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Shir Chadash Shabbat Newsletter
March 27 - April 2, 2020
2 Nisan- 8 Nisan, 5780
My fellow congregants,

Thanks in large part to the efforts of our superbly competent professional and office staff, religious services, Shul school, and programming continue, albeit, virtually. Although our staff is working remotely, they will continue to serve you. By staying calm, focused, and making prudent decisions, we will get through these challenging times.

Be well and safe,

The Shir Chadash Tzedek Minyan wants to connect our Shir Chadash community with opportunities for helping others during this time of crisis.
Click HERE for several links to lend a helping hand.
Looking Ahead
(Click on the bold writing to join the ZOOM meeting)
Friday, March 27th

6:15 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, March 28th

Sunday, March 29th
Shul School
9:30 - 10 am, Kabbalat Kehilla
10 – 11:15 am, Parparim/Devorim  
 11:30 am – 12:15 pm –  Nesharim  
1 – 2:15 pm –  Ha Ya’ar  
Tuesday, March 31st

Wednesday, April 1st

Thursday, April 2nd

Friday, April 3rd

6:15 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom!

Dear Shir Chadash community,

Our third Shabbat at home is nearly here. I’m noticing how we are finding ways to be in community - through Zoom and facebook, through phone calls, through waving at each other as we pass at a good distance in the street.

I’m also hoping that the fact we don’t stream a service on Shabbat mornings is one way of giving ourselves a break from our screens at the moment. Please try setting the computer aside, even for a few hours. I promise that everything will still be there when we get back online after Shabbat.  
Virtual services and
pre/post Shabbat materials
We will be holding daily services on Thursday mornings at 7 AM and a Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday nights at 6:15 PM.

Here is our Shabbat playlist from last week to get you in the mood.

For our younger members, here is the Shir Chadash Youtube page, where you can spend some time with Miss Meryl and the Shabbat dinosaur!

If you want to begin getting in the mood for Pesach, PJ Library has a lovely version of the story HERE .
Once again, we hope to stream a community Havdalah. This week it will be at 8:30 pm and we are going to try doing this with both ZOOM and Facebook. 
Shabbat morning at home
If you have a Siddur please use it. We are making our old Sim Shalom siddurim available to anyone who wishes to borrow – please contact the office. 

At the end of this article is Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s prayer to say in place of Kaddish.
Parashat Vayikra

Torah: Leviticus 1:1-2:16
Maftir: Leviticus 2:14-16
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
Torah study

The Torah reading for this week is in the red panel above. If you would like to borrow a Humash from the Synagogue, please let us know promptly and we will have one ready for you to pick up.


Our Shabbat brochure with the Verse To Live By, yahrzeits, simchas, and donations 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.

Please have a restful, peaceful, sustaining Shabbat. We will be in touch again soon.

Shabbat shalom,
Rabbi Silver
Pesach is coming!
Learn how to make your own matzah at home, with JCDS's own,
Rabbi Michael Cohen
Stay Connected
Join us again this week as Ramahniks around the globe come together for a  virtual concert  with  Rick Recht , a proud Ramah spouse and parent, as well as one of the top touring musicians in Jewish music. (Watch a preview  here !)
Don’t miss out on another exciting opportunity to join together as one Ramah community, along with our co-sponsor,  United Synagogue Youth (USY) !
Visit the  National Ramah Facebook page  on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EDT and enjoy the show!
Coronavirus and social distancing may have delayed our upcoming LimmudFest, but that will not stop us from continuing to bring people together. 

The first ever eLimmud Festival, to be held virtually on Sunday, March 29, from 11am to 4 pm features dozens of presenters teaching on the most interesting and important Jewish ideas today. Sessions will be offered in five one-hour blocks and will feature nationally known presenters.

Connect with Jewish community, cultivate your curiosity and expand your horizons, all while practicing "social distancing" and staying safe!
Have you ever used ZOOM ? We are going to be holding meetings and classes using this online program. Please look at this tutorial so you can join us! We hope to see you soon!
Shul School Corner
Sisterhood Corner

Click   here  for last week's
Shul School Newsletter

Join us online for our regularly scheduled Sisterhood Tanakh class as w e continue our journey through the book of Judges.
Wednesdays at 10 am

For questions or for more info about Sisterhood, contact Charisse Sands
Chaverweb Online Member Access
ChaverWeb Tutorial Video
Watch the video above that another congregation put together with some basics about how to use ChaverWeb. (Please note - some of the functionality in this video is specific to the Beth Chaim Congregation and not yet available to Shir Chadash at this time.)
Did you get your welcome email?
If not, please contact the synagogue office.

Subject line: Welcome to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation's Online Member Access!
From: donotreply@chaverweb.net

With this online portal, you can manage your personal synagogue business online:
  • Manage your account online
  • Set a secure private password
  • Update your info (name, address, photo, link yourself to family members and Yahrzeits)
  • Check your account balance
  • Make payments and donations
  • RSVP for upcoming events (coming soon)
  • and so much more!

Contact Us

R icardo Totah
Executive Director 
Director of Youth Education
and Community Engagement

Sarah Lustig
Office Assistant
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