Mark your times of transition with a ritual or ceremony.
Whether a child or adult, Jewish education is here for you.
In a moment of stress or transition? Are you on a spiritual journey? Rabbi Sharon
Shirat Sharon is a 21st century model of synagogue. There are no dues, no building funds and you pay only for the services you use. We offer life cycle, education and counseling.
For life cycle, we offer baby namings and b’rit milah, bar and bat mitzvah, weddings, funerals and memorial services, shiva and unveilings and conversion. We also create ritual around other life transitions such as retirement, divorce and miscarriage. Traditional Jewish services are available as well as modified ritual to meet the varied needs of today’s Jew. Along those lines, we offer secular ceremonies based on Jewish tradition and culture for atheists; interfaith ceremonies for baby namings and B’nei mitzvah where one parent is not Jewish; and interfaith weddings including those with clergy from 2 faiths.
Our educational offerings are varied and include “Introduction to Judaism,” Bar and Bat mitzvah training, Judaic studies on a wide array of topics and cantorial studies. From learning how to read the aleph-bet to studying the Talmud, we offer one-on-one studies upon your request.
Our Rabbi, as an experienced life coach and pastoral counselor is available for counseling and spiritual matters in the context of Judaism.
Rabbi-Cantor Sharon Steinberg
Rabbi-Cantor Sharon Steinberg (“Rabbi Sharon”) comes to Shirat Sharon with 25 years of pulpit experience. In addition to her work with Shirat Sharon, she currently serves as a part-time spiritual leader for Temple Beth Shira in Boca Raton, FL. Prior to that, she was with Temple Beth El, Alexandria VA (2001-2013), Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, MD (1999-2001) and Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD (1991-1999).
Rabbi Sharon received ordination as a rabbi through the Rabbinic Academy of America of the Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk Yeshiva in NYC and her cantorial credential is through Hebrew Union College’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. She additionally holds bachelor and masters degrees in music from Ithaca College and Indiana University, has studied pastoral counseling at Loyola College and earned life coach credentials through IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching).