Welcome to Shir Hadash!

We are a diverse community of friendly and welcoming members – that’s he reason we choose to call ourselves a community rather than a congregation.

We are small by design and intention. Our worship services engage members in thoughtful dialogue and lively conversation. Music, the arts and social justice are central to our experience of Judaism.

We are the only Reconstructionist community in the St. Louis area. This branch of Judaism is a progressive, modern approach to Jewish living that integrates a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights and ideas of contemporary social, intellectual and spiritual life.

As an inclusive and egalitarian community, we welcome Jews by choice, minority Jews, non-Jewish partners and LGBT Jews.

Shir Hadash is oriented toward adult participation and we’ve decided to keep that the focus of our services and programming. Because we’re small, there’s a homey feeling here – yet there are enough of us that you can participate at a level you feel most comfortable.

We meet at the JCC (in the Arts & Education building of the Staenberg Family Complex), so we’re right in the center of the Jewish community.

Our Shabbat services include lively and engaging discussions. Friday night pot-luck dinners feature great food and interesting conversation. You may want to try out our book club, knitting group or special programs we hold from time to time.

Our door is open. Please feel free to contact any of us…we’d love to answer any questions you may have. We’re passionate about our community and hope you will come to one of our services or programs to experience Shir Hadash for yourself!

Allen Karlin, President
Dave Zuckerman, Vice-President
Rabbi Lane Steinger