A Message from Rabbi Haigh and President Forbes

As we all approach the reality of our world, we know that it is incumbent upon us to build a sanctuary that the divine might dwell among us. I know that this may feel like a challenge at the moment. Shir Shalom is here for you, together we will connect and build this sanctuary. 

Together in reliance, equanimity and hope and with love from our home to yours.

Rabbi Ilene Haigh and President Phyllis Forbes

Please be patient as we come to grips with the changing needs of our community as we deal with COVID-19 restrictions.

Access these online offerings with ZOOM using your computer, mobile phone or regular phone. Instructions are below.

Online Offerings are Better Together

Virtual Prayer Minyan with Rabbi Haigh. Wednesdays at 8:30am.

Post B’Nai Gathering with Rabbi Haigh. Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm.

Millennials and Gen Z with Rabbi Haigh. Wednesdays at at 8:30pm. BYOB.

Hebrew Class for Adults with Rabbi Haigh. Fridays. Readers at 10am; Aleph Bet Beginners at 12pm.

 Torah Study with Rabbi Haigh. Fridays at 10:45am. No Hebrew needed.

Virtual Shabbat Worship with Rabbi Haigh. Friday, April 3rd at 6:30pm. Please donate to a local food pantry where you are.

Living Judaism Religious School. Sunday April 5th from 10-11:30am.

Matzah Bake! Monday, April 6th at 12:00pm. You only need these three ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 cup olive oil.

Hebrew Class for Kids with Rabbi Haigh. Monday, April 6th: Beginner Class at 7pm; Advanced Class at 7:30pm.

How to Access our Online Offerings

We use ZOOM (which is available on your phone (smart or analog) or computer. Click here to join by computer/smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/7259482096 or by phone, simply dial call: 415-762-9988 and type in the Meeting ID: 725 948 2096.

ProTip: Please use headphones and/or mute yourself to prevent feedback and unnecessary noise. You can always unmute when you wish to participate and be heard.


Shir Shalom provides people the opportunity to be Jewish and participate in Judaism in rural central Vermont.

We are a community which welcomes all individuals and families on a “no fee or dues” basis.  Since 1988, we have successfully thrived and grown with donations from the head and heart.  We have found that trusting in the inherent goodness of the human being can and will support our congregation.

Shir Shalom places a strong emphasis on educating our children which we believe relies upon and is the responsibility of the community.

We welcome non-Jewish partners and strive to create a “family” of Jewish people that desire to maintain and nurture the warm, personal feeling that has flourished at Shir Shalom since its inception.  Our goal is to maintain and grow that “family”.

Take time to explore our website or visit us on Facebook. We list all our events to the right in the google calendar and put more detailed information in the Highlights and News section.