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Chaim (Ian) Pear is the founding Rabbi and Director of Shir Hadash’s three Jerusalem centers — Shir Hadash in Nachla’ot (now Kol Rina), Shir Hadash on Emek, and of course, the main Shir Hadash Center overlooking the beautiful Moon Grove in the Talbiya neighborhood.  Some of the innovative projects he has initiated at Shir Hadash include a Rabbinical Fellowship, Yom…


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: 058-412-312 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 / Board of Directors

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