High Holy Days


Click here for the complete High Holy Days 2022/5783 Schedule of Services.


We start the High Holy Day spiritual journey on the Saturday evening prior to Rosh Hashanah. Often, we gather together for a musical event, for learning, and to begin the process of teshuvah (bettering ourselves and relationships with loved ones).

2022/5783 : This year, we will welcome a very special guest for a Selichot concert. Please join us to hear pop-folk artist, Michelle Citrin on Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to all.


Erev Rosh Hashanah in the Meadow

Truly a highlight of the High Holy Day season! We gather outside in our Meadow to welcome the New Year. Our outdoor service is informal, welcoming, and spiritual. It is also free and open to the community.

2022/5783 : Please join us on Sunday, September 25. Bring your own picnic beginning at 5:00 pm. A musical prelude will begin at 5:45 pm, and the Erev Rosh Hashanah service will begin at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to all.


Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Our High Holy Day services are led by Rabbi Andy Gordon and Cantorial Soloist Rachel Graber. We gather to welcome in the New Year, to better our lives, and to make our world a better place.

2022/5783Members of Bolton Street Synagogue must check-in at the High Holy Days reception table if attending in-person on Rosh Hashanah Day 1 (Monday, September 26), on Kol Nidre (Tuesday, October 4), and on Yom Kippur Morning (Wednesday, October 5). There will be no paper tickets this year. If you prefer to attend services via Zoom, links will be made available to all members.

The Erev Rosh Hashanah in the Meadow Service, Tot Services, Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service, and Yom Kippur Afternoon Service are free and open to all.

Non-Member Guests must register BELOW to join us for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidre, and/or Yom Kippur Morning. An option for Zoom registration is also available. Payments can be made via check mailed to Bolton Street Synagogue or through our website Payments page (please choose the High Holy Days Guest category).


Family Services

On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we welcome our youngest worshipers to specially prepared services geared for them and their families. These short services include singing, shofar, and a story. Free and open to the community; all are welcome to these services.

2022/5783: Tot Services, for families with young children up to Grade 2, will be held on Rosh Hashanah (September 26) and Yom Kippur (October 5) at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary. Tot Services are free and open to allChildren’s Services, for families with children Grades K-4, will be held for members and registered guests on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at 11:15 am, in the lower level of our building.



Our High Holy Day Machzor (prayer book) is Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform High Holy Day Machzor. The prayer book is completely transliterated, filled with poetic readings, and includes a unique two-page spread.


High Holy Day services this year will take place both in-person and over Zoom. Bolton Street Synagogue is currently mask-optional, but we strongly encourage those attending in-person services to wear masks. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you join us over Zoom.


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