Shir Chadash Newsletter
May 27 - June 2, 2021
16 Sivan - 22 Sivan, 5781
Mazel Tov to
Melissa Title & Ron Rosenberg and their families
on the occasion
of their Aufruf and wedding!
Mazel Tov!
Join us in wishing Izzy Epstein-Bagneris (left) and Rebecca Rubin (right) on being our newest high school graduates! Izzy will be attending Tulane University in the fall and Rebecca will be heading off to the University of Georgia. Mazel tov to both of them on these wonderful achievements!

Mazel tov to Leah Sterbcow on being elected President of the BBYO Big Easy Chapter and joining the Delta Region Board. Leah also recently received the Tulane University Book Award from Isidore Newman School and will be a Peer Leader there next year!

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
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Friday, May 28th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 29th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services celebrating the Aufruf of Melissa Title & Ron Rosenberg

8:45 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, May 30th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

10:30 am, Guest Speaker: Andrew Fox

Wednesday, June 2nd
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, June 3rd
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Friday, June 4th
6 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, June 5th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

10:30 am, Junior Congregation + Mini Minyan

9 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, June 6th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

Tuesday, June 8th
10 am, Good Lookin' Cookin' with Sisterhood

Wednesday, June 9th
10 am, Read & Lead with Sisterhood

Thursday, June 10th
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

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 Julie Schwartz will lead us in discussing Gryphon by Charles Baxter.
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
Special Guest, Andrew Fox, "The Bad Luck Spirits' Social Aid and Pleasure Club"
Sunday, May 30th at 10:30 AM
Join Tablet Magazine senior editor Liel Leibovitz and Andrew Fox, author of the new contemporary fantasy novel set in the Big Easy, The Bad Luck Spirits' Social Aid and Pleasure Club, as they discuss Jewish folklore, how that folklore inspires modern Jewish fantasy literature, and why Jewish New Orleanians will be fascinated with Kay Rosenblatt, protagonist and heroine of Fox's novel, who is an ayin hora... a Jewish personification of the Evil Eye! Signed copies of Fox's novel are available through local independent books retailer Octavia Books, either for store pick-up or on-line order. This is a virtual event you won't want to miss, kein ayin hora!
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
Day of Action Against Antisemitism
TODAY, May 27th at 3 PM CT
Join us for a day of action against antisemitism. Hosted in partnership with the organizations who stood together to urge President Biden to take concrete action steps – American Jewish Committee, ADL, Hadassah, NCJW, and the Orthodox Union. This day will give you the tools to amplify your voice with thousands more to demand action. Hear from prominent government officials as well as leaders from the Jewish community and civil rights organizations.
Sunday, May 30th at 6 PM CT
"Together in Memory"
From the Revolutionary War through today’s ongoing war against terrorism, American Jews have served nobly in all branches of our country’s military—and many are among our nation’s fallen heroes. It is incumbent upon America’s Jewish community, therefore, to mark Memorial Day for both its national and its Jewish significance.  
Jeremiah Fellowship Info Session
Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:30 PM CT

Young adult Jews across the country are organizing to reimagine public safety, win a just immigration system, defeat white nationalism, and build a future that’s truly for all of us. Through the Jeremiah Fellowship, participants gain the skills, resources, and community needed to mobilize their communities for progressive change.

Join us to learn more about the Jeremiah Fellowship from staff and alumni. You’ll hear more about Bend the Arc’s work, what it’s like to be a Jeremiah fellow, and how the fellowship will help you grow your skills.
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