What we're about

Shirat Shalom, which means "Song of Peace" is a family centered, affordable congregation which promotes Jewish and spiritual growth. Established in 1998 as a "congregation without walls" we are able to keep membership minimal and focus on our mission to bring our children and families back to the spiritual roots of Judaism. Whether you are interested in attending services, our meditation/healing circle, Torah study group, holiday celebrations, social get togethers or our innovative Hebrew school and B'nai Mitzvah online tutoring program, we welcome you to our Shirat Shalom family!

So what gave us the idea to originally form 17 years ago? A group of us wanted an affordable way to provide a warm and intimate environment for our children to develop a strong Jewish identity while providing a spiritual community for the adults. Seventeen years later, our model which we call "Judaism of the Heart" is still working!

So how have we managed all these years without a building? We meet in two schools and various other places! Our main services, High Holy Days and Friday evenings are held at the Olympic Heights High School. We follow a Reform format while incorporating traditional, modern and innovative Jewish influences. We believe in "engaging all ages."

Our adult Torah study group, meditation/healing circle and Shabbat morning circle meet at members' homes. For social get togethers, holiday celebrations and other programs it just depends! Havdalah may be at the beach and a "Pet Meet and Greet" where our rabbi give our dogs Hebrew names may be at a park!

Our innovative Hebrew school is held in the Loggers' Run Middle School. We have a saying, "Just ask us why our kids leave smiling!" We also have an online B'nai Mitzvah tutoring program for children who do not attend Hebrew School. For the ceremony we create a sanctuary wherever the parents decide to have the Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Many of our families are interfaith and we respect however a family chooses to raise their children, including raising children with both religions. We teach our Hebrew School children that there are many ways to climb a mountain... we all meet at the top!

I am the cantor and education director but I am also the rebbetzin as I am married to the rabbi of Shirat Shalom, Rabbi David Degani! We love being the spiritual leaders of Shirat Shalom! And we so look forward to meeting you!
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Upcoming events (2)

Tools of the Kabbalah

Online event

Need some spiritual tools to manage during these unprecedented times? We will use universal tools from the teachings of the Kabbalah to connect to Healing, Inner Peace, Hope and Joy for ourselves and others. We will learn how to use the tools, Guided Meditation and Discussion. Please consider making a love donation. Thank you! https://shiratshalom.org/Contributions Read Rabbi and Cantor's Messages https://shiratshalom.org/Rabbi-and-Cantors-Messages

Online Shabbat with Rabbi David and Cantor Lee

Online event

Come join Rabbi David and Cantor Lee as we welcome Shabbat! This virtual Shabbat will be a wonderful way for us all to connect to each other and our spiritual sides which is so needed right now! As we light the candles we will be bringing in and experiencing beautiful Divine energy! Light your candles along with us (the more of us that do this the more Light we bring in) Or just connect to ours! If you wish, also bring your Kiddush cup, wine or grape juice and challah (or just use bread) We will also sing read from the Torah, sing Shabbat songs, let go of stress and listen to Rabbi David. You will leave uplifted and filled with Peace, Joy and Love! We will be online as of 6:45 p.m. Read Rabbi and Cantor's Messages: https://shiratshalom.org/Rabbi-and-Cantors-Messages

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