More than 2,000 years ago, Rabbi Simon the Just said, “The world stands upon three things: upon Torah (learning), upon worship, and upon the acts of loving kindness.” These ancient words are the basis upon which our synagogue stands. Congregation Shir Shalom is dedicated to Torah, to Jewish education, to worship (creative as well as traditional forms), and to acts of loving kindness toward our members and toward the community in which we live.
Our synagogue is as modern as tomorrow and yet finds its roots in our past. As Jews, we are proud of who we are and what we believe. Our joyful task is to keep Judaism central to our lives and to the lives of our children. We hope you will join us in this exciting adventure. We thank you for inquiring about our temple.
WHO WE ARE
Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties is a URJ affiliated reform congregation located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Founded over 25 years ago, we are committed to creating a traditional, yet dynamic and innovative environment for all Jews.
Congregation Shir Shalom offers opportunities for people of all ages to feel a part of our caring congregational family. Families and individual members enjoy special programs, festivals, and activities. From our Religious School to our youth groups, our children are always involved in enriching activities. Our adult members enjoy activities through involvement with our Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and our various Temple Committees. From Social Action to Religious Services and Ritual, our committees offer a wide variety of ways to get involved in our community. Our Shabbat Services are held every Friday evening and on Saturday mornings when a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is being celebrated.
MEMBERSHIP AND DUES STRUCTURE
Of course, you want to know what it will cost to belong to Congregation Shir Shalom. Our membership dues are structured to accommodate singles and families. All regular memberships include High Holiday tickets.
Membership dues are vital to our ability to offer our members a full range of services throughout the course of their lives and to make a contribution to the future of the Jewish community. We do not want to exclude anyone from being part of this great Congregation because of an inability to pay. For that reason, a special confidential review process has been designed to consider individual dues relief situations.
For more information, contact Laura Morris, Temple Administrator at the office by telephone at (203) 438-6589 extension 10 or email her at this address Laura@OurShirShalom.org .
Our mailing address is 46 Peaceable Street Ridgefield, CT 06877