High Holy Day Services 2017/5778
(NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)
Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton MA 02446
Thursday 9/21/2017 10:30am
Yom Kippur evening service
Friday 9/29/2017 7:30pm
Saturday 9/30/2017 10:30am
Yizkor (memorial) service
at conclusion of morning service
Ahava’s High Holy Day services are meaningful, contemplative, and infused with exquisitely beautiful music. All are welcome, regardless of background, and all will feel at home.
The services are not affiliated with any of the major Jewish movements. Rather, they combine traditional prayers and melodies with contemporary elements, for a prayer experience that will leave you feeling inspired and spiritually fulfilled.
From a former congregant: "You should know that I very recently was saying that I don’t expect to ever be so moved again at a service as I was [at Cantor Jacqui’s services]. I hope someday to have the privilege to hear you again. Your warmth and talent certainly brought services to a different level." -Maureen Schnur
Please bring your own machzor (prayer book)
We will be using Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe.
You may order a hard copy HERE and bring the books with you to services. Please note that there are separate volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The two-volume set sells for $42.
You may order an electronic copy HERE and bring your device with you to services. Please download to your device; do not rely on wifi. Note that you do not need a kindle to order the electronic kindle version; just download the kindle app onto any device. The two volumes sell separately, each for $9.99.
Men and women are encouraged to bring and wear their own kippot (yarmulkes) and tallitot (prayer shawls).
If you have lost a loved one over the past year and would like his or her name read aloud during the Yizkor service, please email your loved one’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate correct pronunciation.
Follow/Like On Facebook
All donations to Ahava are fully tax deductible, including the cost of High Holy Day tickets. We thank you for your consideration and generosity.
Dear Cantor Jacqui
You have become a very important person to me. At first, I was nervous about singing in front of you, but you made me feel confident and more sure of myself. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me and for being such a wonderful teacher.
-Fondly, Alex G
Every now and again you meet someone who changes your life. While we are sure Natasha is too young to realize it - you have changed hers. A year ago we brought you a child full of potential but lacking the confidence to realize it. You have given her that and it is a gift that should last a lifetime. By extension you have also touched all of our lives. We are forever grateful.
Michele FS & Michael F
I am so lucky to have had you as my tutor. We laughed a lot, and your calm way of doing everything made me feel so comfortable and at ease about everything. I will miss coming to see you every week.
-Love, Sarah B