Shir Chadash Newsletter
July 22 - July 28, 2021
13 Av - 19 Av, 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.  
Mazel Tov!

A big thank you and mazel tov to Mark & Diane Schleifstein for sponsoring this week's Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon in honor of Diane's milestone birthday! Happy Birthday, Diane!
Yom Huledet Sameach!
Mazel tov to our very own Mark Rubin for being named the new Executive Director of Jewish Children's Regional Service (JCRS). We wish you the best of luck in your new position!
Shir Chadash Calendar
All links have migrated to our webpage. Click here to get there! 
Friday, July 23rd
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, July 24th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, July 25th
9:15 am, Minyan with Men's Club
In Person in the Chapel followed by Breakfast

Wednesday, July 28th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, July 29th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Friday, July 30th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, July 31st
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

10:30 am, Mini Minyan + Junior Congregation

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, August 1st
9:15 am, Minyan with Men's Club
In Person in the Chapel followed by Breakfast

Wednesday, August 4th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, August 5th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Sunday Shacharit Minyan
Men’s Club has resumed in person morning Minyan followed by Breakfast in the social hall. 

Minyan will be in the Chapel at 9:15 am. Zoom participation remains as an option. 

Breakfast sponsored by Sol and Lois Heiman.

Everyone welcome!
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 with information
on how to register for the 2021-22 Shul School year!
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 Deena Gerber 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 at 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
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
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.
You are invited to join USCJ for the next edition of Jewish Lives -- a prize-winning biography series dedicated to illuminating the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present.

TONIGHT, July 22 at 7 PM EST (6 PM CST), Michael Shnayerson will lead a fascinating discussion about Bugsy Siegel, who rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early-twentieth-century family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side to a kingdom of his own making in Las Vegas.

Click here to learn about the rest of the Jewish Lives series. 
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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Contact Us

Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Nomi Kornfeld 
Director of Education & Promgramming

Sarah Lustig
Office Manager
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