Happy Rosh Hashanah

We wish the members of the Jewish community in Chelsea a happy and healthy New Year (Rosh Hashanah) as they begin the celebration of the Year 5775 at sundown next Wednesday, leading  to the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) that begins at sundown on October 3.

Chelsea used to be home to thousands of Jews and there were many synagogues and temples. Young boys and girls attended the Chelsea Hebrew School that was located from Chelsea City Hall.

At Temple Emmanuel, president Sara Lee Callahan has re-energized the congregation with her enthusiasm and hard work, making the temple a welcoming place for new families that have moved to our city. Former Chelsea residents still come to Temple Emmanuel for services and social events.

Former Chelsea resident Herbie Kupersmith has become synonymous with the Walnut Street  Synagogue and he has devoted many hours of his time raising funds to keep the synagogue going forward. We commend Mr. Kupersmith for his efforts and his dedication to the shul.



Rabbi and Cantor Oksana Chapman and the congregation at Temple Emmanuel Chelsea warmly welcome everyone, especially Chelsea’s newest residents, to join them for the upcoming High Holidays season.  Temple Emmanuel is a fully active and majestic synagogue located in Cary Square which opened in 1929 and follows the Jewish tradition in a modern and flexible manner, with new books and much active congregant participation.

This Saturday, September 20th at 7:00 PM, all are welcomed to a Selichot Service entitled “Cosmos and Knishes Open House” with mouth watering Knishes and more (All homemade by Temple women).  Other unique and special High Holiday events include Tashlich on the Waterfront at Admiral Hill  following Rosh Hashanah Services on Thursday, September 24th, “Kol Nidre in Voice and Cello” on Friday October 3rd, and “Sukkot Under the Stars” on Wednesday, October 8th. A complete schedule may be found below:


Erev Rosh Hashanah Service – Wednesday Evening, September 23rd, 6:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Service – Thursday, September 24th, 9:30 AM.

(Followed by Tashlikh on the Waterfront at Admiral Hill)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service – Friday, September 25th, 9:30 AM.


Kol Nidre VOICE & CELLO Service – Friday October 3rd, 6:30 PM

Yom Kippur Service – Saturday October 4th, 9:30 AM

BREAK-THE-FAST SUPPER Celebration  – Saturday Night, October 4th, following Neelah Service at sundown


“Sukkot Under the Stars” – Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 PM

For more information:


60 Tudor Street – Chelsea, MA  617 889-1736

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