Limmud - Adult Learning @ CSH

"When I daven (pray) I speak to God. When I study (Jewish texts) God speaks to me."
Rabbi Louis Finkelstein

The Shabbat Nosh & Drash schedule is available HERE with some new and some returning favorites.

Make sure you mark your calendars to join us.

Poetry of Prayer

We may recite prayers, but what do they
mean? What feelings do they intend to
evoke? How can I put my heart into the
ancient liturgy? Together we will analyze
and find meaning in Jewish prayer.
Led by Rabbi Michael Ragozin
Hosted by Shirat Hayam

• May 15 – Amidah for Shabbat
• June 19 – Aleinu

10:00-11:30 am in-person
or 7:30-9:00 pm via Zoom

Chai Year Artists-in-Residence Shabbat Weekend

Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1

Friday, May 31
5:30 pm Holy Happy Hour at 5:30

6:00 pm Spirited Musical Shabbat Service with special guests Chava Mirel & Eliana Light

Join us after services for a catered Shabbat dinner (RSVP required $25pp)

Saturday, June 1
9:00 am Renewal Service with special guests Chava Mirel & Eliana Light at
10:30 am Family Shabbat Sing with special guest Eliana Light for all ages
11:00 am Healing Service with special guest Chava Mirel,
11:30 am Drash Ruach Rally Band with our special musical guests Chava Mirel & Eliana Light

Join us for Shabbat Café following our service.

Adult Choir

Under Cantor Sarah’s direction, rehearsals will be various Tuesday afternoons at 5:30 PM throughout the year in preparation for various singing opportunities (ie High Holy Days, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover…).

We are always accepting new members! Synagogue membership is required. Email to join or for questions.

  • Highlights from 2022-2023:

    • High Holy Day Youth Choir at Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
    • Congregation-Wide Hanukkah Party Performance
    • Mamma Mia Purim Shpiel

Synagogue membership is required.

Past Events

The Book of Psalms

The ancient poetry of the Psalms captures heartfelt cries to God from the depth of the human experience. From suffering to joy, explore this ancient liturgy and find its relevance for today.

Our Stories about the Stories in the Bible

Isaac: Spiritual Warrior

Noah & Jonah: Subversive Sequels

Esther & Joseph: Survival in the Diaspora

Judah, Tamar, & Leah: Anatomy of Heroism

A Reporters Notebook
An Eyewitness Account from Israel

A conversation as we hear an eyewitness report, from Steven A. Rosenberg, editor and publisher of the Jewish Journal, on his reflections and experiences on his recent trip to Israel.

Intermarriage—Let’s Talk About It

On the North Shore, more children are being raised Jewish in intermarried families than in in-married ones. To meet the needs of the Jewish community, intermarried families must know that at Shirat Hayam they will be welcomed, understood, and supported. How do we get there? Following up on Rabbi Michael’s Yom Kippur sermon, this fall we offered several opportunities to discuss this topic. We will continue the conversation.

Shabbat (Saturday), December 2 • 11:25 AM Rabbi Michael’s sermon

Coming this spring 2024: “Oyes and Joys of Interfaith Grandparenting”

Click HERE for a recording of the Shabbat Service from October 28, 2023, “Personal Stories of Intermarriage” – a panel discussion with Robert Powell and Anne Selby at Shirat Hayam. (discussion occurs at 2:21:00)

Jewish Law and Abortion

In light of the recent events, Rabbi Michael will teach the Jewish view on abortion.

Listen to the recording below…

Leaks, Law & Politics: the Supreme Court & the Future of Reproductive Rights in America

Dan Urman runs Northeastern University’s undergraduate Law & Public Policy and Northeastern Law School’s Masters and Certificate Programs. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses about Law, Politics and Public Policy. Dan also sits on Northeastern’s Jewish Studies academic advisory board and serves as faculty advisor for Northeastern’s pre-law fraternity.

Dan earned a JD from Harvard Law School, an MPhil in Politics & International Relations from the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA in History & Political Science at UCLA. He lives in Marblehead with his wife and three children and they are member of Congregation Shirat Hayam.

Watch the recording below:

Watch for more learning opportunities to come!