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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services 5784 (2023)       

Join us for inspiring services led by Cantor Alex Eidman and Rabbi Alex Matthews

High Holiday services will be available in person, all services will also be available to stream via YouTube and Zoom.

Stream any of our High Holiday Services on YouTube here.

Please contact Rabbi Alex Matthews or Synagogue Administrator Marie Katzen for Zoom links to join services.  

Children's services for kids ages 0-13 will be held on Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning starting at 9 (9:30 for tot services age 0-4).

Rosh Hashanah Eve - Friday, September 15

Evening Services, beginning with candle lighting, at 6:00 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Saturday, September 16

Morning Services at 9 a.m.

Services on Day 1 will include the Morning Service, Torah Service and sermon

Please note we will not blow the shofar on day 1 in deference to Shabbat.

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 – Sunday, September 17

Services begin at 9 a.m.

Shofar at  approximately 10:30 a.m.

Services on Day 2 will include the Torah Service, Shofar Service, sermon and Musaf

Tashlich will immediately follow services at Cashman Park.

Yom Kippur Eve - Sunday, September 24

Kol Nidrei Services at 6:30 p.m. 

 Yom Kippur Day - Monday, September 25

Morning Services and Torah Service will begin at 9 a.m.

Children's Service wil begin at 9 a.m., tot services will begin at 9:30.

Sermon, Yizkor and Musaf will begin at approximately 11 a.m.

Meditation with Joel Grossman will take place at 4 p.m.

Afternoon services will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon services will include a conversation with Reverend Anne Deneen, retired pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gloucester, and part of the coalition of clergy who worked to found the Grace Center, a day resource center serving women and men a safe and supportive environment in Gloucester.  Alex and Reverend Deneen will be reflecting on the Book of Jonah and the how the concept of grace can be found in our texts and in our lives.  

Ne’ilah at 6 p.m.

Shofar and Havdalah service at 7:18, followed immediately by break fast.


The Machzor (High Holiday Prayer Book) will be available for full digital download.  If you are interested in borrowing a hard copy, please email Rabbi Alex Matthews or Synagogue Administrator Marie Katzen.


Yom Kippur Appeal donations can be made at:

There is no additional charge to attend High Holiday Services if you are a member of Ahavas Achim.



For non-members of Congregation Ahavas Achim

Shanah Tovah!

We are so glad that you have made us your home for the High Holidays.  We hope that Congregation Ahavas Achim has provided a meaningful and welcoming environment for you and your family.  We look forward to seeing you throughout the year at services, Adult Ed classes, holiday celebrations and at our programs and social events. 

If you are not a member the requested donation is:

Individual: $180

Family: $324

Please take this opportunity to use your seat donation toward your annual membership at Congregation Ahavas Achim.  If interested please email:

You can make your donation via credit card at:


Or you can send a check to:

Congregation Ahavas Achim

Attn: High Holiday

53 ½ Washington St

Newburyport, MA 01950


May we all be blessed with a year filled with Torah, happiness and life! Amen.

Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784