2020 High Holiday Services

2020 High Holiday services will be held remotely.  

We invite you to share in the unique experience of High Holiday services at Sha’arei Shalom. Our services provide a mix of inspiration, spirituality and traditional High Holiday ritual in an environment full of warmth and community.  Some of the unique features of our High Holiday observance include:

  • Open to the public
  • Tickets are not required; donations are encouraged
  • Kids services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning service
  • Services are highly participatory

Whether you’re a member of Sha’arei Shalom or the Metrowest community at large, you’ll feel truly welcomed. Come share the holidays with us.


Please review our High Holiday information packet:

2020 High Holiday Information Packet

Other helpful reference documents:

Guide to Making Our Homes our Sanctuaries

Zoom “cheat sheet”

If you have additional questions, please contact us at president@shaareishalom.org

Join the Live Service

Schedule of Services for Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Friday 9/18/20  —  7:30pm to 8:30pm


Rosh Hashanah Day 1 – Saturday 9/19/20

  • Part 1 – Morning Service from 10:00 -11:00 am
  • Part 2 – Torah Reading & Rabbi’s Message from 11:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Children’s Service from 1:30-2:00 pm


Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Sunday 9/20/20 from noon – 1:00 pm

  • Shofar Service & Tashlich   (It is currently our plan to try to hold this outdoors with social distancing at an Ashland location TBA – please watch for further information)


Schedule of Services for Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre – Sunday 9/27/20 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm


Morning Service – Monday 9/28/20

  • Part 1 – Morning Service from 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Part 2 – Torah Reading & Rabbi’s Message from 11:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Part 3 – Yizkor from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Children’s Service — TBA


Ne’ilah and Havdalah (Concluding)  Service – Monday 9/28/20 from  5:30 – 6:30 pm




Location in previous years:  While we normally hold our regular Shabbat services at the Ashland Community Center, due to space considerations our High Holidays services are typically held at the Federated Church (118 Main Street) in Ashland.  All non-Jewish symbols are either removed or covered.