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About Congregation Shir Hadash
This is where new ideas and ancient traditions live side-by-side, where music and warmth are as much a part of our services as prayer and study, where you’re more likely to participate in a discussion than listen to a sermon.
Congregation Shir Hadash is a Jewish spiritual community. We are egalitarian, inclusive, welcoming, creative, and informal. Reconstructionist philosophy provides the foundation for our spiritual journey; we also welcome and explore other spiritual and intellectual paths.
Because prayer, music, and song are integral parts of our services, we chose the name Shir Hadash which means New Song. Music is one of the ways in which we discover and express our spirituality.
We value, support, and help each other in good times and in challenging times. We welcome and thrive on member volunteerism and active participation. Our members' openness, creativity, involvement, passion, and dedication are essential parts of our spiritual, social and Tikkun Olam activities.
Our Leadership and Rabbi's Blog
Tiferet Berenbaum, Rabbi
A recent transplant to the Midwest, Rabbi Tiferet completed her rabbinic training at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts in 2013.
David Brusin, Rabbi Emeritus
Rabbi Brusin was our spiritual leader from 1993 until June 2014. He has also taught at Ripon College, UW-M, and Cardinal Stritch University.
Am Segula: The Purple People
My Jewish practice is extremely important to my everyday life and I regard it highly as a practice. There are times when I have to push myself, there are times when I am gung-ho.
Regardless, I never quit...
– Rabbi Tiferet