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Accessibility and Directions to Gann Academy and Tashlikh Locations

High Holydays 2021 Services: Audio-only


All of our High Holyday programming at Gann Academy is wheelchair accessible, and all streamed and Zoomed services will be live captioned. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions or accessibility needs (e.g. assisted listening device, ASL interpretation) on the reservation form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Inclusion Coordinator, Jess Green, at

In the event that the live captioning function on YouTube malfunctions, please CLICK HERE for our (plan B) back-up live captioning.


We are a diverse and inclusive community, with members who have a variety of relationships to eating, drinking, and fasting on Yom Kippur. We ask that you please keep this in mind before wishing someone an easy fast.


Parking is available in the parking lot at the main building and along Forest Street, if necessary.

Directions to Gann Academy

From 60 Highland Street, West Newton Square (10 minutes from CDT)
Turn left onto Washington St. and right at first light onto Cherry St. At end of Cherry, turn left onto High St. At the first light, turn right onto Newton St. Take Newton St. to end. Turn left onto Main St. and get into right lane. Turn right at first light onto Lyman. Come to a rotary. Continue to first exit, onto Beaver. Take a left at light onto Forest St. (Bentley College at corner). Gann Academy is on your right, about 3/4 mile up Forest St.

From Cambridge/Belmont

From Alewife Station, take Rte. 2W to Exit 59 (Rte. 60). At end of ramp turn left (toward Belmont) onto Rte. 60/Pleasant St. Continue through Belmont. Bear right onto Trapelo Rd. Continue 1.6 miles to Forest St. - third street on left after National Archives - turn left. Gann is 0.4 miles on left.

From the North

Take Rte. 128/I-95S to Exit 28 (Trapelo Rd.). Take Trapelo Rd. east toward Belmont. Continue 2.3 miles on Trapelo Rd. to Forest St. on right. (The National Archives is ~1/4 mile too far.) Turn right at the light onto Forest St. Gann is 0.4 miles on the left.

Tashlikh Locations

Newton LocationPond at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave - on the grassy area between the bridge and city hall

Leaders: Rabbi Toba and Bob Warren
Shofar players: Josh Lieberman, Michele Arons, Evan Gan, Amy Westebbe

Watertown locationWatertown Square/Charles River Road

**Meet at the World War I/World War II Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Riverside Rd/Charles River Road. There is parking along the river road.  The group will take a short walk to the service location along the river.

Leader: Michael Feldstein
Shofar players: Ezra Hausman, Elaine Pollack, Alec Stanton, Diana Perretta

Arlington Location: Menotomy Rocks Park, 129 Jason Street, Arlington**

Please note that some GPS routes will take you to a different, rear park entrance. Please go to the main entrance at 129 Jason Street, opposite Brantwood Road. The group will meet in the large field directly inside the park entrance

Leaders: Sue Lanser, Jo Radner, and Ayelet Lipton
Shofar players: Jo Radner, Ayelet Lipton, Earnest Vener


Jamaica Plain LocationJamaica Pond Beach, across from Orchard St (Orchard & Pond)

Leader: Bill Shorr
Shofar players: Miriam Bronstein, Liz Carver, Stacey Chacker, Matthew Valleau

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782