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Pre- registration is required for all services. Thank you for joining our community as we welcome 5785.


Returning to the Home of Our Soul:  As we gather in person and online, we will enter the Jewish Year of 5785 together.

Who will we become during these times, individually and communally?
Each of us has had discoveries and losses, breakthroughs and disappointments,  moments of isolation and meaningful connections. The preceding year has seen major shits and upheavals in the current and future of the Jewish People and the world at large.

The Yamim Nora'im - The Days of Awe, ask us to face the truth of our circumstance, strengthen communal bonds to live in solidarity with all beings, and explore for the long haul, the connections and tools for resiliency.

 High Holiday Services: (Ticketless Pre-Registration required, except as noted)

  • Selichot Saturday, September 28, 7:00-8:30 pm: Havdalah and HH preparation workshops; 8:30-9:30 pm: Slichot Services (RSVP required to
  • Rosh Hashanah Evening Service: Wednesday, October 2, 6-7:15 pm
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Thursday, October 3, 9:00-1:15 pm
    • 9:00-11:00 am – Shacharit (morning)
    • 11:00 am-1:00 pm – Torah service and Musaf
    • Tashlich (In person only) - Gathering at 3:30 pm, Wissahickon Park, meeting at Valley Green Inn
  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2 : Friday, October 4, 9:00–1:00 pm 
    • 9:00-11:00 am Shacharit (morning)
    • 11:00 am-1:00 pm Torah service, Shofar blowing and Musaf
  • Shabbat Shuvah Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am-noon - Shabbat services (RSVP required to
  • Kol Nidre Sunday, September 24, 5:30 pm Prep, 6:00-8:30pm: Candle Lighting and Service
  • Yom Kippur Day Monday, September 25:
    • 9:00-11:15 am – Chant, liturgical prayer and reflection  OR 9:00 - 11:15 am Mindfulness Service
    • 11:15 am-1:45 pm  - Torah service
    • 2:00–3:00 pm – Avodah: Service of Offerings
    • 3:15-4:15 pm  -Afternoon workshops
    • 4:30-5:15 pm – Yizkor/Memorial Service
    • 5:15–6:00 pm - Mincha Service and Discussion
    • 6:00–7:00 pm - Neilah

Children's Services

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1 Saturday, September 16, 2023

  • 9:30—10:15 am -  Young Children’s Service (birth to age 5 and their grownups)
  • 10:30—11:30 am - Family Service (Children ages 6—12 years, grownups, younger siblings are welcome)  

Yom Kippur Monday, September 25, 2023

  • 9:30-10:15 am- Young Children’s Service (birth to age 5 and their grownups)
  • 10:30-11:30 am- Family service (age 6-12, grownups, and younger siblings welcome) 

Click here for a video on the month of Elul and preparing for the Days of Awe

We welcome all who wish to share the many blessings of the Yamim Nora'im, the Days of Awe. We are proud to continue our tradition of opening our doors wide during this sacred season of prayer and reflection. We do not require tickets.

Whether attending all of our services or just one, in person (with COVID protocols) or online, your generous contribution enables us to offer ticket-free High Holy Day services. The suggested donation to support Mishkan Shalom in these times is $180/household, and contributions of any amount are appreciated. Guests who become members by December 1, 2023 may apply their donation towards their membership deposit. All donations are tax-deductible.

Resources from 5784 :

Rabbi Shawn Zevit's  RH Video & read RH sermon here 

Lynn Iser and Mordechai Liebling: RH Day 2 Talk (5783)

Zichronot: Remembering- Anndee Hochman (5783)

Yizkor: David Bradley: Opening Up to the Hard Rain (5783) 

Rabbi Waxman’s Judaism and Resilience talk- Shabbat Sukkot

Members please log-in and check Jewish Resources for additional past sermons and information.

Jewish Exponent: Rabbi Shawn discussed the tradition of building a sukkah

In the spirit of the Jewish New Year, and in commitment to our ongoing work towards ending racism, antisemitism, white supremacist systems and prejudice of all kinds- we offer you this reflection and ritual blessing for the year ahead

5781-2020: Reverend Mark Tyler, Kohenet Shoshana Bricklin Haftarah and Rabbi Shawn Zevit Sermon

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784