Shir Chadash 
Weekly Newsletter
April 21-28, 2017
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
In This Issue
Parashat Shemini
Leviticus 9:1-10:11

2 Samuel 6:1-7:17

Mindfulness Meditation

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

Lunch and Learn
Sponsored by the Nat Leon Education Fund
with Rabbi Silver
lunch and lean
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00 am (class)
12:00 pm (lunch)
at Shir Chadash

RSVP by April 28th

Program is free and open to the public

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*

Contact Us
Executive Director
Director of Education and Family Programming

Administrative Assistant

Office Phone
Office Fax

Quick Links
This Coming Week at Shir Chadash
Tuesday, April 25th
  • 4:00 pm, Religious school Uptown
  • 7:00 pm, Culture Club Meeting at the Kessler home, 344 Vincent St., Metairie
Wednesday, April 26th
  • 7:00 am, Minyan followed by breakfast (Rosh Chodesh Iyar)
  • 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 pm, Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr Congregation
Sunday, April 30th
  • 9:00 am, Religious school
  • 9:15 am, Minyan and Men's Club breakfast
Tuesday, May 2nd
  • GiveNOLA Day
  • 11:00 am, Lunch and Learn
  • 4:00 pm, Religious School Uptown
Wednesday, May 3rd
  • 7:00 am, Minyan followed by breakfast
  • 10:00 am, Sisterhood Class
Friday, May 5th
6:15 pm, Shabbat Services

Saturday, May 6th

9:30 am, Shabbat Services followed by kiddush lunch

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.

GiveNOLA Day

If you are looking for a fun way to help Shir Chadash financially, point your browser to: 
Involve friends and family by getting different people to make donations in each hour on May 2, from 00:00 to 1am and so on through 11:59pm. Shir Chadash has a chance to win in any of those hours we receive donations.
To be more in the NOLA spirit, there are "Throw me somethin' mister" times for us to be awarded for donations: 6 to 6:59 am, 2 to 2:59 pm and 10-10:59 pm
This program has helped more non-profits each year it has run, even with the tech problems last year.

So, if you are looking to make a contribution of any sort soon, consider choosing GiveNOLA day and help Shir Chadash become a financial winner. Remember also, each unique contribution of $10 or more enables us to also receive Lagniappe funds from the GNO Foundation

Open Shabbat

Saturday May 13th
Rabbi's home, 4708 Hessmer Ave
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Please note earlier time!

Join Imam Abdul Hakim from the Kenner Mosque and some of his members at the Rabbi's home to ask any questions you might have for our local head of the Muslim community.

Refreshments will be served afterwards - please stay to mingle!

Pop-Up Shabbat: Uptown

May 12th at 6:30 pm
Home of Rebecca & Issac Pinhas
3112 Upperline St.
New Orleans
Pop-Up Shabbat (formerly known as Uptown Shabbat) will meet every other month in homes around the Greater New Orleans area!
On March 24th, we will be gathering at the home of Rebecca & Isaac Pinhas in Uptown for traditional egalitarian services and a delicious vegetarian potluck. 
Please bring veggie mains or sides; challah, wine, and dessert will be provided by Shir Chadash. Bring your voices, friends, and appetite!
Got young children? There will be a 5:45 pm early potluck for the little ones!

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
Caring Committee Fund  
To:           Ben Horwitz & Ellie Streiffer & Family      
In memory of your father & grandfather, Eugene Horwitz 
From:     Marlene & Reuben Friedman

To:          Bertha Kern & Family
                Our deepest condolences on a dear friend and doctor, Nathan Kern
From:     Sue Rae & Ken Bishop
Herbert J. Garon Memorial Fund
To:           Margot Garon    
In honor of your birthday              
From:     Celine Kaplan
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
To:           Rabbi Silver        
Thank you for sharing your home with us during Pesach    
From:     Andi & Mark Madderra & Family
To:           Hugo & Lis Kahn
In honor of your 25th wedding anniversary             
From:     Joe & Eleahn Kahn
Yahrzeit Fund
In memory of Lillie Green             
From:     Rochelle Sackett
In memory of Abraham Cohen     
From:     Charles & Natalie Cohen
In memory of E. Ralph Lupin        
From:     Pam Lupin
In memory of Sylvia Neff              
From:     Richard & Carol Neff
In memory of Blaire Mossman     
From:     Lisa & Michael Sackett