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All our paths lead to shalom

Our aspiration of shalom is one of wholeness for each individual, our community, and our world. During the High Holy Day season, a time of reflection, renewal, and recommitment, we explore what it means to be on our pathways to shalom. How can we come together to build meaningful lives? As we begin 5783, we open ourselves up to the many ways we might pursue our pathways to shalom

Noah Aronson, Ryan Leszner, Vanessa Harper, Rachel Saphire, and Joel Sisenwine in front of the High Holy Day ark

Member & Guest Reservations

Join us for the High Holy Days! Member reservations are for in-person services only. All TBE members will receive access to all of our online services automatically.

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TBE sanctuary view from behind the ark

Preparing for the High Holy Days

Open up to the High Holy Day season this Elul. Remember a loved one in our Book of Remembrance, contribute to our Hunger Drive, and more.

Learn more

Services Schedules

Create a High Holy Day experience that will be most meaningful for you. Find services schedules organized by holiday or cohort, in person or online.

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TBE courtyard in fall

Non-member Reservations

We welcome the greater community to join us for the High Holy Days, with opportunities both in person and online!

Join us for the High Holy Days

Sukkah in the TBE courtyard

Fall Holidays

Our TBE Fall Harvest Festival features a farmers market and a concert by Nefesh Mountain!

Celebrate Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Almond blossom sculpture in TBE atrium

Resources

Music playlists, at-home rituals, recipes, and more to enhance your High Holy Day celebrations.

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Member & Guest Reservations

In-Person Services

Members
Now through September 8, please complete our High Holy Days reservations form to let us know which services you will attend in person. 

In order to access the reservation form and the Book of Remembrance, you will be asked to log in through our member portal. Your username is your email address. If you have forgotten your password or you have not previously set up your account, please click “forgot password” and you will be able to set up your account. Your account is linked to the email address we have for you in our database. If you are not able to log into the portal and you have recently changed your email, please try your previous email address. 

TBE members reservation form

Online Services

All TBE members will automatically receive Zoom links for all online services! In the week leading up to Rosh Hashanah and to Yom Kippur, we will email you all the links for that holiday.

Guests

In Person
Members are welcome to bring guests to all services and programs. We request a recommended donation of $118 per guest. Members can register guests in the same form when they make their own reservations for in-person services. A guest is a friend or extended family member who is not a TBE member. If you’re a TBE family with adult children (older than grade 12), you’re welcome to count them as TBE member adults, not guests!

Online
If a guest is joining you online only, please complete this form. We request a donation of $36 for guest links for all of our online High Holy Day services.

If pricing is a barrier, please reach out to Stephen Ashkinos at [email protected] for guest reservations.

Questions?

Reservations
If you have questions or need assistance making reservations, please contact Stephen Ashkinos:
[email protected] or 781.997.4205.

Health & Safety
The health and safety of the entire community remains our top priority.
We continue to work with our committee of infectious disease specialists, town officials, senior temple leaders, and staff to determine our health & safety practices for in-person services.

Everyone attending in-person services is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. View our full health & safety practices and FAQs for the High Holy Days.

Preparing for the High Holy Days

Remember a Loved One

The TBE Book of Remembrance, distributed on Yom Kippur, offers a meaningful way to honor the memory of loved ones while supporting our community. The last day to submit to the Book of Remembrance is Monday, September 19. Click here to review last year’s Book of Remembrance to see your entry and the format of the book for a new entry.

Please contact Gloria Kuris, Development Associate, with questions.

High Holy Day Hunger Drive

Contribute to organizations that address the urgent need for food in our community, locally, nationally, and internationally. Organizations include Family Table, Family Promise Metrowest, Community Servings, Yad Chessed, Mazon, Leket Israel, and the Rabbi Discretionary Fund, an internal fund at TBE used to help members of our community. The last day to contribute to the drive will be Tuesday, October 18 (Simchat Torah). 

Click here to donate

Repair the World

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.

Family Table
Family Table is the largest kosher food pantry in New England. Each month we are responsible for supplying cans of salmon and boxes of whole-grain cereal for families in need. If you’re coming to TBE for an in-person event, we invite you to bring cans of salmon or boxes of cereal, which you can place in our outdoor collection bin.

Learn more about our Family Table initiative.

Volunteer

Perform a mitzvah for the High Holy Days. Volunteer to serve as a greeter at one of our services. Welcome fellow congregants and assist in maintaining a sacred atmosphere for this important time in our calendar.

Sign up to volunteer

Contact
Susan Karon

Prayer Books

For those joining us online, we have a limited number of prayer books available to borrow. They will be available for pick up in the temple atrium. Please reach out to Danielle Jeuneux to make arrangements to borrow High Holy Day prayer books.

We recommend that online participants borrow or purchase a machzor (prayer book) to aid in your participation during services, as the prayers will not be projected onscreen. Mishkan HaNefesh, the Reform Movement’s machzor, offers inspiring poetry and essays that enhance the High Holy Day experience. You can order print versions of Mishkan HaNefesh in standard print or large print through the CCAR Press website.

TBE Traditions

Wearing a tallit on Rosh Hashanah morning, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur signifies the sincerity of our repentance and can help elevate our spiritual attentiveness. Please bring your own tallit, if you have one; a limited number are available to borrow at TBE.

For Yom Kippur, we encourage you to dress in white, symbolizing a fresh start to the new year. Fabric (non-leather) shoes or sneakers are also encouraged; tradition teaches that eschewing the luxury of leather reminds us of our equal standing before God and each other. 

Abstaining from food and drink is a traditional practice for Yom Kippur as a means of focusing on the needs of the soul over the needs of the body. However, if it is physically or mentally unhealthy for you to fast, it is a mitzvah to give your body the nourishment it needs.

Join Us for a High Holy Day Meal

Join us to celebrate the High Holy Days by sharing a meal with the TBE community.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Please join us in the tent after services for a festive Oneg.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Please join us in the tent after services for a festive lunch.

Yom Kippur: Please join us in the tent after Havdalah for a community break fast. If you would like to bring a kugel to share, please sign up here.

Contact
Susan Karon
781.997.4243

 

Technology Assistance

On the High Holy Days
If you need help with technology during High Holy Day services and programs, please send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you right away!

Non-member Reservations

In-Person Services

We welcome members of the greater community to join us for High Holy Day services!

For $118 per adult, in-person reservations allow you to attend all services open to the greater community. Children (birth through grade 12) are welcome to participate at no cost. Wondering which service might be the best fit for you and your family? View the schedule of in-person services open to the greater community and read our service descriptions.

In-person reservations also include links for all online services, including our main sanctuary services.

Click here for non-member reservations

Online

Sign up to join us online and we will send you the links to all of our online services. Online reservations are $36 per device. Links will be emailed in the week leading up to each holiday. Click here to view our online High Holy Day service schedule.

Click here for online reservations
(This is the same form as in-person reservations, just select the online only option!)

Families with Young Children

Our Families with Young Children (FwYC) programs are designed to engage families with children for ages 0–5. Siblings are welcome, too! FwYC High Holy Day services and programs are free for all attendees. Both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur FwYC programs are scheduled to take place outdoors, weather permitting. View our FwYC High Holy Day schedule and complete our reservations form to let us know you’ll be attending!

Contact
Josh Rosenberg
Director, Young Family Learning & Engagement

FwYC reservations for TBE members 
FwYC reservations for the greater community

Contact

Reservations
If you have questions or need assistance making reservations, please contact Stephen Ashkinos:
[email protected] or 781.997.4205.

Membership
Interested in joining the TBE community? Please reach out to Susan Karon, 781.997.4243. 

Health & Safety
The health and safety of the entire community remains our top priority.
We continue to work with our committee of infectious disease specialists, town officials, senior temple leaders, and staff to determine our health & safety practices for in-person services.

Everyone attending in-person services is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. View our full health & safety practices and FAQs for the High Holy Days.

Services Schedules

View our High Holy Day schedule organized by services, accessibility, and cohort.

Yom Kippur

Wed 05

Yom Kippur Early Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Late Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur: Havayah High Holy Day Experience (In Person)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Thank God It’s the High Holy Days Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Service Schedule

Wed 05

Yom Kippur Early Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Late Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur: Havayah High Holy Day Experience (In Person)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Thank God It’s the High Holy Days Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

View more High Holy Day services

In Person (In the Sanctuary & Outdoors)

Wed 05

Yom Kippur Early Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Late Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur: Havayah High Holy Day Experience (In Person)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Thank God It’s the High Holy Days Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

View more High Holy Day in-person services

Online

Wed 05

Yom Kippur Early Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Late Morning Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Thank God It’s the High Holy Days Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur: Hour of Response (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yizkor, N’ilah, and Havdalah in the Sanctuary (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

View more High Holy Day services online

TBE Youth & Family

Our main sanctuary service is designed to engage adults and families with children b’mitzvah age and older. Join us for services for families with children ages 0–5 and in grades K–7, and a Yom Kippur program for teens.

Wed 05

Yom Kippur: Havayah High Holy Day Experience (In Person)

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:45 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Wed 05

Yom Kippur Thank God It’s the High Holy Days Service (Hybrid)

Wednesday, October 5 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

View more services for TBE youth & families

 

Fall Holidays

Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Join us for the TBE Fall Harvest Festival and Nefesh Mountain concert!

High Holy Day Hunger Drive

Contribute to organizations that address the urgent need for food in our community, locally, nationally, and internationally. Organizations include Family Table, Family Promise Metrowest, Community Servings, Yad Chessed, Mazon, Leket Israel, and the Rabbi Discretionary Fund, an internal fund at TBE used to help members of our community. Drive runs until Tuesday, October 18 (Simchat Torah).

Click here to donate

Order a Lulav & Etrog

It’s the season of first fruits, so why not try something new and special? The temple’s lulav and etrog supplier is making it possible for you to order your own lulav and etrog set for around $40. Visit www.hadaretrogim.com by Rosh Hashanah to choose your own set (we suggest the Quality Set for $39, although the bigger the set the higher quality the etrog). Bring your lulav to a sukkot celebration at TBE or sign up to meet other congregants at a TBE member-hosted sukkah gathering. No prior lulav experience is necessary, just the willingness to experience a little joy during zman simchateinu, this time of rejoicing.

Contact
Rabbi Saphire

Build a Sukkah

Interested in taking your Sukkot experience a step further? Order a sukkah kit or make your own sukkah! For beginners, we recommend the Tubular Sukkah Kit from the Sukkah Project.

Do you build your own sukkah at home? Might you be interested in hosting a few other TBE congregants for dessert during the week of Sukkot? Please be in touch with Rabbi Saphire so she can help connect congregants for Open Sukkah / Open House. 

Open Sukkah / Open House

Sukkot is the holiday of welcoming guests. We are grateful to several TBE members and staff for opening their home-built sukkahs to us! Fill out this form (coming soon) to be placed as a guest with other TBE congregants at an open sukkah/open house throughout the week of Sukkot, October 10–14. All gatherings will be in the evenings, outdoors, with potluck dessert. 

Contact
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Susan Karon

Sukkot

Sun 09

Sukkot

Sunday, October 9 | 6:00 pm - Sunday, October 16 | 6:00 pm UTC-4
Sun 09

Erev Sukkot Festival Service (Hybrid)

Sunday, October 9 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Mon 10

Sukkot Festival Service (Hybrid)

Monday, October 10 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Simchat Torah

Sun 16

TBE Fall Harvest Festival (Outdoors)

Sunday, October 16 | 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm EDT
Sun 16

Nefesh Mountain Concert (Hybrid)

Sunday, October 16 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Mon 17

Simchat Torah

Monday, October 17 | 6:00 pm - Tuesday, October 18 | 6:00 pm UTC-4

Wherever you are, celebrate with TBE

Tashlich at Home Podcast

Join in the ancient ritual of symbolically casting your sins into a body of flowing water. This podcast, created by TBE Youth, guides you through your Tashlich experience.

Cheshbon Hanefesh Podcast

Prepare for Yom Kippur with this podcast of teachings, instructions, and reflective music on the custom of “taking an account of your soul.” Created by TBE Youth.

Rosh Hashanah Guided Walk

Music, meditation, and prayers recorded by Cantor Shanna Zell, Noah Aronson, and Cantor Jodi Sufrin to accompany you on a self-guided Rosh Hashanah walk.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

High Holy Day Playlists

Themed Spotify playlists to use as you meditate, exercise, cook, eat, drive, or simply listen along as a guide for reflecting on the themes of our Days of Awe.

Community Playlist

Interested in contributing your favorite High Holy Day–themed songs? Add to our Community High Holy Day Playlist. Free Spotify membership is available here.

High Holy Day Rituals & Traditions

Whether you’re joining us at TBE or from home, these guides will enhance your High Holy Day experience.

TBE Music & More

High Holy Day stories and songs for all ages from our TBE leadership.

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