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Shir Shabbat Services

a place where everyone knows your name

Shir Shabbat services are held in the chapel Saturdays at 10:30 am between Simchat Torah in the fall and Shavuot in the late spring. Congregational volunteers fill the positions of lay leader, lay cantor, Torah and Haftarah readers, and by delivering an explanation, or D'rash, relating to the Torah portion, or another Jewish topic.

As you enter the chapel, you will be greeted warmly and made welcome. The participants create a uniquely spirited and heartfelt atmosphere blending traditional prayers and music with relevent commentary on important issues. No expertise is required to attend, and all ages are welcome.

Get Involved: We welcome your involvement and participation! Please email our Shir Shabbat chair to find out more.

october

Date: October 26, 2019
Torah Portion: Bereshith
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 42:5-43:10 (11)
Service: First Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Ruth Saldivar
Lay Cantor(s): Pia Chamberlain
Torah Reader(s): Carol Rosenberg
Haftarah: Rabbi Aron
D'rash: Rabbi Aron


november

Date: November 2, 2019
Torah Portion: Noah
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 54:1-55:5
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen & Diana Joseph
Torah Reader(s): Kristin Gustavson
Haftarah: Kristin Gustavson
D'rash: Rabbi Aron


Date: November 9, 2019
Torah Portion: Lech L'cha ​​​​​​
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Services: (B'not Mitzvah of Aleksandra and Isabella Shedroff), Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Tod Browndorf
Lay Cantor(s): Carolyn Kerlin
Torah Reader(s): Val Swisher
Haftarah: Rena Alisa
D'rash: Rena Alisa


Date: November 16, 2019
Torah Portion: Vayeira
Haftarah Portion: II Kings 4:1-37
Service: Community Shabbat for Jewish Book Month

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Aron
Cantorial Soloist: Kristin Gustavson
Torah Reader(s): Kristin Gustavson
No Haftarah: ---
D'rash: David Lukas

 

Date: November 23, 2019
Torah Portion: Chayei Sarah
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 1:1-31
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Wolf-Bloom), Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Postrel
Cantor: Rabbi Postrel
Torah Reader(s): Rabbi Postrel
Haftarah: Rena Alisa
D'rash: Marjorie Hart

 

Date: November 30, 2019
Torah Portion: Toldot
Haftarah Portion: Malachi 1:1-2:7
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Amy Johns
Lay Cantor(s): Robert Bergman
Torah Reader(s): Dale Bergman
Haftarah: Amy Johns
D'rash: Carol Rosenberg

 

december

Date: December 7, 2019
Torah Portion: Vayeitzei
Haftarah Portion: Hosea 12:13-14:10 (7)
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Ruth Saldivar
Cantorial Soloist: Kristin Gustavson
Torah Reader(s): Kristin Gustavson
Haftarah: Ruth Saldivar
D'rash: Rabbi Aron

 

Date: December 14, 2019
Torah Portion: Vayishlach
Haftarah Portion: Hosea 11:7-12:12
Service: Community Shabbat (Tentative)

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Aron
Lay Cantor(s): Shell Rubenstein
Torah Reader(s): Diane Goldman
Haftarah: ---
Guest Speaker: Professor Ruth Langer

 

Date: December 21, 2019
Torah Portion: Vayyeshev
Haftarah Portion: Amos 2:6-3:8
Services: (B'nai Mitzvah of Daniel Hughes and Joshua Sofris), Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen & Diana Joseph
Torah Reader(s): Reuben Levy
Haftarah: Rena Alisa
D'rash: Susan Levin

 

Date: December 28, 2019
Torah Portion: Mikketz
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 3:15-4:1
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Davida Rosenbaum
Cantorial Soloist: Kristin Gustavson
Torah Reader(s): Kristin Gustavson
Haftarah: Rabbi Aron
D'rash: Rabbi Aron

 

january

Date: January 4, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayigash
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 37:15-28
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen & Diana Joseph
Torah Reader(s): Carol Rosenberg
Haftarah: Rena Alisa
D'rash: Rena Alisa

 

Date: January 11, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayechi
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 2:1-12
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Postrel
Lay Cantor(s): Carolyn Kerlin
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: Shell Rubenstein
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: January 18, 2020
Torah Portion: Shemot
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Noah Hirsch), Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): David Singer
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): Mike Lipsie & David Preston
Haftarah: Rena Alisa
D'rash: Robert Bergman

 

Date: January 25, 2020
Torah Portion: Vaera
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Aron
Lay Cantor(s): Carolyn Kerlin
Torah Reader(s): Mason Chesser
Haftarah: Mason Chesser
D'rash: Ruth Saldivar

 

february

Date: February 1, 2020
Torah Portion: Bo
Haftarah Portion: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen & Diana Joseph
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: Shell Rubenstein
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: February 8, 2020
Torah Portion: Beshalach Shirah
Haftarah Portion: Judges 4:4-5:31
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Tlalit Shavit
Cantor: Cantor Felder-Levy
Torah Reader(s): Shell Rubenstein
Haftarah: Cantor Felder-Levy
D'rash: Rabbi Tlalit Shavit

 

Date: February 15, 2020
Torah Portion: Yithro
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: February 22, 2020
Torah Portion: Mishpatim
Haftarah Portion: Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Shekalim: II Kings 12:5-16
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: February 29, 2020
Torah Portion: Terumah
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Zachor: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): Ellyn Herb
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)


march

Date: March 7, 2020
Torah Portion: Tetzaveh
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 43:10-27
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: March 14, 2020
Torah Portion: Ki Tissa
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 18:1-39
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Parah: Ezekiel 36:22-36
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: March 21, 2020
Torah Double Portion: Vayakhel/Pekudei 
Haftarah Portion: I Kings 7:40-50/I Kings 7:51-8:21
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat HaChodesh: Ezekiel 45:16-25
Service: Shir Shabbat attends the Bar Mitzvah of Arnie Pinck

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Leader: Rabbi Aron
Cantor: Cantor Felder-Levy
Torah Reader: Arnie Pinck
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: Arnie Pinck

 

Date: March 28, 2020
Torah Portion: Vayikra
Haftarah Portion: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Zach Wedell), Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen & Diana Joseph
Torah Reader(s): Val Swisher
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

april

Date: April 4, 2020
Torah Portion: Tzav
Haftarah Portion: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat HaGadol: Malachi 3:4-24
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Sky Christman), Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: April 11, 2020
Torah Portion: Chol HaMoed Pesach
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Service: Community Shabbat - Passover

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: April 18, 2020
Torah Portion: Shemini
Haftarah Portion: II Samuel 6:1-17:17
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Sutton), Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: April 25, 2020
Torah Portion: Tazria
Haftarah Portion: II Kings 4:42-5:19
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Metzora: II Kings 7:3-20
Service: Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

may

Date: May 2, 2020
Torah Portion: Ahare Mot
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 22:1-19
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Kedoshim: Amos 9:7-15
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Henry Solomon), Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: May 9, 2020
Torah Portion: Emor
Haftarah Portion: Ezekiel 44:15-31
Services: (Bar Mitzvah of Brody Horwitz), Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): Linda Allen
Lay Cantor(s): Mark Allen
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: May 16, 2020
Torah Portion: Behar
Haftarah Portion: Jeremiah 32:6-27
Special Haftarah Portion for Shabbat Bechukotai: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14
Services: Dalet Service, Shir Shabbat

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)

 

Date: May 23, 2020
Torah Portion: Bamidbar
Haftarah Portion: Hosea 2:1-22
Services: (Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Fried), Last Shir Shabbat 

LEADER ROLES LEADER
Lay Leader(s): (position available)
Lay Cantor(s): (position available)
Torah Reader(s): (position available)
Haftarah: (position available)
D'rash: (position available)
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