Shir Hadash Services are unique. They incorporate contemporary, traditional and original melodies, dramatic skits, modern and interpretive dance, and even some dancing in the aisles. We worship, sing, meditate, study, discuss and celebrate the joy of being Jewish. You don’t have to know how to read Hebrew.
Our prayer book includes Hebrew, Transliteration, English translation, and even commentary for every prayer. Even if the music is unfamiliar, you are welcome to hum, tap, and clap along.
Our services offer quiet moments of reflection. We pause for silent prayers. We pray for the healing of loved ones and we recall those who have died, yet whose memories live on within us. We pray and commit ourselves to making the world better for all. Services offer opportunities to acknowledge members of the congregation. Young or old receive monthly birthday blessings. Couples with anniversaries are honored for their commitment to one another. Proud parents watch their children present what they have learned in religious school.
At each service, there is time to learn as Rabbi Weiner-Kaplow explains the essence of the prayers so that all can better understand what is being said or sung. All of our services conclude with pot-luck oneg, featuring great desserts, schmoozing and meeting new and old friends.