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Shir Chadash Weekly Newsletter
November 9-16, 2018
Security Update
To the Shir Chadash Community -
Please know that we take the security of our community very seriously. In the wake of the events in Pittsburgh, our Safety Committee has met and is working closely with Jewish Federation and the Anti-Defamation League to formulate a coordinated and cohesive security plan. We have also actively engaged with our local law enforcement to assist in this process. We will keep you abreast of further developments as they arise.  

In the interim, you will note that there has been an increased security presence during services and Shul School.  In the past, we asked for an assessment from our members for hiring extra security detail, but thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous local donor to our Federation, each area synagogue has been granted $10,000 to be used specifically to help defray the costs of hiring security personnel.  

We are tremendously grateful for the support of the wider community during this time, as we work to ensure the security of our shul. 
Julie Finger
Henry Weber
Chair, Safety Committee 

Looking Ahead!
Friday, November 9th - Scholar in Residence Weekend with Marc Michael Epstein
6:15 pm, Services, Dinner and Talk

Saturday, November 10th
9:30 am , Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush lunch. D'var Torah given by Marc Michael Epstein on "Sibling Rivalries"

10:30 am , Learning to Lead

After lunch , Study with Marc Michael Epstein on Hasidic Insights on the Torah Portion

Sunday, November 11th
9:00 am, Shul School

9:15 am , Minyan followed by Men's Club breakfast

10:30 am , Slideshow presentation given by Marc Michael Epstein for families with children ages 9-18

Monday, November 12th
7:00 am , Special Minyan in which Rabbi Silver will recite the final Kaddish of her first year of mourning for her mother, Anne Chauveau z”l.

7:00 pm , Regular Board Meeting followed by Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 13th
4:00 pm , Shul School Uptown

7:00 pm , The movie Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel featuring our own, Jeremy Bleich will be shown at the Uptown JCC

Wednesday, November 14th
7:00 am , Minyan followed by breakfast

10:00 am , Sisterhood Class

Thursday, November 15th
7:30 pm , Ten Paths to God

Friday, November 16th
5:30 pm , Pop-up Shabbat the Allison/Mintz home, 7447 St. Charles Ave., #D

6:15 pm , Friday Night Service at Shir Chadash

Saturday, November 17th
9:30 am , Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush lunch

10:30 am , Family Shabbat, Jr Congregation and Mini Minyan

4:00 pm , Taft Shabbat at the Adelman home, 4505 Taft Park, Metairie

Sunday, November 18th
9:00 am , Shul School

3:00 pm , Shir Chadash Social Club Saints Watch

5:30 pm , Teen Learning

Tuesday, November 20th
No Shul School Uptown

Wednesday, November 21st
7:00 am , Minyan followed by breakfast

No Sisterhood Class

Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd - Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23rd
6:15 pm, Friday Night Service

Saturday, November 24th
9:30 am , Shabbat Service and Auf-ruf of Rob Steinberg & Patrice Jones followed by Kiddush lunch

10:30 am , Learning to Lead
Parashat Toldot
Torah: Genesis 27:28-28:9

  Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7
Special Yahrzeit Minyan
You are warmly invited to a special Minyan on Monday, November 12th at 7:00 am in which Rabbi Silver will recite the final Kaddish of her first year of mourning for her mother, Anne Chauveau z”l.

Rabbi Silver is sponsoring breakfast after the service.
Pop-up Shabbat
Pop-up Shabbat meets every other month at homes in the greater New Orleans area. This month, Danny Mintz and Sarah Allison are kindly opening their doors,

7447 St. Charles Ave., # D
New Orleans
Friday, November 17th

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
The approximate schedule for the evening is as follows:
  • 5:45-6:30 Family-friendly singing, candle-lighting and early pot-luck for the little ones.

  • 6:30-7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv, with a brief, community-led d'var in between.

  • 7:30 Kiddush followed by pot-luck dinner.

Ten Paths to God
Thursday,November 15 & 29, 2018
7:30 pm
Shir Chadash

The sessions include “Prayer,” “Israel” and “Faith” as well as other core  aspects of what it means to be Jewish today. Rabbi Silver will facilitate the course, selecting and shaping the content to fit our community. All materials will be provided.
Taft Shabbat
November 17th at 4:00 pm
4505 Taft Park Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
Andy, Aleeza, Yakir and Reeva Adelman invite you to their home as an informal, friendly space to gather and shmooze. 

Expect children, adults, games, good conversation and really great food, with a festive Havdalah at the end. All are welcome.        

Scholar in Residence - Marc Michael Epstein
Community News
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is a stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. The movie charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing, for the first time, in the World Baseball Classic in 2017. Jeremy Bleich, a hometown star who is one of the players featured in the film, will be here to introduce the movie and answer questions at the end.

As part of the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series, this event is free and open to the community.

Date:  November 13, 2018
Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:    Show map
New Orleans JCC - Uptown
5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Contact:  Judy Yaillen
Phone:  504-897-0143
Email:  judy@nojcc.org
As the Butterfly Ball preparations were underway,
The Saints changed their kick-off to 3:45, Oy Vey!

If anyone thought this glitch could ruin the night
They don’t know JCDS with all of our might.

Our defensive play is simple, just a slight change in time;
We’ll celebrate together from 7-9.

We pray the Saints will continue to rule.
And on Nov. 18th you’ll support our school! 

(Dress code NOW includes Saints attire!)
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*
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Simone Levine & Family
In memory of your mother         
Sylvia & Israel Finger

General Fund
Bobby Garon    
Mazel Tov on becoming the next Executive Director of Jewish Endowment Foundation       
Sanford Pailet

Leon & Marilyn Katz Family Education Fund         
Laurie & Paul Sterbcow & Family             
In memory of your father, Louis Dollin   
Mike & Pam Kancher

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund                     
For Honors Received     
Jacqueline & Beryl Ames
Bruce & Miriam Waltzer
In honor of your grandson, Zach Breaux becoming a Bar Mitzvah, with a big Mazel Tov to all
Jacqueline & Beryl Ames
In memory of the Pittsburgh 11
Jacqueline & Beryl Ames

Yahrzeit Fund                  
In memory of Morris Merlin       
Paul & Laurie Sterbcow
In memory of Julius Finkelstein 
Sanford Pailet
In memory of John Willson Walsh  
Ruth Kirsch