THE GOOD SHABBOS COMMUNITY

ENJOYING YOUR JEWISH HERITAGE THROUGH FOOD, FACTS AND FUN - SHABBAT SHALOM

 

 CHALLAH, WINE,  CANDLES , READ A LITTLE, TALK A LITTLE AND SING

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Us is really me at this moment. I hope in the future that I can add some more names and it really is us.  My name is Ian Bersten and I live in Roseville, Sydney, Australia. For almost thirty years I have been involved on the fringes of organised Secular Humanistic Judaism and I wondered for a long time why such a great movement had not captured more adherents around the world. I have spoken with lots people involved in trying to bring Judaism to those who didn't believe in the establishment religious version of Judaism. Those people included Rabbi Sherwin Wine of Detroit, Rabbi Eva Goldfinger of Toronto, Bennett Muraskin of Morris Plains, NJ, Myrna Baron of NYC, Franco Piazzese of Turin, Italy, and many others. None take any responsibility for what appears on this website - they may even disapprove but they have been part of the evolution of ideas to make something to attract the millions of Jews who cannot be bothered to join in the existing Jewish community.    

I came to the conclusion that the congregational model was the problem – people in general do not want to join organisations as they did in the past. Synagogues, Churches, Rotary, Lions and other clubs have been facing declining numbers because we live in modern times. We have to adapt to the fact that people can download information on a host of devices and interact with each other with mobile phones.  If you are in doubt about this read 'Bowling Alone' by Robert D. Putnam. The simple fact is that a minuscule number of non-religious Jews have bothered to form their own congregations but they want to remain in contact with their roots.  

It is a fact that people no longer want to conform and so what is on this site is just a suggestion. Do whatever you want. My only suggestion is that when you meet, that you do something on a regular basis. Singing is very important.  A little bit of ritual will appeal to many.

I think there should be a separate site for younger people and perhaps versions for different age groups. That is to come.  Do you want to help? 

  

If you have constructive comments to improve the concept or want to make a suggestion please email me at ian@helian.net.au 

 

HOW TO SING THE SONGS
ADON OLAM WORDS
Adon Olam David Solid Gould & The Temple Rockers
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS
ALLE BRUDER SONG
ALLE BRIDER SONG
AL KOL ELEH WORDS
AL KOL ELEH
BASHANA words
BASHANA SONG
BEI MIR BIST DU SHEYN
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHEYN SONG
BMBDS song
CHIRIBIM WORDS
CHIRIBIM Song
DAYENU WORDS
DAYENU SONG ENGLISH
DAYENU SONG
DONNA DONNA
DONNA DONNA SONG
HALLELUYA
HALELUJA KARAOKE
HATIKVA
HATIKVA SONG
HATIKVA SONG
DAYENU
HATIKVA WORDS
HATIKVA SONG 1
HAVA NAGILA WORDS
HAVA NAGILA SONG
HAVA NAGILA KARAOKE
HAVEINU SHALOM ALEICHEM
HEVENU SHALOM ALEICHEM WORDS
HEVENU SHALOM ALECHEM SONG
HINEH MA TOV WORDS
JERUSALEM THE GOLD WORDS
JERUSALEM THE GOLD KARAOKE IVRIT
JERUSALEM THE GOLD SONG
JERUSALEM THE GOLD JARAOKE
MAYIM MAYIM WORDS
MAYIM MAYIM DANCE
OIF'N PRIPITSCHOK song
OSE SHALOM
OSE SHALOM SONG
PAPI ROS'N
PAPIROS'N SONG
PARTISAN SONG 1
PARTISAN SONG
PARTISAN SONG MUSIC
RABBI ELIMELEKH
RABBI ELIMELEKH SONG
AS DER REBE SINGT
AS DER REBBE SINGT LEONARD COHEN
AS DER REBBE SINGT SONG
RAISINS WITH ALMONDS WORDS
SIMANTOV U MAZELTOV WORDS
SIMAN TOV MUSIC
MAZELTOV CLARINET
TUMBALALAIKA WORDS
TUMBALALAIKA MUSIC
TUMBALALAIKA MUSIC
TZENA TZENA
TZENA TZENA
TZENA TZENA 4
TZENA TZENA The Weavers
TZENA TZENA WORDS
ALLE BRIDER KLEZMATICS
ALLE BRIDER KLEZMATICS
HATIKVA STREISAND
HATIKVA STREISAND
BIM BAM SHABBAT SHALOM FOR KIDS
BIM BAM SHABBAT SHALOM FOR KIDS
YO EN ESTANDO - SEPHARDIC
ELIYAHU SEPHARDIC
SEPHARDIC SONG
SEPHARDIC SONG 3
Sholem Aleichem Susan Allen
Shalom Aleichem Susan Allen
OTHER VERSIONS OF SONGS
DUVID CROCKET WORDS
DUVID CROCKET MICKEY KATZ
MODERN PASSOVER SONGS
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