Shabbat Shira is the name given to the Shabbat when the “Song of the Sea” (Shirat Ha-Yam) is read from the Torah. This is the poem Moses and the Israelites sing when they’ve crossed the sea, and the sea crashes down on the Egyptians. The Song of the Sea includes Mi Chamocha and a few other famous verses. Miriam’s Song (made famous by Debbie Friedman, z”l), comes from the narrative right after the song, and the story of Deborah helping Barak defeat Sisera is the Haftarah of Parashat B’shalach. Congregations around the world celebrate this Shabbat of freedom with a celebration of music, a sermon in song, special musical presentations.
We love having congregants chant Torah! Come one, come all! Plenty of readings to go around, but we need you!!! Already chanted before? Sign up again! Parent of a teenager? Encourage them to sign up! THANK YOU! Please let Wendy know if you’d like to chant Torah, on the Shabbat dates listed below. Help with text and recordings is available as needed. THANK YOU!!!!
The Shir Tikvah Choir
Shir Tikvah is a musical congregation, blending harmonies at services, and has an active choir.
Shir Tikvah Choir, under the direction of Marlys Fiterman, sings for the High Holy Days and for Shabbat Shira. We sing from a varied repertoire from early composers such as Lewandowski and Janowski, to modern composers such as Finkelstein and Maseng. To volunteer for the choir, please contact our Director of Spiritual Engagement, Wendy Goldberg.
“Tizmoret Tikvah”! Shir Tikvah's instrumental ensemble, which will play at Shabbat Shira.