Experimental Summer Service Times:The T’filah Committee recommended and the Board has endorsed an experiment with worship time this summer. All Friday evening services during June, July, and August will begin at 6:30 pm.

We tried this last summer during the month of July. The T’filah Committee felt that because it was such a short period of time, we did not have enough information to make any conclusive decision about service times.  

During this summer experience, the T’filah Committee will evaluate the consistency of having Friday evening services at the same time as well as the specific time of 6:30 pm.

With a 6:30 pm start time, when do we eat dinner? The summer experiment will feature a 6 pm oneg prior to each service with cheese, crackers, vegetables, and fruit. Additionally, at several services, we’ll offer dinner, either by purchase or potluck. Details will be forthcoming. Families who have life cycle events have been notified well in advance to plan accordingly.

Your feedback is important! We have engaged Shir Tikvah member and industrial psychology expert, Jordan Orzoff, Ph.D., to design a survey to help the T’filah Committee evaluate the experiment. Complete survey here

We look forward to your participation and are honored to live into our new vision, where we strive together for deeper spiritual engagement.  

Ray Levi, President, Julie Jacobs, T’filah Committee Chair, Rabbi Michael Adam Latz

Yasher Koach to the 6th and 10th graders from Shir Tikvah who joined nearly 250 young adults from around the Twin Cities for the Annual Night on the Street.  The groups raised $18,346.22 to fund supportive services for youth who have experienced homelessness at Nicollet Square and spent the evening learning about the causes of and effects of homelessness as well as the advocacy needed to help those affected by homelessness.

Mazal Tov! Eva Goldfarb & Isabel Rousmaniere, winners of this year’s Keren Or Teen writing and photography contest. Eva received First Place (grades 7-9) for her prose piece, The Longest Sixty Seconds &  Isabel received Second Place (grades 10-12) for her poem, The Orchard

Fifty-one Jewish teens representing 23 schools and twelve synagogues from throughout the metro region submitted 156 poems, pieces of prose, and photographs to the contest.

This year’s winners will also be featured in an exhibit titled Keren Or: A Decade of Writing and Photography, a 10-year retrospective of the contest, at the Sabes JCC’s Tychman Shapiro Gallery. The exhibit opens on April 27 and runs through May 22. There will be a reception for the artists at the gallery on April 27, 2 p.m., and an awards ceremony for this year’s winners.

The Confirmation Class L'taken trip to Washington DC
with the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism's L'Taken Seminar (Repair the World)

Havdalah at the Jefferson Monument

                            Facing the Jefferson Memorial                           Discussing a peace plan for Israel & Palestine

Heading to the Senate

Presenting at the offices of Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken

Group at Senator Franken's office

A message from the Caring Committee: Meals are needed for congregants who are ill or recovering from surgery. If you are able to make a dish, please do so in a container that does not need to be returned. Label it with the dish name and a list of the ingredients and just drop it off at Shir Tikvah!  We will store it there!  Your help is greatly appreciated. For further details, contact Jill Madsen

Shir Tikvah is proud to announce that we have agreed to partner with The Sheridan Story, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church and Washburn High School in an effort to help bridge the weekend food gap for some of the students at Washburn High School. We will be recruiting volunteers to help with this effort and also fundraising on a yearly basis to help support this wonderful program.  Read more

There are an estimated 100,000 kids in the Twin Cities living with food insecurities. The Sheridan Story has built a community oriented program that helps those most in need receive additional food for the weekends when free or reduced meals are not available. At the end of 2013, The Sheridan Story approached both Mt. Olivet and Shir Tikvah, neighbors to Washburn High School, to create a partnership to sponsor a program at Washburn High School.  Both communities eagerly responded.

Starting at the end of January, Shir Tikvah and Mount Olivet will begin to supply volunteer hours once a week at Washburn. The volunteers, will help pass out food to the participating students, giving them additional supplements during the weekend when they do not have access to the free or reduced meals through the school.  Shir Tikvah and Mt. Olivet will also need to raise the necessary funds to support this program. All donations of any amount are welcome. Please donate to The Sheridan Story from the Shir Tikvah Community, or send a check to Shir Tikvah for the Sheridan Project. 

We are all very excited about building this new partnership with Mount Olivet and growing our community connection through a very wonderful program. If you wish to learn more about how to get involved or how to donate the program, please contact Rebecca Skoler at or call her at 612-207-0140.


1360 West Minnehaha Parkway  - Minneapolis, MN 55419-1199
Shir Tikvah Telephone: (612)822-1440
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Office hours:  Monday through Thursday 9 to 5  & Friday 9 to 3
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