Congregation Shir Ami members love getting together to participate in a wide variety of adult social activities! Please check our calendar for specific dates of upcoming events! Some of the fun ways we connect include:
Havdalah Potluck Dinner - Shir Ami members enjoy the fun and relaxing tradition of meeting at members' homes to observe the ritual of Havdalah together, to socialize with friends, to build community, and to share a delicious potluck dinner. Some past themed Shir Ami potluck dinners have included Jewish deli foods, Mexican dinner items, Italian, Israeli dishes, Picnic/Summer foods, Surf & Turf, and more!
Book Club (The 'Happy Bookers') - Shir Ami members who love to read meet monthly (at members' homes) to discuss selected novels with Jewish themes or characters. Past book club selections have included 'Sarah's Key' by Tatiana de Rosnay, 'Safekeeping' by Jessamyn Hope, 'Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choir' (Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife Mysteries) by Sharon Kahn, 'Sacred and Profane' by Faye Kellerman, and many others. All members are welcome to come and enjoy socializing and snacks whether they have read the book of the month or not.
Group Outings - Shir Ami members get together for planned group outings as opportunities arise. Past outings have included attending plays, movies, visiting museums, going to see live shows, taking road trips, and more!
Shir Ami High Holy Day Choir- Shir Ami members who love to sing can join the Shir Ami Choir and lend their voices to add to the spirit of the High Holy Days and other special services. Choir practice for the High Holy Days generally starts several months prior to Rosh Hashanah, and meets with the Rabbi weekly (or as needed) until Yom Kippur services.
Special Workshops - Shir Ami offers special workshops led by members who volunteer to share their wonderful skills and talents (and homes) with other Shir Ami members, such as for a challah making workshop. Spend a fun morning, afternoon, or evening with other members doing something you love and/or learning how to do something new.
Women's Mah Jongg Club - Shir Ami women meet once a month at Congregation Shir Ami to play Mah Jongg, kibbitz, enjoy a nosh, and to enjoy a relaxing evening with other women in the Shir Ami community. The Mah Jongg Club also gives back to Shir Ami by making a donation each month to a selected Shir Ami fund (such as the Caring Circle fund, the Rabbi's discretionary fund, the Prayer Book fund, etc.).
Evites and/or other communications go out to members with detailed information about these and other Shir Ami events, and are listed on our calendar, so please check back regularly for upcoming events.