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Shir Chadash Weekly Newsletter
October 7-12, 2018
Dear Shir Chadash Community

This week we leave behind the High Holyday season and move towards the one month in the Jewish calendar that has no festivals of any kind. It’s a good moment to pause and look back over the past month. From Selichot to Simchat Torah we prayed and sang, contemplated and celebrated. There were moments of power in the Sanctuary and Chapel and moments of connection in the corridors, where old friends were re-encountered and new friends were made. Our youngest delighted in the new experiences they encountered; our elders were honored for the light shining from their faces. Our Torah readers and prayer leaders received gifts in return for the gifts with which they continue to bless our community. Rabbi Anne Brener, our honored guest, touched our hearts and awakened our memories. And behind the scenes our staff and our volunteers worked tirelessly – additional thanks are due to all of them.

Towards the end of Simhat Torah I mentioned the very special place Shir Chadash occupies in the New Orleans Jewish community. As we look forward to a full year of programming, events, scholars and school I know that our own light will illuminate the path all the way to Hanukkah and beyond.

In gratitude,
Rabbi Silver
Looking Ahead!
Friday, October 5th
6:15 pm , Friday Night Service

Saturday, October 6th
9:30 am , Special Aliyah for new births since last year

10:30 am , Learning to Lead

7:30 pm , Shiru Shir Chadash at the Rabbi's house

Sunday, October 7th
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

Tuesday, October 9th
11:00 am , Lunch and Learn

4:00 pm , Shul School Uptown

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

Wednesday, October 10th
7:00 am , Minyan followed by breakfast

10:00 am , Sisterhood Class

Friday, October 12th
6:15 pm , Shabbat-in-the-Round and Potluck

Saturday, October 13th
9:30 am , Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush lunch

10:30 am , Shul School Shabbat

Sunday, October 14th
No Shul School

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

3:00 pm , Urban South Brewery Visit

Monday, October 15th
7:00 pm , Board Meeting followed by Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 16th
4:00 pm , Shul School Uptown

Wednesday, October 17th
7:00 am , Minyan followed by breakfast

No Sisterhood Class

Thursday, October 18th
7:30 pm , Ten Paths to God

Friday, October 19th
8:00 pm , Bar Mitzvah of Zach Breaux followed by dessert oneg (please note change in service time)

Saturday, October 20th
9:30 am , Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush lunch

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

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

Sunday, October 21st
9:00 am , Shul School

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

12:00 pm , Shir Chadash Social Club lunch and movie, off site

5:30 pm , Teen Learning

Parashat Bereshit
Torah: Genesis 5:1-6:8
  Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10
Shiru Shir Chadash
Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:30 pm
at the Rabbi's house
4708 Hessmer Ave, Metairie

Sing! Help us bid farewell to the Shabbes bride and begin the week in joyful song. Come for Havdallah at 7:30 pm followed by community singing, songs both old and new. 
Shabbat-in-the- Round & Potluck Dinner
Friday, October 12, 2018
6:15 pm

Please join us for another song-filled Erev Shabbat with plenty of rhythm, harmony and opportunity for community singing and eating. Babysitting provided!

Here's the approximate timing for the evening:
6 - 7:30 pm  Kids' snacks and babysitting. Hummus, carrots, and apples provided for families with young children to nibble on at any time. Babysitting available 6:15-7:45.

6:15 pm  Kabbalat Shabbat-in-the-Round 

7:15 pm  Vegetarian potluck supper.  Please bring dairy vegetarian food in disposable dishes to share; we provide plastic ware, paper plates, challah, grape juice and dessert.
Learning to Lead for Grown-Ups
Got Shaharit?: 
Learning to Lead...for Grown Ups!

Shir Chadash is excited to grow our corps of davenning lay leaders. 

Whether you learned Shabbat Shaharit years (or even decades!) ago and need a good brush up or you've got reasonably good Hebrew reading skills, some dedication, and want to learn it for the first the first time, this is the class for you! 

Class will be taught by our very own veteran davenner, Elliot Finkelstein, and held over four or five 1 1/2 hour sessions (probably three or four Shabbat afternoons and one or two non-Shabbat sessions) with recordings provided for study in between sessions. Exact class times will be arranged according to the schedules of confirmed participants. 

If you're interested in joining the class, please email Mia Bagneris

Not quite ready to tackle Shaharit? Not to worry! A Shabbat Musaf class, led by Rabbi Silver, will be announced for December/January.
Let's Just Go To The Movies!
Shir Chadash just wants to have fun, and our first social outing is on Sunday, October 21: we’ll eat lunch at Casablanca and see the remake of “A Star is Born” at a convenient theater to be confirmed once times and dates are known.

Shir Chadash will be buying the popcorn!

Let us know if you are interested by responding to the office .

Questions to savtastone@outlook.com  

Lunch and Learn and Dessert & Discuss
lunch and lean
This monthly class led by Rabbi Silver will cover a wide variety of topics. The same material will be taught twice – once at Shir Chadash, followed by lunch, and once in the library of the Uptown JCC, followed by dessert. Whether you choose Metairie or uptown, our aim is to bring you an hour of learning followed by something delicious, to nourish both your body and your spirit.
Sponsored by the Nat Leon Education Fund
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:00 am (class)
12:00 pm (lunch)
at Shir Chadash 

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

Ten Paths to God
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:30 pm
Shir Chadash

The idea connecting to God is embedded in Jewish tradition, but how exactly should we go about making that connection?
How do we conduct or negotiate our relationship with God? This new, 10 - unit curriculum is based both on traditional sources and the teachings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. It  uses video, discussion and text to help explore our ideas of God, Judaism and Jewish identity more deeply. 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.
Shir Chadash Heads (Urban) South!
October 14, 2018 from 3-5 pm
1645 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Join Shir Chadash at Urban South Brewery
for an afternoon of family fun! Bounce house, cornhole, board games, and more! 
Adults can enjoy their first beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) on us! Snacks and kids beverages provided.
All are welcome! 
Within our congregational family we extend
Mazel Tov to:
Nathan & Leslie Fischman and Fagey Fischman on the birth of their granddaughter and great-granddaughter,
Mila Rose Fischman
Proud parents are Martin & Daniella Fischman

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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Caring Committee Fund
Lisa & Michael Sackett  
In memory of your mothers,
Pearl Sackett & Celia Weinstein
Janice & Louis Stern

Gertrude Levitan           
In memory of Sam Levitan         
Janice & Louis Stern

Mrs. Don Goldwasser   
In memory of our friend, Don Goldwasser          
Janice & Louis Stern

Jacob Kottle      
Thanks for the beautiful shared birthday kiddush and best wishes for a healthy good year!        
Janice & Louis Stern

Eileen Wallen   
Best wishes for a complete recovery      
Janice & Louis Stern

Laurie Sterbcow             
In memory of your father, Louis Dollin   
Janice & Louis Stern

Elissa Bluth & Phyllis Levy           
In memory of your mother, Ethel Weinberg        
Janice & Louis Stern

Ms. Carole Jacobson     
In memory of your sister, Shelley Glazer Middleberg       
Janice & Louis Stern

Janice & Louis Stern
Mazel Tov on your anniversary
Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

Jeanie Tolmas & Family
Condolences on the loss of your mother, Connie
Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

General Fund
The Tolmas Family         
In memory of Connie Tolmas, the dear friend of my late wife Razeel. She will be missed at shul           
Rene Lehmann

Herbert J. Garon Memorial Fund for Ramah Darom & USY Israel Programs
Robert Garon & Robin Levy        
Remembering our dear friend, Margot with love
Janice & Louis Stern

Laurie Sterbcow & Family           
In memory of your father, Louis Dollin   
Jackie & Chuck Stern

Prayerbook Fund
Melanie & Jeff Morris & Sherill Mexic    
In memory of our dear friends, Lois & Bill Mexic
Janice & Louis Stern

Stan Bleich Lagniappe Fund
Jeanie, Alan and Gina Tolmas    
In memory of their beloved mother and grandmother, Connie Tolmas    
Pat & Steve Klein

Yahrzeit Fund
In memory of Wilfred Finkelstein           
Sanford Pailet