The Jewish New Year
We observe two days of Rosh Hashanah.
Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1, 2019- 5780.
Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur
The Day of Atonement
Tuesday evening, October 8, 2019-5780 Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5780. With Yizkor at 5:00pm..
The fall harvest festival
Sukkot service Monday, October 14, 2019 - 5780
Join us to shake the lulav and smell the fragrant etrog, symbols of growth and community. Enjoy the temple Sukkah--help decorate it and share a meal under the leafy roof. Take a moment of gratitude for the blessings of your life.
Celebration of the Joys of Torah
Simchat Torah Kulanu Yachad: We will dance with the Torah scrolls on Sunday evening, October 20, 2019 - 5780 5:30 - 7:00pm.
Shmini Atzeret morning service Monday, October 21 2019 - 5780, 10am-12:30pm. Everyone in the congregation comes to unfurl the entire scroll around the sanctuary, and receive a blessing from the rabbi based on the verses you are holding. We dance with the scrolls outside and end with a festive auction of the pumpkins on the bimah.
The Festival of Lights
First candle, Sunday night, December 22, 2019 - 5780. Eighth candle, Monday night, December 29, 2019 - 5780
Hanukkah Community dinner, Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 5780 6:15-8:30pm.
Tu B’shvat Seder - Sunday, February 9, 2019 - 5780 5:00 - 7:00pm
The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. We mark the 15th of Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.
The holiday of turning everything upside-down, with story, song, masks and costumes, sharing hamantashen (filled pastries) and gifts to the poor.
Purim is fun at HBT. We'll hear the Megillah, the story of Esther, Mordechai, the foolish king Ahasuerus and his henchman Haman, and drown out Haman's name with noisemakers.
Chaverim School Megillah reading: March 8, 2020- 5780, 9:45 - 12:15pm
Adult Megillah reading: March 20, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Plus our annual Purim carnival on Sunday, March 15. Stay tuned for this year's theme!
The Feast of Freedom
First seder, Friday night April 9, 2020 - 5780
In place of a community seder, we match people up to enjoy seder in members' homes.
Children's seder on the second night, Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5780 5:00pm
Pesach Service: Saturday, April 11,2020 - 5780 10:00am-12:30pm (with Yizkor)
Israel Independence Day - April 29, 2020 - 5780
We celebrate Israel’s independence on Yom Ha’Atzmaut. It commemorates when David Ben-Gurion, who was Israel’s first prime minister, publicly read the Israel’s Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948. According to the Jewish calendar, this was the fifth day of Iyar, the eighth month of the civil year, in the year 5708.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 5780
Holocaust Remembrance Day falls one week after Passover ends.
Light your candle Sunday night after sunset. To order your candle contact the office: 617-323-0486 or email@example.com.
We hold a special evening service each year with a speaker or program.
Festival of Receiving Torah, Friday & Saturday, June 29 & 30, 2020 - 5780
The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah.