Shir Chadash Newsletter
June 10 - June 16, 2021
30 Sivan - 6 Tamuz, 5781
Mazel Tov!
Join us in wishing Joe Lustig and Ari Brickman a great big Mazel Tov on their wedding this Sunday. May they live a long and happy life together!

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, June 11th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, June 12th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, June 13th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

Wednesday, June 16th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, June 17th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Friday, June 18th
6 pm, Backyard KabShab

Saturday, June 19th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

10:30 am, Junior Congregation + Mini Minyan

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, June 20th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

Wednesday, June 23rd
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, June 24th
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
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!
For details about membership, dues payments, or contributing, please click HERE.

For questions or for more info about Sisterhood, contact Charisse Sands

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

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
Merging two faiths or traditions can be an emotional experience, filled with the good, the challenging, the joyful and the unforgettable. A wedding is often the first milestone that joins two families and brings two faiths together.
How can we ensure our loved ones have the wedding they are most comfortable with and that makes them happiest? Join Cantor Fishbein and Deacon Scalia on Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 p.m. to learn about wedding customs, ask questions and to appreciate just how similar our traditions really are.

Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein began her work at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in 2013. Cantor Fishbein loves to connect with others through her love of music. She sees it as her highest calling to create meaningful and creative paths to Jewish learning, music and prayer. 
Deacon Debbie Scalia has served as a deacon with the Episcopal Church since 2003. Deacon Scalia has focused her ministry on outreach in her community. Her primary focus had been on helping young people to recognize their important role in helping others.
A Powerful and Inspiring Video by Rabbi Yoav Ende, Executive Director of the Hannaton Educational Center
At a time of challenge and suffering in Israel, the Masorti Foundation brings you one of the most meaningful voices of Masorti Israel. It's a part of our effort to share the variety of views and perspectives of leading thinkers and activists from the Movement.

In this exceptional, moving first-hand account, Rabbi Ende shares a vision of what kind of society he hopes to build in Israel.  With humanity and heart, he reaches out to the Arab communities surrounding Hannaton. 

As he said in a speech at joint gathering of Jews and Arabs in the village of Kfar Manra: "I am looking forward to a future where we work together, a shared life based on respect, truth, and acceptance. I believe in this path, the path of peace, and I know most people are willing to walk this path with me."

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 July 1, 2021.
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Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Meryl Zimmerman 
Education Director

Sarah Lustig
Office Assistant
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