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High Holidays 5780/2019

Welcome to another year at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. This page contains information on High Holiday seats and service schedules. Information about babysitting and children's services will be added soon.


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. 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 do not mail out “tickets”. You will receive a confirmation email.

You may also reserve and pay for seats online 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. 29,      Sunday, Erev Rosh Hashanah                   6:30 PM

Sept. 30,    Monday, 1st Day Rosh Hashanah

                   Start                                                               9:30 AM

                    Babysitting (1 - 8 years old)*                        9:30-1 PM

                    Children’s services (grades K-3, 4-7)*        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. 1,      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  on the second day.)      


Yom Kippur

             Oct. 8,        Tuesday, Kol Nidre

           Start                                                                5:45 PM -7:45 PM


Oct. 9,      Wednesday, Yom Kippur day

          Start                                                                  9:30 AM

          Babysitting   (1 - 8 years old)*                           9:30-1 PM

          Children’s Service (grades K-3, 4-7)*             10:30-12 PM          

          Torah reading                                                  10:30 AM

          Sermon/Yizkor                                                11:30 AM

 Break                                                                1:30 PM

 Mincha/Neilah                                           5:00-7:05 PM

Shofar Blowing/Break-fast Pot Luck        7:05 PM

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

* - Please read the babysitting/children service information.

Babysitting and Children's Services


Babysitting is available through the Westboro Learning Center(WLC) from 9:30 to 1:00 pm for children ages 1 - 4 and for children ages 5 - 8 before and after the children services. You MUST make reservations in advance so the WLC can properly staff. Please click here to submit your reservation to the WLC.

Children's Services:

The Children's services will be held at our Beth Tikvah Community Center across the street from the sanctuary at 30 Oak St. After the Torah is processed around the sanctuary, the children will be walked over as a group from the sanctuary to the community center by parent volunteers.

Children's services are for children in grades K-3 and 4 - 7. The children's services will run from approximately 10:30 AM to Noon. At the end of the children's service, the children will be escorted back to 45 Oak St. Children in grades K-3 who were signed up for the babysitting will be brought there by our parent volunteers. The rest of the children will be brought to the sanctuary.

Babysitting/Children's Services Registration Form

Please fill out this registration form even if you submitted the email for babysitting to the Westboro Learning Center. This is for our records.

High Holiday Logistics

Parking - Click here for a map.  There is overflow parking available at the Northstar Skating Rink if necessary.

Entrance/Exit - The entrance is under the Westborough Learning Center awning.

Building - The Westborough Learning Center is now open and will be conducting classes during some of our High Holidays. There will be signs posted to reflect what areas are strictly for Beth Tikvah and what areas are strictly off-limits. We ask everybody to please respect the signs and keep children from areas that are off limits to us.


Mon, July 6 2020 14 Tammuz 5780