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High Holidays 2016/5777

Beth Tikvah Synagogue, a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, and fully participatory independent congregation, offers a full schedule of High Holiday services .  Our schedule is as follows:


Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 2,       Sunday, Erev Rosh Hashanah           6:00 PM

Oct. 3,       Monday, 1st Day Rosh Hashanah               9:30 AM

              Babysitting (2 yrs.-K)                                      9:30-1 PM

              Children’s service (grades K-6)                      10:30-12 PM

              Torah reading                                                 10:30 AM

              Sermon                                                         11:30 AM

              Taschlich at nearby Lake Chauncy following services.                     

                            (Bring walking shoes)                       1:30 PM

 Oct. 4,    Tuesday, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah (No reservations required)  9:30 AM

                 Torah reading                                              10:30 AM

                 Sermon                                                        11:30 AM

                                                    (no children’s services or formal babysitting on the second day.      

                                                     A playroom will be available for parents to go with their children)

Yom Kippur   

Oct. 11,     Tuesday, Kol Nidre                                      5:45 PM

Oct.12,      Wednesday, Yom Kippur day                      9:30 AM

                   Babysitting   (2 yrs – K)                             9:30-1 PM

                   Children’s Service (grades K-6)                10:30-12 PM     

                   Torah reading                                             10:30 AM

                    Sermon/Yizkor                                           11:30 AM

                    Break                                                          1:30 PM

                   Mincha/Neilah                                             5:00-7:00 PM

          Shofar Blowing/Break-fast Pot Luck                7:00 PM


Free babysitting is available from 9:30 to 1:00 pm for children under age 5, but, we do request that you make reservations in advance. More information on babysitting, children's services, and the reservation form can be found here.

Beth Tikvah synagogue has always had a policy of welcoming anyone to services regardless of ability to pay. However, the costs of running a synagogue are significant, and we ask that people who attend, who are not members, help support the synagogue. For this reason, we have established recommended donations for High Holiday seats. In addition, tickets are complimentary for college students, military personnel, and families who are new to the area.

For security purposes, we ask that guests who come to our High Holiday services please contact us in advance to arrange for tickets. You can download this form fillable reservation form and send it with a  a check payable to: Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Memo: HH Tickets, to Shelley Dubin, 71 Crawford St., Northborough, MA 01532. As part of our “green initiative” we will not mail out “tickets”. We will send confirming emails.

You may also reserve and pay for seats on-line here.

At Beth Tikvah Synagogue we no longer charge set dues rates for membership. Our new pledge based system, called Terumah, is a "free-will" offering, not a required one. Your Terumah is your membership pledge, an annual voluntary financial commitment that is used for our operating budget. If you are interested in membership at Beth Tikvah Synagogue go to for more information.

Please call Shelley Dubin, High Holiday Coordinator, at 508-616-9037, if you have any questions. Come join our inviting, joyful and spirited community for the High Holidays!

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