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Westborough: High Holiday services at Beth Tikvah Synagogue
September 4, 2013
Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue, an inclusive, egalitarian, and fully participatory independent congregation at 45 Oak St., will offer a full schedule of High Holiday services.
Rosh Hashanah services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m., with a children's service 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Torah reading at 10:30 a.m., and sermon at 11:30 a.m.; and Friday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m., with Torah reading at 10:30 a.m. and sermon at 11:30 a.m. Following services Thursday, Tashchlich will be said at nearby Lake Chauncy. Walking shoes are recommended.
Services for Yom Kippur will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a rabbi's study session from 8:30-9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m., with a children's service from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Torah reading at 10:30 a.m., sermon/Yizkor at 11:15 a.m., break at 1:30 p.m., Mincha/Neilah at 5:45-7:45 p.m., and Shofar blowing/break-fast potluck at 7:45 p.m.
Free babysitting is available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for children under age 5; reservations are requested.
Beth Tikvah Synagogue has always had a policy of welcoming anyone to services regardless of ability to pay. However, the costs of running a synagogue are significant, and those who attend, who are not members, are asked to help support the synagogue. For this reason, the organizers have established prices for High Holiday tickets. However, if you are unable to afford these tickets, contact the synagogue to make arrangements for assistance.
In addition, tickets are complimentary for college students and military personnel. For security purposes, guests who come to High Holiday services should contact the synagogue in advance to arrange for tickets. The form for reserving seats is on the website www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org. Ticket prices are available on the website. Send the form with a check payable to: Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Memo: HH Tickets, to Shelley Dubin, 71 Crawford St., Northborough, MA 01532. The tickets will be provided in the lobby before the services.
For those who decide to join Beth Tikvah, the cost of the tickets can be applied to membership during the current year. Call Shelley Dubin, High Holiday coordinator, at 508-612-3347 for more information.