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High Holidays Community Observances 2019

Come together as a secular Jewish community rooted in social justice for a program of readings, reflection, and singing.  Whatever your upbringing, whatever your level of Jewish knowledge, however you might define your own spirituality – we invite you to join us!

  • Rosh Hashanah Service: Monday Sept. 30th, 10am - 12pm (potluck to follow)
  • RH Children's Program: Monday Sept. 30th, 10am - 12pm (FULL)
  • Yom Kippur Service: Wednesday Oct. 9th, 10am - 12pm
  • YK Children's Program: Wednesday Oct. 9th, 10am-12pm (FULL)

For both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will have two seating options: 1) the main sanctuary which seats 500 people (with some standing room availability); and 2) a smaller chapel room which seats up to 75 people. A livestreamed video from the main sanctuary will be projected on a screen into the chapel, and a community member will lead participants through the service. The chapel room option may be a good fit for people with sensory processing sensitivities, who need more flexibility to move during the service, or want a smaller more intimate experience. The chapel room is in the same building as the main service.

Our Main Sanctuary is now full to capacity for Rosh Hashanah, but we still have plenty of seats in the small chapel. For Yom Kippur, we have standing room only spots left in the Main Sanctuary, and seats in the small chapel. Nobody will be turned away!

All services are held at 474 Centre St. (Eliot Church), Newton, MA 02458. To learn more about all of these services click here. 


High Holiday Registration Rates (covers Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services):

    • BWC members: $100 per individual / $175 per family*
    • Non-members: $120 per individual / $215 per family*
    • Young adults/Low Income: $25 per member / $35 per non-member

* Family rate is intended to be per household. If you are including more than 2 adults + school-age children, please consider increasing your payment. 


Your High Holiday contribution sustains the community that makes these unique observances possible. Boston Workmen’s Circle depends on the support we receive at the holidays each year. At the same time, we are committed to making sure that all feel welcome at our observances. You are always welcome whatever you are able to pay.


To pay by check, please mail a check to 6 Webster St. Brookline, MA 02446 with a note about how many seats you need for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


Still need to join/renew your BWC membership for 2019-2020? Click here. Not sure if your membership is current? Email michelle@circleboston.org


Based on the rates above, please enter the amount you will pay into the "Donation Amount" box below. (Please consider adding an additional $2-5 to your contribution to cover the cost of our credit card transaction fees - thank you!)
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