High Holidays with Shir Hadash
at Plymouth Church
2017 Service Schedule
EREV ROSH HASHANAH
Wednesday, September 20
Kabbalat HaShanah - Welcoming the New Year
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Potluck Dessert Oneg
ROSH HASHANAH, Day 1
Thursday, September 21
Shacharit Morning Services
9:30am - 12:30pm
ROSH HASHANAH, Day 2
Friday, September 22
Rosh Hashanah Retreat
9:30am - 3:00pm
Erev YOM KIPPUR
Friday, September 29
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, September 30
Shacharit Morning Services, including Yizkor
9:00am - 1:00pm
Afternoon Movement, Study & Conversation
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Neilah, including Havdalah
6:00pm - 7:15pm
What is it like to join Congregation Shir Hadash for the Holy Days?
Our liturgy balances Hebrew and English, traditional prayers, and selections of poetry and other literature. We incorporate individual reflections as well as guided discussions to make the experience more personal. In addition, our rabbi compiles diverse readings, poetry and songs in a supplementary booklet to deepen understanding and meaning of the holy days.
Do you have a shofar? Everyone who wishes to is encouraged to blow shofar from their seats when the time comes.
Tickets & Location
Our services are open to all, no tickets required.
Please enter our space at Plymouth Church through the courtyard entrance on East Hampshire Street. Synagogue members will greet you, offer a name tag and help you feel at home with our community.
We use the Kol HaNeshama machzor from the Reconstructionist movement, which includes beautiful kavannot (intentions) and informative commentaries. You can order a machzor online if you wish to have your own copy for services.
Our wonderful lay musicians help shape our sacred space with their voices and instruments. They are lovingly coordinated by Jason Steigman and rehearse for months to create a spiritual experience for us all. Everyone is encouraged to sing, dance, or pick up an instrument to help us create a shir hadash (new song). We balance traditional tunes with new settings of psalms and liturgical songs by contemporary artists from Debbie Friedman to Shir Yaakov and Nava Tehila.
We value all our children! They are welcome to be in the prayer space and to come and go as they wish. We have a children’s playroom near the prayer space and access to outdoor space as well. During each service a holiday themed activity will be offered. Babysitting services will be available with advance reservation. Please understand that parents are ultimately responsible for helping their children behave appropriately.
We maintain a “fragrance-free environment.” In consideration of people with allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented products to services. Thank you.
If you're driving to services at Plymouth Church, please note that the Milwaukee Parking Enforcement division will not be enforcing the resident parking restrictions during our service times. Download a map showing the RPP streets in the neighborhood.
Need more information? Contact us:
Congregation Shir Hadash
P.O. Box 170632
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: (414) 297-9159