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Shir Shalom Provides Meals for The Haven

12/28/2021 11:00:47 AM


Susan Brown

On December 5, sixteen Shir Shalom families donated prepared meals for people at the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction. This generosity of food was enough to serve 170 people. These meals were delivered to The Haven by a caravan of three cars. Along with these meals, 40 “Project Night Night”  bags were also brought to The Haven.
Leah Gawel, Director of our Hebrew School, introduced this project where children from...Read more...

Shir Shalom VT Welcomes Rabbi Denise Eger

12/15/2021 11:58:50 AM


Margie Elsberg

Friday December 17th  at 7 PM

Rabbi Denise Eger, the founder of Kol Ami, ”All My People,” a Los Angeles synagogue that has been a leader in North America’s Jewish and LBGTQ+ communities since 1992, will...Read more...

12/06/2021 12:14:19 PM


A View from the desk of Rabbi Ilene Haigh   
 December 6, 2021

On Friday night, Jeff Kahn helped the community to launch lanterns that lifted light to the sky for all to see. It was part of our indoor/outdoor/live/on zoom Chanukah...Read more...

Be the Light this Chanukah 

11/25/2021 07:54:37 PM


Rabbi Ilene Haigh and Phyllis Forbes President


If your rabbi was going to reach out, this Chanukah, of all Chanukahs and write to you, what in the world would she say?  It is indeed a dark time of year and for some this has been quite a year.  This year Chanukah falls on the cusp of Thanksgiving. A moment in time when our nation might, if...Read more...

Today is Sukkot

09/22/2021 03:02:16 PM


Rabbi Ilene Haigh

Today is Sukkot - for a number of complex and boring administrative reasons I’m not near my shul sukkah or my yet to be built home sukkah.
I was on the beach with a dear friend - we were admiring the hundreds of birds settled along the shore.
At one point about 800 birds ascended in flight around us. We almost...Read more...

Welcome Back

07/09/2021 12:32:54 PM


Phyllis Forbes

What a strange year we have all had.  Locked in our homes, unable to do many of the things we loved or see many of the people we loved.  But quiet as the rest of our lives might have been, Shir Shalom has not been quiet.  In addition to adding new programs, and increasing our worship services, our education offerings and our contacts with our congregation,...Read more...

Holocaust Torah Dedication

02/10/2021 01:43:36 PM


Congregation Shir Shalom dedicated our Holocaust Torah scroll on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  A Torah is a scroll of parchment inscribed with the Five Books of Moses. Congregation Shir Shalom’s orphaned Torah, a survivor of the Holocaust, came from Švihov (Bohemia) which is now part of the Czech Republic and likely dates to the 1840's. Celebrating the arrival of our special Holocaust Torah will honor those lost in the...Read more...

Tue, January 25 2022 23 Shevat 5782