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 scheduled this Fall.

Make sure you mark your calendars to join us.

Our Stories about the Stories in the Bible

7:30-8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – Isaac: Spiritual Warrior
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – Noah & Jonah: Subversive Sequels
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – Esther & Joseph: Survival in the Diaspora
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Judah, Tamar, & Leah: Anatomy of Heroism

All sessions will be on Zoom only. Attend one or all.

The Book of Psalms

Led by Rabbi Michael Ragozin
Hosted by Shirat Hayam

Dates: Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 28, Mar 13, Mar 27
Options to Participate: 10-11:30 am in-person


7:30- 9 pm via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 814 0379 2960
Passcode: 549665

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

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!