We know the holidays are often the loneliest and most difficult time for newcomers. Since GesherCity aims to make it easier for young adults ages 21 - 35 to connect to the Jewish community, meet other young adults, and find your niche in Jewish Boston, we go into overdrive around the holidays.
One of the most successful ways that we can help connect you to the larger Jewish community is through our High Holiday Ticket Match Program in partnership with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Participating in this program is a great way for you to find a home for the holidays and connect with other Jewish young adults and Jewish institutions in our community.
We understand that some of your favorite memories from the holidays may not be services, but good meals and time with family. This year, members of the participating congregations have offered to open their homes to you for a meal at holiday time. When you sign up to participate in services, someone from the synagogue will contact you with an invitation. We are grateful to have so many generous synagogues and welcoming congregants in our community who have offered to participate in this program.
The High Holiday Ticket Match program provides newcomers or young adults without family in the area with free or reduced-rate tickets to High Holiday services at local temples. This year the participants will have the option to sign themselves up for each synagogue through JewishBoston.com once they decide which congregation would be the best fit for them.
Here’s how it works. Each of the participating services is listed as a GesherCity event on JewishBoston.com. Click here to see the list. If you’d like to learn more about each of the synagogues, you can check them out in JewishBoston.com’s community directory. If you have more specific questions, please be in touch with me either by e-mail to AlexisG@cjp.org or calling 617-457-8666.