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TEMPLE SHIR TIKVA

A Prayer for our Nation and a Prayer for Peace

Welcome to Temple Shir Tikva

COVID-19 Update: Our building is temporarily closed but our virtual doors are open. Please connect with us via Live Stream, on Social Media or Email.

We are a growing, thriving synagogue community in Wayland, Massachusetts. Although our physical space is closed, our clergy, staff, members and their families are staying safe at home and connecting in unique ways. Our services are broadcast live on our website, as well as on Facebook and YouTube. Join us for Simchat Shabbat every Friday evening at 6:15 pm and early morning Shacharit services at 8:30 am each Saturday morning. We encourage you to join us on Facebook for Welcoming Shabbat Meditation every Friday at 5:30 pm and if you have younger children at home, our Friday morning ELC Tot Shabbat at 10:15 am. Teachers in our Religious School and Early Learning Center are providing remote learning resources to our young people and adults are holding meetings, virtual happy hours and other social activities via videoconferencing technology. Please join our community via Live Stream, Facebook & YouTube each Shabbat. We look forward to being in each others’ physical presence sometime soon.

 

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Temple Shir Tikva is an inclusive, welcoming and growing community dedicated to making Judaism relevant in the 21st Century. With three active clergy members, we are a home for all our members to meet their learning and spiritual needs. Our vibrant educational programs are first-class, with an exceptionally well respected Early Learning Center, a fully inclusive religious school and teen program, and a robust adult education program. 

 Upcoming Events

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  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  18 , 2021
     
     
    TST Closed for MLK day

    Monday, Jan 18th (All day)

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  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  18 , 2021
     
     
    ELC Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Monday, Jan 18th (All day)

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  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  18 , 2021
     
     
    Gentle Jewish Yoga with Holly Glick

    Monday, Jan 18th 9:00a to 9:45a
    Join congregant and yoga teacher Holly Glick for a gentle yoga practice that will serve you during these challenging times. Each class will be based on a theme derived from a Mussar middah, or character trait. If you can breath, stand, sit and stretch you will have all you need to enjoy this practice. Come to your mat (or a blanket) to find ease in body, mind and spirit. I hope you will join us weekly, but feel free to drop in as you are able. Zoom link can be found in the weekly schedule. Virtual Class Mondays, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, January – March.

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  • Tuesday ,
    JanJanuary  19 , 2021
     
     
    Mussar 3 with Jay Gainsboro

    Tuesday, Jan 19th 7:00p to 8:30p

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  20 , 2021
     
     
    The Book of Psalms with Cantor Hollis - Zoom

    Wednesday, Jan 20th 10:00a to 11:30a

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  20 , 2021
     
     
    Hineini (3-6 Learning)

    Wednesday, Jan 20th 2:30p to 5:30p
    Hineini, our K-6 Learning program, creates space for learners to build community, learn about themselves by exploring middot (character traits) and feel inspired to take action in the world. Read more here: https://www.shirtikva.org/religious_school Schedule: 2:30-3:30pm- Hineini Hebrew Headquarters (HHQ) groups for grades 3-6 3:30-5:30- Hineini Jewish Journey (HJJ) groups for grades 3-6 with an optional mid-session break or spirituality offering All Zoom links are in the Google Sheet Schedule shared over email.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  20 , 2021
     
     
    AISH (7-12 Learning)

    Wednesday, Jan 20th 6:00p to 8:00p
    AISH, 7-12 learning program is part of our larger TSTeen program. AISH offers teens the opportunity to create community, learn with peers and teachers who care about them, and choose topics that are meaningful and relevant in their lives. Read about TSTeens here: https://www.shirtikva.org/tsteens All Zoom links are in the Google Sheet Schedule shared over email.

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  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  20 , 2021
     
     
    Choir Rehearsal - Zoom

    Wednesday, Jan 20th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Singing is a spiritual practice that connects us in music and friendship during a time that can feel isolating. For many of us, singing as a worshipping community is an essential part of faith development that unites us - body, mind and spirit - with the Creator, each other, and with ourselves, allowing our prayers to live and breathe (literally and metaphorically) throughout our daily lives. For that reason, we are committed to maintaining an active choral program at Shir Tikva, led by our Choir Director Susan DeSelms and Cantor Hollis Schachner. Our adult choir will begin meeting again via Zoom on Wednesday nights starting October 29, and would love for you to consider joining! • Tenors and Basses (typically men, but not always) will meet from 7-8:10pm. • Sopranos and Altos (typically women, but not always!) will meet from 8-9:10pm. There will be a 10-15 minute period of overlap, allowing us to see each other, and pray together as a single body. Here's what you can expect from Zoom Choir: 1. We will warm up our voices with a series of vocal exercises that help us become vital instruments. 2. We mute ourselves, and learn/sing one or more prayers together that you might sing on any given Friday night. 3. We spend some time learning a piece that we'd like to record as an ensemble. (Susan DeSelms will provide recordings for the choir members to use in advance of rehearsal, as much or as little as desired.) 4. Those who are willing unmute themselves and sing and receive encouraging and helpful feedback, geared toward making singing easier, more meaningful, and more beautiful. 5. We will begin/end with prayers for the community and each other, with a final Sh'ma. To participate fully, you will ideally need a private space with room to move around and sing loudly, with a solid wifi connection. You will also need a pair of headphones, and a recording device (smartphone, second computer) to record yourself with if you choose to participate in the collaborative recordings. All music will be sent out electronically - sheet music, and audio recordings. In advance, know that we are limited by the constraints of Zoom. It is what it is. But there is still a lot we can do together to keep Shir Tikva - our "Song of Hope" vibrant and strong. To join us, please RSVP to Karen Edwards (kedwards@shirtikva.org) to be put on our choir email list. Yours in song,

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  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  21 , 2021
     
     
    The Prophets, with Rabbi Jordi

    Thursday, Jan 21st 11:30a to 12:30p
    What is a prophet, and what is prophecy? Who were the biblical prophets—and do we still have prophets today? Join me as we read deeply together of those who our biblical literature describes as prophets, and we will see if we can reach our own conclusions about the nature of prophecy.

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  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  21 , 2021
     
     
    Grades 3+4 Social Program: Snow Day Scavenger Hunt!

    Thursday, Jan 21st 4:00p to 4:50p
    Join us for a fun, silly Zoom scavenger hunt that calls upon our favorite times of the year: snow days!

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Sat, January 16 2021 3 Sh'vat 5781