Shabbat Shalom!
Hurricane Ida Update from Shir Chadash -
September 3, 2021
Dear Shir Chadash community -

First of all - we hope that you are all well and safe. Many of us have now been in touch. Please continue to contact Rabbi Silver or Ken Klein if you still need help.

We may be scattered, but we can still get together. Links to services are on our web page, more will be added soon. Even if you haven't been in the habit of joining us, you might want to do so this week, just to see each other's faces and share greetings and gratitude.

  • Friday night services will be at 6 PM.

  • We will not convene for services on Shabbat morning, but please join us for our community Havdalah at 8:30 PM.

  • Men’s Club Minyan will be at 9:15 AM on Sunday morning.

  • Children and familes, please join Nomi Kornfeld and special guests Deborah Sacks Mintz, Josh Warshawsky and Meryl Zimmerman for songs, a story and Rosh Hashanah greetings at 3:30 PM on Monday afternoon.

And please all join us for Rosh Hashanah. Our service leaders will be Rabbi Silver (from Dallas), David Kaplinsky and a minyan of colleagues and friends (from Los Angeles) and Josh Sands, our ba'al tekiah (from Houston). Service times:

  • 8 PM on Monday night, September 6th
  • 9 AM on Tuesday morning, September 7th
  • 9 AM on Wednesday morning, September 8th

  • Morning minyan for the Fast of Gedaliah will be at 8 AM on Thursday, September 9th.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - thanks to the Rabbinical Assembly, you can find a virtual Machzor at this link:

The password is Esplanade3737.

For members who are evacuated, the following shuls can also offer you services:

In Shreveport, Agudath Achim - email Rabbi Sydni Rubenstein
In Atlanta, Congregation B’nai Torah - email Sarah Woelz (outdoor services available)
In Houston, Beth Yeshurun
In Memphis, Beth Sholom Synagogue - email Geo Poor
In Boca Raton, FL, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh - email Rabbi David Baum
In St. Petersburg, FL, Congregation B'nai Israel - email Judi Gordon

Please check shul websites carefully in advance for their COVID protocols.

And lastly - Shabbat Shalom. May we truly feel that shelter of peace this week.

Ken Klein

Rabbi Deborah Silver

Ricardo Totah