh Hashana morning Monday September 30, 9:30am or 12:00pm service
Yom Kippur morning Wednesday October 9, 9:30am or 12:00 pm service

Do I Need Tickets? No! Rather than issuing tickets, we are offering an invitation to come worship with us. Extended family members and non-members are also welcome, and we respectfully request a donation in place of tickets. We recommend $300.00 for adult non-members, $72.00 for children non-members Grade 1 and older, and $90.00 for extended family members. Please contact Ali Almog at the temple, 781-272-2351 or tse11@verizon.net.

Please mail donations to Temple Shalom Emeth, PO Box 216, Burlington, MA 01803, Attn: Holy Days.

Babysitting: As always, we are offering babysitting for no cost during the 9:30 service on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Little House. We have adult supervision and we provide a snack and activities. RSVP to reserve a spot for your child. Val Jacobs rsvpVal@shalom-emeth.org

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 29, 7:30pm: A beautifully moving service to start the season of reflection.

Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 30, 9:30am: 1st day of Rosh Hashannah (and Yom Kippur) we welcome families that have children through 7th grade at our 9:30 service and all others at our 12:00 service. 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 appropriate for worship and reflection.

 12:00 services: 

1st day of Rosh Hashannah (and Yom Kippur) we welcome families who do not have children with them, or whose children are in 8th grade and older.

 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, October 1, 10:30am

 Tashlich October 1, 4:30pm:  

Join us for this family friendly service as we symbolically empty our pockets and cast our sins upon the waters! This year we will conduct our Tashlich service on Tuesday October 1st, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Those interested in participating in this meaningful service will gather at the North Bridge in Concord at 4:30 PM. The brief service includes some special prayers, readings and song.

Unburdened of our sins, our fellowship continues as we head to dinner at the G reat Wall Restaurant in Bedford for dinner ~5:45. To RSVP, please contact Dan Flagg at rsvpDan@shalom-emeth.org

Kol Nidre Tuesday, October 8, 7:30: Due to the solemnity of this service, all adults and families with children Grade 1 and older are welcome to attend.

Yom Kippur Wednesday, October 9, 9:30am and 12:00

Neilah and Havdallah October 9, 4:30: followed by a brief ‘break the fast’ snack of apples, challah, honey, and wine at temple.

Sukkot Friday, October 18: Please join us to welcome in the high holy day of Sukkot as we consecrate our newest religious school students. Sukkot is the 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 Friday, October 25:
Join us for Simchat Torah, the holiday that celebrates the continuous reading of the Torah with singing, music, and dancing.
5:45 pm Dairy/Veggie Kosher-Style Dinner. RSVP to rsvp@shalom-emeth.org
6:30 pm Service