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Important High Holyday Information

High Holydays 2019 Services Streaming Audio


Registration, Tickets and Payment
While it is necessary for us to charge for children and non-member adults to attend our services, we want to accommodate everyone who wishes to observe the High Holydays with us. We never exclude anyone due to financial constraints, and our registration form has a sliding scale payment option.


High Holyday tickets are included with membership. If you wish to join, please call us at 617-965-0330 for more information. If you're not ready to join now, but choose to do so before October 31, each joining adult's High Holyday ticket amount will be credited to your account.


Each pre-registered attendee will receive a name tag listing your name and pronoun. Children's name tags will also list their ages. All name tags are to be picked up at the first service attended (starting with Erev Rosh Hashanah). This name tag serves as your ticket throughout High Holyday services.


It costs us approximately $35,000 to bring our High Holyday services to the community (including rent, food, security, children’s programming, and staff). While CDT membership dues include attendance at High Holydays, we request contributions for non-member partners, children of members, and close relatives, to help us meet those expenses.


Food in Gann Academy

Because of kashrut concerns, absolutely no food can be brought into Gann Academy. Snacks will be provided at children's programming, and lunch will be provided for all at kiddush following services on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah.


Break-Fast Dinner

On Yom Kippur, there is a light Break-Fast following the Ne’ilah service.


Fragrance-free Services

So that Congregation Dorshei Tzedek's services and events are accessible to all of our members and guests, we request that people refrain from wearing fragrances (perfume, scented oils, cologne, etc.) to High Holyday services.


Wearing White on Yom Kippur

It is traditional to dress entirely in white during Yom Kippur and to refrain from wearing leather, especially leather shoes. We invite you to join us in honoring one or both of these traditions.



All of our High Holyday programming at Gann Academy is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any food restrictions or accessibility needs (e.g. assisted listening device, ASL interpretation, bima ramp) on the registration form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Inclusion Coordinator, Amira Shulman-Kumin, at


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.

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

Tue, June 28 2022 29 Sivan 5782