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Reflect, renew, and grow during the days of awe.

As we begin a new year, shape your High Holy Day experiences to find wholeness.

Service Descriptions & Reservation Information

Selichot Observance

Saturday, September 21
8:00 pm & 9:30 pm

Prepare yourself for the season of awe and renewal. Gather with our community to look inward and focus on personal growth and reflection. 

8:00 pm – Join us with Rabbi Debra Robbins, author of Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27: A Spiritual Practice for the New Year.

9:30 pm – Observe Selichot with a service exploring teachings and liturgy in preparation for the days of awe. 

 

High Holy Day Main Sanctuary Services

Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29 – Tuesday, October 1

Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 9

Service & program schedule below

For adults and families with children Bar & Bat Mitzvah age and older.

Awaken to the new year with inspiring melodies, introspective teachings, and the call of the shofar.

Children in need of a short reprieve may leave the sanctuary to join TBE educators for mindful activities.

Teen (Havayah) Yom Kippur Experience

Wednesday, October 9, 11:30 am

Grades 8 – 12 welcome the new year with friends sharing personal experiences of seeking spirituality, happiness, and more. 

Begin with the Havayah community and then join the congregation in the main sanctuary for the Torah service and a teen aliyah.

Sign up when you make your reservations for services.

Reach Out

Reservations are required to ensure sufficient seating and to enhance security.

Member reservations
For members and accompanying adult children, parents, and grandchildren

Non-member reservations
for select services

Deadline:  Friday, September 6

Need assistance?
Susan Karon
781.997.4243

Name tags with your service selection noted will be mailed the week of September 16

Thank God It’s the High Holy Days (TGIHH)

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 30, 3:30 pm

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October  9, 12:00 pm

75-minute service for families with school-age children, grades K – 7

Deepen your connection to our community with contemporary music with a full band, visual t’filah (imagery), and a sermon from the clergy.

 

Families with Young Children Ages 0-5 (Yaldeinu) Services

Rosh Hashanah: Celebrate the sweetness and joy of a new year as a community with a family friendly service geared toward pre-readers including, prayer, song, story, and shofar sounding.

Yom Kippur: Join families in a service filled with song, prayer, and a brief Torah reading. Wear white to symbolize a fresh start to a new year.

 

Reservation Information

Deadline: Friday, September 6

Reserve now for both Holy Day services, including Kol Nidre for members and their adult children, parents, and grandchildren guests. Suggested donation:  $118 per guest.

When you make your reservations, you can also sign up for:

Teen Experience for grades 8-12

Kugel for Break-Fast

Babysitting for age 18 month to 5 years for the early or late Rosh Hashanah Day 1 morning service, and all day on Yom Kippur. Nominal fee.

Memorialize loved ones in the Book of Remembrance and/or dedicate a Machzor in their names.

Upcoming Events .

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Find Opportunities to Enrich Our Community & Repair the World

Volunteer as a Greeter

Volunteer as a Greeter to welcome members and help maintain a sacred space. 

Sign up when you make your reservations for services.

 

 

Join the TBE Choir

Led by Cantors Sufrin and Zell, congregants build community, singing the prayers that link us musically to congregations worldwide and to centuries of musical tradition. 

Rehearsal Dates:  Sundays, September 8 – October 6, 7:30 pm

Contact: Sheryl Tobin

Remember a Loved One

The TBE Book of Remembrance, distributed on Yom Kippur, offers a traditional and meaningful way to honor the memory of loved ones while supporting our community.

Give tzedakah online or contact Gloria Kuris, Development Associate, 781.997.4255

Dedicate a Machzor (High Holy Day Prayer Book)

Make a loving tribute to people you value by dedicating one or more sets of our inspirational High Holy Day Prayer book in their names. 

Purchase book plates

Share Kugel for Break-Fast

Continue a TBE tradition of celebration and friendship. Bring a homemade kugel to share with the community on Wednesday, October 9 following services. 

Sign up when you make your reservations for services.

Donate to the High Holy Day Hunger Drive

Contribute to organizations that address the urgent need for food locally, nationally, and internationally.

Make a donation

Participate in Tikkun Olam

The High Holy Days are a perfect time to commit to joining the TBE community in service to others, learning, and social justice.

Learn more 

Enjoy TBE Traditions

It is customary to wear a tallit (prayer shawl) on Kol Nidre as a symbol of the sincerity of repentance. Please bring a tallit if you have one as we have a limited supply. 

Also, we encourage you to wear white clothing and fabric shoes or sneakers (rather than leather) to Yom Kippur services to symbolize a fresh start to the year.

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, September 29
  • 8:00 pm Evening service followed by a joyous festival oneg
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Monday, September 30
  • 8:15 am Early Morning Service
  • 11:45 am Late Morning Service
  • 3:30 pm TGIHH (Thank God It’s the High Holy Days)
  • 3:30 pm Young Children’s (Yaldeinu) Family Service
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Tuesday, October 1
  • 9:00 am Meditation
  • 10:00 am Morning Service followed by a festival congregational lunch
  • 4:30 pm Tashlich Service (Behind CVS on Washington Street, Wellesley)

Yom Kippur

 

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 8
  • 6:30 pm Early Service
  • 9:00 pm Late Service
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 9
  • 8:30 am Early Morning Service
  • 11:30 am Late Morning Service
  • 11:30 am Teen High Holy Day Experience (Grades 8-12)
  • 12:00 pm TGIHH at Wellesley High School
  • 2:00 pm Hour of Learning
  • 3:00pm Spiritual Autobiographies: Hour of Response
  • 3:30pm Young Children’s (Yaldeinu) Service
  • 4:30pm Yizkor, Minchah & N’ilah
  • 6:30pm Havdalah – Children are invited to join us on the bimah. Followed by a congregational break-fast.