We are a community committed to exploring ideas about living a meaningful Jewish life. Programs arise from members’ interests, including both secular and religious topics; they differ in their specifics year by year. Our community values respectful, informed, and thoughtful expression of disparate opinions.
For the coming year, we will continue to offer a full schedule of uplifting educational and cultural activities including:
Educational programs led by Shir Hadash members, Ohabei Shalom rabbis and Ohabei Shalom members. Recent and upcoming topics include Jewish Ethical Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence, Jewish Medical Ethics, Successful Aging, What is Jewish Music?, and How to be an Anti-racist.
The Shir Hadash monthly book club, Bagels and Books, with lively discussion of works of fiction dealing with Jewish themes. Recent selections include House of Endless Waters by Emuna Elon, Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem, and Oreo by Fran Ross.