Congregation Shir Shalom

411 South Little Tor Road
New City, NY 10956

P: (845) 708-9181

  • Rabbi: Paul Kurland
  • Cantor: Barry Kanarek
  • President: Fred Robinovitz
  • Principal: Rebecca Bernstein

There’s a brand new, dynamic synagogue in Rockland County - Congregation Shir Shalom, a consolidation involving Montebello Jewish Center and Nanuet Hebrew Center. We have combined congregations with a shared outlook, gearing our efforts toward safeguarding the culture and values of Conservative Judaism to sustain them for future generations.

Congregation Shir Shalom utilizes a self-directed (voluntary commitment) pledge structure rather than relying on a traditional dues model for affiliation. This structure enables us to be more open, inclusive, and welcoming to all, regardless of financial or personal situation.

Congregation Shir Shalom (housed in the former Nanuet Hebrew Center building) is centrally located in Rockland County, just off Exit 10 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway. It draws on rich histories of serving the greater Rockland community. What sets us apart is that we are large enough to serve you, while still being small enough to know you on a firstname-basis.

We’re a multi-generational, egalitarian Conservative Jewish center with approximately 300 congregant families, and are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland. We strive to be welcoming to all, including the unaffiliated, intermarried families, and LGBTIQA+ community. Regardless of your background, our doors are open, and we encourage you to join us for our services and programs.

Makom, our religious school, offers an innovative curriculum and experiential program from our Kindergarten (free) up through Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. We also offer award winning USY and Kadima Youth Groups, ATID Hebrew High program for 8th – 12th graders, adult education/programs, a vibrant, active Sisterhood and Men’s Club, weeknight and Sunday morning/ evening minyans, Shabbat and holiday services.

We invite you to visit us in person or at CongregationShirShalomRockland and become part of our extended family.

You are always welcome at Congregation Shir Shalom, your synagogue home!