High Holy Day Services and Seating Information

Please see the complete High Holy Day Services Schedule and Information 2017  Please pay your dues in full by August 31st or arrange a payment plan  in order to receive the same seats that you had in the past. After that date, seats will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve additional seats for visiting family members or out-of-town guests, please contact the office so we can try to sit your family together.

Seats for Members and Out-of-Town Guests

Adult members receive one seat for an individual membership and two seats for a family membership. Member’s children who are under the age of 18 or full-time college students receive complimentary seats with their families.

Parents, adult children, siblings and visiting out-of-town guests of members who themselves are members in good standing at another synagogue receive complimentary seats, but we would appreciate a donation of $50 per adult.  Out-of-town relatives and guests who are not members of other synagogues may reserve seats for $100 each. Guests’ children under the age of 18 or full-time college students receive complimentary seats with their families.

Seats for Non-Members

Non-members who reside in the area and wish to attend services on the High Holy Days are welcome to do so at no charge.

A contribution is requested (we suggest $200 per person attending on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but any amount is welcome).  If you join Temple Beth Israel before December 31, you may apply this amount toward your first year of Temple membership.

Courtesy and Consideration

  • If offered an honor during the service, please take your place on the bimah at the appropriate time so services flow smoothly.
  • Upon entering the sanctuary, if the sanctuary doors are closed, please wait s until the ushers welcome you to take your seats.
  • Please refrain from wearing strong colognes, perfumes, or other scents to be considerate of those with fragrance sensitivities.
  • Children are welcome at our services.  Please bring quiet toys for them to play with!


High Holy Day Services and Schedule 5778 

Selichot   Saturday, Sept. 16  8:30pm      Evening Program   

10:00pm    Selichot with Rabbi Finkelstein  

and Cantor Ellen Band  

Erev Rosh HaShanah   Wednesday, Sept. 20  7:30pm      Evening Service  
Rosh HaShanah Day 1   Thursday, Sept. 21  8:30am      Morning Service   

10:30am    Children’s Service (until 11:30 am)  

5:00pm      Tashlich at Charles River Moody St. 

Rosh HaShanah Day 2   Friday, Sept. 22  8:30am      Morning Service   

10:30am    Children’s Service (until 11:30 am)  

Shabbat Shuva   Saturday, Sept. 23  9:00am      Shabbat morning service  
Sunday Minyan followed by  

Cemetery Memorial Service  

Sunday, Sept. 24   9:00am      Morning Minyan (at TBI)  

10:00am    Service at Beth Israel Memorial Park,  

190 South Street  

Erev Yom Kippur   Friday, Sept. 29  5:30pm      Kol Nidre Service  
Yom Kippur   Saturday, Sept. 30  8:30 am      Morning Service   

11:30am     Yizkor (approximate time)  

10:45am     Children’s Service (until 11:45 am)  

3:30pm       Discussion led by Susan Holbert 

4:30pm       Mincha, Neila, Ma’ariv, Havdalah  

7:30pm       Shofar and Break-the Fast 

Build the Sukkah   Sunday Oct. 1  10:00am     Put up Sukkah (Rain or Shine) 
Erev Sukkot   Wednesday, Oct. 4  5:30pm      Family Event: Decorate the Sukkah
6:30pm      Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah   
Sukkot Yom Tov Day 1   Thursday, Oct. 5  7:00am      Morning Service/Kiddush in Sukkah  
Sukkot Yom Tov Day 2   Friday, Oct. 6  7:00am      Morning Service/Kiddush in Sukkah  
Hol HaMoed Sukkot  

Shabbat Evening  

Friday, Oct. 6  6:00pm      Shabbat Evening Service and Dinner in the Sukkah 

7:00pm      Dinner in the Sukkah  

Hol HaMoed Sukkot  

Shabbat Morning  

Saturday, Oct. 7  9:00am      Shabbat morning service/Kohelet  

Lunch in the Sukkah  

Hoshanah Rabbah   Wednesday, Oct. 11  7:00am      Morning Service  
Shemini Atzeret   Thursday, Oct 12  7:00am      Morning Service (with Yizkor)  
Simchat Torah Evening   Thursday, Oct 12  6:00pm      FamilyEvent: Snack and Torah Tour  

6:20pm      Evening Service/Dancing with Torah
6:20 pmEvening Service/Dancing with Torah  

Simchat Torah Morning   Friday, Oct 13  7:00am      Morning Service: Complete Torah  

Cycle and Begin Bereishit/Genesis  

Shabbat Bereshit   Saturday, Oct. 14  9:00am      Shabbat Morning Services  


Times and Events are subject to change. Please see our website calendar for details.