L'shanah Tovah U’metukah! We Move Together Toward a Good New Year.

The High Holy Days – A time to open our hearts and minds to the finest within us and one another. A time when we can allow ourselves to be vulnerable. The High Holy Days – Our annual homecoming at Temple Israel. In this place, we find strength, insight, and the wisdom from our tradition. And we know that home is wherever we find ourselves in prayer.

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High Holy Days

“These days beckon us toward self-reflection to uncover the truths of how we live our lives. If we feel lost, our Jewish tradition can lead us through a maze of uncertainty. Within the shelter of our beloved Temple Israel community, we are offered the resources to approach this time with hope and possibility. May we be uplifted by awe, wonder, and gratitude as we move toward the new year together.”

Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Senior Rabbi

Immerse Yourselves in the High Holy Days


Shanah Tovah Umetukah 5782


The Shofar is Coming Home!

onsite and online

What is Mixed Presence?

Mixed presence and the technology to support it are here to stay. We have learned there are many ways for people to participate, in the room and from far away places. It makes us more interesting and inclusive. We are investing in the technology to support our online presence even as we come back together to be onsite within our beloved synagogue building. We have worked hard to plan a meaningful High Holy Days experience for all members, both onsite and online. We encourage you to find the approach that best fits your needs this year.

Learn more about our COVID Guidelines

High Holy Day Tickets

Tickets based on preference for onsite and online will be mailed to members in good standing on a rolling basis this summer.

Additional tickets for visiting family members are available for purchase.

If you are unable to attend services at Temple Israel, and would like to secure reciprocal tickets to a fellow URJ congregation, please send your request to tickets@tisrael.org, or call Emma Savitz, Development Associate at 617-566-3960.

We are pleased to offer complimentary tickets to military personnel and full-time undergraduate students.

Last minute ticket orders can be picked up on site at the front desk, or at the will-call table.

If you are interested in attending services onsite, but are not currently a Temple Israel Member, tickets can be purchased here.

Machzor Bookplate

Our High Holy Days machzor, Mishkan Hanefesh, is the result of collaboration between rabbis, cantors, lay leaders,  and members of Reform congregations. Consider dedicating a bookplate, in the amount of $72, to be placed in the front of our beautiful machzorim to remember or honor a loved one, teacher, or friend. To dedicate a bookplate, please fill out this form or contact Emma Savitz at 617-566-3960.