Calling all Torah chanters! Get your High Holy Day Torah readings here! First come, first served, so respond quickly! Wendy is available to help, coach, practice, and will send text and recordings for all of these readings.
High Holy Day Torah readings this year:
Monday, September 14 - Rosh Hashanah morning.
Torah: We’ll be chanting from Genesis Chapter 22: These readings are all filled.
Wednesday, September 23 - Yom Kippur Morning
Torah: We’ll be chanting the story of Cain and Abel (new this year!) You need to be able to chant or learn High Holy Day trope.
Haftarah: We need people to chant in Hebrew and read/chant in English. Dramatic flair preferred. We also need someone to chant the Haftarah blessings, which are different on Yom Kippur.
Wednesday, September 23 - 3:15 p.m. Mincha/Afternoon service
Torah: NEW THIS YEAR: We’ll be chanting the end of Genesis, when Jacob charges his children to forgive and make up, to not hold grudges. This is in regular Torah trope: perfect for recent B’nei Mitzvah, or those who want to focus on regular Torah trope.
Haftarah: We’ll chant the story of Jonah. We need people to chant in Hebrew and read/chant in English. Dramatic flair preferred. We also need someone to chant the Haftarah blessings, which are different on Yom Kippur.
We also need Torah chanters on:
Saturday, September 12, for our youth/family Shabbat service. Families that have sixth or eighth graders in them are particularly encouraged for this one, but anyone who wants to chant is welcome. This will be 2-3 verses of Torah.
Saturday, September 19, for our regular Shabbat service. All Torah chanters encouraged to sign up. 3-8 verses of Torah to be chanted. You can sign up as a family group or friendship duo/trio.
HHD Choir Rehearsal Dates
Rehearsal Thursday, August 13 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Sunday, August 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Thursday, August 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Sunday, August 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Thursday, August 27 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Sunday, August 30 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Thursday, September 3 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Thursday, September 10 6:30-9:00 p.m. First U
Erev R.H. Sunday, September 13 8:00 p.m. First U (Choir not singing)
R.H. Monday, September 14 10:30 a.m. First U
Rehearsal Thursday, September 17 6:30-8:30 p.m. ST
Rehearsal Sunday, September 20 6:30-9:00 p.m. First U
Kol Nidre Tuesday, September 22 7:00 p,m..call 8:00 p.m. service First U
Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 23 9:00 a.m. call 10:30 a.m. service First U
3:00 p.m. call 3:30 p.m. service First U
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.