About Us

About Shir Hadash

Shir Hadash is a Synagogue, Educational Institute and Israel Advocacy Center dedicated to:

1) Inspiring Jewish identity through study and action that is joyous, passionate about ethics and inspired with hesed; 2) Encouraging the love and respect of every Jew and the pursuit of Jewish unity; and 3) The rebuilding of Israel, physically and spiritually, so that the Jewish people may best fulfill our universal mission of improving the world.
Who We Serve

Our Core Constituency Includes:

JERUSALEM RESIDENTS -- Established citizens, New Olim, Young Families, Singles, all of whom have made Jerusalem their home and whose presence in the city strengthens its vibrancy and diversity.

MISSIONS, DELEGATIONS AND TOUR GROUPS -- Birthright Participants, Teen Tours, Day School Trips, Jewish Professionals, Synagogue Missions, Delegations of Non-Jewish Political, Religious, Educational and Civic Leaders. By strengthening their connection to Israel, Shir Hadash endeavors to strengthens Israel.

OVERSEAS VISITORS -- First time tourists, recurrent visitors, students participating in long term study abroad programs: People transformed by their Israel experience and in turn go on to transform Jewish lives and communities everywhere.

Our Location

Our activities take place in:

Our building is at #1 Yakov Rubin Street, overlooking the beautiful "Moon Grove" on the border of the German Colony and Talbiya neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Located in the heart of Jerusalem’s English speaking population, in close proximity to the international hotel district, and nestled amongst beautiful park land and the city’s premier cultural landmarks, this site is perfectly suited to enable Shir Hadash to fulfill its mission of impacting the entire Jewish world.

of New Torah

Book Launch

with Rabbi Pear

Our Building

Inside the Moon Grove

A Jerusalem Landmark

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. In 2003 the Pear's opened a second Shir Hadash in the German Colony when an illegal gambling hall was raided by the police and became available for rent. Since then Shir Hadash has met in a school gym, a former Yeshiva building and most recently the social hall of a nearby Synagogue.
what we do

Our Mission

People in the service

Our Team

Community Volunteers

Gabba'im / Hospitality Coordinator / Teachers / Kiddush Committee / Board of Directors