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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.
Elul - Counting Down to the High Holydays!
Please read and enjoy our daily email, which has been curated by Rabbi Amy Levin of the Masorti Movement in Israel.
Shabbat Services for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM
For Heaven's Cake - Meet & Greet with Nomi Kornfeld (@ Rabbi Silver's home)

Saturday, 4 PM

Community Havdalah

Saturday, 8:45 PM
Kavvanah of the Week
This year we are exploring kavvanot - short orientations or intentions that reflect the part of ourselves that we bring to a particular moment.
Kavvanot can be used for moments and actions of any size and significance.
By: Trisha Arlin
In the divine and great love of One-ness
That is the foundation of forgiveness,
It is really good
To be part of a community of people
Who want to be kind to each other.
Sometimes that’s more aspirational for us than achieved,
But here, secure in acceptance and compassion,
We know
We are where we can keep trying,
Where kindness
And apologies
And forgiveness
And safety
Come our way when needed
And even when not.
In the divine and great love of One-ness
It is good to remember.
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 Ki Teitzei
Torah: Deuteronomy 23:8 - 24:13
Maftir: Deuteronomy 24:10-13
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10

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.
Gilda Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund

In memory of Elliot Finkelstein
From: Sanford Pailet

In memory of Gerson Finkelstein
From: Sanford Pailet

Nat Leon Education Fund
In memory of Nat Leon
From: Renee Leon Sabel

In memory of Fannye Goldman
From: Renee Leon Sabel

Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Sylvan Samuels
From: Bruce Samuels
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

A note to Shir Chadash from Rachel Berwald: Many synagogues say they are welcoming, and they are. Shir Chadash, however gives "welcoming" a new definition. From the first day I attended services, everyone seemed to welcome me as if I were an old friend. The second time I ever went to services, Rabbi Silver sat down next to me to make sure I had somewhere to go for the upcoming Passover Seders. For over four years, I had dozens of people looking out for me, making sure I had somewhere to go for Shabbat or High Holiday dinners, teaching me how to daven, and offering advice and friendship. Teaching Shul School gave me the wonderful opportunity to further engage with the community and watch my students grow (still so proud of how beautifully the HaYa'ar students led Musaf). Shir Chadash was also a place where my Jewish identity grew and strengthened more than I could have anticipated, and for that I am so grateful. The Shir Chadash community is truly special. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it (I'm already looking forward to visiting in the future).
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Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Nomi Kornfeld 
Director of Education & Programming

Sarah Lustig
Office Manager
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