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Join Mishkan Tefila and our High Holy Day Musical team, from around the world, as we journey as a community, in prayer, and in song, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

 

From Our Home to Yours: L’Shana Tovah – 5781

In preparation for our weeks of reflection and renewal, we are offering High Holy Day Gift Bags and loaning Machzorim to be used during our virtual services. 

Please register HERE to pick up your gift bag and Machzorim on Sunday, September 13, 1.00 – 3.00 pm in Brookline or 4.00 – 6.00 pm in Newton.

 

ROSH HASHANAH: TIKVAH: NEW HOPE, NEW START

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Erev Rosh Hashanah Virtual Seder
September 18,  6.00 pm - 6.45 pm
Join Rabbi Marcia Plumb as we begin the High Holy Day season with the Sephardic tradition of a fun, food-filled, mini Rosh Hashanah focused Seder. Try it, you’ll like it!
Click HERE for more information and to register.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1  
Morning Service September 19,  9.30 am - 12.00 pm
Join us for a unique, engaging Rosh Hashanah morning service, filled with spirited music and meaningful, joyful prayer. During the service, you can pray, journal, share hopes, go to the Schmooze Room, take a spiritual break, smell flowers and more.

   
9.30 Shacharit: Awake to a Fresh Start and Renewal
10:00 Celebration of New Hope with Torah Service, led by Rabbi Plumb and Adirchai Haberman Browns
10:00 Young Adult Zoom Room
10.30 Quiet Personal ‘Beauty Break’ to see the majesty in the world; smell your flowers and “walk” outside
10:30 Zoom Schmooze Room
10.40 Musaf focusing on Hakarat Hatov/Gratitude and Healing – Special Blessings for Health Care and Front Line Workers in our congregation and beyond; Prayers for Healing in these challenging times
11.05 Shofar Service: Let’s make some noise! (without the Shofar!) Celebrate our Resilience
11.30 Sermon by Rabbi Marcia Plumb
12.00 Joyful Conclusion. Enjoy apples and honey and as we bless the start of a new year.


Rosh Hashanah  Day 2
September 20,  9.30 am - 11.30 am

9.30 Join Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire as we delve into the Akedah and all its complexities
10.30 Deep Dive into Avinu Malkeinu: A Spiritual and Musical Reflection with Rabbi Marcia Plumb (How many renditions of Avinu Malkeinu are there?)

 
Tashlich and Shofar Service - weather permitting led by Rabbi Marcia Plumb
September 20, 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm (Family Service)
Join us for a small (30 people max) in-person, socially distant, gathering to hear Fred Gordon blow the Shofar as we come together for a Shofar and Tashlich service. Choose a time to join us. Click HERE for more information and to register. Pre-registration is required.

  5:00       Family Tashlich and Shofar Service with Hands on Learning Project, led by Ellen   
    Allard and Rabbi Marcia Plumb with Shofar blowing by Fred Gordon

 

These small gatherings will be following Massachusetts strict guidelines for safety We will gather at City Hall Pond in Newton.
Click HERE for more information and to register. Pre-registration is required.

YOM KIPPUR: WHERE HAVE YOU COME FROM, WHO ARE YOU BECOMING AND WHO WALKS WITH YOU? Genesis 16:8

Kol Nidre Service
September 27, 6.00 pm
Candle lighting at 6.14 pm

Yom Kippur Morning Service: We Are in This Together
September 28, 9.30 am - 12.00 pm
Join us on this day-long journey into our souls, as we hold each other in our vulnerability.

9.30 Shacharit: I am Here with my Hopes and Regrets
10.00 Torah Service & Reflections from congregants
10.00 Young Adult Zoom Room
10.30 Vidui, Confessions of our Times:  Who am I Becoming?
10.30 Zoom Schmooze Room
11.00 Sermon by Rabbi Marcia Plumb
12.00 Conclusion of Morning Yom Kippur Service


Yom Kippur Afternoon
September 28, 2.30 pm - 3.15 pm
Jonah: An interactive discussion from a Mussar perspective

Personal Reflection Walk: Click here for an individual guided meditative walk to be done whenever you choose

Yizkor:  Who Walks with Me?
September 28, 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Join us as we honor the memories of our individual and community loved ones.

Neilah
September 28, 5.30 pm
Join us to light our havdalah candles and smell our spices as we journey into the new year of 5781 with our Mishkan Tefila family.

Thank you to Larry and Ben Chafetz for making the havdalah spice bags.  
Thank you to a generous donor who is supporting these services.  
Thank you to the Sisterhood for sponsoring our High Holy Day gift bags.
Thank you to the Membership Committee for coordinating and distributing gift bags and Machzorim.
Thank  you to the High Holy Day Task Force for all their hard work and dedication.

 

Register HERE for ALL High Holy Day online services.

Register HERE for Gift Bag/Machzorim Pick-Up

Register HERE for Erev Rosh Hashanah Mini Seder

Register HERE for  Sunday, September 20 Shofar/Tashlich Services

Register HERE for  Sunday, September 20 FAMILY Shofar/Tashlich Services

Click HERE for an individual guided meditative walk

SUPPORTING CONGREGATION MISHKAN TEFILA

 

Mishkan Tefila Community Members: High Holy Day seats are included in your annual pledge. However, this year, everyone has front row seats from your home. We are excited for our dynamic services and we are grateful for the technology that enables us to remain connected wherever we are. If you are able, we would be grateful if you would symbolically purchase “seats” this year for all your extended family and friends. This will enable us to continue to provide this technology.

Mishkan Tefila Guests: We would love you to be a part of our amazing High Holy Day services. This unusual year has allowed us to welcome everyone, no matter where in the world you are, to our dynamic, spiritual and music filled High Holy Day experience. In order to make it technologically possible for us to provide these services, please buy a virtual ticket if you are able to.

Thu, September 24 2020 6 Tishrei 5781