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Will the High Holy Days be different this year?

Yes. And no.

We will gather online rather than in Town Hall. The services will be shorter. You won't have to worry about parking. Some things will be brand new, like an Erev Rosh Hashanah seder and small group reflections throughout the ten days of repentance.

But many things will be the same. We will hear the shofar, Kol Nidre, our choir, and our beautiful Music Meditation. We will be led in prayer by our beloved clergy Rabbi Cari and cantor Beth Levin, with the familiar faces of Rabbi Jessica Marshall and Beth Goldstein for our family services. And we will journey together in joy, wonder, and awe out of the (admittedly pretty crazy) year of 5780 into the unknown of 5781.


A letter from Rabbi Cari and Beth

Read this update from Rabbi Cari and Beth about what you can expect during the High Holy Days this year.


Check back soon for videos!

Check back soon for videos!

Past High Holidays

The Shir Tikvah community and friends gather at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to take a personal and communal inventory of the past year and to envision the next. Services are a moving blend of prayer, contemplation, and remembrance, woven together with music—our cantor's soulful chant, our choir, members who are talented vocal and instrumental soloists, and the entire congregation singing as one. 

To accommodate the large turnout, High Holiday services are held at Winchester Town Hall, a short walk from the temple building. The second day of Rosh Hashanah takes place at the Temple. Families can also celebrate the holidays together at child-friendly services. Aleph services are geared to children 5 and under; Kehillah services are for families with kids ages 6-10. Aleph and Kehillah services are held at the Temple, and led by Rabbi Jessica Marshall.


Mon, August 10 2020 20 Av 5780