Voices of Shir Hadash
We asked our members why they value Shir Hadash. This is how they responded.
Community"Warm, welcoming, inclusive Jewish community"
Caring"When one has a problem, the community rallies in a wonderful way"
"A framework that brings traditional ritual and liturgy together with contemporary philosophy and the outlook of Reconstructionism"
Values"We wrestle with Jewish tradition to shape an ethical message relevant to our lives and world"
Services"I feel I am part of the davening and am participating in a shared spiritual experience"
Member Participation"A place where people are encouraged to participate in any way they can"
Learning"A community that learns together, formally and informally, with encouragement given at every step"
School"A Hebrew school that is home- and family-centered with lots of participation by parents" (parent)
"I liked having class in a relaxed environment with very knowledgeable instructors" (graduate)
B'nai Mitzvah"Bar and bat mitzvah make sense in a context where we are asking the kids to take on roles that are actually performed by adult members of the community leading services, reading Torah and giving a d'var Torah"
Shir Hadash is an egalitarian, participatory Reconstructionist Havurah. Our focus is on developing a positive, modern Jewish experience for adults and children.
If you can see yourself a part of this community, come join your voice with ours. Request more information.