Jewish High Holy Days

The Jewish High Holy Days will descend on us this Sunday at sundown with Rosh Hashanah ushering in the year 5779.


This year Temple Shalom Emeth here in Burlington is having a special homecoming for the new year, Wendy Simon-Pearson, a graduate of Burlington High School, will blow the Shofar to mark the holiday. The Shofar is a ram's-horn trumpet used in religious ceremonies and as a battle signal by ancient Jews.


Wendy played trumpet in the BHS. She attended UMass Amherst, and George Washington University Law School and is off to China. Wendy has accepted a job in Beijing, with an international corporation law firm where she hopes ultimately to practice international arbitration law. While a UMass, she studied Mandarin, and subsequently, spent three full years studying and working in China.


High Holy Days services begin Monday, September 10th with Rosh Hashanah and end September 19th with Yom Kippur, a day fasting and atonement that is Judaism’s holiest day of the year. For a detailed schedule of services and more on High Holy Days you can contact Rabbi Susan Abramson at 781-272-2351. 

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