Temple Shalom Emeth High Holy Day Schedule 2019-5780

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 5780 appears below:

Please see the remainder of our schedule of services for the High Holy Day season of 5780 appears below:

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 29th at 7:30 pm (All are welcome.)

Rosh Hashanah, First Day Monday, September 30th
Family service at 9:30 am (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 1st at 10:30 am (All are welcome.)

Tashlich Service, Tuesday, October 1st 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 8th at 7:30 pm
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 9th
Family service at 9:30 am (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 Service (concluding service and Havdallah) Wednesday, October 9th at 4:30 pm (All are welcome.) We provide apples, challah, juice, wine and honey for a communal break fast following the service.

Sukkot/Consecration Service, Friday, October 18th at 6:30 pm (Community pizza dinner at 5:45 pm. Everyone welcome! $5 person/max of $20 per family).  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,  Friday, October 25th at 6:30 pm. Join us for Simchat Torah, a special holiday that celebrates the end of the reading of the Torah with singing, music, and marching.  Prior to the service at 5:30 pm, please join us for a Pot Luck Dinner.

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. We respectfully request a donation. 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 9:30amservice on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Little House. We have adult supervision and we provide a snack, activities, and Cantor Don always comes to pay a visit. RSVP to reserve a spot for your child.  We need our temple teens to come and help with the babysitting. Can we count on you?  Please RSVP to Val Jacobs @ rsvpVal@shalom-emeth.org.

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 rsvpDan@shalom-emeth.org.

Are there other special events?

Sukkah Building – Sunday, October 13th at 9:00 am
All are invited to join this fun project.  Please bring ladders, hammers, drills, and a cooperative spirit.