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Shabbat Shira - a Shabbat Filled with Poetry and Song

Friday, February 3, 2023 12 Shevat 5783

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Featuring Poets Rabbi Pamela Wax & Professor Harriet Shenkman & the Clergy of Shaarei Tikvah & Scarsdale Synagogue-Temples Tremont & Emanu-El

Be with us as we celebrate Shabbat together in partnership!

Friday Evening, February 3 at Scarsdale Synagogue

In Person or Via Zoom

7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat)

A creative service of unique poetry and spirited music followed by an introduction to our poets, reflecting on their poems and the role of poetry in their lives.

If you wish to purchase a copy of our poets' books in advance, you can find Walking the Labyrinth by Rabbi Pamela Wax on this website and The Present Abandoned by Professor Harriet Shenkman on Amazon.

Saturday Morning February 4, 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service at Shaarei Tikvah 

We will infuse the early part of our Shabbat morning service with contemporary riffs of the traditional Psalms. Rabbi Pamela Wax will focus her poetic lens onto the Song at the Sea during the d’var Torah.

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. - Kiddush Luncheon

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch and Learn Program Rabbi Wax will teach about the Poetry of Psalms, exploring several contemporary riffs on Psalm 150 as well as other non-canonical psalms by contemporary poets such as Leonard Cohen, Alicia Ostriker, Grace Schulman, Joy Ladin, and Rachel Barenblat. *Livestream will be used for the service only. The Luncheon and the program will be in-person only.

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