Shir Chadash 
Weekly Newsletter
April 14-21, 2017
Friday, April 14th

6:15 pm, Shabbat Services 

Saturday, April 15th

9:15 am, Morning Services followed by kiddush lunch

Sunday,  April 15th
  • No Religious school 
  • 9:15 am, Minyan and Men's Club breakfast
  • 7:00 pm, Evening Services
In This Issue
Chol Hamoed
Exodus 33:12-34:26

Numbers 28:19-25

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Mindfulness Meditation

Taught by Deena Gerber & Laura Kulick
Thursday, April 20th
7:30 pm at Shir Chadash

Community News

Schedule of Weekly Services

Fridays, 6:15 pm
Saturdays, 9:30 am

Sundays, 9:15 am
Wednesdays, 7:00 am

*Both Minyans are followed by breakfast*

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A Message from the Rabbi
Dear friends -
Moadim l'simhah!  I hope that you all had meaningful and delicious Sedarim.
I want to thank all those involved in making the Jazz Seder here such a success: 
  • The all-star band for their music (Jennie Lavine, we didn't know you could do that!!)
  • Chef Leah and all her team
  • Will Samuels for convening the band and being Master of the Omer
  • And most of all Mia Kearney-Bagneris and all the volunteers who helped make the room look so beautiful.
And now, on with the rest of Pesah...
  • On Saturday morning, rather than give a sermon at the usual time, I will speak about Shir Ha-Shirim before we chant it.  So if you want to hear that, please be at shul by 10:15!
  • Men's Club Minyan on Sunday will include the Torah reading for Chol HaMoed.
  • Before Yizkor on Monday I will be sharing the memories you have sent me of those who left the world during the past year.
  • And a special plea - we need your help to make evening minyanim at 7:00 pm on Sunday and Monday evening.  Please ensure we can support those who are saying Kaddish.
I am signing off with one of my favorite Jewish greetings.  It can only be used during Chol HaMoed.
Moadim l'simhah!
Rabbi Silver

This Coming Week at Shir Chadash
Monday, April 17th
  • 9:15 am, Morning Services.  Yizkor will be recited
  • 7:00 pm, Evening Services
Tuesday, April 18th
  • 9:15 am, Morning Services
  • No Religious school Uptown
Wednesday, April 19th
  • 7:00 am, Minyan followed by breakfast
  • No Sisterhood class
Thursday, April 20th
7:30 pm, Mindfulness Meditation

Friday, April 21st
6:15 pm, Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 22nd
9:30 am, Women's Shabbat Services followed by kiddush lunch 

Sunday, April 23rd
  • 9:00 am, Religious school
  • 9:00 am, K'tonton
  • 9:15 am, Minyan and Men's Club breakfast
Tuesday, April 25th
  • 4:00 pm, Religious School Uptown
  • 7:00 pm, Culture Club Meeting at the home of Stan & Ellen Kessler, 344 Vincent St., Metairie
Wednesday, April 26th
  • 7:00 am, Minyan followed by breakfast
  • 10:00 am, Sisterhood Class
Friday, April 28th
6:15 pm, Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 29th
  • 9:30 am, Shabbat Services followed by kiddush lunch
  • 10:30 am, Tot Shabbat , Mini Minyan & Junior Congregation
The Shir Chadash Culture Club

Our purpose is to get together periodically for a movie, a theatre trip, a dance performance... any cultural event at which we can spend quality time together.
Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the home of Stan and Ellen Kessler, 344 Vincent St., Metairie. We will watch the Israeli movie, "A Matter of Size", a heartwarming comedy about 4 overweight guys who learn to love themselves through sumo wrestling. We will also brainstorm some ideas for future meetings of the Culture Club, so bring your suggestions!
RSVP to the synagogue office.

Nearly New Save the Date
The Shir Chadash Nearly New Sale 2017 will take place on:
JULY 9, 10 & 11
JULY 16 & 17
As usual we will be setting up during the month of June.
Please mark your calendars and start to think about times you can volunteer.   Last year we made 150% of this year the sky is the limit!

Weekly Donations
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
To:         Rabbi Silver        
Thank you for leading the Mezuzah Ceremony at our home.
It was a beautiful and meaningful kick-off to our wedding weekend!             
From:     Meryl & Trey
To:         Rabbi Silver        
In Appreciation 
From:     Diane Africk
Yahrzeit Fund
In memory of Annie Klemes Dulitz            
From:     Lester & Dee Dee Dulitz
In memory of Barry Sieff              
From:     Estelle Sieff
In loving memory of my mother, Ann Gardsbane  
From:     Janice & Louis Stern