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Click on the cover to read the High Holy Day brochureWelcome to 5779! We look forward to spending High Holy Days together as a community. Tickets will be sent this summer to member families in good standing, for all adult members of your household as well as children 13-26 years of age.

Guest Tickets
Tickets for guests may be acquired by members in good standing at a cost of $118 per ticket by completing the online High Holy Day form. You must be logged in to access this form. Please contact Caroline Dorn if you have trouble logging in.

If your guest is a member of another Reform congregation they may be entitled to reciprocal tickets at no cost. Please have their congregation email indicating that they are entitled to tickets at their home congregation. Your name should be included as the host, and we will process the request and send the appropriate number of tickets.

Click on the cover above to read High Holy Days brochure.

                                                Kol Nidre - Tuesday, September 18

Early Evening Service: 6 - 8 p.m.
Babysitting is available for children 18 months to 4 years 
Late Evening Service: 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Babysitting is not available

                                Yom Kippur Morning - Wednesday, September 19

Early Morning Service: 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Late Morning Service: 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Concurrent children’s programming will be offered for children in grades K–5 as well as
babysitting for ages 0-5 years. Yom Kippur services will be similar to those in prior years.

Children's Service: 2 p.m.

Afternoon study sessions: 2 p.m.

Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Our Community: A Yom Kippur Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Our vision is for Temple Shalom to be a place where each of us can feel known, cared for and safe. We also want to be a community that supports our friends, family and loved ones who struggle with mental illness. This year, our Yom Kippur afternoon reflection sessions are designed to deepen our conversation about mental wellness and mental health. Together we can be the caring community all of us envision. We hope you will join us!

1) Mindfulness Meditation for Yom Kippur with Karen Kramer and Dr. Renee Brant

2) A study of mental health in the writings of the Biblical book of Isaiah with talented educator Josh Conescu

3) An Open Community Conversation about Mental Health with Dr. Robert Waldinger and Dr. Jennifer Stone. Dr. Waldinger is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. Dr. Stone is a clinical psychologist and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.

Afternoon Service and Neilah: 3:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. followed by a light community break fast.

There is no babysitting at the afternoon service and Neilah.

Childcare and Children's Programming

Babysitting is available for those 4 and under in Room 11 during the early Kol Nidre service and both Yom Kippur morning services.   Concurrent children’s programming will be available for children in grades K-5 only during both Yom Kippur morning services. NO registration is required for any children's programming.

Get Involved by Joining our Usher Corps

Get Involved by Joining our Usher Corps. Our High Holy Day ushers are an essential part of what makes our services run smoothly and efficiently. High Holy Day ushers are often the first welcoming faces that one meets at Temple Shalom and provide needed support and
assistance in many ways during High Holy Day services. Sign up here to be an usher.

Yom Kippur food drive helps those in need

The High Holy Days are also a time to think about those in need. We will be collecting food to distribute through the Newton Food Pantry. Grocery bags will be distributed on Rosh Hashanah. Please fill the bag and put bags inside the truck parked on Temple Street throughout Yom Kippur. We thank the Green family for their continued support to make this act of tzedakah (charity) a reality.
Items needed include:

Canned soup
Soy sauce
Canned beets
Snacks (e.g. granola bars)
Shampoo and conditioner
Body lotion
Feminine hygiene pads
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
Household cleaners
Personal care products

Thank you for your help to provide for others.

Home? Call in for services

For our members unable to attend services in the Sanctuary, Temple Shalom offers the option of listening via telephone. To take advantage of this option, call 800-846-4808 at the time of services. When prompted, enter 99955000 on your phone. You will be connected to the line transmitting Temple Shalom services. The Temple pays all phone charges for this service.
We hope you can be here in person, but when you can’t, we hope you can “be here” by phone!

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