Shema Yisrael

The Open Synagogue

Shema Yisrael

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Our Community High Holidays Services Are Open To All

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Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday evening, September 24 and continues the morning of September 25.

Yom Kippur begins with Kol Nidre on Friday evening October 3rd and continues October 4th in the morning, early afternoon (Yizkor) and evening.

Please print your ticket order and bring that printed order to each service you attend.

You must have a ticket or printed ticket order to attend.

Each ticket you request admits you to all of our services.

These High Holiday services are held at Shema Yisrael at Unity 3597 Parkway Lane in Norcross 30092.

They are conducted by Bob Bahr and Cantor Herb Cole.

They follow a contemporary, egalitarian interpretation of the holiday prayer book that seeks to be inspiring and inclusive.

We regret that we do not provide child care. We ask that you make appropriate arrangements the care of your children.

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Schedule of services

Rosh Hashanah Eve - Wednesday September 24 - 7 PM - 8 PM

Rosh Hashanah - Thursday September 25 - 11 AM - 1 PM

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) - Friday October 3 - 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Yom Kippur Morning - Saturday October 4 - 11AM - 1:15 PM

Yom Kippur - Yizkor (Memorial) Saturday October 4 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Yom Kippur - Neilah (Conclusion and Havdalah) Saturday October 4 - 7 PM - 8:30 PM


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Shema Yisrael - The Open Synagogue

The Shema Yisrael Mission

The Shema Yisrael mission is to be a synagogue embracing all that is Jewish.

We seek to nurture an inclusive and caring spiritual community reflecting Klal Yisrael (The Peoplehood of Israel) and are dedicated to the premise that "we can worship G-D in holiness only as we serve one another in love."

Shema Yisrael is also committed to fostering cooperative efforts to bring together Atlanta Jewry through a wide range of educational, social, and cultural experiences.

Shema Yisrael believes that American Jewry is on the brink of an exciting era. The challenge, as we see it, is whether American Jews, living in the most accepting and generous society in Jewish history, can create dynamic compelling communities that are capable of welcoming everyone.

We seek to be an inclusive and welcoming community for singles, families, and senior adults: for the knowledgeable Jew or the Jew just beginning his or her Jewish journey.

Central to our commitment is the belief that it is possible to create a viable Jewish worship community out of the diverse strands of Jewish experience and that begins with the acceptance of one Jew for another.

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