Shir Chadash Newsletter
July 1 - July 7, 2021
21 Tamuz - 27 Tamuz, 5781

Many of us in the community are receiving the vaccine. If you wish to mark this holy moment in your life, rabbis all over the country and the world have been creating prayers for you to do so.  
Shir Chadash Calendar
All links have migrated to our webpage. Click here to get there! 
Friday, July 2nd
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, July 3rd
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, July 4th - Independence Day
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

Wednesday, July 7th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, July 8th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan

7:30 pm - Education Committee Meeting (congregants welcome to attend!)
Friday, July 9th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, July 10th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, July 11th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

Wednesday, July 14th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, July 15th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Sunday Shacharit Minyan

Join us at 9:15 am for our virtual Sunday minyan followed by a check-in and a L'Hayyim!
Thursday Shacharit Minyan - Please join!

Join us at 8 am for our virtual weekday minyan which includes the opportunity to say Kaddish.
Children's Corner
Click here for Family Newsletter
L'hitraot, Meryl!

This week Meryl Zimmerman spent her last day in her official position as Interim Education Director at Shir Chadash. Meryl, we are so grateful for all your dedication and hard work. We are so glad that this is l'hitraot and not goodbye, and that we will be seeing you (and hearing you!) leading our children in joyous song and prayer on Shabbat mornings going forward!
Sisterhood Corner
Tuesdays at 10 AM
**Over the summer GLC will have a lighter schedule, so sessions will be held once or twice a month. Please see the above calendar to see if GLC is happening this week!**

Each Zoom session will be approximately an hour long.
Ingredient lists will be e-mailed several days in advance so you will be able to purchase ingredients and prepare the dishes in real time. Voila! Tuesday's tasty dinner will be prepared and ready to be eaten!

If you would like to volunteer to be a Chef du Jour, receive ingredient lists in advance, or want more information, please contact Charisse Sands, (Good Lookin' Cookin' in subject line), 504-231-6464.
Wednesdays at 10 AM

Now that Rabbi Silver's Psalms class is taking a hiatus for the summer, please join us for the reboot of our Read & Lead series!

This week Rabbi Rebecca Schatz will lead us in discussing a story that is still TBD.
Top 10 Reasons to Join Sisterhood!
10. Sisterhood needs & values you 
  9. Interesting discussions & conversations
  8. Opportunities to learn new skills
  7. Being a part of something bigger than yourself
  6. Connections to individuals around the world
  5. Longest ongoing Torah study class in NOLA
  4. Innovative programming
  3. Increased longevity & decreased stress
  2. Unmatched support system 
  1. Lasting friendships 
For details about membership, dues payments, or contributing, please click HERE.

Information and/or questions, contact Charisse Sands at 504-231-6464 or (Sisterhood in subject line)

Attention parents with a kid heading off to Overnight Camp this summer!
If you would like your child to receive a bit more mail while away, Sisterhood is glad to help! Email Charisse Sands at with your child(ren)'s:
  • Name(s),
  • Age(s),
  • Camp name and address,
  • Bunk numbers(s), and
  • Arrival/departure dates
and someone from Sisterhood will send them a handwritten letter! Happy Camping!
Shir Chadash Events & Announcements
The Shir Chadash Education Committee will be meeting on July 8, at 7:30 p.m., via Zoom.

The education committee advises Education Director Nomi Kornfeld on our Shul School and other educational programming. All interested congregants are welcome to attend!

After Shabbat Morning Services
- announcing Trey's Traybakes! 

Take home a delicious treat baked by Trey Rintala in our own back kitchen! Trey is the former sous chef and pastry chef of Meauxbar. After he lost the restaurant due to the pandemic, he focused his energy on feeding those needing help by establishing Tres Bon Food Fund, a nonprofit that allowed him to prepare meals for unemployed musicians and service industry workers. He now runs Happy Breakfast Trey, a popup that allows him to engage his more whimsical creative side. 
Member Questionnaire Returns- Last Chance!

All members should have recently received a questionnaire form to fill out to help keep our office's database complete and up-to-date. This information helps our office run more smoothly, so please return it to the synagogue at your earliest convenience. Don't hesitate to contact the front office if you have any questions.

Our Office Hours are 9 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Friday.
Are you celebrating a simcha and need some bubbly? We have just the thing!

Contact our office for $10 bottles of Kosher champagne!
Community Events and Announcements

Are you interested in starting a career in sports? Apply now for the first class of The Starting Block: A Fielkow-Chase Youth Education Initiative, enrolling now for an 18-month program for eligible rising ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders from Greater New Orleans. The program begins in October 2021 and runs through Spring 2023.
Participants will learn from experts in sports administration and management at in-person classes every two months, weaving in educational outreach about African-American, Latino, and Jewish history and tradition. Students will also be eligible for Summer 2022 shadowing opportunities at sports organizations across Greater New Orleans. Virtual enrichment opportunities may be periodically available as well.
Applications are due by TODAY, July 1, 2021.
Jewish music is, broadly, music of and by Jewish people. It can be religious or secular. Some of this music dates to Biblical times, and other music has originated in every time and place Jews have lived. And, of course, Jewish music has been influenced by others who live among or around Jews. Jewish music also has influenced broader culture.

Join Hadassah New Orleans to explore the world of Jewish Music in a 6-part series on Sunday afternoons from July 11 – August 15. All programs will take place via Zoom from 4 until 5 p.m., and they are free to all who register.
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is now open to the public, six days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm (closed Tuesdays).
You may purchase tickets in advance or at the door.
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Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Meryl Zimmerman 
Education Director

Sarah Lustig
Office Assistant
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