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Onward, to Hadar in New York!

07/18/2024 11:35:55 AM


Richard Muirhead

A group of Shir Hadash congregants are off to the Hadar Institute in New York City for their three-day "July Learning Seminar." I surprised my wife and myself by deciding to go, too!

I've been to Torah study, enjoyed talks by visiting rabbis, and attended Rabbi Nico's "Seekers" class series during...Read more...

Our Preschool Summer News: Expanding & exploring!

06/27/2024 02:46:14 PM


Mercedes, Preschool Director

Our preschool, the Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center, is growing! Get ready to help us welcome toddlers as young as 18 months of age! This new program coming soon will give families the opportunity to enroll their young children in our nurturing community where they can play, explore and...Read more...

Songs of Israel: successful choir concert!

06/26/2024 02:58:06 PM


Cantor @ Shir Hadash

Dear Shir Hadash,

“Music plays a central role in making temple a place of sacred encounter. We acknowledge that music is vital to our Jewish worship experience, our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning and our Jewish cultural values.” This excerpt from the URJ’s music vision statement is a reflection of how we experience music at Shir Hadash.


Mazel Tov to B'nai Mitzvah Students & Families!

06/26/2024 11:22:10 AM


KJ @ Shir Hadash

We're so proud of our young people and seeing them called up to the Torah as the next generation of Jewish leaders is a simcha (joy) for all of us to be part of - let's celebrate these wonderful milestones!

Make sure to say "Mazel Tov" if you see them and their families around the Shir Hadash campus! Our B'nai Mitzvah students recently include Owen Greenfield, Nathan Brodsky, Max Carlinsky, Jacob Laponis, Winston...Read more...

The Rabbi's Corner

06/18/2024 06:32:51 PM


Rabbi Nico


Dear Shir Hadash, 

It’s summer time! While I cannot predict the weather and promise comforting cooling breezes, I can assure you that lots of naches (Yiddish for...Read more...

Shavuot Festival photos and fun!

06/17/2024 10:54:17 AM


KJ @ Shir Hadash

THANK YOU to the volunteers and staff whose hard work led to an incredibly festive, joyous, delicious, successful and meaningful Shavuot Festival enjoyed by over 150 people of all ages.

We are grateful to our event sponsors: Orla Colgan, Heidi Eisips, and Linda Wolf.

From our cheesecake-making bakers (led by Mitchell Wunsh!) whose flavorful cheesecakes delighted during dessert time, to our teen volunteers who led wheat...Read more...

Peace is our highest aspiration. D'var Torah 6/15

06/15/2024 02:09:16 PM


Rabbi Nico

Watch the video below of Rabbi Nico's D'var Torah from Saturday, June 15. If you prefer to read the text instead of watching the video, the full text is below the video. 

The Priestly Benediction, one of the most powerful blessings in the entire Torah, appears in this Torah portion, Parashat Naso:

“May...

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