Shabbat Shirah

Cantor Marnie Camhi
On Shabbat Shirah, we celebrate a very special moment in the Torah, a very musical moment in Jewish biblical history. It is the Sabbath of Singing, when we celebrate Moses and Miriam leading the Israelites across the Sea of Reeds (The Red Sea) and out of Egypt.

Listen: A Prayer for the Sh'ma

Stacey Zisook Robinson
November 5, 2013

I was told, once, that if we, as Jews, remember only one prayer, the Sh'ma is that prayer. It defines us in the declaration that God is One. It is a command: "Listen!" It is hope - in unity, in our covenant, with God. I wrote this poem as a tribute to the Sh

A Prayer for the Jewish New Year

Rabbi John L. Rosove
May we hold lovingly in our thoughts / those who suffer from tyranny, subjection, cruelty, and injustice, / and work every day towards the alleviation of their suffering

Quiz: What Do You Know...about Synagogues?

Susan Esther Barnes
Do you know as much about synagogues as you think you do? Take the quiz. 1. According to Jewish tradition, which of these features is necessary in order for a building to be considered a synagogue? a. Carpet b. A window c. Pews d. A good sound system 2.