Schedule of Services

In order to keep our community safe during this time of pandemic, all high holiday services will be virtual. We will gather together on Zoom for davening (prayer) led by Rabbi Leora along with many community members. Keep your eyes out for more information about how to register for Zoom services and how to access the Mahzor (prayer book). If you have other access needs of any kind (including if you need closed captioning or any kind of tech support) please email

Brookline Community Selichot with Temple Beth Zion

Saturday, September 12th

Join us for a soulful beginning to the High Holy Days with an evening of meditation, learning and inspiring prayer.  Come for all or part of the evening!

9:15 – 10:00 – Meditation led by Nishmat Hayyim
10:15 – 11:15 – Shiur with Rabbi Art Green
11:30 – Service led by Rabbi Ebn Leader with Noah Weinberg, Aviva Herr-Welber and Rav Claudia Kreiman

To register click here.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email with access info for the event.

Rosh Hashana 

Friday, September 18th, 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Pre-yontiv community gathering to welcome in the New Year and consecrate our homes as sanctuaries

Saturday, September 19th, 9:30 am -12:00 pm: Rosh Hashana Day 1 Morning Service 

  • Abridged Psukei d’zimra led by Emily Fishman
  • Full Shahrit led by Howard Wial with additional community voices
  • Drasha (sermon) by Rabbi Leora
  • Torah and Haftarah leyning (not a full Torah service)

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am: Nehar Shalom Family Service for all ages, led by Jess Green

Saturday, September 19, 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Musaf

  • Contemplative musaf service combining traditional liturgy with interpretation and reflection, led by Rabbi Leora and Rabbi Jordan Schuster

Sunday, September 20, 9:30am – 12:00pm: Rosh Hashana Day 2 Morning Service

  • Abridged Psukei d’zimra led by Eliana Willis
  • Full Shahrit led by Mark Finkelstein with additional community voices
  • Reflections by Nehar Shalom community members
  • Abridged musaf led by Rabbi Leora and Rabbi Jordan Schuster

Sunday, September 20th, 12:00 – 6:00 pm: Decentralized in-person Shofar blowing and tashlich gatherings

Sunday, September 20th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Torah and Discussion

  • Torah and Haftarah leyning
  • Torah Discussion



Thursday, September 24th – Join Rabbi Leora for some contemplative art making and reflection about loss and remembering our loved ones followed by a Yizkor service. The Yizkor service will not be a full liturgy but will include elements of the traditional liturgy along with contemporary poetry.

6:30-7:15 Contemplative art-making (BYO supplies – even a pencil and a scrap of paper will do)

7:30-8:15 Yizkor service


Shabbat Shuva 

Friday, September 25, 5:15 – 6:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat and Words of Torah


Yom Kippur 

Sunday, September 27th: Kol Nidre and Ma’ariv

  • 5:50 – 6:10 We will gather virtually as a community before yontiv begins to recite Kol Nidre together
  • Candlelighting/Fast begins: 6:14 pm
  • 6:30 – 8:00: Ma’ariv led by Rabbi Noam Lerman

Monday, September 28th, 9:30 am -12:00 pm: Yom Kippur Morning Service

  • 8:45 am – 9:15 am: Contemplative Psukei d’Zimra/chanting of psalms 
  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm:  Shahrit, led by Rabbi Noam Lerman, plus Torah/haftarah leyning

Monday, September 28th, 10:00-11:00 am: Nehar Shalom Family Service for all ages, led by Jess Green

Monday, September 28th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Leyning Jonah and discussion

Monday, September 28th, 6:15 pm: Neilah