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High Holidays 5779/2018

Welcome to another year at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. This page contains information on High Holiday seats, service schedules, and babysitting.  


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 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 joining the Beth Tikvah family 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!

High Holiday Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Sept. 9,      Sunday, Erev Rosh Hashanah                         7:00 PM

Sept. 10,    Monday, 1st Day Rosh Hashanah

                   Start                                                               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


Sept. 11,      Tuesday, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah (No reservations required)

                      Start                                                              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 may be available for parents to go with their children)

Yom Kippur

              Sept. 18,    Tuesday, Kol Nidre

           Start                                                 6:15 PM -8:30 PM


Sept. 19,    Wednesday, Yom Kippur day

          Start                                                      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                                           5:15-7:20 PM

Shofar Blowing/Break-fast Pot Luck              7:20 PM

Note: other than the start times, all times are approximate


Free babysitting is available from 9:30 to 1:00 pm for children under age 8, but, we do request that you make reservations in advance. More information on babysitting, children's services, and the reservation form will be available soon.

Fri, August 17 2018 6 Elul 5778