HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020
It's not what you expect, but it's exactly what you are looking for!
Once again, Shir Hadash will hold warm, inspiring, creative, and musical High Holiday Services. This year our services will be held virtually to protect everyone's health and safety, especially in large crowds.
How "Virtual" High Holidays Will Work
This year we have designed High Holiday services that will make you feel like you are part of the action, but from the safety of your home. You will see Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow leading the services from the synagogue bimah. Our Lahaka choir is already recording wonderful music for you to hear. And you will see and hear Shir Hadash members reading prayers and Torah, like always.
Every guest will receive their own unique viewing code, which cannot be shared outside of your household. Services will be held via Zoom. High Holiday guests will receive their viewing codes after the purchase of virtual tickets using the link below. The ticket price is $36 per person for first-time attendees watching the services. This ticket price is a fraction of our usual ticket prices for the High Holiday services. We understand that many are facing very challenging economic times and we want to make services as accessible as possible.
Why Shir Hadash for the High Holidays?
Because you are looking for an uplifting High Holidays experience that is relevant to today while still grounded in the Jewish tradition.
Because you are looking for children's programming for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur morning services.
Because you want to know what your prayers mean while you are saying them.
Because you would like to feel a part of services and not just a spectator.
Because you would like to feel like a part of a Jewish community.
Because you enjoy services led by a rabbi who inspires spirituality, sings enthusiastically, smiles broadly, and connects with all of his congregants one on one as well as in a group.
We offer virtual guest tickets for the High Holidays, which give you full access to all services and programs during the holiday season starting with Selichot and carrying all the way through Simchat Torah. We offer special ticket prices for first-time High Holiday guests. Click on the box "Special Ticket Offer for First Time Attendees." For returning High Holiday guests, we're happy to see you again! Click on the box "Tickets for Returning High Holiday Guests."
Are you looking for a deeper connection in these isolating times?
If so, consider becoming a member of Shir Hadash! We have so much going on virtually--religious services, adult education, cooking classes, book groups, bingo nights, and religious school, to name a few.
And in the past year, we have eliminated mandatory membership dues and religious school tuition in favor of a new financial model called "Voluntary Commitment," which means that we provide complete transparency on how much it costs to run the synagogue, and you decide how much you want to contribute. So there's no embarrassing "consideration" conversations--just you making the right financial decisions for your family.
Members are entitled to High Holiday tickets as well as all of the other benefits of membership--including having a community that cares about you and is by your side in good times and bad.
High Holiday Schedule (Everything is Online!)
Erev Rosh Hashana
Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Rosh Hashana Day 1
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Rosh Hashana Day 2
Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28. Morning Service, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Yizkor, 12 to 1 p.m. Afternoon Study Sessions, 2 to 3 and 3 to 4 p.m.; Minchah, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; and Ne'ilah/Havdalah, 5:15 to 6 p.m.