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Wednesday, September 15: Kol Nidre
8:00pm: Kol Nidre Service 


Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur
9:00am:
Tot Service  
10:30am:
Morning Service  

Yom Kippur Learning and Meditation Offerings:
2:00pm: Meditation with Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman 
3:00pm: The Evolution of Tikkun Olam with Dr. Dan Deykin 
4:00pm: The Holiness Code with Rabbi Daniel Schaefer 


3:00pm:
Outdoor Afternoon Family Service  
5:00pm:
Yizkor and Neilah Service 

Virtual Service Tech Help 617-277-6610

Join Us In Person

Wednesday, September 15: Kol Nidre
8:00pm: Kol Nidre Service in the Sanctuary

(simulcast outside in the tent)

Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur
9:00am: Tot Service- outside in the tent in the Parking Lot
10:30am: Morning Service In the Sanctuary

(simulcast outside in the tent)

3:00pm: Afternoon Family Service- outside in the tent in the Parking Lot

5:00pm: Yizkor and Neilah Service in the Sanctuary.

(simulcast outside in the tent)

 

COVID-19 Protocols 

To enter our building or tent you must:

1.  Be fully vaccinated*

2.  Wear a mask over your nose and mouth 

3.  Keep a safe distance from others 

If you are sick stay home.  

*those who are age eligible

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An explanation of our services

Greetings During the High Holy Days:  A Message from Rabbi Berkman

One of my favorite things about our TOS community is how loving, how affectionate and how "huggy" so many of us are. One of the most difficult things about this pandemic is that even when we are gathering in person right now, it is not advisable to hug or kiss each other, even when masked and in the presence of a vaccinated community. This is especially true for those of us living with children too young to be vaccinated. We are hoping that we can express how glad we are to see one another, with gestures of greeting and affection from a distance. Perhaps a wave, an “air hug,” or a hand over the heart. This will be very difficult - there is nothing I want more than to be able to greet each and every one of you with a hug or a handshake - but is important for us to remember to keep one another safe. I am so glad that some of us will be in person together, and that some of us will help create our “virtual sanctuary” which is no less of a beautiful and holy place. As we say at the conclusion of Yom Kippur (and at the Passover seder), "Next Year in Jerusalem!" This year we can say "Next Year with Hugs!" - With great affection and blessings for a sweet and healthy new year - Rabbi Berkman

(This message is inspired by one written by Rabbi Claudia Kreiman to her community at Temple Beth Zion in Washington Square).

Security

Our safety is everyone's responsibility. Therefore:

  • Tickets are required for all in person services.
  • If you leave your ticket at home, you will need to check in at the Will-Call desk in the Rosenfeld foyer. You will be required to show a photo ID to receive a replacement ticket.
  • Backpacks and bags larger than 2" x 4" x 7" will not be permitted in services. All bags are subject to search.

Our safety and security depends on you! If you see anything unusual, please quickly and quietly alert an usher or TOS staff member.

Inclusion & Accessibility

Guided by the core teaching that each of us is created B'tzelem Elohim (in the image of God), Temple Ohabei Shalom strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. We want your High Holy Day experience to be as comfortable as possible.

  • Wheelchair accessibility is available through the parking lot, just off of Marshal Street.
  • Listening devices and large print prayer books are available; simply ask an usher.

Parking at TOS

If possible, please take public transportation, as there is limited parking on Beacon Street and nearby streets. Our neighbors ask that you NOT park on Longwood Mall, at the cross streets of Kent Street and Beech Road.

Please enter the building from Beacon Street unless you require mobility assistance. Those needing to pick up tickets should enter through the glass doors (Rosenfield Entrance).

High Holy Days 2021

We hope you will join us for the High Holy Days this year. Registration is required, no matter your membership status, so we ask that you RSVP today!

Membership and Ticket Information

Service Schedule and Information:

We are planning an inclusive, multi-access model – with holiday worship and educational experiences held both in-person and virtually. For our most updated COVID protocols, please click here.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change:


Prayer Book Pick-Ups:
Located outside in our parking lot

We will be distributing prayer books to all TOS members in good standing, for those who will not be joining our High Holy Day services in person. We will be offering contact less, curbside pick-up in our TOS parking lot. Prayer Book Pick Ups will occur over three days throughout the High Holy Days. If you are coming to borrow a prayerbook, we ask that you wear your mask at all times.

Thursday, August 26
4:30pm-5:30pm

Tuesday, August 31
1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, September 9
3:00pm-5:00pm

 

 

We are planning an inclusive, multi-access model – with holiday worship and educational experiences held both in-person and virtually. For our most updated COVID protocols, please click here.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change:


Rosh Hashanah Schedule:

Monday, September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah                                        6:00pm: Seder and Service  (virtual)                                                     
Tuesday, September 7: Rosh Hashanah Day 1
9:00am: Tot Service (in-person outside and virtual)

10:00am: Morning Service (in-person and virtual)
Child Care Available
3:00pm: Afternoon Family Service (in-person outside and virtual)
4:15pm: Tashlich at the Muddy River

Wednesday, September 8: Rosh Hashanah Day 2
10:00am: Learning Offerings (virtual)


Yom Kippur Schedule:

Wednesday, September 15: Kol Nidre
8:00pm: Service (in-person and virtual)


Thursday, September 16: Yom Kippur
9:00am: Tot Service (in-person outside and virtual)
10:30am: Morning Service (in-person and virtual) 
Child Care Available
2:00pm: Yom Kippur Learning and Meditation Offerings (virtual)
3:00pm: Afternoon Family Service (in-person outside and virtual)
5:00pm: Yizkor and Neilah Service (in-person and virtual)


Please click here for printable schedule

Please click here for an explanation of our services

 

Rosh Hashanah Learning Offerings

10:00am: The God of Hagar and Ishmael with Rabbi Daniel Schaefer 
11:00am: The Poetry of the Akedah with Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman
 

Yom Kippur Learning Offerings

2:00pm: Meditation with Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman 
3:00pm: The Evolution of Tikkun Olam with Dr. Dan Deykin 
4:00pm: The Holiness Code with Rabbi Daniel Schaefer 

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a member who wants to get more involved but aren’t sure how? Would you enjoy meeting fellow congregants during the High Holy Days to wish them Shanah Tova? If so, volunteering to be a greeter or usher might be the perfect opportunity for you! Sign Up Here

Annual Food Drive

As a community, we address the injustice of food insecurity every year by bringing bags full of groceries with us to synagogue on Yom Kippur. This act of tzedakah, of giving to those in need, is one of the ways that we work to become inscribed in the Book of Life. Please click here for more information about our Annual Food Drive. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Given new technological requirements and safety considerations, these experiences have come at an increased financial cost to the synagogue. In the spirit of tzedakah, we are asking for your help. Please consider donating to one of our giving opportunities, in any amount that is meaningful to you. Your gift will help offset the financial impact of the pandemic and ensure a strong future for Temple Ohabei Shalom. 

Digital Scroll Book

During the High Holy Days, we remember loved ones. One of the most beautiful annual traditions at Temple Ohabei Shalom is the listing of the names of our departed in a scroll book. This year, our Scroll Book will be a video, available digitally on Yom Kippur afternoon, during the Yizkor service. We invite you to honor those who are no longer with us by including their names in our Digital Yizkor Scroll Book this year.

Fri, October 22 2021 16 Cheshvan 5782