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 5777
We hope that all of our CRT family will be sending back your Membership Renewal
Pledge forms. Seating Cards will be sent with the receipt of your response. As always,
guests and family of members are welcome to join us. And as always, we do not
“sell tickets” to our Holy Day worship- which we believe should be a time for
coming together as a spiritual community that shares its life and Jewish
commitment together throughout the year. The full schedule of worship for Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be included on your Seating Cards.
Please note that our Family Services for young children and their parents will
be held on both Holy Day mornings. Friends are invited as our guests.
Our Special Guest for the Day of Atonement will be Rabbi Dr. Edward Paul Cohn, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Temple Sinai, New Orleans. Rabbi Cohn is a life long friend of Rabbi Berman, going back to their student days at rabbinical school. He was instrumental in arranging for the gift of CRT’s first Torah Scroll, given to us by Temple Sinai, back in 2007. Rabbi Cohn will participate in all of our Services, and will deliver the Sermon on Yom Kippur Morning.
Please stay tuned for details about an extension of the interfaith community’s “Boston Warm” programming, supporting men and women who are homeless. In partnership with the City of Boston, a program to house all chronically homeless people by the end of 2018 is underway. The faith communities, including Emmanuel Center, will have opportunities to support this transition from homelessness to housed. The specifics are being formulated and we will have more to report in the coming weeks.