High Holidays

On the High Holidays, we transform ourselves from a small intimate congregation to a group of close to 200 people. However, we still try hard not to lose our basic warmth, friendliness and unpretentious atmosphere. We welcome our friends, members and supporters, some who are regulars, and others who only come two or three times a year.

Our High Holiday services are led by Rabbi Daniel Klein from the Hebrew College Rabbinical School and our old friend Dr. David Fishman, a tenured professor of Modern Jewish History at Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. David has been associated with the Shul since his student days at Harvard.

Rounding out the team are Noah Weingarten, who helps coordinate services and reads Torah, and Michael Maleson, our shofar blower extraordinaire. Hearing Noah chant Torah and Michael blow shofar are amazing experiences!


The Synagogue makes every effort to provide free High Holiday parking. For more information, please email the office at office@bostonsynagogue.org.


Like most shuls, fees for High Holiday tickets help maintain the synagogue on a year-round basis. We encourage people to become members of the Shul, which includes a High Holiday ticket for single membership (two for family memberships).

Even if you just come for the High Holidays, your contribution goes a long way to support the Jewish community in downtown Boston. The additional cost over the seat-only price is only a few dollars a month.

In addition to memberships, we sell High Holiday seats to non-members and additional seats to members.

The fees for High Holy Day Seats are as follows:


Membership Renewal
Membership New
YP Membership

Individual HH Seats

Additional HH Seats: Members
HH Seats: YP/Student
HH Seats: Non-Members

Individual HH Seats

Note: If you need seats for children as well as adults, you will need to ‘Add to Cart’ separately for each. In the Shopping Cart, you will then need to enter the appropriate number of seats To reserve High Holy Day seats for 5777 (2016), complete the application form and return to the office. You may also contact the office at 617.523.0453 or by email.


Parking for the High Holidays is available at the Asteria Garage at 4 Emerson Place, Boston, MA 02114. It is a 5-minute walk from the Synagogue via Thoreau Path. Please pick up a blue parking voucher from the Synagogue before you leave — keep the ticket you received upon entering the garage as well. Upon exiting the garage, first insert your entry ticket, then the blue voucher. If you have any trouble, please press the intercom button for assistance.

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