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Schedule - Rosh Hashanah
Schedule - Yom Kippur
Food Drive
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2017 High Holy Day Registration

All members and non-members must request and obtain tickets (in advance) to attend the main High Holiday services:

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day - Thu. 9/21 9:30am-12:00pm
Yom Kippur Morning Service - Sat. 9/30 9:30am-12:00pm

Tickets are not required for any of the other High Holy Day services, which are open to everyone (members and non-members). See the full High Holy Day Worship Schedule.

Please complete and submit the appropriate on-line form(s) to request tickets:

  • Member Registration Form - Tickets for members and their dependent children up to age 25 (no charge). Includes registration for Children's services (Pre-K through Grade 5).
  • Guest Ticket Order Form - Tickets for non-members and members' adult children age 26+, extended family, and friends (donation required).

In addition, please complete the following forms, if interested:

  • Yizkor Remembrance Form - To name loved ones in the Yizkor Book of Rememberance. Note: The book will automatically include the names of CBT members and relatives who have passed away since last Yom Kippur, and those who have memorial plaques on the Yahrzeit Boards in the Sanctuary. You need not do anything for the names of these individuals to be listed.
  • Yom Kippur Break Fast Registration Form - To register for Yom Kippur Break Fast at CBT. 

Volunteer for Children's Services

We want to thank everyone who has signed up to work as an adult volunteer during the High Holy Day Children's Services.  We are still in need of a few more adult volunteers to ensure we have enough coverage on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  If you would like to volunteer, please click HERE for a list of time slots.


Parking Information

Since our parking lot can only accommodate 50 cars, we are grateful to Our Lady of Fatima Church of Sudbury for allowing us to use their parking lot for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and our Yom Kippur morning service.  Shuttle buses will run continuously between 8 am and 1 pm on both days.  Please park at the temple for all other services.

If you have not been notified that you are permitted to park at the temple, please park at Our Lady of Fatima located at 160 Concord Road in Sudbury.  Please try to arrive at Our Lady of Fatima early to allow sufficient time to board the bus and get to services which will begin promptly at 9:30 am.  

Please note that there is no parking in commercial lots during business hours and that Sudbury parking regulations prohibit parking within five feet of a residential driveway or within twenty feet of a street corner.

We greatly appreciation your cooperation.

2017 High Holy Day Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wednesday, September 20,  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Open to the community/No tickets required)

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day - Thursday, September 21,  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day - Friday, September 22,  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Open to the community/No tickets required)

Tashlich - Friday, September 22,  12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (Open to the community/No tickets required)



Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei - Friday, September 29, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Yom Kippur Morning Service - Saturday, September 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

PreSchool Service for Families with Very Young Children, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM (Open to the community/No tickets required)

Afternoon Service, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Yizkor, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Neilah, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Break Fast, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


High Holy Day Food Drive

Congregation B'nai Torah is continuing our tradition of collecting food items during the High Holy Days for the benefit of local residents in need. We will distribute the food directly to 3 local food pantries, including Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury, The Pearl Street Cupboard and Café in Framingham; and A Place to Turn in Natick. 

Please donate non-perishable sealed food items that are not in glass jars, except for peanut butter and jelly, and please be mindful of expiration dates. Collection bags will be distributed following Rosh Hashanah Morning Services on Thursday September 22nd and may be returned anytime through Yom Kippur on Saturday September 30th.  

Items requested include: 

  • Hearty canned meals, such as Beef Stew, Chef Boyardee, vegetables, beans (also dried), pasta, rice, grains, hearty soups.
  • Peanut Butter (chunky if possible) and jellies, jams, canned fruits in their own juices (particularly pears and pineapple), rice, pastas, grains etc.
  • Cereals - non-sugary preferred
  • Snacks and boxed baking mixes
  • Paper goods, such as towels, tissues, toilet paper, plastic sandwich bags, etc.
  • Personal care items - tooth brushes, toiletries, etc.
  • Baby formula, baby food, and baby diapers
  • Condiments
  • Coffee, tea, dried or evaporated milk, fruit juices

Your contributions have been much appreciated by the individuals and families, the elderly, and the many veterans who are being served by these pantries. Volunteers would be most welcome to help sort the items on Sunday, October 1st at 10:00 am.  We thank you in advance and we wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  

Contact: Tammy and Bob Weiser
Co-chairs of the CBT Social Action Committee  


Do you like to sing? Can you carry a tune? Our wonderful High Holy Day choir wants YOU, men or women - and especially men! Last year we heard lots of great voices out there in the congregation, but we - and the rest of the congregation - want you singing with us up front. 

There's no audition and you don't have to be able to read music or even Hebrew. Conductor Sandy Bornstein will teach you the music and the words (it's all transliterated into English, so there goes that excuse!), and you will have the joy of making music that enriches our worship and thrills the congregation. 

All rehearsals are from 7-9PM and are scheduled, as follows:

Wed 9/6
Sun  9/10
Wed 9/13
Sun  9/17
Sun  9/24
Wed 9/27

Even if you have to miss a rehearsal, we still want you. Contact Cantor Jodi Blankstein, at [email protected] and give it a try.