Dear IJC members and friends,

We are thrilled to be holding our High Holyday Services LIVE this season in addition to on-line services as we have done the past couple of years.

In order to provide a safe and hospitable environment to every one of our congregants at the Brown Middle School at 125 Meadowbrook Rd., Newton Centre, we ask that all “in person” participants adhere to the following rules:

  • Please, only attend if you are fully vaccinated!!!  This includes children. 

  • Wear a mask at all times unless you are speaking/singing/chanting at the Bema!  This is a common courtesy to your fellow congregants, many of whom may be highly vulnerable individuals.

  • There will be plenty of room to spread out, so please do!  We ask that you leave a “gap” of at least two empty seats between groups.

Please respect others who arrive before you, abide by the following “DON’Ts:

  • Do not sit near other congregants that are not in your self-selected group!! 

  • Do not ask if they “mind if we sit near you.”  They likely arrived early to make sure they were isolated – respect that and do not put them in an uncomfortable position of needing to “refuse” you.

If you feel that you cannot follow these rules, we will miss you, but ask that you join the services on-line.  We will look forward to seeing you next year!

Rosh Hashannah - Mon. Sept. 26 at 10:00AM
Zoom link -
Tashlich - Mon. Sept. 26 at 5:00 PM
(meet outside Landwer Cafe in Cleaveland Circle)
Kol Nidre -  Tues. Oct. 4 at 7:00 PM
Yom Kippur + Yizkor - Wed. Oct. 5 at 10:00 AM
Zoom link -
Ne'ilah  - Wed. Oct. 5 at 5:30 PM
at the Shuman Center, 675 Saw Mill Brook Pkwy, Newton

Please contact Avi at 
with updated email addresses for yourself,
as well as other family members and friends.
IJC prayer books are available to purchase ($30 each) 
To place an order, please contact

Services will be participatory! And as has been tradition, tickets to our services are not required, however donations are welcome. Please click the DONATE tab at the top of this page for details

The Independent Jewish Community

An inclusive and egalitarian congregation​​​

The Independent Jewish Community invites families and friends to worship together in participatory High Holiday Services led by Avi Teken.