High Holy Day Services 5783

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High Holy Day Services

As we once more return to the start of our New Year,
we find ourselves drawn to experiences of both
intimacy and grandeur; to the hearth, and to an
endless expanse of opportunity.

We embrace this duality.

Like the very breath of creation we are both drawn
inwards and pushed outwards, each action supporting
its opposite, forming a whole, completing a circle.

לך לשלום, בוא לשלום
May you go out in peace,
and may you come back home in peace.

Shanah Tovah!


We kindly ask you to wear a mask at all High Holy Day services.

See the latest information about our Covid-19 guidelines.

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur

Community-wide Sanctuary Service: One Service Offered Twice

We join together this year on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in mixed presence, onsite and online, where we can sing, rejoice, and pray as one. Both evening and morning Sanctuary worship services are a joyous combination of our majestic and contemporary styles. We are a vibrant tapestry of sweeping poetry and beautiful music, instruments, and voices; we are transcendent and immanent; we are Temple Israel; we are one. One service, offered twice.

Schedule of Community-wide services

Riverway Project Services

For those in their 20s or 30s looking for a dynamic, inclusive, uplifting way to begin the year, join The Riverway Project on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre as we welcome 5783 both onsite and online. As a community of young adults, we will pray and sing, making connections with our tradition and with each other as we move into a fresh new year together. Spread the word to any young adults in your life who might want to join us.

Schedule of Riverway Project Services

3rd – 8th Grade Family Experience

Kids in 3rd – 8th grade and their families are invited to join Temple Israel clergy and musicians, onsite and online, for a fun, interactive service and celebration of the new year. New this year: On Erev Rosh Hashanah, we will be together for a family pre-neg before joining the community-wide service.

Schedule of 3rd-8th Grade Family Experience Services

Village and Young Famililes

Calling all children ages 0 – 2nd grade and their grownups! Get ready to sing, dance, and play as we celebrate together. This year, your family can celebrate onsite and online on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Temple Israel clergy and special guests. On Erev Rosh Hashanah, our service will be preceeded by a Young Families Schmooze that will include snacks and treats!

Schedule of Village and Young Families Services


Tickets are required for all onsite High Holy Day services except for S’lichot and the “Between Services” learning sessions on Yom Kippur afternoon.

Tickets for Temple Israel members

Tickets were mailed to members in good standing at the end of August.

Purchasing tickets

Tickets can be purchased by completing this form. Please contact tickets@tisrael.org for more information.

Participating online via Zoom

Links to Zoom services will be emailed to Temple Israel members in good standing two days before the service starts, and again two hours before the start of the service. If you can’t find the link, please contact us at 617-566-3960.

Livestream services

Our livestream services are open to the public, accessible on our website.

For a full mixed presence experience, members in good standing are invited to participate by zoom.

Reciprocal tickets

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

Complimentary tickets

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

Tickets for Riverway Services (20s/30s)

We are grateful to be able to offer our Riverway Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services at no cost to those in their 20s and 30s in the Boston area. Registration is required for each service.

Tickets for Young Family Services (Ages 0 – 2nd Grade)

Families with children 2nd grade and under may register for tickets to our onsite High Holy Day services at no cost. Young Family services are also livestreamed on our website.


Please reach out to tickets@tisrael.org

Getting Here

  • Getting here by public transportation: The D branch of the Green Line, including the Longwood station, will replace trolley transportation with free and accessible shuttle buses while construction is occurring Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, October 2. Please be aware of this disruption, and consider building in some extra time if you plan to use this public transportation option to get to Temple Israel.
  • Parking: Note that parking will be available on the Riverway in addition to the parking garage.