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Shabbat Shira Together Dinner before Shabbat Shira Service

Friday, February 7, 2020 12 Sh'vat 5780

6:15 PM - 9:30 PMSanctuary and Social Hall

6:15 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Shabbat Shira Worship

The Shabbat known as Shabbat Shira is the week in our Torah-reading cycle when we recount our deliverance from slavery. Every year, congregations around the world celebrate Shabbat Shira with a special musical service, in some way echoing the songs of joy sung by our ancestors once they had escaped their Egyptian taskmasters.

This year, we have invited Kyra Goldman as our special guest musician to sing on the Friday night of Shabbat Shira. This service starts at 7:30 pm, to allow time for lots of singing. Please note that for this Shabbat Together experience, we will gather at 6:15 pm for a congregational dinner before the Shabbat Shira worship service. (We regret that we will not be providing childcare during the service.) Dinner reservations are required by Thursday, February 6 to help us plan our food order. Please use the form below to sign up.

Registration for dinner has closed to allow time to plan the food order to prepare meals for those who have signed up. We may have a few spots available and will do our best to accommodate walk-ins on a case by case basis. We hope you can join us at our next congregational dinner.

Kyra Goldman is a singer/songwriter who has discovered her Jewish roots. Having always had a spiritual curiosity, she started writing about her life and spiritual journey as a teenager and naturally headed towards a career in religious music. She traveled across the country and sang internationally mainly in the gospel genre. She released a full album and several short albums with her diverse blend of Acoustic-Rock, Jazz, Bossa-Nova, Reggae and Gospel, won several songwriting contests, was published by Universal Music Publishing Group and was featured on international television and radio programs. But it was a trip to Israel in the middle of a concert tour that changed the direction of her life.

"I always had a burning feeling in my heart to go to Israel and when I finally went it felt so familiar like I had been there many times before" she said. "I was intrigued to find out where these strong feelings were coming from and I realized I needed to explore the part of myself that felt so connected to Israel." Upon returning Kyra began learning about Judaism and found herself on a path that felt like coming home.

Kyra has since released music videos for her Hanukkah single, "Nes Gadol Haya Sham (A Great Miracle Happened There)" and "Lion Waking Up," which were both recorded and filmed in Israel with an all Israeli film crew and musicians. She is now a cantoral soloist at services and b'nai mitzvahs at Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta, GA and shares her singer/songwriter style songs as well as liturgy with new melodies.

Kyra says, "My goal now is to use my music to facilitate feelings of connection and community, and of course, to spread goodness in the world! I love sharing my own story and exploring the new area of writing liturgy. Making that a part of my life and now co-writing and learning from other Jewish artists has been a really wonderful experience."

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