Shema Yisrael

The Open Synagogue

Shema Yisrael

Your contributions insure our continued services

We Welcome You
to Our High Holiday Services for 5779


Shema Yisrael is hosting our community High Holidays worship for our 20th year.

For ticketing reservations to these services and to memorialize your loved ones during our Yizkor service on Yom Kippur please click the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page.

Our complete schedule of services on Yom Kippur is open to everyone.

They are held at Atlanta Unity 3597 Parkway Lane in Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092

Each ticket you reserve admits you to our entire series of worship services.


Our services are led by Bob Bahr

and Cantor Herb Cole


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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) Sept 18 - 7 PM - 8:15 PM

Morning September 19 - 11 AM - 1:15 PM

Yizkor (Memorial) Service 1:30 - 2 PM

Conclusion 7 PM - 8 PM




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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