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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.



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.


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



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.

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