SSTTE and Shaarei Tikvah – Shabbat Shira – A Shabbat Filled with Poetry & Song


February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day

Event Type

Shabbat Shira – A Shabbat Filled with Poetry & Song FEBRUARY 3 – 4

NOTE this event takes place at BOTH Shaarei Tikvah & Scarsdale Synagogue.

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 at Shaarei Tikvah

In Person or via Livestream*

9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service

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.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE or by emailing programs@sstte.org BIOS FOR THE SPEAKERS:  are available on this website.
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El is a reform Jewish congregation located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY. 10583.  914-725-5175.
Shaarei Tikvah is a conservative Jewish congregation located at 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale NY 10583.  914-472-8501.