Shir Chadash Newsletter
September 30 - October 6, 2021
24 Tishri - 30 Tishri 5782

Mazel Tov to Zora Bagneris and all her family
on the occasion of her
Bat Mitzvah!

Shir Chadash Calendar
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Thursday, September 30th
7 pm, New Member Event "Sangria in the Sukkah"

Friday, October 1st
5:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, October 2nd
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Zora! Bagneris

Sunday, October 3rd

9:15 am, Minyan with Men's Club
In Person in the Chapel

5 pm, Teen & Tween Learning

Wednesday, October 6th
10 am, Sisterhood Class: The Five Books of Miriam
Thursday, October 7th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan

7 pm, YAS (Young Adults at Shir Chadash) Ice Cream Hour with Rabbi Silver @ The Creole Creamery on Prytania

7:30 pm, NOLA Nights @ the Shir Chadash Sukkah

Friday, October 8th
5:30 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, October 9th
9:30 am, Shabbat Morning Services

Sunday, October 10th
9:15 am, Minyan with Men's Club
In Person in the Chapel

10:30 am, WJWD & Coffee with Sisterhood

Wednesday, October 13th
10 am, Sisterhood Class: The Five Books of Miriam
Vaccination and Registration Update
Shir Chadash will no longer require prior registration for in-person services.

However, we DO require that everyone who comes inside the building be fully vaccinated (if eligible). Proof of vaccination will be required and may be provided in advance. Masks must be worn in the building at all times. The Health Committee will reassess the need for these requirements as health conditions warrant.

Please have proof of vaccination with you when you come to the synagogue, or supply this to us beforehand.

Feel free to contact Sarah Lustig at if you have any questions on how to provide the office with proof of vaccination prior to attending services.
Sunday Shacharit Minyan
Men’s Club has resumed in person morning Minyan.

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.
Sisterhood Corner
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)
Wednesdays at 10 AM
“The Five Books of Miriam”
What if “He” i.e. God is a “She”? What if women were writing and interpreting the Torah, midrashim, etc. from the beginning? 
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 for lively teaching and discussion with Rabbi Silver of Ellen Frankel's book The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah. 
Monthly, Sundays at 10 AM
Good Lookin’ Cookin’

A volunteer Chef du Jour will teach us how to prepare old and new favorites including entrees, desserts, veges, etc. Helpful tips and conversation round out each session.  
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! Sunday'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.
Monthly, Sundays at 10:30 AM
 WJWD – What Jewish Women Did (& Coffee)
Once a month, a brief bio of one or two Jewish women who have made contributions in science, literature, etc. will be discussed while munching on pastries and coffee. So many women and so little time …  
Shir Chadash Events & Announcements
As Rabbi Silver mentioned on Yom Kippur, our congregant Amy Lesen has been working with the founders and partners of The Lowlander Center to serve communities in lower Terrebonne, Lafourche, Plaquemines, and Jefferson Parishes which have been devastated by Hurricane Ida. People are unhoused, living in tents, cars, or roofless houses having lost all of their belongings.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated. Your gifts are being put to immediate use.

You can still help in the following ways:

1) Gift cards: You may purchase gas cards or gift cards for Walmart, Home Depot, or Lowe's. Please email Amy Lesen at or text her cell number 718-213-1788. Amy or one of her volunteers will pick up from you.

2) You may make a direct donation via Amy's Venmo (@amypuma) or PayPal (7182131788).

3) You may write a check made out to Amy Lesen and same as in #1 contact Amy to get her the check. In case it seems odd, the reason these particular donations are going directly to Amy is that this way she can mobilize the funds immediately.

Donations made to the Lowlander Center non-profit are very important as well (You can donate HERE) but take more time to mobilize for Amy to access the funds for immediate aid. Other donations, such as lots of Damp Rid (expensive and dearly needed), air mattresses, and carbon monoxide detectors, are still very valuable and you may contact Amy directly to get those donations to her. Thank you so much!  
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
Groove & Shmooze with Glenn Hartman
Sunday, October 3rd, at 5:00 PM Central!
A native of California, Hartman moved to New Orleans at 18 to study and play music before spending the next 25 years becoming an internationally acclaimed accordion player. Glenn has played at festivals and clubs across the US and abroad including, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Outside Lands, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Horde Tour. One of his bands, The New Orleans Klezmer All-stars, has played at 27 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals!

Join MSJE October 3rd on Zoom as Glenn Hartman performs live and discusses his love of Southern Jewish music.
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Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Nomi Kornfeld 
Director of Education & Programming

Sarah Lustig
Office Manager
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