Holiday Wrap-Up - and Shabes Dinners to Come

Thank you all for helping to make this year’s High Holidays such a meaningful community experience! Our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur observances were both very well-attended (over 450 people each), and offered the opportunity to connect with the community and ourselves on many levels. There were wonderful new songs at both observances this year, including One Voice (by the Wailin’ Jennys) and There is a Wall (by Charlie King), and we were delighted to introduce Ivy Hest as a song leader. We were also pleased to have been able to set up – in response to popular demand – reserved seating for families with small children in the back of the sanctuary, with speakers in the foyer so that parents could walk with their babies and toddlers without missing the observance. Many thanks, also, to our Rosh Hashana emcee Megan Wolf, and to our Yom Kippur emcee Edward Elbers.

Marsha Lazar gave this year's Rosh Hashana d'var, focusing on our community conversation about exploring and fostering opportunities for spirituality here at Boston Workmen’s Circle. Part of that exploration includes our new Second Friday Shabes gatherings, beginning October 12 – all are welcome to attend! If you would like to participate in the ongoing spirituality discussion, please contact Marsha Lazar at And if you're interested in helping to plan for next year’s High Holiday observances, the Ritual Committee is gladly accepting input or new members: contact Linda Gritz:

A sweet and healthy new year to all!