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High Holy Days

L'Shanah Tovah! 

Celebrating the High Holy Days in 2020/5781 will likely be full of new experiences for many of us. Although things will look different this year, we look forward to welcoming you to Temple Sinai's High Holy Day services, and wish you and your family a good and sweet new year. 

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Access to Services 

Our High Holy Day services, led by Rabbi Joseph Meszler and Cantor Becky Khitrik, will be streamed live on Facebook. (Details are forthcoming).

Access is available to all current members (and their households) at no additional charge.  Access to our online services will be emailed automatically to members who are up to date on their obligations and have submitted their 2020-21 pledge form.  Access for non-members and guests may be requested by submitting a Guest/Non-Member Access Form with payment. (Deadline September 17th)

youth Programs & services

Beth Fine-Nelson coordinates our Youth Programming. Youth are always welcome to attend our main service. Youth programming and youth services will also be streamed live. Programming for our youngest children will be available online. Member families will be given access to our youth programming at no cost. We deeply appreciate your Youth Programming Sponsorship to offset our staffing and programming costs. Thank you for your support! (Deadline September 17th)


greetings, Yizkor Book & Festival Sponsorships

There are many ways to help celebrate and commemorate this High Holy Day season: ​Include a New Year's Greeting and remember a departed loved one in our  Yizkor Memorial Book. These booklets will be delivered electronically this year. You can also sponsor a Festival Kiddush. (Deadline September 11th)


New Babies & College Outreach

As in years past, we also have opportunities to recognize New Babies born this year (recognized on Rosh Hashanah morning), and a College Outreach sign-up form (to send small gifts to your college age student). (Deadline September 11th)


High Holy Day Prayer Books - Mishkan HaNefesh

We will be using the Reform machzor (prayerbook for the High Holy Days), Mishkan HaNefesh. There are discounted ebook versions of Mishkan HaNefesh available through CCAR Press, FREE flipbooks, and discounted hard copy of Mishkan HaNefesh available for purchase.

Because our service is being run this year with Visual Tefilah, the “machzor” will be shared on the screen as part of the service itself.

We recognize that some families may still prefer to have a hard copy for the service. We are considering organizing a small book borrowing program. We are asking that families leave a security deposit when they borrow the machzorim, which will be returned when the prayerbooks are returned.

You can still consider dedicating a book plate for Mishkan HaNefesh to help support the purchase of our new prayerbooks. See the Mishkan HaNefesh Bookplate Dedication Form for details. 


High Holy Days Food Drive

For many years it has been Temple Sinai’s High Holy Day tradition to stock our local Sharon-Stoughton Food Pantry. This year the need is as great as it's ever been. 

Bag Drop Off: Please drop off your bags filled with non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, and/or infant supplies at the Temple. Our collection continues through Sukkot.

  • Monday-Thursday September 8-October 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We thank you in advance for joining us in this mitzvah.


High Holy Days Resources

Celebrating the High Holy Days in 2020/5781 will likely be a new experience for many of us. Temple Sinai has pulled together some resources to help you make your home into mikdash me'at, your own sanctuary.  


physical challenges & auditory/Visual assistance

Temple Sinai is committed to a culture of inclusion and is actively working to meet everyone's needs. We know that streaming services may pose challenges for people with certain physical, auditory and visual challenges and other chronic medical conditions. Please contact our office  (info@temple-sinai.com or 781-784-6081) with any questions or requests so that we can offer assistance in having a robust and enriching High Holy Days experience. 

Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781