Secular High Holiday Observances

Rooted in a Jewish commitment to social justice, we have created unique programs of readings, reflection, and singing for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Whatever your level of Jewish knowledge - however you might define your own spirituality - we invite you to join us.

  • Rosh Hashanah Service: Monday, Sept. 30th, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM, potluck to follow

  • Rosh Hashanah Children's Program: Monday, Sept. 30th 10 AM - 12 PM

  • Yom Kippur Service: Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 2019 10 AM - 12 PM

  • Yom Kippur Children's Program: Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 10 AM - 12 PM


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.

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. 

Look through past years ritual liturgy here.


High Holidays Children's Programs

Our Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur children's programs will be at the same time as the regular community-wide services from 10 AM - 12 PM in the Eliot Church Parlor. Parents can drop off their children ages 4-7 for a fun, meaningful High Holidays program with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.