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Haim (Ian) Pear is the founderr of Shir Hadash’s three Jerusalem centers — Shir Hadash in Nachla’ot (now Kol Rina), Shir Hadash on Emek (now independently operated), and of course, the main Shir Hadash Center – Beit Natan – overlooking the beautiful Moon Grove in the Talbiya neighborhood.  Some of the innovative projects he has initiated at Shir Hadash include…


Dr. Rachel Pear, the co-founder of Shir Hadash, received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in pre-historic archaeology, a Masters in the same subject from Hebrew University and her doctorate in the interdisciplinary department of Bar Ilan University, where she studied Science and Religion generally, and specifically how Orthodox Judaism relates to evolution. Her subsequent post-doctoral research at the University…


Shir Hadash’s Gannenot are a mix of English and Hebrew speaking expert educators of young children. Chaya Kluwgant: Older Class English Speaking Gannenet: 058-412-3126 Chaya, originally from Melbourne Australia, is a passionate Early Childhood Educator with more than 10 years of experience.  She has taught in Australia, America and now in Israel for a number of years.  Chaya’s specialty is…

Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers

Gabba'im / Hospitality Coordinator / Teachers / Kiddush Committee

We invite anyone and everyone to attend our Sunday gatherings to study bible together. Our gathering is a time where everyone connecting with our church.

Board of Directors

Va’ad Minahel (Operations Committee)           Ian Brown           Ben Green           Becky Greenwald          Robert Henoch           Gerry Ziering   Va’ad Bikoret (Financial Oversight)         Alan Shuchalter, JD Michael Green Legal Advisors        Jeffrey Rashba, JD…

Shir Hadash on Emek Board of Advisors

Eli Clevs Tova Kramer Reuven Brudner Simon Hammelburger

Daf Yomi

Rabbi Dov Kidron offers our English language daf yomi daily from 9 – 10 AM.  Rabbi Kidron also offers a number of Hebrew language daf yomi’s as well.

Certified Accountants

Our financial reports are prepared and filed by Broide and Partners each year, with Gidon Broide serving as the lead accountant on our account. Gidon, the Managing Partner, a CPA in Israel and the US, has more than 20 years of experience in audit, tax and consulting,  He is also a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Professionals).​


Bookkeeping, payroll, pension preparation and tax advising is provided by Abramson and Hershkowitz Accounting 

Facilities Maintenance

Our building’s physical appearance is cleaned and maintained by Ismat Shaludi.  Ismat, married to Asra, is the father of four and lives in Jerusalem.