Mishkan HanefeshTemple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley welcomes everyone to our High Holiday Services this October (Tishrei 5777). No tickets or reservations are required; just come to celebrate and pray with us.

Bring in the New Year in joyous community with prayer, mediation, music, and the call of the shofar. We do not, nor have we ever, charged for High Holiday seats. (We rely on voluntary donations by those who attend.)

Services will be led by Rabbi Robin S. Sparr and Rabbi Lewis “Buz” Bogage.

Enjoy delicious foods at our Rosh Hashanah Kiddush and join us for our Yom Kippur Break the Fast Potluck dinner.

Babysitting is available during morning services. Additionally, award-winning singer/songwriter Rahel is returning to lead the Kids’ High Holiday Services. Kids’ services are joyous and interactive and kids of all ages will enjoy the holiday activities.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, 1 Tishrei, Sunday, October 2

8 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashana Service

Rosh Hashanah, 1 Tishrei , Monday, October 3

  • 10 a.m. Rosh Hashana Morning Service and Torah Reading
    • Concurrent children’s service downstairs with Rahel
  • ~1:30 p.m. Tashlich following Kiddush and clean up.
    • On the Esplanade at the UMass Lowell Boathouse (500 Pawtucket St). Cross the Rourke Bridge and it’s 0.4 miles on the right. Click for directions.

Rosh Hashanah, 2 Tishrei , Tuesday, October 4

  • 6:40 a.m. Plum Island Sunrise Service. Meet at Plum Island at 6:40 a.m. (Sunrise – 6:45 a.m.) Contact Karen Lipshires  — karen@temv.org — if you plan on coming.

Kol Nidre, 10 Tishrei, Tuesday, October 11

  • 8 p.m. Kol Nidre service. Featuring cello accompaniment by Cameron Sawzin

Yom Kippur, 10 Tishrei, Wednesday, October 12

  • 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service and Torah Reading
    • Concurrent children’s service downstairs with Rahel
  • 12:30 p.m. Text Study with Rabbi Bogage
  • 1:30 p.m. Quiet Time on own for meditation and prayer, with the Western Wall
  • 2:30 p.m. Service of Healing and Hope
  • 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Torah Service
  • 4:30 p.m. Yizkor Service
  • 5:30 p.m. Neilah – Closing Service
  • 6:45 p.m. Final Shofar, followed by Havdallah and Break the Fast
    • Because of the lateness of the Break Fast we ask that you only bring food which does not require cooking or heating.

For more information, please contact us.

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