Shir Hadash meets weekly for Shabbat and holiday services from September through June, usually in the Social Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Newtons in Newton Centre. See our directions page.

Since we occasionally meet elsewhere when we need more space for a special occasion, please check our Calendar or contact us for the latest information.

Our Shabbat service formats vary on a rotating basis each month: breakfast-study, rabbi-led, member-led and Friday night potlucks. Our service is typically mostly in Hebrew, with traditional melodies and nusach but we often add or substitute creative, meaningful readings and music from both Jewish and non-Jewish sources. Our prayer book offers transliterations of the Hebrew prayers as well as contemporary translations. A high point of our Shabbat morning service is the d'var Torah and discussion, often led by members. Read some samples!

Shabbat morning services start at 10:00 AM and generally finish around 12:00, followed by a kiddush. Children are always welcome at our services. For information, contact us.

We welcome everyone and encourage active participation in the service. If you would like to learn to daven, to lead services, or to read Torah, we are happy to help you. See our Adult Education page for more details.

At retreat, Craigville beach
Service at retreat, Craigville beach