High Holy Day Season 2018-5778-5779
Rabbi Eric Gurvis and Community Members Officiating

                    Rabbi Eric Gurvis

                    Rabbi Eric Gurvis

SELICHOT- Saturday, September 1
7:30 PM Havadalah and Selichot Service

Sunday, September 9
6:30 PM Erev Rosh Hashana Service
The evening Rosh Hashanah service at BHC blends the best

Monday, September 10
9:30 AM. Rosh Hashana Morning Service –
1:30 PM Dairy Potluck Luncheon
3:00 PM Tashlich
-Casting our Sins into Living Waters

Tuesday, September 11
10:00 AM Rosh Hashana Second Day Morning Service .
1:00 PM Dairy Potluck Luncheon – 

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Friday, September 14
6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, September 15
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Shuvah Service

10:30 a.m. Torah Study - 

Sunday, September 16
12:00 Noon - BHC Community Cemetery Service


Tuesday, September 18 – 
6:00 PM - Kol Nidrei and Erev Yom Kippur Service

Wednesday, September 19 - 
10:00 AM - Yom Kippur Morning Service
12:30 PM - Yizkor Service
1 PM - Musaf Service. 

5:00 PM Mincha

6:30 PM Neilah/Havdalah - TEKIAH GEDOLA!


Thursday September 20
10:00 a.m. Sukkah Building Time Brunch

SundaySeptember 23
5:00 PM - Sukkah Decorating
6:00 PM - Sukkot Service and Dairy-Parve Potluck dinner

Friday September 28
6:30 PM- Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, September 29
9:30 AM - Shabbat and Sukkot Morning Service
10:30 AM - Sukkot Torah Study

Sunday, September 30
5:00 PM- Shmini Atzeret /Yizkor
6:00 PM- Simchat Torah Celebration


Rabbi Eric Gurvis is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies, and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Eric has served congregations in New York City; Jackson, Mississippi; Teaneck, New Jersey; and most recently completed 18 years as Senior Rabbi of Temple Shalom of Newton in Newton, Massachusetts, where he is now Rabbi Emeritus. For the past year Eric served as East Coast Manager for Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he has overseen all programmatic activity and relationship management in East Coast cities.

Eric has long been deeply involved in youth activities and Jewish camps, interfaith work, as well as Israel programming and education. He was a member of the 4th cohort of the Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative and became a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Institute in 2013, where he serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Council. Eric has also completed training with The Mussar Institute, and is a certified Mussar Va’ad leader. He is a blogger and regular contributor to Fresh Day, an online interfaith e-zine.

Eric lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife, Laura Kizner Gurvis. Eric and Laura have four children, and most recently, a 15-month old grandson in whom they take great delight.