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In Memory of Martin K. Pear, משה בן שמואל ז”ל

Marty was born on July 16, 1941, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Samuel and Bertha (Dworski) Pear. He received his bachelor’s from Bethany College in West Virginia and worked in social services in the Jewish community for three decades. On Oct. 4, 1964, he married Beverly Krimsky and they remained true partners in life for 54 years. They raised, inspired and earned…

Spiritual Diplomacy

Shir Hadash started these efforts after learning that many political groups visiting Israel take Shabbat “off” during their visits here since Israeli government offices are closed. Many such groups either scheduled their return home over Shabbat, or feeling there was nothing to see or no Israeli to talk with, spent this time hearing the Palestinian narrative. “We have always felt…

Our History

Our History

Shir Hadash was founded by Rabbi Ian and Dr. Rachel Pear in the fall 2000. It’s first center — initially in a community center, then a “Cursed Building” and ultimately a bomb shelter — was in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot. Today, that center continues to operate under the name Kol Rina. A great number of Shir Hadash’s most innovative…

Ongoing Activities

CONTENTS   Daily Schedule Shabbat Schedule Weekly Class Schedule Gan Yeladim – Early Childhood Center Schedule Learn More Daily Morning Schedule Sunday – Friday 7:45 AM Habura 8:15 AM Shacharit 9:05 AM Daf Yomi Learn More Shabbat Schedule FRIDAY NIGHT 25 Minutes After Candle-lighting is Mincha, followed by a Carlebach Style Kabalat Shabbat and then Ma’ariv SHABBAT MORNING 8 AM…

Communal News

SEPTEMBER 2019 Mazal Tov to Josh Wajcman  and Andrea Rosen who became engaged to be married yesterday (September 5). May they merit to build a bayit ne’eman b’yisrael! We regret to inform you of the passing of Morton Schwartz, father of Dr. Phillip Schwartz. The funeral will take place this evening, September 3 at 6:30 PM at Beit Ha’hesped, Har…

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