High Holy Days

Turn us, and we will be turned.....renew our days as of old​.
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
Shacharit/Morning Services
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
Kol Nidre
6:15 pm

Monday, September 28
Shacharit/Morning Services
9:30am - Morning Prayers and Amidah
11am - Torah Service and Yiskor

YK Movement
2pm - Contact us for Directions

Afternoon Learning and Conversation

Neilah, including Havdalah
6:15 pm