About Congregation Sha'aray Shalom
Congregation Sha'aray Shalom is a Jewish synagogue that serves as the lighthouse for Reform Judaism on Boston's South Shore.
Our community consists of 285 families living in thirty towns along the south coast of Massachusetts Bay -- from Boston to Plymouth. Our congregation's home is on historic and beautiful Main Street in Hingham.
We have a tradition of an "open door" which welcomes every family member -- Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jewish family members -- and strives to integrate them into our community. Our strength draws on our commitment to honor and respect the diversity of our backgrounds.
We are led by a dynamic clergy team of Rabbi Shira Joseph and Cantor Steven Weiss, offering weekly Shabbat services as well as a full calendar of festival celebrations, a full-program religious school with nearly 200 students, a JCC Early Learning Center, and active adult learning and social programs. We are affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ).
Although we have been at our current location in Hingham since 1980, Congregation Sha'aray Shalom roots go back to the 1950's when various families would meet in borrowed and leased space at various locations on the South Shore including the Hingham Shipyard.
From these nomadic beginnings, we have grown to a congregation of approximately 282 households. We are a Reform Congregation with a diverse membership interested in all aspects of Jewish traditions, heritage and faith.