High Holidays 2024 (5785) / All welcome in our community

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

High Holiday Service Schedule:

October 3, 2024:

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Experience:  9:30am-10:15am

Rosh Hashanah morning services, 10:30-12:15

October 11, 2024: Kol Nidrei Service, 7pm-8:15pm

October 12, 2024:

Yom Kippur Children’s Experience:  9:30am-10:15am

Yom Kippur morning services, 10:30am-12:20pm


>>First time attending our services? No problem. Our services are inclusive, combine English and Hebrew, and use prayer books donated by NYC’s Central Synagogue. We even provide an opportunity for you to blow your own shofar (if you wish, your choice…).

>>We offer a separate Child Activity Room (ages 4 and up) during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services, opens from 10:20am prior to morning services through the end of services.

>>We follow Brandeis guidelines and Covid-safe protocols, and in the event of a change to protocol, we may need to move all services online.

Next Steps / Your Registration:

1) Registration Opens August 2024

2) Your contribution, $152 for currently enrolled BJEP/SSJS families and $218 for all community members, is welcome to help offset the costs of offering these joyous services to our community.  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 our community High Holiday services, and your generosity ensures the continuity of these services.

Carrying on a Legacy

BJEP is honored to host High Holiday Services with Rabbi Jethro Berkman, and all welcome to join us for services that integrate tradition and bring creativity in these times for you and your family.  We look forward to continuing to provide a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday program for you and your family, as started by the Sunday School for Jewish Studies, and with their continued support.

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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