I am delighted that you found your way to our website. Greater Boston is the home of one of the largest Jewish communities in America, and there are many synagogues of all denominations and styles to choose from. However, Central Reform Temple – the only Jewish congregation
in Back Bay/South End, and the only Reform option in the center of the city – offers
a number of unique advantages…
The High Holy Days at Central Reform Temple
A core value of our Congregation is the building of a sense of community – as we nurture a Temple family that worships, celebrates, studies and engages in social action and service throughout the year…as caring friends who share both our spiritual journeys and our lives together. We believe that the sacred time of reflection and renewal embodied in the High Holy Days should be an opportunity to deepen those ties both to our Jewish tradition and to one another. Consequently, we view these special worship Services as a culmination of the relationships and commitments we work hard to nurture all year long.
Every Sabbath Service, most holiday celebrations and every educational and community service program we offer is open to everyone with no charge, but our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services are a time of gathering for our members and their families. We do not “sell tickets” for these Holy Days, but we do encourage those who are considering Temple membership to experience our worship in the context of a serious exploration of a broader commitment. We offer prospective members the opportunity to join us for the Eve of Rosh Hashanah as a basis for an informed decision to become part of our Congregation and participate in the complete cycle of Holy Day Services that continue through this special season. There is no charge to attend this Service, but advance registration is required. If you would like to join us on Rosh Hashanah Eve on Sunday, September 13, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (617-262-1202). We would love to have you join us for the sounding of the Shofar and the welcoming of the New Year and to explore whether Central Reform Temple might become your spiritual home.