High Holy Days
High Holy Day liturgy and Eichah (Lamentations)
Each fall our doors are wide open for all who wish to celebrate the High Holy Days in community. Tickets are not required for members or guests, however guests are encouraged to make a donation to the congregation as they are able.
At Congregation Shir Hadash you will encounter much that you would expect at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services: special liturgy, beautiful music, hearing the shofar, reciting yiskor. You will also experience some things you might not expect: interpretive poetry, personal stories from congregation members, a warm, welcoming atmosphere, the opportunity to come up to the Torah for a group aliyah.
In this unique year, most of our events will be virtual, but will remain warm, musical, and participatory. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur day we will gather outdoors in small groups for a Tashlich and Shofar, service, movement, and conversation.
The Days of Awe at Shir Hadash feel a lot like our events throughout the year - only higher!
2020/5781 High Holy Day Service Schedule
Friday, September 18
Kabbalat HaShanah - Welcoming the New Year
7:30pm - Evening Service
Saturday, September 19
9:30am - Morning Prayers and Amidah
11am - Torah Service and Themed Reflections
Sunday September 20
Tashlich and Shofar service
Various places and times
Sunday, September 27
Monday, September 28
9:30am - Morning Praters and Amidah
11am - Torah Service and Yiskor
2pm - Contact us for Directions
Afternoon Learning and Conversation
Neilah, including Havdalah