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 hybrid for 2022, with both an in-person option at Eliot Church in Newton, and a virtual livestream option.


  • If you are a member, check your email for the registration link. If you can't find the email after searching, please reach out to and we'll get it to you as soon as possible.

  • Tickets open for non-members on August 24, 2022.

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  • We are committed to making our in-person services as COVID-safe as possible. We are limiting the number of in-person tickets to allow for more breathing room, as well as requiring that all in-person attendees are fully vaccinated and remain masked for the duration of the services.

    Due to this limited capacity, we are giving current BWC members a 12-day advance on ticket purchases. Livestream ticket capacity is unlimited and will remain available to all.

    If you are not a current member, you must renew your BWC membership to get the registration link before August 24. Current members are anyone who has joined or renewed their BWC membership since April of 2022. (Reach out to with any questions about your membership status.)


  • Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 26th 10 am-12 pm 

  • Followed by a kiddush on the lawn and a virtual kiddush on Zoom, at 12pm.

  • Tashlikh ceremonies will be hosted by neighborhood and online later in the afternoon. More information coming soon!


  • Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 5th, 10 am-12 pm


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


  • Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will have ASL interpretation and will be recorded.

  • The livestream link and the recording 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.

Member Pricing: In-Person Tickets
Sustainer: $400 individual / $500 family
Standard: $150 individual / $225 family
Young Adult / Low income: $36 individual / $72 family
Member Pricing: Livestream ONLY 
Sustainer: $126
Standard: $54
Young Adult / Low Income: $18
  • Each ticket covers Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, kiddush, tashlikh, and family services.
  • All in-person tickets come with the livestream link.
  • A family registration includes 2-6 people.
  • By purchasing in-person tickets, you attest that you are fully vaccinated and will wear a mask throughout the services.
  • No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are unable to pay and would like to participate, please email