High Holidays 2022 (5783) / All welcome to join the community

High Holiday Services with BJEP, supported by SSJS, provide a warm and all-inclusive environment to the Jewish community.  This year, located on the Brandeis campus where parking or drop off is easy, or remote from the comfort of your living room.

High Holiday Services:

September 26, 2022: Rosh Hashanah – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Experience – – REGISTRATION CLOSED

October 4, 2022: Kol Nidrei Service, 7-8pm (remote only) – – – REGISTRATION CLOSED

October 5, 2022, Yom Kippur, 10:30 – 12:15 (in person, spaces limited or remote) – – – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Child Activity Room available during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

COVID safe protocols requires masks when in-person; we appreciate your help to keep us all safe.  We follow Brandeis guidelines, and in the event of a change to protocol, we may need to move all services online.

To attend:

1) Register to attend here, confirmation email will follow with location details on the Brandeis campus, or Zoom details if joining us virtually, in September;

2) Requested donations to help offset costs allows us to continue this long-standing tradition, as follows:

  • BJEP / SSJS family:  $136, or
  • Community members:  $200
  • Donations can be made via PayPal (https://bjep.org/donate/) or by check (mailed to BJEP, PO Box 541014, Waltham, MA 02454).

We look forward to welcoming you to these High Holiday services, and know that your generosity is greatly appreciated !

Carrying on a Legacy

BJEP is honored to be the new host for 2022 High Holiday Services with Rabbi Jethro Berkman.  We are excited to carry on the legacy that the Sunday School for Jewish Studies (SSJS) created and nurtured for so many years, and will ensure continuity and a seamless transition this year, with the generous support of SSJS.   These services are all welcoming and inclusive, integrate tradition and creativity and welcome all to join us.

We look forward to continuing to provide a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday program for you and your family.

About Rabbi Jethro Berkman

Jethro Berkman is the Director of the Educational Leadership Program and a Program Officer in Jewish Education at the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Before joining the Foundation, Rabbi Berkman worked at Gann Academy for eleven years, most recently as Dean of Jewish Education. He is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a member of the Reform movement’s Central Conference of American Rabbis. He also studied at the Yakar Center for Tradition and Creativity, the Harvard Divinity School, the Hebrew University, the Pardes Institute, the Conservative Yeshiva and Machon Schechter. Prior to his studies at RRC, Rabbi Berkman spent three years living in Israel, both studying and working for Seeds of Peace, an organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn peacemaking skills. Rabbi Berkman also worked with children with special needs in the Boston Public Schools and volunteered for the community service program City Year Boston.



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