Congregation Shir Chadash is an open and affirming synagogue serving the Greater
Long Beach/West Orange County Jewish community. After more than fifty years as a Conservative
synagogue, in 2006 the congregation decided to chart a new direction as an independent synagogue. With
this new direction came a new name – Congregation Shir Chadash, “a new song”!
Congregation Shir Chadash offers various styles of worship. We conduct progressive Friday evening Shabbat services, combining both traditional and modern prayers in a warm, intimate atmosphere full of song. These include a Twilight Shabbat service and a Family Shabbat service.
Our Shabbat morning services are quite traditional, with a great deal of singing and soulful
davvening. There are also minyan services on Sunday and Thursday mornings.
During the summer the congregation periodically meets at El Dorado Park for Shabbes on the Green. On the High Holy Days, both creative and traditional services are offered.
Please see our calendar for a schedule of upcoming services and events.
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