Temple Shir Tikva High Holy Day
Schedule 2020 / 5781

TST members—
Please visit our High Holy Day Members Page for a fuller list of offerings and links.  
Find the website in your email (dated 9/15/20 or 9/16/20, “High Holy Day Member Page and Upcoming Events,” from info@shirtikva.org), or contact the Temple office for help:  


Shanah tovah! We wish you and your loved ones a good and sweet new year. In this unprecedented time, we are making our services available to all on Livestream. For members who would like to attend our Zoom services and programs, where you will be able to see others attending the service, we will be sending out links shortly.

Though not required, we hope that outside guests will donate to the temple to help us defray the many additional costs we have incurred in creating our extensive High Holy Day services and programming, and other offerings throughout this time.

Our usual fee for non-members over the age of 25 is $100, however we greatly appreciate any donation you are able to contribute. Guests under the age of 25  have traditionally been free of charge.  To make your contribution, please visit our website at:


As always, our livestream can be accessed by both members and guests
at any of the following locations:




We invite you to create your own “watch parties”
to watch online with friends and family.

Selichot – Saturday, September 12

7:30 pm

Selichot Service

Zoom & Livestream

A gathering of our local MetroWest Reform community, for the Saturday evening service marking the beginning of the High Holy Day season.

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Friday, September 18

8:00 pm

Evening Service

Livestream only

Rosh HaShanah (1st Day) – Saturday, September 19

9:30 am

Rosh HaShanah B’Yachad

Zoom & Livestream

“Rosh HaShanah Together” is an interactive service for everyone, especially for families with children grades 3-7.

11:00 am

Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

Livestream only

2:30 pm

Rosh HaShanah Yeladim

Livestream only

Songs and stories for families with young children.

3:00-5:00 pm

Shofar in the Parking Lot


Sign up for a time slot to come hear the shofar in the TST parking lot.  Details are available through the High Holy Day member page.  Members, please check your email for the link to that page or contact the Temple office for help.

Rosh HaShanah (2nd Day) – Sunday, September 20

10:00 am

Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

Zoom & Livestream

Erev Yom Kippur – Sunday, September 27

8:00 pm

Kol Nidrei Service

Livestream only

Yom Kippur – Monday, September 28

9:30 am

Yom Kippur B’Yachad

Zoom & Livestream

“Yom Kippur Together” is an interactive service for everyone, especially for families with children grades 3-7.

11:00 am

Yom Kippur Morning Service

Livestream only

1:00-4:00 pm

Yom Kippur Afternoon Program, including:

Yom Kippur Yeladim
Songs and stories for families with young children.

Family and Teen Programs

Healing Service

Adult Learning

Spirituality Offerings

See details below

4:30 pm

Afternoon Service

Livestream only

5:00 pm

Yizkor (Memorial Service)

Livestream only

5:30 pm
Updated time

Neilah (Closing Service)

Livestream only

Yom Kippur Afternoon Program

If you would like to join us for any of these offerings and need the Zoom links,
please contact the Temple Shir Tikva office at 508-358-9992.



TST Center for
Jewish Spirituality

1:00 pm

Family Program 
with Alison Weikel

An interactive program for families with children in
nd-6th grades with our Director of Education.

On Zoom

Healing Service
with Rabbi Jordi and
Cantor Hollis

A special, meditative service, and chance to find comfort and support in community, for all those in need of healing of mind, body, soul, and spirit.

On Zoom

with Caryl Shaw

A Yom Kippur experience of the Jewish spiritual practice for directing our hearts toward a meaningful, ethical life.

On Zoom

2:00 pm

Teen Program 
with Jenna Friedman

An interactive program for our teens in 7th-12th grades with our Director of
Youth Engagement.

On Zoom

Jewish Journey
with Rabbi Blumberg and Rabbi Danny

Rabbi Danny interviews
TST Rabbi Emeritus
Herman Blumberg

On Zoom and Livestream

Yoga for Yom Kippur
with Holly Glick

Jewish yoga helps us to find strength, flexibility and balance through the music and language of our tradition. No prior yoga experience necessary.

On Zoom

3:00 pm

Yom Kippur Yeladim 
with Rabbi Danny,
Alison Weikel
, and
Jonathan Zarkower

“Children’s Yom Kippur.” Songs and stories for families with young children.

On Livestream

Adult Learning:
The Book of Jonah
with Rabbi Jordi

Come explore the strange world of the Book of Jonah, which is traditionally read on Yom Kippur afternoon.

On Zoom

with Nathan Fisher

Experience Jewish meditation as a discipline for quieting the mind and living a more spiritually meaningful life. All are welcome.

On Zoom

Celebrating the High Holy Days

Look here for our resources on…


Two years ago, we introduced the beautiful new Machzor (High Holy Day prayer book) Mishkan Hanefesh in many of our High Holy Day services.  These books are gorgeously designed, with a wide variety of poetry and readings to help nurture our souls, while allowing us to think, pray, and question.  

If you would like to follow along with a copy on your screen, we recommend purchasing the two-volume ebook, available discounted through the Kindle Store on the Amazon website, or using the free online flipbooks:

Rosh Hashanah Machzor Flipbook: ccar.co/mhn-rh
Yom Kippur Machzor Flipbook:

Apple Picking

TST members are invited to come apple picking on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23, at Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick.  Details are available through the High Holy Day member page.  Members, please check your email for the link to that page or contact the Temple office for help.

High Holy Day Food Drive

For our High Holy Day food drive this year, we invite you to contribute to our ongoing Food and Hygiene Item Drive for Pearl Street Cupboard, in which we are partnering with the Islamic Center of Boston.

Please bring the following items (only) to the bins at TST's main entrance:

“Kid-friendly” cereal


Cooking oil

Peanut butter

Any canned vegetables

Mac & cheese







Thank you for your contributions so far!

To help deliver donations to Pearl Street Cupboard,
please contact Carrie Morenberg (