Shir Chadash Newsletter
July 29 - August 4, 2021
20 Av - 26 Av, 5781
Counting Down to the High Holydays!
The High Holydays are just around the corner! Don't let them sneak up on you! Be prepared and stay up to date by checking out all the links below:
Click here for an extra Yizkor Book submission card to fill out and send in.
** Registration information coming soon**
HIGH HOLIDAY GREETINGS!
Submit your own High Holiday greeting to be used in a slide show that will run throughout the livestream of our High Holiday services.

Send us a picture (MUST be in landscape format) along with your greeting (20 words maximum) by Friday, August 27th.

The suggested donation is $36; there is an option under your Chaverweb account if you would like to donate online.
The High Holidays are approaching and, with them, a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth. The Shofar Project 5781 is a free program open to all who want to make this a year of continued awakening, responsiveness, renewal, and transformation.

Presented in partnership with an inspiring, multi-denominational coalition of organizations, The Shofar Project will take place during the Hebrew month of Elul, a traditional period for spiritual reflection, introspection, and moral accounting (August 8 - September 6). Because the upcoming year is a Shemitah, or sabbatical year, this year’s Shofar Project will focus in particular on release: of our control of our planet and other human beings, as well as habits of mind and behavior that create an unjust society.
Shir Chadash Calendar
All links have migrated to our webpage. Click here to get there! 
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

Tuesday, August 3rd
7:30 pm, Education Committee Meeting (congregants welcome to attend!)

Wednesday, August 4th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood
Thursday, August 5th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan

Friday, August 6th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, August 7th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

8:45 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, August 8th
9:15 am, Minyan with Men's Club
In Person in the Chapel followed by Breakfast

Wednesday, August 11th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, August 12th
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. 

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, annsandsc@aol.com (Good Lookin' Cookin' in subject line), 504-231-6464.
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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 Scott Hart will lead us in discussing The Overcoat by Nicolai Gogol.
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 annsandsc@aol.com (Sisterhood in subject line)
Shir Chadash Events & Announcements
The Shir Chadash Education Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, August 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., via Zoom.

All interested congregants are welcome to attend!
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.
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 
Nomi Kornfeld 
Director of Education & Programming

Sarah Lustig
Office Manager
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