High Holidays 2023 (5784) / All welcome to this 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 Services:

September 2023: Rosh Hashanah –Details coming soon

Rosh Hashanah Children’s Experience – – Details coming soon

September 2023: Kol Nidrei Service, 7-8pm (remote only) – –Details coming soon

Yom Kippur Children’s Experience – – Details coming soon

September 2023, Yom Kippur, 10:30 – 12:15 (in person, spaces limited or remote) – – Details coming soon

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

COVID safe protocols may be in place this September, and 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) Registration Opens Soon.  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:  $218
  • 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 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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