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Join us for the High Holidays at Shir Tikvah

This year, more than any other, we look forward to coming together as a Jewish community for the High Holidays. We will share meaningful services anchored in the Torah and in the precious legacies of our ancestors. 5780 has brought to all of us unimaginable challenges. And so, the Days of Awe will have new meaning and even greater opportunities for spiritual growth.

Although our services will not be held in our shul, we are making them virtual and accessible to all. We want everyone - members and nonmembers - to feel welcome and a part of these holy days.

If you are not a member, we are grateful that you have chosen to attend High Holiday services with us. We also hope, if you are able, that you will consider making a contribution to Congregation Shir  Tikvah to help strengthen our religious offerings and programs. You may do so by clicking here for our donation page.

Should you be interested in learning more about joining our Shir Tikvah community as a member, please contact Lorelei Berg, our Executive Director, who will be happy to talk with you, as well as answer questions on the services. She may be reached at 248-649-4418, Ex 1 or at

Please see below for more details regarding the High Holidays at Shir Tikvah:

We come together as a congregation for High Holy Day services, with only one seating for each service. This year, due to the health crisis, our service offerings will be virtual.  Please check out our YouTube channel or our Facebook page to view our live stream during all of the services listed below (study sessions will not be available via live-stream - please send an email to with interest for Zoom access). 

Our Erev Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidre services begin at 7:45 p.m. and our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services begin at 10:00 a.m.. Kids services (geared towards families with children ages 8 to 12) are offered at 2:30 p.m. and Family services (geared towards families with children 7 years of age and younger) are offered at 4:00 p.m. for both the first day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. We will observe the first day of Rosh Hashanah virtually and the second day with a family-friendly musical "Tashlich" service which will be available both virtually and outdoors, in-person.  If you would like to attend the second day service outdoors, in-person, you must pre-register here (please note as we are following state guidelines on outdoor gatherings there will be a limited amount of individuals who can participate and registration is on a first come, first served basis). We will conclude with a virtual Ne'ilah (the closing service) of Yom Kippur, but unfortunately our congregational catered dairy break the fast meal will not take place this year due to the health crisis.

High Holiday Service Schedule 2020/5781

Shir Tikvah members - please check your eblasts for Zoom access links.  Non-members are welcome to join us for services through our live streams at our YouTube channel or our Facebook page. at the times listed below or email to request access to our meditation or study sessions.

Saturday, September 12
2:00 p.m.        S'lichot Adult Study Session - Sacred Time and Sacred Space: Making the Holidays Feel Like Holy Days
                          (this study session will be available outdoors, in-person as well as virtual) Pre-register for outdoors attendance here
7:30 p.m.        Havdallah & S'lichot Service

Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 18
7:45 p.m.        Erev Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 19
10:00 a.m.      Morning Service
2:30 p.m.        Kids Service (for ages 8-12 years) led by Lisa Soble Siegmann
4:00 p.m.        Young Family Service with Rabbi Alicia (for ages birth to 7 years)
Sunday, September 20
11:00 a.m.      Tashlich Service
located at Jaycee Park (Long Lake Rd. between Rochester Road and John R) in Troy outdoors, in-person (as well as virtual)-pending ability to gather based on state and local guidelines
Outdoor Registration:

Yom Kippur
Sunday, September 27
7:45 p.m.        Kol Nidre Service
Monday, September 28
10:00 a.m.      Morning Service
1:30 p.m.        Meditation led by Brian Yamstein (Zoom only - contact for access)
2:30 p.m.        Kids Service (for ages 8-12 years) led by Lisa Soble Siegmann
3:00 p.m.        Adult Study Session led by Ed Chezick (Zoom only - contact for access)
                           Topic: “The events of a day: Can they make a difference?”
4:00 p.m.        Adult Study Session with special guest, Professor David Harris (Zoom only - contact for access)
                          David A. Harris will present “Policing in Crisis: Scope and Solutions.” He is the Sally Ann Semenko
                          Chair  and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh’s law school where he teaches criminal
                          law. Prof. Harris devotes his research and writing to the study of police conduct, search and seizure law,
                          and the intersection of race and criminal justice.  He is also the father of our own Rabbi Alicia!
4:00 p.m.        Young Family Service with Rabbi Alicia (for ages birth to 7 years)
5:15 p.m.        Jonah Reading
5:45 p.m.       Yiskor 
6:15 p.m.        Ne’ilah (Closing Service)



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