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Shir Chadash Weekly Newsletter
November 2-9, 2018
Just a reminder.....Daylight Savings time is this weekend;
set your clocks back 1 hour
A Special Message From Rabbi Silver
Dear Shir Chadash community

As the burials begin in Pittsburgh, I have been so proud of the way our community has come together to support each other as we begin to grapple with the deeper meaning of what has happened. We gathered, we prayed, we mourned, we reached out – and now we are working out what our next steps will be to enable us to hold our heads high and keep ourselves safe.

This Shabbat a number of national initiatives are taking place – Solidarity for Pittsburgh, Show Up For Shabbat – and these are commendable. But on a purely local level I invite you to come to Shir Chadash this weekend. We will be here on Friday for services beginning at 6:15 pm, Shabbat morning at 9:30 am with lunch and speaker Sheva Chaya Shaiman afterwards, and for Men’s Club Minyan on Sunday morning at 9:15 am with breakfast afterwards. 

Many of you have told me how much strength and comfort you have gained from our being together. Let us continue proudly to demonstrate our commitment to our tradition and our ideals and to the freedom to practice them.

חזק חזק ונתחזק

Let us be strong and find strength together.

Rabbi Silver
Looking Ahead!
Thursday, November 1st
7:30 pm , Ten Paths to God

Friday, November 2nd
6:15 pm , Friday Night Service

Saturday, November 3rd
9:30 am , Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush lunch

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

After lunch , Sheva Chaya Shaiman from Tzefat will speak on: The Many Dimensions of Beauty: Insights and Inspirations from Parashat Chayei Sarah.

4:30 pm , 4708 - Shabbat! at the Rabbi's house, see below for more details

Sunday, November 4th
9:00 am , Shul School

9:00 am , K'tonton

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

5:30 pm , Teen Learning at the Rabbi's home

Tuesday, November 6th
11:00 am , Lunch and Learn

4:00 pm , Shul School Uptown

6:00 pm , Yahrzeit Minyan for Elliot Finkelstein's father, Julius Finkelstein

7:30 pm , Dessert and Discuss at the Uptown JCC

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

10:00 am , Sisterhood Class

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 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 mo vie 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

Parashat Chaye Sarah
Torah: Genesis 24:53-25:18

  Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31
Sheva Chaya Shaiman from Tzefat 
Saturday, November 3rd
After Lunch

We welcome the artist Sheva Chaya Shaiman from Tzefat for a talk after lunch: The Many Dimensions of Beauty: Insights and Inspirations from Parashat Chayei Sarah.
Sheva Chaya Shaiman originated in Denver, Colorado. She majored in visual art and art history at Princeton before immigrating to Israel in 1997. A glass blower and painter, she draws her inspiration from Jewish texts and spiritual teachings to create work filled with light, color, joy and depth.
Ten Paths to God
Thursday,November 1, 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.
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.
Remembering Tree of Life Victims
As we begin to address the aftermath of the attack on Tree of Life, I have been hearing from you about your personal connections with the community. Ellen Kessler sent me her recollections of one of the precious souls there. You can read them here .

May Rose Mallinger’s memory, and the memory of all those from her community, be for a blessing – and may justice be swift in coming.

Rabbi Silver
4708 - Shabbat! Puppets
November 3rd
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Join Rabbi Silver and Shmendrick the Mouse for an afternoon of fun with puppets, snacks and drinks. 

There will be three ‘theatres’ in the house for children to put on their own shows before gathering for a story with Rabbi Silver and Shmendrick. 

Please bring puppets if you have them!  
Lunch and Learn and Dessert & Discuss
lunch and lean
Sponsored by the Nat Leon Education Fund
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11:00 am (class)
12:00 pm (lunch)
at Shir Chadash 

Jewish Objects Hiding in Plain Sight
The Tallit
Followed by one of Chef Johnson's delicious lunches
Sponsored by the Richard & Anne G. Uhry Fund
7:30 pm (class)
8:30 pm (dessert)
at the Uptown JCC Library

Jewish Objects Hiding in Plain Sight
The Tallit

Shir Chadash Social Committee
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
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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In memory of Shelly Middleberg
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Bobby Garon & Robin Levy & Family
In memory of mother and grandmother, Margot Garon
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Bruce & Miriam Waltzer
In honor of Zachary's Bar Mitzvah           
Aleeza & Andy Adelman
The Sterbcow Family     
In memory of your father and grandfather, Louis Dollin 
Aleeza & Andy Adelman

Middleberg Family         
In memory of Shelly Middleberg
Miriam & Bruce Waltzer

Julie Schwartz  
In memory of your beloved father, Sol Schwartz
Miriam & Bruce Waltzer

Herbert J. Garon Memorial Fund for Ramah Darom & USY Israel Programs         
Simone Levine & Family
In memory of your mother Noelle           
Jackie & Charles Stern

Miriam & Bruce Waltzer & Family           
Mazel Tov on your grandson, Zach Breaux' Bar Mitzvah 
Dana & Eileen Wallen

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Laurie & Paul Sterbcow & Family             
In honor of your father, Louis Dollin       
Laura & George Fuhrman

Yahrzeit Fund        
In memory of Ella Joseph            
Marc Goldman
In memory of Henry Dreyfous   
Rachelle Hirsch
In memory of Jean Fisher           
Joe Epstein
In memory of Gisele Wargo       
Kat Kay
In memory of my birthday aunt, Adele Schachman          
Melanie & Ken Ehrlich

In memory of Jean Fisher
Judy Fisher Levene

In memory of Maurice Dayan
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