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Yizkor Book of Remembrance
Volunteer for Children's Services
Parking Information
Schedule - Rosh Hashanah
Schedule - Yom Kippur
Food Drive
Join the Choir 

2019 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 - Monday 9/30 9:30am
Yom Kippur Morning Service - Wednesday 10/9 9:30am

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. You need not do anything for the names of these individuals to be listed.  All other names must be listed on the form.
  • Yom Kippur Break Fast Registration Form - To register for Yom Kippur Break Fast at CBT. 

Volunteer for Children's Services

Congregation B’nai Torah has a long history of offering fun age-appropriate services, crafts and other special activities on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for children ages prek - grade 5. Our madrachim (student class aides) volunteer to help and do a great job working with the younger children. To run all of these programs, we also need adult volunteers to help oversee the children. Without the help of our parent volunteers, the Children’s Services cannot happen.  Please click below to see the list of time slotsavailable on SignUpGenius and register to volunteer to ensure that the tradition of Children’s High Holiday Programs at CBT can continue.  

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 8:30 am and 1:00 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.

2019 High Holy Day Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday, September 29,  7:30 PM  (Open to the community/No tickets required)

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day - Monday, September 30,  9:30 AM

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day - Tuesday, October 1,  10:30 AM (Open to the community/No tickets required)

Tashlich - Tuesday, October 1,  12:30 PM (Open to the community/No tickets required)



Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre - Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM

Yom Kippur Morning Service - Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 AM 

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

Afternoon Service, 3:00 PM

Yizkor, 4:00 PM 

Neilah, 5:00 PM

Break Fast, 6:00 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 four local food pantries:

  • Sudbury: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
  • Framingham: Pearl Street Cupboard and Café (The United Way)
  • Natick: A Place to Turn
  • Waltham: Family Table

Collection bags will be distributed following Rosh Hashanah Morning Services on Monday, September 30th and may be returned anytime through Yom Kippur on Wednesday, October 9th.  

Please donate nonperishable sealed food, no glass items except for peanut butter and jelly, and please check the expiration dates.

Items requested include: 

  • Hearty canned meals -beef stew, Chef Boyardee, hearty soups, some low salt vegetarian soups, and TUNA, boxed or canned broth
  • Canned vegetables, beans (also dried), tomato sauce and tomato paste, salsa, mushrooms 
  • Peanut Butter (chunky if possible) and jellies, jams, canned fruits in their own juices (particularly peaches, pears and pineapple
  • Rice, pastas, grains etc.
  • Cereals – non-sugary – hot or cold
  • Snacks - pretzels, granola bars; crackers, cookies
  • Boxed baking mixes and side dishes
  • Paper Goods, etc. -towels, tissues, toilet paper, plastic sandwich bags, etc. 
  • Household cleaning items including dish washer detergent and laundry detergent
  • Personal care items - toiletries of all sizes
  • Baby formula, baby food, and diapers, etc.
  • Condiments – pickles, olive oil, salad dressing
  • Coffee, tea, fruit juices – particularly juice boxes and hot cocoa

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 13th at 10:30 am.  We thank you in advance and we wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.  

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. Cantorial soloist Jodi Blankstein 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. 

Contact Cantor Jodi Blankstein, at and give it a try.

Thu, July 2 2020 10 Tammuz 5780