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Shabbat Shira

Plan your journey to celebrate our ancestors’ journey from slavery to freedom, which is celebrated in Torah this week.

What is Shabbat Shira?
The Shabbat that falls before or on Tu Bishvat (a minor Jewish festival celebrating trees) is called Shabbat Shira, because the week’s parashah [weekly Torah reading], B’shalah, includes Shirat Hayam, the song the Israelites sang after they crossed the Red Sea. It opens with the words, “I will sing to the Lord, for the Lord has triumphed gloriously; horse and driver the Lord has hurled into the sea” and ends with “Adonai will reign forever and ever.” [1]

Services and Programs

Friday night, February 3,  5:00 p.m.:

  • Traditional Minyan in the Chapel

Shabbat, Feb. 4:

  • Traditional services start at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, including music by the HEA Choir in celebration of Shabbat Shira
  • Shir Shacharit services in the Social Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
  • At 10:30 a.m., we will be offering:
    • - A Torah study session with Rabbi Gruenwald in the library
    • - A singing and learning gathering for children in Kindergarten through 4th-grade.
  • We will all come together for Kiddush luncheon.  
Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784