Repairing the World

We answer the call of Deuteronomy 16:20: Tzedek, tzedek tirdof (Justice, justice, shall you pursue). Our congregation takes a multi-faceted approach to Tikkun Olam and social justice through our Social Action Committee. 

Helping Those in Need

We have several annual projects devoted to alleviating hunger and homelessness, including:

  • High Holy Day Food Drive
  • The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), which is an organization that unites the religious community in an effort to serve and nurture homeless families.
  • Walk for the Homeless

Ecological Responsibility

We are also devoted to environmental justice and are working to make our congregation more green, sustainable, and environmentally conscientious. We sponsor an annual Eco-Shabbat, which focuses on educating our community on environmental concerns, sharing local resources, and praying in our own natural setting.

Meatless Mondays – Eating Our Way to a Sustainable Future

Over 25 people have already joined our Meatless Mondays group on the TES Facebook page!

Take a peek at the group posts and join the discussion. We especially want you to share your meatless Mondays recipes and photos!

Click here to check out our Meatless Mondays group page on Facebook!

Annual EcoShabbat

We mobilize our congregation to participate in local rallies and protests on issues such as immigration and support for refugees, gender equality, religious and ethnic diversity, support for the LGBTQ community, and city-wide prayer gatherings in response to tragedy among others.

Our most recent efforts will be concentrated on bringing the diverse community of Greater Worcester together: getting to know our neighbors of other faith traditions and working for racial justice.

We hope you will join us in transforming our Jewish values from words of Torah into personal action.

Local Produce and Other Farm Products:

If you are interested in buying local produce or other farm products, check out the links below!

https://www.centralmassgrown.org/directory

https://worcestercentralkidscalendar.com/buy-local-eat-local-at-central-ma-farmers-markets-find-one-near-you/

https://www.discovercentralma.org/see-do/shopping/farmers-markets/

High Holy Day Schedule 5783

ALL SERVICES WILL BE IN PERSON AND ONLINE

Selichot Service: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 7:30 pm

ROSH HASHANA
Erev Rosh Hashana: Sunday, September 25, 7:30 pm
Rosh Hashana Family Service: Monday, September 26, 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Rosh Hashana Main Service: Monday, September 26, 11:00 am
Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Service: Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am
Tashlich, Tuesday, September 27, immediately following services, at TES pond (meet in front of building)

Shabbat Shuva: Friday, September 30, 7:30 pm

YOM KIPPUR
Kol Nidre: Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm
Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, October 5
Yom Kippur Family Service: 9:00 am
(for families with children 4th grade and younger)
Yom Kippur Main Service: 11:00 am
Healing Service: immediately following Main Service (estimated 1:00)

Study Sessions,  2:00 pm

Study Session Topics:

    • Tikkun Olam: Special Topic for Repairing Our World NOW
    • Singing Our Way to God: Lifting up 5783 Through What We Learned During 5782 (led by members of the Worship Committee)
    • The Liturgy of Neilah (the Concluding Service) and its Message for Every Day

Afternoon Service: 3:30 pm
Yizkor/Memorial Service: 5:00 pm
Ne’ilah/Concluding Service 6:00 pm

SUKKOT
Erev Sukkot Service: Sunday, October 9, 6:30 pm

SIMCHAT TORAH
Erev Simchat Torah Service: Sunday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Festival Morning Service and Yizkor: Monday, October 17, 10:30 am

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