Welcome to Shir Hatzafon - Progressive Judaism in Denmark

Shir Hatzafon is the Progressive Jewish synagogue and community in Denmark, based in Copenhagen. Shir Hatzafon combines Jewish tradition and religious learning with modern life, and we emphasize transparency, gender equality and innovative interpretation of our several-thousand-year-old Jewish history.

Shir Hatzafon is a welcoming and inclusive community. To all, who have Judaism as their religious, cultural and identity standpoint, we say: welcome!

If this is the first time that you visit a progressive synagogue, please feel free to send us an email, and then a member would be helpful to guide you through our worship and to answer any questions. You can find contact info menu item Contact / Newsletter. Times for Shir Hatzafon worship services and other events see Calendar.

Rabbi Tirzah Ben David's High Holy Day sermons

Since the very beginning of Shir Hatzafon nearly 10 years ago our community has seen it as our pride and duty to have an open and welcoming door at our services.

Shir Hatzafon is giving others the opportunity to share in the rabbi Tirzah’s words by uploading her talks to our website. You can find the sermons of Rabbi Tirzah in PDF format in the menu: About Shir Hatzafon > Rabbi

Come to this year's Pesach Seder at Shir Hatzafon

Shir Hatzafon's Pesach Seder is a festive evening. Again this year, Erno Jorgensen will lead us out of the land of Egypt to freedom. And again this year, the telling of the Passover story will be accompanied with delicious gefilte fish, chicken soup with kneidlakh, tasty brisket with trimmings, salad and dessert. Shir Hatzafon will provide matzot, Kiddush wine, soft drinks and coffee/tea. If you want to drink wine, you are welcome to bring your own. We encourage everyone to come with your own Seder plate, to be decorated before we eat.

To keep prices low, we ask everyone to bring either charoset, eggs for the Seder plate, salad, vegetables, potatoes, fruit salad or a Pesach cake. When registering, please indicate what you are coming with, and we can provide advice and recipes.

In addition to your payment, you must also send an email to with the number of adults and children (and their ages) that your payment covers. Children under 3 are free. If you want fish instead of meat for the main course, please let us know.

With registration by 1 April:
Adult members DKK 250 / Adult guests DKK 300
Children age 3-13 DKK 100
With registration after 1 April:
Adult members DKK 300 / Adult guests DKK 350
hildren age 3-13 DKK 100

Since we have a limited number of seats, we recommend that you register as soon as possible by paying the full amount to our Danske Bank account 9570 - 60040737. Remember to note your name on the payment. Registration is valid when the amount is recorded in our bank account, and we cannot accept payment at the Seder. The registration deadline is 7 April.

Shir Hatzafon looks forward to a wonderful evening with you.

Date and location: Monday, 14 April at 17:00 Unitarian House, Dag Hammarskjolds Allé 30, 2100 Copenhagen


View the entire calendar

By clicking on "Calender" in the top menu you can see when there is a worship service in Shir Hatatzafon or other kinds of activities in the community as well as events outside Shir Hatzafon but with an interest for the Jewish audience.

The calender is bilingual - Danish and English.

If you are hosting an event, which you think could be interesting for the Jewish community, you are welcom to contact us at