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High Holidays 5784/2023


Welcome to another year at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. This year, our egalitarian, warm, spiritual, and meaningful High Holiday services will be held in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton (UUSGU), 3 Grafton Cmn, Grafton, MA. They will also be offered via zoom  and Facebook Live Stream.


From Rabbi Mike: An unexpected opportunity presented itself in the spring.  The Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton (UUSGU) is where we now hold our services, with the exception of some Friday evenings.  The second day of Rosh Hashanah is a Sunday, and while we looked for alternative locations, as the UUSGU meets on Sundays, we ultimately decided, with the approval of our Religious Committee, to hold the service with their congregation.  Reverend Daniel and I have been working on what this will look like, and it promises to be a new and exciting experience for both of our communities.

It is important that you register to join us for services so that you receive any important updates.  In addition, we need to know who will be attending in person for security reasons. When you register, you will be able to select attendance via zoom or in person. That selection is for planning purposes only.  Everyone who registers will receive the zoom link and will be on the attendance list. Please click HERE to register.

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 508-616-9037, or email, if you have any questions. Come join our inviting, joyful and spirited community for the High Holidays!


Rosh Hashanah

Sept 15 Friday, Erev Rosh Hashanah  (zoom only)    7:00 PM
Sept 16  Saturday, 1st Day Rosh Hashanah  
  Shacharit   9:30 AM
  Torah & Shofar Service 10:30 AM
  President's Address and Sermon 11:30 AM
  Musaf 12:00 PM
Sept 17 Sunday, 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah  
  Shacharit   9:30 AM
  Torah & Shofar Service 10:30 AM
  Sermon 11:30 AM
  Musaf 12:00 PM
  Tashlich- Stephen H. Roney Memorial Park ~1:00PM

Yom Kippur

   Sept 24 Sunday, Kol Nidre                   6:15 PM
   Sept 25 Monday, Yom Kippur Morning  
  Shacharit   9:30 AM
  Torah Service 10:30 AM
  Sermon & Yizkor 11:30 AM
  Musaf 12:00 PM
   Sept 25 Monday, Yom Kippur Afternoon  
  Mincha/Neilah   5:30 PM
  Shofar blowing - end of Yom Kippur   7:30 PM
  Break-Fast   7:30 PM
                 * Except for the start times, all times shown are estimates.

High Holiday Appeal

The arrival of the High Holidays always reminds me of my Jewish obligation of charitable giving. I hope that you too will commemorate the High Holiday season by giving to the charities of your choice. I ask that you also include Beth Tikvah Synagogue in your giving so that we may continue to serve the Jewish community.

You may pick up your High Holiday Appeal card at services. You may also contribute to our High Holiday Appeal by filling out and submitting this FORM online.

Alternatively, you can mail in a check to Beth Tikvah Synagogue at the following address:

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
PO Box 1042
Westborough, MA 01581

ATTN: High Holiday Appeal

.Please put "High Holiday Appeal" in the memo field.

Memorial Book

It is traditional to remember our loved ones during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur.  Beth Tikvah Synagogue is again preparing a Memorial Booklet for the Yom Kippur Yizkor service as a fundraiser for the synagogue. The cost is $18 per name or $250 for a whole page.

If you would like your loved one's names included in this year's Memorial Booklet, please fill out and submit this FORM and make your payment on-line by Tuesday September 19. Beth Tikvah members who are logged into the system, may have the payment billed to their account. 

Alternatively, you can fill out and mail this form with a check made out to Beth Tikvah Synagogue Memo: Yizkor Book and sent by September 19 to:

Beth Tikvah Synagogue
PO Box 1042
Westborough, MA 01581
ATTN: Yizkor Book

Babysitting and Children's Services


Babysitting will be held in the Nursery in the basement of the UUSGU. Details regarding ages and times are still TBD. 

Children's Services:

Children's services will be held in the basement of the UUSGU. The children's service will run from approximately 10:30 AM to Noon. They begin after the Torah is processed around the sanctuary and placed on the table. At the end of the children's service, younger children may go to the babysitting room.  Children ages 9 and up will join their families in the sanctuary.


You must sign up your child(ren) in advance fo rbabysitting and/or children's services.Babysitting/Children's Services Registration Form

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyyar 5784