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

TO ACT OR NOT TO ACT BLOG HOME WHY ABOUT US WHO FOR CONTACT WHERE LINKS FOOD FOR SHABBOS SHARING WHAT WE DO EACH SHABBOS SHABBOS LIGHT WEEKLY CONTENT SONGS - THE MUSIC
 

Who is this site for?  

  This site is for anyone who wants to engage with their Jewish heritage and culture. It is for grandparents who want to invite their children and grandchildren over on Friday nights For parents who want to celebrate with their own children For neighbors with or without children. Students. Teens. Adults. For anybody who thinks they might enjoy it. 

It is not important what you believe about God. Many people believe in a personal God. Provided people do not hassle other people about their belief in God, it is irrelevant to the members of the Good Shabbos Community. 

Who are Jews?

An inclusive definition.

You can discuss the question of 'Who is a Jew?' ad infinitum and never get close to finality. The subject is a waste of time because you are unlikely to be in a position where you will take notice of the Rabbonim who worry about just how kosher you are. If you are not religious it simply does not matter. You will make your own rules.

The best policy is to accept the idea that Jews are people who want to be Jews.  They can be born Jewish, have a Jewish mother OR father; be the partner of a Jewish person; or just feel they want to be Jewish. As long as you accept the history and the destiny an culture of the Jewish people and are happy to say that you are Jewish, then join the club. 

There are probably more than ten million Jews just like you. 

If you don't want to be Jewish, then this is the wrong site for you.

 Why be Jewish?  What's in it for you?

Your identity is very important – to you. You make friends when you share similar interests with other people with a shared identity – if you grew up in a Jewish family it is likely that you celebrated the rhythm of a Jewish family with births, Bar Mitzvahs, weddings, deaths and family reunions with grandparents and cousins and machatanim – relatives on the other side. It is widely accepted that home and family are central to Jewish family life. Being among people with a similar background makes life much less complicated than having to try and establish what your common ground is. If you are Jewish and you meet someone Jewish you are immediately more likely to be on the same page.

 

The idea of this website is a response to the notion that the organised religious Jewish community have done a good job  perpetuating their own version of being Jewish but they have ignored the huge numbers of Jews not interested in that type of identity. The established secular community has done a great job establishing the intellectual legitimacy of secular Judaism but has not succeeded in sharing those notions with the vast majority of secular Jews who are looking for another type of Judaism. If you live in a city with a Jewish community it is likely that the established religious community is the only lighthouse with a strong beacon. The secular and unaffiliated can only find their lighthouse with great difficulty or not at all – it probably does not exist. That is why you are likely to make your community from people who live  locally or from people you meet or who contact you via social media networks.

 

As you go through the material on the WEEKLY CONTENT you will read about the rich tapestry of the Jewish people through the centuries. This is your people. Only by doing things together and joining in with others to have fun and meet regularly can you make a difference.

 

Welcome 

 

I want to suggest that you support local secular Jewish organisations. Only by making them strong can the strength of the Jewish Secular Humanistic community be a force within the Jewish world and get the recognition it deserves. Their existence lends credibility to your decision to be Jewish in a way that suits you.

 

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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