Shir Tikvah's History & General Information
Everyone is invited to attend all services, which means that our congregation celebrates together for all B'nei Mitzvah, baby namings, conversions, and other communal events. We try to make our programs and services accessible to all within the limits of our resources.
Nikolina Erickson-Gunther, Communications Manager & Clergy Assistant
Carmen Johnson, Facilities Manager
Sara Lahyani, Director of Congregant Engagement & Events
Courtney Nguyen, Finance Manager
Forrest Yesnes, Director of Youth Education & Programming
If you/your group wish to use space in the Shir Tikvah building please email Sara with 2-3 weeks advanced notice so we can coordinate with everyone else who uses our space and best serve you. Thank you!
Have you moved recently? Please let us know if your address has changed or if you have a new email address/ phone number, so we can keep our data base current.
Shir Tikvah History
Shir Tikvah - Song of Hope - can trace its beginnings to a meeting of six people at a St. Paul restaurant in February 1988. This small group shared a common vision: A new synagogue in the spirit of liberal Judaism that would welcome and encourage the participation of individuals and families of varying Jewish lifestyles. They envisioned a synagogue that was personal, welcoming, and active in Torah study and social action. They wondered whether others in the community would be interested. Shir Tikvah moved into its current building in 1994 and now has a vibrant membership of more than 535 households.
Shir Tikvah is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the national umbrella organization for Reform Congregations.
Location & Directions
Shir Tikvah is located at the intersection of 50th Street and West Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis, west of I-35W and two blocks south of Lake Harriet. For more detailed directions, click here.
Parking is available at Burroughs School. The lot is accessible from 50th Street and is located a half block west of Shir Tikvah.