South Bay

Congregation Shir Hadash

20 Cherry Blossom Lane Los Gatos, CA 95032-4637
(408) 358-1751 [email protected]
Senior Rabbi Rabbi Nico Socolovsky
Executive Director Shanda Witkin [email protected]

A vibrant community of learning, worship and connection. Offers a robust religious school for grades kindergarten to high school seniors. Religious school meets Sunday mornings, with a Hebrew program on Tuesday evenings for students training for bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies. Post bat/bar mitzvah programs include elective classes, a yearlong confirmation program and an alternating program for grades 11 and 12.

Recognizing that often people approach Judaism differently, the synagogue offers a variety of experiences: Worship, study, acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasadim (deeds of lovingkindness) are all part of communal life. Services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Shabbat evening services include a lot of singing and regularly feature a speaker, musical guest or special program. There is a monthly early service for young families and a lively, interactive musical service for all ages. An alternative, participatory Shabbat morning minyan meets from Sukkot to Shavuot. Torah study meets on Shabbat morning. Guest lectures take place Sunday mornings as well as on weekdays. A retirees group meets monthly for lunch. Congregants provide services to those who are ill or need support and work for justice in the broader community.