Temple Emunah seeks to provide its members and guests across the entire age spectrum with meaningful and heimish religious experiences. Our Main Services are held in the Rubinovitz Social Hall, starting at 8:20 AM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and at 9:00 AM on Yom Kippur. For family-friendly services, please click on the links below to learn more about each service we provide. This information is for the 2019 holiday season. See our calendar.
• The Family Prayer and Learning Experience, with our Rabbis (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
If any student or employee needs an Excused Absence Letter for the holidays in the 2019-2020 year, feel free to print THIS LETTER.
If you would like to see a list of our High Holy Day Honors for this year, please click HERE.
OTHER SERVICES AND EXPERIENCES:
Tashlikh: Tashlikh (casting away) is the ceremony of throwing bread crumbs into a body of water to symbolize the act of throwing away our sins. We perform this act on the first day of Rosh Hashanah with prayers and songs in order to honor the traditions of the Yamim Nora’im (High Holy Days).
Kol Nidrei Food Drive: As is the tradition at Temple Emunah, we will be collecting small boxes of whole wheat crackers as well as 1-2 lb bags or boxes of Brown Rice for Family Table. Family Table is the only kosher food bank in the greater Boston area; it is sponsored by Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS). Look for the red bins on Kol Nidrei, outside the main entrance to the temple, on Tuesday evening, October 8th and drop off your donations at that time. Thank you!
Kol Nidrei for Kids: There is a program for teens on Kol Nidrei, starting at 5:30 PM (7th grade through 12th grade), as well as a separate Kol Nidrei experience for students in grades 2nd through 6th at 6:30 PM. Contact Me'ir Sherer for details!
Yom Kippur Afternoon / Evening: On Yom Kippur afternoon we will have meditation at 2:00 PM, as well as a Text Study with Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins at 3:00 PM. This will be followed at 4:00 by Yom Kippur Minhah and the Reading of the Book of Jonah. Ne'ilah Services will begin at 5:30 PM. There is a program for students in grades K through 5th also starting at 5:30 PM. FLYER
Sukkot Simhat Tot: All families with young children are invited to our special Sukkot program with the Solomon Schechter Day School on Sunday, October 13, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. There will be crafts, songs, snacks, and fun! Weather permitting we will have time to shake a lulav in the Sukkah. This program is free of charge.
TOT Sukkot Program: All young families are invited to join us on Monday, October 14 at 11:00 AM, for a special Tot service celebrating Sukkot! There will be stories, songs, prayers, and fun! This service will meet at 11:00 for an hour, and all families are welcome to participate in the Progressive Sukkot Lunch, beginning at noon in the Temple Emunah Garber Sukkah.
Pop-Up Sukkah Sighting: Join Rabbi Lerner, Rabbi Kling Perkins, and other Temple Emunah staff for a Pop-Up Sukkah sighting! Come by and say hello and perform one of the mitzvot of Sukkot! This event is cancelled if it is raining.
SIMHAT TORAH INFORMATION
Simhat Torah Morning Celebration: Be sure to come back the next morning, Tuesday, October 22, starting at 9:15 AM for more Yom Tov services with Hakafot, dancing, and celebrating as we honor this year's Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereisheet.
We will continue to be vigilant about security this year, so please bring your name tags as we will absolutely be checking them at the door. Please understand that the members who will be checking tickets have volunteered their time - time away from family and friends. Some of our newer member volunteers may not recognize our long-time members. In the spirit of the High Holy Days, please be patient and understanding.
Shabbat prayer resources