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.

  • High Holidays will be held virtually for 2021 // 5782.


  • [Note: For those who have registered, the Zoom link & program have been emailed. Please check your inbox and spam for an email from If you don't see it after searching, please reach out to and we will get back to you promptly.]


  • Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 11am (ET)

  • Followed by an optional, virtual "potluck" hosted by the Board.

  • D'varist: Jen Kiok, former Executive Director of BWC.


  • Yom Kippur: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 11am (ET)

  • D'varist: Jonah Sidman, Shule music teacher & Yiddish teacher.


  • Family Program: For kids ages 4-7 years old and their caretaker(s). Takes place for 45-minutes during each service.


  • Both services will have live closed captioning and will be recorded.

  • Recordings will be shared with all registrants.



The High Holidays are the most highly attended gatherings of the year at Boston Workers 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.


Your High Holiday contribution sustains the community that makes these observances possible. Boston Workers Circle depends on the support we receive at the holidays each year. At the same time, we are committed to making sure that all feel welcome at our observances. You are always welcome whatever you are able to pay.

Still need to join/renew your BWC membership for 2021-2022? Click here. Not sure if your membership is current? Email