The Sholom Aleichem Club will join five other Philadelphia area organizations that comprise the Kehillah for Secular Jews in participating in a Secular Humanist Jewish observance of the High Holidays. The Rosh Hashanah New Year program is on Thursday, September 25 at 3:45 p.m., while the Yom Kippur observance is on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. Both programs will be at the Germantown Friends Meeting House, 47 W. Coulter Street, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The five other organizations are Jewish Children’s Folkshul and Adult Community, Philadelphia Secular Jewish Organization, Shir Shalom, South Jersey Secular Jews, and Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring.
Each program honors the meaning of the High Holidays and will feature readings, responsive parts, reflection and meditation, and candle lighting ceremonies. Music, including Instrumental, vocal, and group singing, is a key feature. The shofar will be blown at both programs. The Yom Kippur program includes Kol Nidre, Yizkor, Kaddish, Ne’ilah and Havdalah observances. Rosh Hashanah will be followed by a coffee hour. Yom Kippur will end with a break-the-fast ceremony.
No tickets are required. A donation of $36.00 per program is suggested to support the work of the Jewish Children’s Folkshul. Free parking is available. A supervised children’s program will be available during the programs. For further information, call 215-248-1550.