Holiday Season at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills
Check out some fun upcoming holiday events at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills!
As the autumn Jewish holiday season approaches, Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills invites interested individuals and families in the surrounding area to join us in observing and celebrating the various holidays. High Holy Day services begin with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 29th, and continue with full services the next two days under the direction of spiritual leader Rabbi Alfred Benjamin and Cantor Dvorah Buhr. There will be a separate Family Service on Sept. 30th for parents with children up to 3rd grade, and childcare and children’s activities each day.
Tashlich, the symbolic casting away of sins on Rosh Hashanah, will also be on the 30th at 5:30 p.m. at Turner’s Pond on Central Ave., Milton (bring your own bread), followed by a dairy pot-luck dinner at the nearby home of a congregant family. All are invited to participate.
After Yom Kippur on Oct. 8th, other holidays including Sukkot will follow, with special family-oriented holiday events, such as eating in the Sukkah and parading with the Torah scrolls on Simchat Torah.
All services and activities at Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills are open to the entire Jewish community, and will be held in the synagogue sanctuary at 18 Shoolman Way (off Lodge Street), Milton. During the High Holy Days there is limited parking at the synagogue, with preference for elderly and handicapped,. Overflow parking is available on nearby Pleasant Street, with no parking allowed on Lodge or Maitland Streets. For security reasons, non-members interested in attending High Holiday services or other events are required to call the Congregation office at 617-698-3394.
The synagogue’s Rabbi Jerome Weistrop Religious School, which provides small, twice-weekly classes, pre-school Story Hour, holiday family events, field trips and more, is accepting applications during the month of September. Jewish children of all grade levels are encouraged to enroll and participate in a quality Jewish education.
Families interested in the religious school or the synagogue are invited to attend our Open House on Sunday, Sept 15th from 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. , meet Rabbi Benjamin and Education Director Nancy Mollitor, and learn about the synagogue’s programs and activities. First-time visitors who call ahead to attend the Open House may receive complimentary seats for one High Holiday service.
Cong. Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is an egalitarian synagogue and welcomes interfaith and LGBT members and families. For further information about religious school, services, events or membership, please call the Congregation office at 617-698-3394, email: [email protected] or visit www.BethShalomBlue Hills.org.