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Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
As Rabbi Silver mentioned on Yom Kippur, our congregant Amy Lesen has been working with the founders and partners of The Lowlander Center to serve communities in lower Terrebonne, Lafourche, Plaquemines, and Jefferson Parishes which have been devastated by Hurricane Ida. People are unhoused, living in tents, cars, or roofless houses having lost all of their belongings. Shir Chadash can currently help in two ways:
  • With gas cards or gift cards to Walmart, Target, Home Depot, or Lowes
  • With donations of Damp Rid, air mattresses, carbon monoxide detectors.

Please contact Amy at dr.puma@gmail.com to arrange delivery. Thank you for your generosity.

Dear Shir Chadash Community,
Whether you attended Yom Kippur services in person or virtually, we hope you found the experience to be spiritually meaningful and uplifting. After a year of unprecedented change and in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, it was comforting to come together as a community to pray and learn. 
Yesterday, around mid-day, there was an interruption in our virtual services. We believe this was due to the work that Cox Communications is performing in Metairie to restore Internet service. We were able to get our livestream up-and-running once we became aware of the situation. We apologize for this unforeseen circumstance and the disruption it may have created.
Shabbat Shalom.
Ken Klein
Services for this weekend & Sukkot
Please note there are additional services.

All Zoom links have migrated to our webpage! Click here to get there! 

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Minyan with Men's Club

Sunday, 9:15 AM
Minchah/Ma'ariv for Erev Sukkot

Monday, 6:30 PM

Sukkot Morning Services

Tuesday, 9:15 AM
Sukkot Children's Services

Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Minchah/Ma'ariv for Sukkot

Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Sukkot Morning Services

Wednesday, 9:15 AM
PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes at NOON on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH.
Lulav and Etrog sets are available for last minute purchase for $55. Our office will be open this Monday from 9 AM - 2 PM for purchase and pick up.
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.

Wildly Unimaginable Blessings
Let us dream
Wildly unimaginable blessings…
Blessings so unexpected,
Blessings so beyond our hopes for this world,
Blessings so unbelievable in this era,
That their very existence
Uplifts our vision of creation,
Our relationships to each other,
And our yearning for life itself.

Let us dream
Wildly unimaginable blessings…
A complete healing of mind, body, and spirit,
A complete healing for all,
The end of suffering and strife,
The end of plague and disease,
When kindness flows from the river of love,
When goodness flows from the river of grace,
Awakened in the spirit of all beings,
When G-d’s light,
Radiating holiness,
Is seen by everyone.

Let us pray —
With all our hearts —
For wildly unimaginable blessings,
So that G-d will hear the call
To open the gates of the Garden,
Seeing that we haven’t waited,
That we’ve already begun to repair the world,
In testimony to our faith in life,
Our faith in each other,
And our faith in the Holy One,
Blessed be G-d’s Name.

By: Alden Solovy
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 Ha'azinu
Torah: Deuteronomy 32:1-52
Maftir: Deuteronomy 32:48-52
Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1-51

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 these past few weeks.
Bernard Berins Cemetery Fund

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Ryan Williams

Building Fund

To: Mr. Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From Sheryl and Peter Title

General Fund

Sending love from the other LA during this challenging time!
From: Jacki Honig

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Melanie Morris

To: The Samuels Family
In loving memory of Will Samuels, whom we had the pleasure to talk with several times at Shir Chadash kiddush lunches. He was truly a mensch, and he made a deep impression on us, even though we live most of the time outside New Orleans. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.
From: Meri-Jane Rochelson & Joel Mintz

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels z'l
From: Dashka Roth & Larry Lehmann

From: Leslie E.

Herbert & Margot Garon Memorial Fund

To: Jennifer, Livia and the entire Samuels family
May Will's spirit and love of Judaism live on forever in our hearts.
From: Karen Lew Feirman

Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Shirley Slater
From: Dena Grenell
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: The Kaplinsky Family
In honor of the Kaplinsky Family
From: Samantha Libraty

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of our beloved Will, whom the entire Gladow family is devastated has left us.
Our sorrow, our love, and our joy at having known Will can't be quantified, but our hearts are with Jen and Livia, Madilyn and Alvin, Greg, Melanie, Bram and Jacob, Mark and Kara, Geoffrey, Eric, Naomi and Canor.
He adored Shir Chadash, and we want to help honor his memory.
From: The Gladow Family

To: Jennifer & Livia Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels. His death represents a profound loss for the Shir Chadash community and his family. I extend my condolences to his wife and daughter. May his memory be for a blessing.
From: Michael Chernick

To: Jennifer, Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Luis & Robin Dorfman

From: Lesa Jeansonne

To be used to assist those affected by the recent hurricane.
From: Edward Smith

Will Samuels Memorial Fund

To: Jennifer Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Jennifer & Jack Benjamin Jr.

To: Jennifer, Livia, and the entire Samuels family
May Jennifer, Livia, and the entire family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
From: Janet & Mark Zimmerman

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels.
From: Ellen Fingerman

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Marcela & Ricardo Totah
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