The name of our Congregation, Shir Hadash, translates to a “new song”. This could not be more appropriate, as music plays a defining role in the spiritual experience at Congregation Shir Hadash. It is an integral part of almost everything we do.

Our playlist evolves throughout the year, reflecting of the season or holiday, the weekly Torah portion, or a special Shabbat service theme. Musical selections range from traditional to contemporary, of liturgical origins, and folk melodies, to name a few.

Our community is blessed with many talented musicians, organized and directed by our Music Director, Jason Steigman, who works with our Rabbi to create the music for each service. Every few months, our musicians and singers appear as a group called Shir Mishugas and lead an all-music service

Our music can be a calming influence, setting the mood for a restful Shabbat, or might stir you to shake an instrument or get out of your seat and dance. A service might end with Adon Olam sung to the tune of "Home on the Range", a broadway show tune, or a more traditional melody.

Our High Holiday services, too, are an inspired collaboration of our musicians under direction of our Music Director and Rabbi.