About Congregation Shir Libeynu
We are dedicated to a meaningful Jewish life. We come from a variety of backgrounds – Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, Orthodox and secular, with varying degrees of Jewish education and experience. Our new rabbi will find a community open to ideas and opportunity to make a difference in the lives of CSL congregants.
As the longest-standing LGBTQ+-inclusive shul in the city, our rites and rituals reflect the diversity within our community. Our congregation is made up of couples, individuals and families of many different backgrounds, ages and combinations. We are open to all members of interfaith families celebrating on the bimah including for aliyot at their children’s bar/bat mitzvahs. We strive to accommodate people with disabilities.
In 1997, five committed women founded Shir Libeynu. Seventy people came to our first High Holy Days services. Since then we have grown to a community of 300 people that pray, celebrate, mourn, learn, sing and dance together. We currently hold monthly Shabbat services that draw 70-80 people. We have a bnei mitzvah program, a supplementary weekly school for younger children, a speakers’ series and other programs for adults. We are focussed on deepening our ritual life and enhancing Torah study, maintaining a strong intergenerational presence and engaging membership in synagogue activities.