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Shabbat Shalom!
Shir Chadash requires that everyone who comes inside the building be fully vaccinated (if eligible). Proof of vaccination will be required and may be provided in advance. Masks must be worn in the building at all times. The Health Committee will reassess the need for these requirements as health conditions warrant.

Please have proof of vaccination with you when you come to the synagogue, or supply this to us beforehand.
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Shabbat Services for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Mini Minyan +
Junior Congregation

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Community Havdalah

Saturday, 8:45 PM
**Please note the earlier start time**
Kavvanah of the Week
This past week was Rosh Hashanah La-Behemot – Rosh Hashanah for Animals. Here is a prayer by Trisha Arlin for them:

Baruch atah Adonai Elohainu Melech HaOlam,
Brucha at Shechinah, Ruach HaOlam,
Blessed are the beasts of the earth.
The ones we have domesticated,
The ones who serve us in their wild state,
The ones that hurt us or gross us out,
And the animals who live only for themselves,
without any reference to us, whatsoever.
Baruch Atah Adonai
Brucha At Shechinah
We acknowledge, celebrate, and give thanks for all the ways
the animals have made our lives possible.
We confess to cruelty and hypocrisy
In how we use their muscles and their skin
In how we use their beauty and their vulnerability.
And yet,
We are so blessed by the soft and attentive animals
that we are able to love
With all our hearts and all our souls,
And that we hope and know have loved us back,
Reflecting the perfect acceptance and connection
with God and each other
That we pray for every Shabbat.

Baruch Atah Adonai
Brucha At Shechinah
We are blessed by the lives of the animals.
May we learn to always be a blessing to them.
And we wish them a Happy New Year and a Hodesh Tov.

And let us say,

Torah Service Prayer
Here is the new prayer we have created for our Torah service. Thank you to Elliot Finkelstein for the idea! Please join in from home.

Nishmat Kol Hai, Breath of Life
bless the people of this community
their families and their friends
here and at home.
HaShekhinah, Beloved One
bless our neighbors in this city
may we live in harmony
may we be proud of each other.
HaTzur, Protecting One
bless this country, its government,
all who strive for its welfare
all who risk themselves to protect it.
Elohei Avoteinu, God of our ancestors
bless the land of Israel
may it flourish in hope and in honor
spread over it a shelter of peace.
Ma’ayan Hayyenu, Wellspring of our lives,
bless the Jewish people
may we be ambassadors of our tradition
may we be spared from distress and shame.
Hamakom, All-present One
bless the world and all that is in it
help us defend it and preserve it
for the generations that will follow us.
May all this be so,
And we say,
Parashat Shoftim
Torah: Deuteronomy 18:6 - 19:13
Maftir: Deuteronomy 19:11-13
Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12

The Torah reading for this week is in the panel above. If you do not have a Humash at home you can find it on the link below. We are reading Triennial Year 2, but you might like to read the full portion (“Full Kriyah”).
Our Shabbat brochure with yahrzeits and simchas for this week is attached. You might wish to take special notice of those who are sick and take a moment to direct your thoughts towards them.
Thank you!
Thank you to all those listed below who performed the mitzvah of supporting our community this past week.
General Fund

From: Marcela & Ricardo Totah
Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Lee Shear
From: Renee & Gregory Rich

In memory of Eugene Horwitz
From: Ben Horwitz & Ellie Streiffer

In memory of Shirley Eason
From: Sol & Lois Heiman
Contact Us

Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Nomi Kornfeld 
Director of Education & Programming

Sarah Lustig
Office Manager
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