High Holiday services 2019/5780

General Information

  • As usual, we will be running services over the High Holiday period at the synagogue, Mordaunt Road, Southampton SO14 6FW.
  • All are welcome, including those who would not usually worship according to the styles customarily adopted by Southampton Hebrew Congregation (or actually even worship at all).
  • Attendance is of course free, although it is not forbidden to give a donation.
  • You do not need to reserve seats beforehand (we should be so lucky!)

Rosh Hashanah

(1 Tishrei 5780; Sunday Sept 29, Monday Sept 30 2019)
Services to be led by the President of the Community, Mr Martyn Rose, aided by other members of the community.

Erev Rosh Hashana (Ma’ariv) : Sunday 29 September.
Festival comes in 6.30pm.  Service 7.15pm
1st Day Rosh Hashana: Monday 30 September: Service: 10.15am for 10.30am. (Yes, you can get there in time!)
Service expected to end about 1pm. Kiddush:  After the service.


Yom Kippur

(11 Tishrei 5780; Tuesday 8 October- Wednesday 9 October 2019):
Services to be led by Rabbi Dov Katzel from Chabad (who has led High Holiday services in Southampton for many years now).

I hope we can have a big attendance to welcome back Rabbi Dov, who will be bringing a few religiously knowledgeable colleagues to encourage us in our worship.

Kol Nidre: Tuesday 8 October.  Fast starts 6.10pm.  Kol Nidre service 6.30pm (including sermon)
Yom Kippur Day services: Wednesday 9 October:
Usual set of services during the day, according to the Minhag Angli. Usual break in the middle.
(Very) approximate timing: Shacharit 10 am; Torah reading: 11:30 am; 
Sermon: 12:00 pm; Yizkor: 12:15 pm;  Musaf: 1.30 pm; Break 2.30-4.45pm
Minchah 4.45pm, Neilah 6.15pm, Fast ends 7.10pm.

Refreshments:  courtesy of the rabbi, will be available after the fast ends.


Parking on Rosh Hashanah and  Yom Kippur:
You’re not supposed to come by car…. But if you do, thank you for coming! We don’t want to discourage you.
Parking restrictions on Liverpool Street (cross street from Mordaunt Road,  just by the synagogue)  should be suspended, so long as you park in a parking bay (i.e. not on yellow lines).  Alternative parking spots (11 minutes walk) but with fewer restrictions on Cemetery Road on the south end of Southampton Common.