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Cultural Secular Rosh Hashanah

High Holidays at The City Congregation

Secular High Holiday services

RabbiShofarSlideshow1Join us at our midtown west location for beautiful and moving services of music and contemplation that express traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur themes while honoring human reason and human dignity. Our observances combine familiar passages with innovative language so that cultural Jews can mark these holidays in a way that is consistent with humanistic beliefs. See video of Rabbi Peter discussing how secular and cultural Jews can observe the holidays in a way that is meaningful and spiritually fulfilling, at the bottom of this page.

Secular Rosh Hashanah services

Humanistic Jews observe Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, as a time for self-reflection and self-examination. Traditionally a period of divine judgment and divine terror, the Days of Awe are for us a powerful opportunity for assessment, repair, change, and growth. Services are led by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer with participatory readings from members and are followed by an optional community meal.

There will be an optional, informal community meal, organized by a City Congregation member, at a local restaurant. This is available to anyone who is interested in attending. Learn more and sign up.

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