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Congregation Shalom Opens Its Doors To Visitors For High Holidays


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As the High Holidays for the Jewish year 5775 approach, Congregation Shalom, a Reform Jewish Congregation, invites the public to attend services. Congregation Shalom is located at 87 Richardson Road in Chelmsford and is wheelchair accessible.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important days in the Jewish year. Congregation Shalom has a wide variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of all generations.

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They are led by Rabbi Shoshana Perry, with Jodi Blankstein as the cantorial soloist. The services called “family services,” geared to meet the needs of families with children in grades 2 through 6, include a shorter sermon meant to speak to everyone from that age range up through adults.

The family services are not intended for younger children, who are very welcome at the afternoon children’s services. The schedule of services follows:
Rosh Hashanah

Wed. Sept 24

8:00 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – choir joins the cantorial soloist, oneg to follow

Thurs. Sept 25

9-10:20 AM: Rosh Hashanah Family Service – Adults and children able to follow the young reader prayer book

11 AM – 1 PM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

2:45 PM: Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service – pre-readers

4:00 PM: Tashlich at Freeman Lake, North Chelmsford

Fri. Sept 26

10 AM: Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service


Yom Kippur

Fri. Oct 3

7:30 PM: Kol Nidre – choir joins the cantorial soloist

Sat. Oct 4

9:00-10:20 AM: Yom Kippur Family Morning service

11:00 AM: Adult morning service

1:45 PM: Children’s service

2:30 PM: Service of Music and Meditation

3:45-5:00 PM: Yom Kippur Discussion

5:00 PM: Yizkor/Neilah/Havdallah – closes with sounds of the Shofar

Approx. 6:30 PM: Congregational Break-Fast follows conclusion of services – all welcome
There is no charge for attending High Holiday services; donations are appreciated.

Participants who own a copy of the book Gates of Repentance are asked to bring it along when attending an adult service (the young reader edition when attending a family service).

For more information about Congregation Shalom and the High Holiday services, please visit www.congregationshalom.org, call the temple at (978) 251-8091, or email membership@congregationshalom.org.

To request use of a listening device, special seating, or handicapped parking for a participant with a disability, email ritual@congregationshalom.org.

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