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 Welcome to Temple Shalom Emeth 

Temple Shalom Emeth is a vibrant and welcoming Reform Jewish congregation. We provide a rich spectrum of opportunities for our members to express their Judaism through worship, education, music, community service, and social events.

At Temple Shalom Emeth we gather for Friday evening Shabbat Services every week during September through June and once a month during the summer months. Please refer to the temple Service Calendar for a complete list of upcoming worship services.

Visit our Temple Shalom Emeth 2015-16 Year In Review

Check out Rabbi Abramson's two minute video from our Muslim/Jewish Solidarity Shabbat on Nov. 18th

 

 

The Religious and Ritual Committee, along with the Rabbi and Cantorial Soloists Don Levey and Ben Silver are working hard planning for the High Holy Day season, to ensure that you have a spiritual and uplifting High Holy Day experience. Toward that end, we have devised a schedule of services and we reiterate Religious and Ritual policy for your information. The schedule of services for the High Holy Day season of 5778 appears below:

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30pm  (All are welcome.)

Rosh Hashanah, First Day  Thursday, September 21st
Family service at 9:30am (Any adult and families with children in religious school - through 7th grade) We request that infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers either join us for babysitting during the service or find alternate arrangements in order to retain a quiet space for worship and reflection.
Adult service at Noon. (Any adult and families with children 8th grade or older)

Rosh Hashanah, Second Day Friday, September 22nd at 10:30am   (All are welcome.)

Tashlich Service, Friday, September 22nd at 4:30pm.  Join us at the Old North Bridge in Concord.for this beautiful service and ritual that allows us to symbolically cast our sins into the running water.

Kol Nidre Friday, September 29th at 7:30pm
Due to the solemnity of this service, all adults and families with children Grade 1 and over are welcome to attend.

Yom Kippur Morning Services  Saturday, September 30th
Family service at 9:30am (Any adult and families with children in religious school - through 7th grade) We request that infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers either join us for babysitting during the service or find alternate arrangements in order to retain a quiet space for worship and reflection.
Adult service at noon. (Any adult and families with children 8th grade or older)
 
Neilah Service (concluding service and Havdallah) Saturday, September 30th at 4:30pm (All are welcome.) We provide apples, challah, juice, wine and honey for a communal break fast following the service.

Sukkot/Consecration Service, Friday, October 6th at 6:30pm (Community dinner at 5:45 pm).  
Please join us to welcome in the high holy day of Sukkot, the holy day festival when we give thanks for our many blessings. This holy day recalls the time when our ancestors lived in booths and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to offer up the first fruits of their crops in thanksgiving. Following the service, we will recite the blessings in our Sukkah!

Simchat Torah,  Friday, October 13th at 6:30pm (Community Pizza dinner at 6pm)  Join us for Simchat Torah, a special holiday that celebrates the end of the reading of the Torah with singing, music, and marching.  After religous school, there will he a community-wide dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by Simchat Torah services at 6:30 pm.

Do I Need Tickets? No! Rather than issuing tickets, we are offering an Invitation to come worship with us. Extended family members and non-members are also welcome. We respectfully request a donation. We recommend $300.00 for adult non-members, $72.00 for children non-members Grade 1 and older, and $90.00 for extended family members. Please contact Ali Almog at the temple, 781-272-2351 or tse11@verizon.net.  Please mail donations to Temple Shalom Emeth, PO Box 216, Burlington, MA 01803, Attn: Holy Days.

Babysitting: As always, we are offering babysitting for no cost during the 9:30amservice on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Little House. We have adult supervision and we provide a snack, activities, and Cantor Don always comes to pay a visit. RSVP to reserve a spot for your child.  We need our temple teens to come and help with the babysitting. Can we count on you?  Please RSVP to juliette.kaplan@gmail.com

Is there a Tashlich Service?
Yes!  On Tuesday, October 4th at 4:30 pm at the Old North Bridge in Concord. Tashlich is a beautiful service and ritual that allows us to symbolically cast our sins into the running water.  Meet at the Old North Bridge in Concord by the river at 4:30 pm.  Our community tradition is to join together at The Great Wall restaurant afterward. Please RSVP if you plan to join us to Dan Flagg at dflagg@alum.mit.edu.

Are there other special events?

Sukkah Building - Sunday, October 1st at 9:15am
All are invited to join this fun project.  Please bring ladders, hammers, drills, and a cooperative spirit. 

Sukkah Decorating - Sunday, October 1st at 11:00am
The children will help decorate our Sukkah after religious school.  A pizza lunch will be served.

Temple Services

Friday, Sep 22nd  10:30am  Second Day Rosh Hashanah Service
Friday, Sep 22nd  4:30pm  Tashlikh Service Concord River
Friday, Sep 29th  7:30pm  Kol Nidrei Service
Saturday, Sep 30th  9:30am  Early Yom Kippur Service
Saturday, Sep 30th  12:00pm  Late Yom Kippur Service
Saturday, Sep 30th  4:30pm  Neilah (Afternoon) Yom Kippur Service
Friday, Oct 6th  6:30pm  Sukkot/Consecration Shabbat Service
Friday, Oct 13th  6:30pm  Simchat Torah Service

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Upcoming Activities

Sunday, Oct 1st  9:15am  Sukkah Building
Sunday, Oct 1st  11:00am  Sukkah Decorating

Rabbi Abramson in the News

Boston-Area Rabbi Embraces Interfaith Dialogue and YouTube Activism, Forward.com

Rabbi Susan Abramson reaches out to other faiths in pursuit of understanding, The Boston Globe

Making Bedford Stronger, The Boston Globe

Burington Rabbi producing, directing BCAT Program, Wicked Local Boston

Join Rabbi Abramson as she zooms in on the colorful faith traditions in Burlington and beyond.

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