High Holidays

The High Holidays are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection.  We welcome you to join us in celebrating and observing these special Holy days.  We offer a variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse community. Come share the spirit and wisdom of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These Holy Days are a time of prayer, music, reflection and learning.  Come and join our congregational family for a spiritually deep High Holiday experience.

In the tradition of Congregation Shalom’s founding families, no tickets are required for our High Holiday services; they are open to members and non-members alike.

We look forward to sharing the High Holidays together!
We look forward to sharing the High Holidays together!

High Holiday Service Schedule

   
Rosh Hashanah  
Sunday, September 25  
   
4:00 pm Tashlich (Heart Pond, 72 Pond St., Chelmsford)
 7:30 pm – 8:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Seder (on ZOOM) contact office@congregationshalom.org for the link
   
Monday, September 26 Day 1
9:00 am – 10:00 am Family Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
10:45 am – 1:00 pm Adult Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Oneg and Reception (in parking lot)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Rosh Hashanah Experience for Young Children (in parking lot)
3:30 – 4:30 pm Torah Service and Shofar Blowing (in parking lot)
   
Tuesday, September 27 Day 2
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Adult Service (in person and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
   
Yom Kippur  
Tuesday, October 4  
 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Kol Nidre (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
   
Wednesday, October 5  
9:00 am – 10:00 am Family Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
10:45 am – 1:00 pm Adult Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Renewal & Meditation Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Outdoor Family Experience (parking lot)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Yizkor Adult Service (in person and on ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Neilah (in person) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org
6:15 pm  Havdalah, New Moon Blessing and Shofar Blast, followed by Break Fast (parking lot) contact office@congregationshalom.org to register

High Holiday Service Details for This Year

Please join us for High Holiday Services, Activities and Events. We invite you and your family to join us again in our holiday prayer experiences, celebrations and activities. Although the holidays this coming year will be different from those in the past, we have planned a wide range of meaningful opportunities for prayers, rituals, community, and friendship.

Here is a calendar of everything that we’ve planned for the High Holidays:

Please understand that we are still fine-tuning some of the details, so there may be some changes as we get closer to the holidays. Please contact our office if you are interested in pre-registering for any of these events. We will then provide Zoom links and more information.

High Holiday Service Schedule

  
  
   
  
Rosh Hashanah 
Monday, September 6 
  7:30 pm – 8:30pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service (on ZOOM) contact office@congregationshalom.org for the link

  
Tuesday, September 7Day 1
  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Family Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

Adult Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah Outdoor Reception

 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Shofar Service, Torah Service, Tashlich (outdoors) contact office@congregationshalom.org to register

  
Wednesday, September 8Day 2
 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Adult Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  
Yom Kippur 
Wednesday, September 15 
  7:30 pm

Kol Nidre (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  
Thursday, September 16 
  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Family Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

 10:45 am – 1:00 pm  

Adult Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Renewal & Meditation Service (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Outdoor Family Experience – contact office@congregationshalom.org to register

  4:00 pm 

Yizkor Adult Service (in person, ZOOM) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  5:15 pm (approx.)

Neilah (in person, ZOOM and livestream) to register in person or for ZOOM email office@congregationshalom.org

  6:15 pm (approx.)

Havdalah, Shofar & Moon Blessing (outdoors) contact office@congregationshalom.org to register