As the High Holidays for the Jewish year 5774 approach, Congregation Shalom, a Reform Jewish Congregation, invites the public to attend services. Congregation Shalom is located at 87 Richardson Road in Chelmsford and is wheelchair accessible.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important days in the Jewish year. Congregation Shalom has a wide variety of services to meet the spiritual needs of all generations. They are led by Rabbi Shoshana Perry, with Andy Papas as the cantorial soloist. The services called "family services," geared to meet the needs of families with children in grades 2 through 6, include a shorter sermon meant to speak to all members of the family. The schedule of services is as follows:
Wed. Sept 4
8:00 PM: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – choir joins the cantorial soloist
Thurs. Sept 5
9-10:20 AM: Rosh Hashanah Family Service – Adults and children able to follow the young reader prayer book
11 AM - 1 PM: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
2:45 PM Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service - pre-readers
4:00 PM Tashlich at Freeman Lake
Fri. Sept 6
10 AM: Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service
Fri. Sept 13
7:30 PM Kol Nidre – The choir joins the cantorial soloist
Sat. Sept 14
9:00-10:20 AM: Yom Kippur Family Morning service
11:00 AM: Adult morning service
1:45 PM: Children’s service
2:30 PM: Service of Music and Meditation
3:45-5:00 PM: Yom Kippur Discussion
5:00 PM: Yizkor/Neilah – Begins with a Yizkor/memorial service and closes with Neilah and sounds of the Shofar
Approx. 6:30 PM: Congregational Break-Fast follows conclusion of services
The Break-Fast meal is provided by the synagogue for all who wish to partake of the traditional meal after services.
There is no charge for attending High Holiday services; donations are appreciated. Participants who own a copy of the book Gates of Repentance are asked to bring it along when attending an adult service (the young reader edition when attending a family service).For more information about Congregation Shalom and the High Holiday services, please visit
www.congregationshalom.org, call the temple at (978) 251-8091, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request use of an infrared listening device, special seating, or handicapped parking for a participant with a disability, email email@example.com.
About Congregation Shalom
Founded in 1967, Congregation Shalom is a Reform Jewish community committed to education, spiritual growth, and Tikkun Olam (healing the world).We are proud to be an extended family of equals
- welcoming, caring, and inclusive. Together, we engage in religious observance, enjoy social activities, and pursue lifelong learning.