June 3, 2021 | 23 Sivan 5781
Included in This Week's Newsletter
Shabbat Service This Friday Night
Upcoming Outdoor Summer Services
CDC Guidelines
Annual Meeting Recap
Membership Drive
Virtual Concert This Sunday
Social Action
Upcoming Summer Services
Beach Havdallah Service
Saturday, June 26th
6 PM gathering at Tod's Point
Service will begin at 7 PM

(Zoom option will be available)

Please register to join us for our next Havdallah service which will take place on the beach at Tod's Point. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in person. In order to attend in person and be allowed into the beach without a pass, you must register ahead of time so we can put your name on the list given to Tod's Point.

Ronny and Ira Kaplan will help lift up the symbols of Havdallah (wine, spices and braided candle) in memory of their friend, Jan Weingrad Smith.

To observe safety measures, please read our Covid Guidelines below.

In case of rain or if you are not comfortable attending in person, the service will be available on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to those who are registered and are not attending in person.
CDC Covid Guidelines and Shir Ami Guidelines:
As the guidelines continue to be updated by the CDC we are taking them into account as well as considering the feedback from our congregants based on our questionnaire that was filled out in May.
As we begin to have some outdoor events, we ask that everyone follow these basic guidelines. As time goes on, these guidelines may change but for now:

  • Bring your own chairs or towels to use for seating at our outdoor Beach Shabbat Services.
  • Bring your own food/drinks - no sharing of food
  • Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks but should have them available for group singing or for using in the rest rooms.
  • Adults/Children who are not fully vaccinated should wear masks and social distance.
  • Anyone who has been recently exposed or who isn't feeling well should do a home test prior to coming to confirm they have a negative test or attend the service via Zoom.
  • In order to keep everyone healthy and safe, we ask that people refrain from hugs and kisses for the time being.

Click here to read the updated CDC guidelines.
Sunset Shabbat Service
Friday, July 16th
6 PM gathering at Tod's Point
Service will begin at 7 PM

(Zoom option will be available)

Please register to join us for our Beach Shabbat Service. We are looking forward to seeing each other in person. In case of rain or if you are not comfortable attending in person, the service will be available on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to those who are registered and are not attending in person. In order to attend in person and be allowed into the beach without a pass, you must register ahead of time so we can put your name on the list given to Tod's Point.

Susan and Dahni Nisinzweig will do the candle-lighting and kiddish in honor of Dahni's birthday.

To observe safety measures, read our Covid Guidelines above
.

Outdoor Shabbat Service
Friday, August 13th
6 PM gathering at the Nadel's home
Service will begin at 7 PM
(Zoom option will be available)

Please register to join us for an outdoor service at the home of Wendy and Larry Nadel. In case of rain or if you are not comfortable attending in person, the service will be available on Zoom.

More information will follow.

The Zoom link will be emailed to those who are registered and are not attending in person.
Annual Meeting Recap and Membership Drive
Our May 30th Annual Meeting was well attended, informative and inspiring!
  • New Officers were elected
  • Impressive data of last year's participation was presented
  • Graphs and pie charts with results from the Questionnaire were shown.
  • The future vision was provided.

Congratulations and thank you to our newly elected Officers:
  • Marie Orsini Rosen - (Co- President for 2 year term)
  • Susan Nisinzweig - (Co-President for extended 1 year term).
  • Abby Ross - (Secretary)
  • Richard Preng - (Treasurer)

A recording is available to all members. If you would like the link, please contact us at shirami.info@gmail.com .
Our Membership Drive will begin on July 1st for the 2021-2022 year.

New members that would like to join may do so today and get the coming month of June 2021 for free added onto their annual membership (July 2021 - June 2022).

Current members expressed their enthusiasm and satisfaction in our Questionnaire by indicating:
  • Plans to participate in upcoming services and classes
  • Their view that the amount of services and classes we offer is the right balance for our congregation.

We look forward to another wonderful year together in 2021-2022.

To learn more about Membership, please click here.
Living and Learning Classes
Essential Jewish Conversations:
Beliefs and Values
Monday, June 14th
7:30 PM via Zoom
Topic: 
What Exactly is the Messiah in Jewish Practice?
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
Cantor Abramson to Participate in
Virtual Concert
Sunday, June 6th
7:00 PM via Zoom

Join Cantor Abramson, along with a talented group of Cantors and Rabbis for Temple Shalom's 15th Annual Rabbis, Cantors and Company Concert-Heart Songs: A Musical Celebration of Hope, Healing, Resilience and Joy!

Please click here to register.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series
Mondays and Thursdays, June 21 - July 26
4:30 PM via Zoom

YIVO is pleased to announce this summer's Yiddish Civilization Lecture Series, taking place on Mondays and Thursdays from June 21 to July 26, featuring some of the field’s leading scholars and covering topics ranging from history and historiography to literature, poetry, folklore, and theater.

Click here for more information and to register.
Social Action

Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement (SIRS) continues to look for volunteers to help welcome and support the next refugee family some time this year as they work toward self-sufficiency to become productive members of our community. 

Visit the SIRS website, sirsct.org, for more information and to contact them, sirsct.org/contact.  
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...

Recruit some Shir Ami friends to participate in one of these projects with you!
Let us know your plans - shirami.info@gmail.com
Other Community Websites