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.​

Our Rosh Hashanah observance includes a community tashlich ceremony at the Milwaukee river and a second day retreat where we take a deep dive into a specific theme. Yom Kippur begins with the powerful Kol Nidre service and ends in a communal break the fast, with many opportunities for prayer, reflection, movement, and connection in between.

The ​Days of Awe at Shir Hadash feel a lot like our ​events throughout the year - only higher!

2018/5779 High Holy Day Service Schedule

ROSH HASHANAH

Sunday, September 9
Kabbalat HaShanah - Welcoming the New Year
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dessert Oneg
9:00pm

Monday, September 10
Shacharit/Morning Services
9:30am - 12:30pm
Tashlich
4:00pm
Location: Hubbard Park in Shorewood

Tuesday, September 11
Rosh Hashanah Retreat
9:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Private Home, contact us for information

YOM KIPPUR

Tuesday, September 18
Kol Nidre
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, September 19
Shacharit/Morning Services, including Yizkor                       
9:30am - 1:00pm
YK Movement
1:30pm
Afternoon Learning and Conversation
4:30pm
Neilah, including Havdalah
6:00pm
Potluck Break-the-Fast
7:30pm

For more details about our High Holy Day services, including location, parking, childcare, etc. click here.