Secular High Holiday Observances

Rosh Hashanah observance is on October 3rd, 2016 from 10am - 12pm (with a family service from 1:30pm - 2:30pm) and Yom Kippur observance is on October 12th, 2016 from 10am - 12pm.

Online registration for Yom Kippur has closed. Walk-ins welcome. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to reserve a seat. 

Rooted in a Jewish commitment to social justice, we have created unique programs of readings, reflection, and singing for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The High Holidays are the most highly attended gatherings of the year at Boston Workmen's Circle. They inspire, uplift, and remind us of the power of community.

Whatever your level of Jewish knowledge - however you might define your own spirituality - we invite you to join us.

Observances take place on the morning of the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on the morning of Yom Kippur. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. In addition, a family High Holiday service for younger children follows the Rosh Hashanah observance.

High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Family Service

A one-hour service especially for children under age 7, accompanied by a parent, takes place on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. With hands-on activities, music, and stories, children learn about special Jewish new year customs as well as the many ways that different cultures around the world celebrate the new year.

We are delighted to have children of all ages join us for the regular Boston Workmen's Circle High Holiday observances. But sometimes it can be hard for children to sit through the full program. The family service offers an alternative geared towards making sure the holidays are fun and meaningful for younger children.

To read and download a copy of the 2015 d'var delivered by Tolle Graham, click here

Look through past years ritual liturgy here.