Secular Rosh Hashanah Online Streaming Service 2020

Join City Congregation for a beautiful and moving online Rosh Hashanah service of music and contemplation that expresses traditional themes while honoring human reason and human dignity. Our celebration combines familiar passages with innovative language so that cultural Jews can mark these holidays in a way that is consistent with humanistic beliefs. Don’t forget to get apples and honey.

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, and some themes of the holiday include: self-reflection, renewal of commitment to Humanistic values and ethics, putting Humanistic Jewish values into action, new beginnings, forgiveness, change, endings and beginnings, resolutions for new behavior, and letting go of undesired behaviors or attitudes.

Services will be led by Rabbi Tzemah Yoreh and feature participatory readings from members.
This year, the service will not be followed by our traditional, optional, informal community meal, at a local restaurant.

This year we will not hold separate program for children. Children are welcome to join the rest of the congregation for the entire online service, including the blowing of the shofar.

Read about our High Holiday services.

High Holiday registration is free for everyone this year, as a service to our community during these challenging times.
Our High Holiday services are free for our members every year.

Thank you for joining us for Rosh Hashanah this year.


Sep 19 2020


10:30 AM - 02:00 PM