Rosh Hashanah Eve: Wednesday, September 20th
Rosh Hashanah Morning: Thursday, September 21st
Kol Nidre Eve: Friday, September 29th
Yom Kippur: Saturday, September 30th
Sukkah Decorating and Celebration: Wednesday, October 4
Chanukah Celebration – A Light Through the Ages: Sunday, December 10
High Holy Days
The High Holy Days are a major highlight of the experience of most Jews. We believe that the celebration of this sacred time of return and renewal is best experienced as part of an ongoing Jewish commitment and personal support for the broader work of a congregation, and its service to its membership and the community. We invite you to enhance your celebration of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur by taking your rightful place, as part of a temple, and to share in our worship and programs of learning and spiritual growth throughout the year. Please visit the Membership page for details on joining Central Reform Temple.
High Holy Day Services are open to members of the congregation and their guests. We welcome everyone to join us for Sabbath and Holiday services throughout the year.
Central Reform Temple invites those who are seeking to broaden their spirituality and might be considering being part of a vibrant temple community to “Be Our Guest” for upcoming Worship Services. Come and try us out! Opportunities include our Shabbat services on Friday, August 18th and September 8th at 6:30 PM. In addition we invite you to join us as our guests for the High Holy Days on Rosh Hashanah Evening, the Kol Nidre Service on Yom Kippur Eve, and for our Yom Kippur Afternoon Services, Yizkor (Memorial) and Neilah (Concluding). If you would like to attend, RSVP is required. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-262-1202 with your name, number of people and phone number, and we will contact you to confirm.
A Light Through the Ages, our annual Chanukah celebration, is presented on December 10, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
The Festival of Lights is one of the highlights of our year at the Temple. We celebrate Chanukah in story and song with the presentation “A Light Through the Ages.” Accompanied by singers and instrumentalists from the world-renowned Zamir Chorale of Boston (Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director), this holiday experience celebrates Chanukah’s deep spiritual meaning through story and song – and explores messages of contemporary importance for people of all religious traditions. We recall the legacy of the holiday throughout Jewish history, with a narrative composed by Rabbi Berman along with classical, contemporary, and traditional folk music from the various periods. This magical event culminates in a dramatic candle lighting ceremony as the light from the Menorah is passed throughout the Sanctuary during the singing of Rock of Ages. Since the Boston inauguration of A Light Through the Ages in 2010, this event has emerged as a popular holiday experience, alongside the many other musical and religious programs of the season. Over 1000 people of all faiths have attended this Chanukah celebration, and we look forward to continuing to welcome you to this unique community event.
A major principle of the Classical Reform tradition is our affirmation of the special place that our country’s history and ideals hold in our lives as American Jews. The major celebrations of our national life are all marked at Central Reform Temple, with special readings, prayers and music during our Sabbath worship closest to their observance: the themes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day are all linked to our Jewish faith and values.