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High Holy Days 2022


Welcome! We look forward to being together for the High Holy Days this year, in a multi-access methodology where you can join us from the comfort of your home or join us in our sacred communal space.

We are thrilled to be able to bring back some of our treasured traditions this year, including the Apples and Honey Reception after services on Monday, September 26, and the Yom Kippur Break Fast after Neilah (our concluding service on Wednesday, October 5.

As you look through the options, please use this guide to figure out what is best for you. Registration is required, no matter your membership status, so we ask that you
RSVP today! And if you need anything, we are here for you – simply call us!

Being together to renew, reset, and rejuvenate our souls will be so special this year. Shana tova, a happy New Year to all of you!

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 herePlease note that this schedule is subject to change.


Saturday, September 17: Selichot                                       
7:30pm: Service (Virtual Only)

Sunday, September 25: Erev Rosh Hashanah                                       
7:30pm: Service (In-person and virtual)                                                     

Monday, September 26: Rosh Hashanah Day 1
9:15am: Tot Service, for ages 0-6 (In-person Only)
10:00am: Morning Service (in-person and virtual, child care available) 
12:30pm: Apples & Honey Grab N' Go Reception (immediately following Morning Service, in-person only)
3:30pm: Family Service, for ages 6-12 (In-person Only)

Tuesday, September 27: Rosh Hashanah Day 2
10:00am: Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service and Learning Session (In-person and virtual)
4:00pm: Tashlich at the Muddy River (In-person only)


Tuesday, October 4: Kol Nidre
7:30pm: Service (In-person and virtual)

Wednesday, October 5: Yom Kippur
9:15am: Family Service, for all ages (In-person Only)
10:30am: Morning Service (In-person and virtual, child care available) 
2:00pm: Mindfulness and Meditation (In-person and virtual)
3:00pm: Learning Session (In-person and virtual)
4:30pm: Yizkor (memorial service) (In-person and virtual)
5:15pm: Neilah (concluding service) (In-person and virtual)
6:15pm: *Community Break Fast (immediately following Yizkor and Neilah, in person only)

*additional registration required

Please click here for printable schedule

Prayer Book Pick Ups

For members who will be joining our livestream services from your home, we’d love to lend you a prayer book. If you are interested, please email Executive Clergy Assistant, Daria Cohen at

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different opportunities to volunteer including ushering, greeting, and ticket table helpers for the upcoming High Holy Days. We need your help to make the holidays a success! Please see our list
 of the volunteer opportunities. Many hands make light work.  

Tributes and Remembrances

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. To do so, click here, and you will be able to add names to our Digital Yizkor Scroll Book or purchase a bookplate in honor of those you are remembering.

Please submit your names using the link above by Wednesday, September 28th.

Annual High Holy Day 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.

With even more people in need due to the pandemic, we seek to maintain our commitment to three local organizations addressing food insecurity in Greater Boston: Family Table, The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center, and The Brookline Food Pantry.

  • Make a financial donationAll money donated through TOS and designated for the HHD Food Drive will be split between the three organizations. Monetary donations are a great way to give because our partners are able to buy food at a discount, we limit in-person interaction to keep everyone healthy, and if you give through TOS, we can measure our communal impact. For a suggested donation amount, think about how many bags of groceries you would donate in a year and multiply that number by $36. Donations can be made by clicking the link above or mailed to TOS, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446. Please write "HHD Food Drive" in the memo.
  • Donate $25 gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, and area grocery stores. These will be donated to the Grow Clinic and will allow people to shop for their own groceries and needs. We are happy to accept them by mail or at any in-person services.
  • Drop off bags of non-perishable items on Yom Kippur. We’ll have volunteers to help sort and deliver the food. We need non-perishable items, especially tuna and whole grain cereal. For a more detailed Amazon Wish List, please click here.

If you have any questions about our Annual Food Drive, please email us at

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