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We are extremely happy that, once again, we can be together in our Sanctuary to celebrate the New Year and observe our High Holy Days. This year, we are providing multi-access experiences so you can choose to participate in-person or virtually via LIVESTREAM.  
Mishkan HaNefesh Machzor  | High Holy Days Prayerbooks
We use the machzor (prayerbook) called Mishkan Hanefesh for our High Holy Days.  If you choose to participate via LIVESTREAM this year and prefer to have a machzor in hand, please order a copy for yourself by clicking HERE.

High Holy Days Food Drive Information HERE
Bring non-perishable items and drop off in the large carts by the administrative entrance to the synagogue. 

5784 Folio of Memory Form HERE
Please honor and remember your loved ones by including their names in our Yizkor Folio of Memory booklet that we distribute at our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur afternoon. 
SELICHOT PART I  | Saturday, September 9 
8:00pm            Selichot with Bucks County Kehillah

                             Brothers of Israel 
Shir Ami will join with other Bucks County congregations for a community-wide traditional Selichot program this year hosted by Brothers of Israel 
SELICHOT PART II  | Sunday, September 10
10:45am            Intergenerational Selichot Experience at Shir Ami

                                Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
The Selichot ritual helps to set the tone for the entire High Holy Days.  One of its most powerful rituals is the changing of the Torah mantles to their High Holy Days White Torah covers.  All are invited to join the Shir Ami Religious School for a new and age appropriate Selichot ritual. For the entire community.
1:00pm             Apples & Honey with the Bucks County Kehillah
Styer Orchard | 1121 Woodbourne Road, Langhorne
                               REGISTER HERE
EREV ROSH HASHANAH | Friday, September 15
7:30pm            Evening Service and Oneg

                              Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream | Oneg in Atrium
Welcome in the New Year of 5784 with a contemporary service led by the Shir Ami Clergy and accompanied by our Shir Ami Band (acoustic-style). Rabbi Eric Goldberg will speak.  Followed by a special Oneg.
ROSH HASHANAH DAY I | Saturday, September 16 
8:45am            Blessings for Newborns

                              Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
All those who welcomed a child into their lives in the past year are invited for a special blessing for newborns.   
9:00am             Families with Young Children Services and Oneg
                              Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream | Oneg in Cantor Elson Auditorium
Appropriate for preschool-aged children (Older siblings welcome.) followed by Oneg and craft activities.
10:30am           Traditional Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
                               Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
Our traditional morning service features a blend of traditional and contemporary music sung by the Shir Ami Choir.  This services is appropriate for families with children 3rd grade and older.  Rabbi Briskin will speak.
2:00PM             Rosh Hashanah Family Service & Experience                                                        
                               Core Creek Park, weather permitting  Shir Ami, inclement weather location
Join Shir Ami Clergy, Ferne Levy and members of SHAFTY at Core Creek Park for an afternoon of fun, learning and community building as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah with our Religious School Community.  There will be separate programming for children and parents. Please bring chairs and blankets . Appropriate for children Kindergarten - 4th grade. (siblings welcome).

3:30pm            Tashlich at Core Creek Park-Appropriate for the entire community
                               Core Creek Park, weather permitting 
Join us for this ritual in which we symbolically cast our sins from the past year into the flowing waters of Core Creek. Park in the lots just above the boathouse and meet by the docks.
ROSH HASHANAH DAY II | Sunday, September 17
9:00am                Bagel Breakfast w/ Song & Prayer followed by Tikkun Olam Projects
                                  Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary 
Celebrate the second day of Rosh Hashanah as a community of action and purpose.  Following a bagel breakfast, a bit of ritual, and the sounding of the shofar, join in a tikkun olam project, including High Holy Days food sort, preparing meals for Caring for Friends, and building and decorating the sukkah. Please register HERE. Open to the entire Shir Ami community.
SHABBAT SHUVAH | Friday, September 22
7:00pm                Shabbat Shuvah Service
                                   Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
During this reflective service between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we will take time to dedicate new memorial plaques.
KOL NIDRE | Sunday, September 24
7:30pm                Kol Nidre Service

                                   Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
Join us for this most solemn and reflective service of the High Holy Days.  The Kol Nidre service will feature the Past Presidents' Torah Processional, our Shir Ami Choir, and cellist, Jason Calloway.  Rabbi Briskin will speak.
YOM KIPPUR | Monday, September 25
9:00am                Families with Young Children Service

                                  Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
Appropriate for preschool-aged children (older siblings welcome). 
10:30am              Traditional Yom Kippur Morning Service
                                   Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
Our morning service features a blend of traditional and contemporary music sung by the Shir Ami Choir.  This service is appropriate for families with children 4th grade and older.  Rabbi Briskin will speak.
12:45pm              Torah Study 
                                   Chodorow FLC
Explore themes of Yom Kippur immediately following the morning service.  Led by Rabbi Paula Goldberg and Rabbi Chuck Briskin.
1:00pm                 Yom Kippur Family Service Experience
                                    Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary
Shir Ami Clergy, Ferne Levy, and members of SHAFTY will facilitate an engaging and interactive Yom Kippur afternoon program.  There will be opportunities for parents and children to participate together and separately. Appropriate for children Kindergarten - 4th grade (siblings welcome).
2:00pm                RAC-PA with area Reform congregations
                                   via ZOOM
Join us online for a Religious Action Center-PA justice and learning program led by clergy and members of Shir Ami, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, and Beth David Reform Congregation. ZOOM from home or Shir Ami.  The Family Life Center will be set up for those who want to participate at Shir Ami.  REGISTER FOR ZOOM HERE
3:30pm                 Healing Service | Meditation
                                    Chodorow FLC
Yom Kippur is a time when we feel at our most broken and vulnerable.  As we near the end of the day, we take time to offer reflections, prayers, and music of healing of mind, body, and spirit.  Join Rabbi Briskin, Cantor Berlin, and friends for a reflective and meditative service of healing.
4:30pm                 Yizkor/Ne'ilah
                                    Abraham-Swerdlow Sanctuary and Livestream
Join us for this powerful service during which we remember our loved ones and the impact that they had on our lives.  Rabbi Elliot Strom will speak. 
Following Yizkor, stay for the closing ritual of Ne'ilah, (beginning around 5:30pm), a beautiful way to conclude Yom Kippur.  All those who own a shofar are welcome to join us on the bimah at the end of the Ne’ilah service for one loud and final t’kiah g’dolah blast of the shofar.

Guest passes are available for family members and out-of-town family guests.  Please complete and submit this FORM to purchase guest passes. 
Shir Ami will provide babysitting on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur beginning at 10:00am and concluding at the end of the Traditional Morning Service on each of those days.  Babysitting will be provided for children up to 3rd grade (child must be walking) in room 12/14.
Please register your child(ren) HERE by September 6, 2023 to ensure adequate staffing.
Tue, September 26 2023 11 Tishrei 5784