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Aug. 27: A Night Of Israeli Dancing

Join us for an evening of Israeli dancing. Enjoy a nosh - make new friends – schmooze - dance. All levels of skill welcome, including beginners. Instruction provided. Free.

At: Lutheran Church of the Newtons, 1310 Center St., Newton Center, MA (directions). 7:00 pm.

Sep. 3: Plugging into the High Holidays

Join us for the first of our new Ask The Rabbi series. What makes the High Holiday services unique? How can I enrich my time at services during the High Holidays?  Come learn about our new machzor/High Holiday Prayer book, and the prayers that make High Holidays many people's most meaningful prayer experience of the year.

At: Lutheran Church of the Newtons, 1310 Center St., Newton Center, MA (directions). 7:30 pm.

Spirited High Holiday Services

Click here to use our online form to register for high holidays.

Please join us for High Holiday services. Shir Hadash welcomes non-members. For more information, call us at 617-564-0186.

Please note that for high holiday services, we meet at an alternate location: 60 Stein Circle, Newton (map).

Shir Hadash is an inclusive and egalitarian havurah (an informal, cooperative congregation) affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Our members include about 60 households and represent widely diverse backgrounds and points of view. For more than 25 years we have grown in our knowledge and understanding of Judaism.

We have shaped a warm, caring community for members of all ages. We invite you to get acquainted. We meet weekly for Shabbat and holidays from September through June,
usually in the Social Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Newtons in Newton Centre. Our services include a variety of formats: breakfast-study sessions, rabbi led, member led and Friday night potlucks. Please consult our calendar.

Rabbi Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld is excited to announce the continuation of our cantorial intern program with Vera Broekhuysen, who will be joining us in January, 2016. See our rabbi/cantorial intern page.

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