April 29, 2021 | 17 Iyar 5781
Included in This Month's Newsletter
Upcoming Shabbat and Classes
Havdallah/Cheese Tasting-Register Now
Annual Meeting Register Today
Learn About Upcoming Holidays
Community Events
Upcoming Services and Events
Understanding More About Upcoming Holidays...
The celebration of Lag BaOmer (the 33rd Day of the Omer) begins tonight!
Are you wondering what this holiday is all about?

Click here to learn more about Lag BaOmer and what it stands for.
Shavuot is the holiday which celebrates the receiving of Torah at Mount Sinai. It is customary to eat dairy. There are many explanations for this custom but it can be linked to the verse from Exodus which extols the land of Israel as a "land flowing with milk and honey." Click here to learn more.
Living and Learning Classes
Shir Ami's
Rosh Chodesh Study Group
Monday, May 10th
7:30 PM via Zoom

Not required, but if you have the book,
please read chapters 20 and 22. We will NOT be discussing 21 so please enjoy reading and thinking about that chapter on your own.

My Jewish Year, 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
by Abigail Pogrebin

Interested in forging a deeper sense of spirituality and connection to the holidays? Come celebrate the New Month and do a "deep dive" into the Jewish calendar with other women from Shir Ami. Noted author and feminist, Abigail Pogrebin, takes us on a one year journey through the entire Jewish calendar in her book, My Jewish Year.

Each session is a stand alone. The book will be our guide but if you haven't read the chapter you can still participate.  

Bring your own cup of tea!
Essential Jewish Conversations:
Beliefs and Values
Monday, May 17th
7:30 PM via Zoom
Topic: 
What do Jews believe about Jesus?
Call it a symposium, a salon, a forum or a debate, Jewish life has long been centered around a vibrant exchange of ideas and viewpoints--a sacred conversation meant to bring meaning to our lives.
Community News
Marking Rabbi Aaron Panken's Third Yahrzeit: "Jews of Color"
Tuesday, May 11th
6:00 PM Via Zoom

Rabbi Panken was a former colleague of Cantor Abramson and former HUC President. Join Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and HUC faculty member Dr. Bruce Phillips for an informative and enlightening discussion that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion among the Jewish People. HUC President Andrew Rehfeld will serve as moderator, and Rabbi Panken’s teaching on the subject will be incorporated throughout.  Click here to register.
Social Action
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK at our updated Social Action page, to view more about:
  • Opportunities to support and volunteer at Building One Community
  • Sandwich making for individuals at The New Covenant Center
  • Ways we can each help combat racism
  • Shopping for Seniors with JFS
  • Dignity Grows supplies essential toiletries to people in need
  • and more worthwhile activities...
Build community through Social Action projects:
Recruit some Shir Ami friends to participate in one of these projects with you!
Let us know your plans - shirami.info@gmail.com