High Holy Days Service Schedule
No tickets needed - everyone is welcome!
SLICHOT: Saturday, September 5
8:00 pm - Study & Nosh
9:00 pm - Meditative & Musical Service
ROSH HASHANAH: September 13, 14, & 15
Erev Rosh Hashanah: September 13, 8:00 pm
This service will be using our new Machzor (High Holy Day Prayer Book): Mishkan Hanefesh
9:00 am - Family Service - A streamlined family-friendly service geared toward 2nd - 6th graders & their families
11:00 am - Full Liturgy
1:30 pm - Service for our youngest members: infant-1st grade
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day: September 15
This service will be using the Machzor: Gates of Repentance
10:00 am - Morning Service
Noon(ish) - Tashlich and picnic at TES pond & patio. (Bring your own lunch)
YOM KIPPUR: September 22 and 23
Kol Nidre: September 22, 8:00 pm This service will be using the Machzor: Gates of Repentance
11:00 am - Full Liturgy
1:30 pm - Service for our youngest members:
infant -1st Grade
1:30 pm - Healing Service
3:30 pm - Afternoon/Avodah Service
5:00 pm - Yizkor
5:45 pm - N'ilah
Break-the-Fast: after the last Shofar blast
SUKKOT: Sunday, September 27
5:30 pm - Sukkot Potluck Dinner
6:30 pm - Sukkot Service
**Babysitting will be available in the library from 9am-1pm for children 8 and under, on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Morning. Please call the office to register.**
SELICHOT: SERVICE OF REPENTANCE
Saturday, September 5, 8:00-10:00 PM
- Watch Animated horts & Reflect on High Holy Day Themes
- Musical & Meditative Service
- Dairy Dessert Reception
SUKKOT - PIZZA IN THE HUT
Sunday, September 27
5:30 PM - Dinner & Sukkah Decoration
6:30 PM - Outdoor Sukkot Service
Dinner includes pizza, salad and drinks
Adults: $5, Children (12 & under): $3, Pay at the door
Shiru L'Adonai Shir Chadash:
Sing unto God a New Song!
Inspire our Congregation through Music
Leading music for a congregation is a sacred honor. The Evelyn Zarrow Volunteer Choir always welcomes new members. Please join us for a rehearsal and see if you'd like to be a part of our holy, musical family! A lovely sound, enthusiasm-ruach and a willingness to learn is all you need. No sight reading skills necessary.
Join Cantor Rachel in learning new music, new techniques, and refreshing your favorites.
September 9 - 7:00 PM
October 1 - 7:00 PM
New High Holy Day Prayer Books
The books have arrived! They may be picked up at the office between 9am-3pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri. There is still time to order if you haven't already. See the form below.
This fall, as the Jewish time for repentance, remembrance, and forgiveness arrives, TES will begin to use a brand new machzor, the special prayer book for the high holy days, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinic arm of Reform Judaism. Hundreds of these new books, Mishkan HaNefesh (Sanctuary of the Soul), in a two volume set, are being purchased for our congregation's use. Click HERE to learn more about the books.
Some congregants may prefer to own their own books, to bring with them to services and to keep as a year round reference in their personal or family library. And in Jewish tradition many people find it meaningful to dedicate a prayer book in honor or memory of a loved one. Consequently TES is offering two different opportunities for congregants to contribute to our new prayerful resources. For a donation of $36 per set, you may have a dedication label in honor or in memory of someone, affixed to the inside cover of a 2-volume set that will remain with the congregation. In addition, for a donation of $72 per set, congregants may purchase a 2-volume set similarly labeled for their personal use and have another set of books that remain with the congregation dedicated with similar labels.
To make your donation, click HERE to download a form, or call the Temple office to request a form.
We can't think of a better way to start the new Jewish year then with a contribution that so honors or memorializes a special person or people in your life. Please consider this opportunity.
Click below to view the video from our new Emissaries, Lihi and Omri!
Click below to view the video from Torah Trek 2015!
Click HERE to read the recent article about Rabbi Valerie,
published in the Worcester Telegram on November 10.