We start the High Holy Day spiritual journey on the Saturday evening prior to Rosh Hashanah. Often, we gather together for a drumming circle, for learning, and to begin the process of teshuvah (bettering ourselves and relationships with loved ones). Bolton Street Synagogue has also joined together with Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation for a joint Selichot Service to prepare spiritually for the High Holy Days.
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.
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.
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.
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.