High Holy Days – 2015

Temple Shirat Shalom High Holy Days 2015 Schedule

This is a special time of year. It is a time for celebration and introspection and re-calibration of our internal moral compasses. It is a time for community and also for being alone. We have created a full schedule of High Holy Days worship. We hope you can join us. You are certainly welcome!



See profile of Rabbi Priesand by clicking here.


We believe that worship should be available to all who want to participate, and we are not requiring tickets for attendance at our worship services (although donations are always appreciated).


Come join us – you are certainly welcome!


All High Holy Days services to be held at Scottish Rite Center, 1544 W Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102 (this is on the South side of Hamilton St.)


Handicap Parking and/or Seating

Please contact Brotherhood , Don Bastian, (bastian523@hotmail.com or call 610-751-3942) if you are in need of handicap parking and/or seating for High Holy Day services at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. RSVP at least 3 days prior to date of need.



Food Drive

We will be collecting non-perishable food for donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, for distribution to people in need through area non-profits. They can also accept non-food, personal care items such as shampoo and toothpaste. Also, consider a financial gift to Second Harvest Food Bank. For every $1 you contribute, they are able to distribute 9 pounds of food. This is equivalent to 7 meals for people that may not otherwise be able to afford them!



Community Selichot Program and Service

Date and location to be determined.

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 For more information about the Community Selichot Service, click here.




Rosh Hashanah

Sun Sept 13 – Erev Rosh Hashanah

Worship Services at 7:30 pm, at Scottish Rite Center

Rabbi Priesand’s sermon: WHEN SILENCE IS A VIRTUE

Mon Sept 14 – Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Adult Worship at 10:00 AM

Rabbi Priesand’s sermon: LIVE TODAY, EMBRACE TOMORROW



Yom Kippur

Tues Sept 22 – Erev Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre – 7:30 PM

Rabbi Priesand’s sermon: ACHIEVING WHOLENESS

A cellist will be playing for Kol Nidre service.

Wed Sept 23 – Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Adult Worship Morning Service – 10:00 AM

Rabbi Priesand’s sermon: THE FIXER

Meditation Service – 1:00

Afternoon Service – 3:00

Yizkor Service – 4:30

Rabbi Priesand’s Yizkor sermon: REMEMBERING LIFE’S BEAUTY

A cellist will be playing for Yiskor service.

Neilah – Closing Services – 5:30




Sukkot Celebration

Join the congregation for a Sukkot celebration and service at 7:00 PM.

Location TBA.



Simchat Torah

Monday Oct 5, at 7 PM

At Swain School.

Remember your horns, drums, tambourines, and other noisy instruments of celebration!