A recent zoom guest at our hybrid service commented (paraphrasing):
"The sound was excellent, the camera was well placed, and I  appreciated the screen sharing of the text [during the d'var].  Altogether, it was the best experience I've had as a "zoomer" at a hybrid event."

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We currently conduct our services using a hybrid in-person/zoom format. We are committed to making our hybrid service an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Shabbat morning services are usually lay-led by Shir Hadash members, who lead the service and divrei Torah and discussions.

Shabbat morning services are held in the social hall of  the Lutheran Church of the Newtons in Newton Centre, MA.  See our directions page

Friday kabbalat shabbat services are lay-led in a Shir Hadash member home followd by a potluck dinner.

Please check our calendar page for the latest information.

About Our Lay-Led Services

Our lay-led service is typically mostly in Hebrew, with traditional melodies but we often add or substitute creative, meaningful readings and music from both Jewish and non-Jewish sources. Our prayer book, Kol Haneshamah, offers transliterations of the Hebrew prayers as well as contemporary translations. A high point of our Shabbat morning service is the d'var Torah and discussion, led by members. We do occasioinally have guest leaders for our services as well.

Shabbat morning services start at 10:00 AM and generally finish around 12:00, followed by a kiddush.

We welcome everyone and encourage active participation in the service. If you would like to learn to daven, to lead services, or to read Torah, we are happy to help you. 

You may also want to look at our detailed guide to the service.

Shabbat morning service at Cape Cod retreat