Sep 19, 1997 - 21:10 -
I have a question:
Thanks for your questions, William.
There are three things an observant Jew can do on Yom Tov that one can't do on Shabbat: cook, light a fire from a pre-existing fire, and carry. (All three permissions only apply to actions performed in observance of the Yom Tov.) So yes, you can bring those items between synagogue and home.
An eruv is more than just a fence, and can be a tricky thing, so I advise consulting a rabbi who specializes in eruvin to determine if you have a valid one that includes your home and synagogue. But if you do, you can carry within it.
(An eruv around your own house and yard --- e.g., to carry food to the sukkah on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot --- is pretty straightforward, but to include a path to the shul and the shul itself gets challenging.)