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Shir Chadash Newsletter
May 14 - 20, 2020
21 Iyar - 27 Iyar, 5780
This Week's Shir Chadash To-Do List
Stay Connected!
Be honest - have you been wearing the same pair of sweatpants for a while? Are you losing track of time because you're not dressing up for Shabbat? Shir Chadash has the answer...

FANCY FRIDAYS!

Every week we'll dress to a different theme. Put on your glad rags (and your makeup and your jewelry...), take a photo of yourself/yourselves and send it to us at  shirchadash@shirchadash.org  so we can share it on our Facebook page, or dress to impress for Kabbalat Shabbat!


This week's theme is: Shimmering Shabbat - anything that sparkles!


Sunday, May 17th, 10-11am
You are invited to Shir Chadash Shul School's first, and hopefully only , Zoom-style end-of-the-year celebration.
Come and celebrate our kids and our teachers and say a loving farewell to Jennie Lavine as she begins her next adventure!
Shavuot is just around the corner!

Please save 5pm - 7:30pm on Thursday, May 28th on your calendar for a virtual
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot hosted by Limmud - more details to follow.
Missed our last Virtual Happy Hour? No worries! Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6PM for our next get-together to chat, catch up, and drink some cocktails.
Spread the Smiles
We know that these last couple months have been unlike any other and that we have all had to adjust to our new way of life in quarantine. We hope that along with all the change we have experienced, there have been moments of laughter and lots of smiles - and we would love to hear about them! Please share a fun moment or experience you have had while staying at home - whether it's a piece of writing, or maybe a photo - we would love to share a smile with the rest of the community.
If you would like to contribute,
e-mail us at shirchadash@shirchadash.org , and spread the smiles!
Shul School Corner
Sisterhood Corner

Click   here  for last week's
Shul School Newsletter

Join us online for our regularly scheduled Sisterhood Tanakh class as w e continue our journey through the book of Judges.
Wednesdays at 10 am



For questions or for more info about Sisterhood, contact Charisse Sands
504-231-6464
Join us at 9:15am for our Sunday minyan followed by a check-in and a virtual L'Hayyim!
Looking Ahead
(Click on the bold writing to join the ZOOM meeting)
SOME OF THE LINKS HAVE CHANGED.
PLEASE USE THE LINKS HERE OR ON OUR WEB PAGE   WWW.SHIRCHADASH.ORG

Friday, May 15th



6:15 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 16th

Sunday, May 17th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan


Tuesday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 20th

Thursday, May 21st
Friday, May 22nd

6:15 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, May 23rd

Sunday, May 24th
9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan

Tuesday, May 26th

Wednesday, May 27th

Thursday, May 28th

5 pm, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 
Chevra Thilim Memorial Park
Cemetery Plot for Sale


A plot at Chevra Thilim Memorial Park at Iberville and Helena streets has become available for sale at a discounted price.

If interested, please contact Alvin Lamert at  alvinlambert77@aol.com  or (850)368-7580.

Buy Your Own Siddur Lev Shalem

Thanks to the generosity of our donor, we are able to offer the Siddur Lev Shalem for purchase at a price of $40.00 (a discount of $9.00 from the list price).

Additionally, anyone who wants to can borrow an 'old' Siddur Sim Shalom.

Please email the office if you would like to arrange a purchase or pick up –   shirchadash@shirchadash.org
Shabbat Shalom!
Dear Shir Chadash community,

As you’ll see elsewhere in this newsletter, this week is the last week of Shul School - and the time has come to say goodbye to our wonderful Jennie Lavine. Jennie’s contribution to Shul School has been enormous. She has customized the Institute of Southern Jewish Learning’s curriculum has given us a firm foundation with special elements just for our community. She has hired warm, friendly teachers. She has nurtured our children’s learning, both intellectual and spiritual. She has stood to lead our adults in prayer in the Chapel and in the Sanctuary. And of course, wherever Jennie goes, there is music - songs, niggunim , concerts, compositions.

It’s fitting, given Jennie’s background as a biologist and the fact that the Shul School theme for this year has been adamah , the earth, that I am writing these words as we end the book of Vayikra.  Our Torah portion this week teaches us our duty to steward our beautiful planet by releasing the land every seven years so that it can regenerate and replenish itself.

Neither music nor the earth can exist without rhythm. I’m so very grateful that we’ve been able to share the rhythm of Shir Chadash with Jennie for a little while. Please join us at the Shul School Moving Up ceremony on Sunday morning so we can send her off to her new adventure with loving song.

Shabbat shalom,

Warmly
Rabbi Silver

PS - I always provide a few new links for Shabbat, so please scroll down…
Virtual services and
pre/post Shabbat materials
We hope that playing these in the background has been getting you in the mood for Shabbat!

Here  is our Shabbat playlist and for our younger members,  here  is the Shir Chadash Youtube page, where you can spend some time with Miss Meryl and the Shabbat dinosaur!

This week we read about shmitah, the practice of not farming the land once every seven years.  Here are two songs from the Adamah Fellows at Hazon: please enjoy! 
Please use this link for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday night at 6:15pm.

Our community havdalah this week will be at 8:45 pm -- please note the new havdalah time!
Shabbat morning liturgy at home
I hope that by now we are in the habit of making a computer-free time on Shabbat to pray, to reflect and to study.

You can find an online Siddur here - please download before Shabbat.


At the end of this article is Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s prayer to say in place of Kaddish.

New this week: the Institute of Jewish Spirituality has started making its materials more widely available! If you would like to spend a little time this Shabbat in meditation, have a look at this link before Shabbat.
Parashot B'char + B'chukotai
Torah: Leviticus 25:1-38
Maftir: Leviticus 25:35-38
Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14
Torah study

The Torah reading for this week is in the red panel above. If you do not have a Humash at home you can find it on the link below. We are reading Triennial Year 1, but you might like to read the full portion (“ Full Kriyah ”).

Please continue to use the collection of materials provided by My Jewish Learning . Please download materials before Shabbat!
Brochure

Due to the lapse last week, our Shabbat brochure with the Verses To Live By, yahrzeits, and simchas for this week AND last week are  attached . You might wish to take special notice of those who are sick and take a moment to direct your thoughts towards them.
Prayer for Medical Workers
 
Please continue to say this prayer for all those who work to keep us healthy and safe.
Holy One
We ask your blessing for our doctors
for our nurses
for all our hospital workers
who stand between the living and the dying
as Aaron once stood.
 
Help them to know they are not alone
as they undertake the overwhelming holy work
of deploying and organizing,
of caring and healing and comforting.
 
Bring them strength
and fortitude
and grace.
 
May the work of their hands be blessed.
And we say,
Amen.
Giving Back
GiveNOLA Day is an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation , is a one day online giving event on Tuesday, June 2nd . For 24 hours, everyone who loves our region can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 700+ participating nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about GiveNOLA Day HERE .
Jewish Community Health Care Workers
Take Home Meal Program

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce the launch of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Health Care Workers Take Home Meal Program. This program will benefit Tulane Medical Center, Touro Infirmary and Ochsner Health System. Over the next eight weeks, this program will serve 5,000 take-home meals to frontline medical staff and healthcare workers.

Three local kosher restaurants and caterers – Kosher Cajun, Rimon and Dvash – are collaborating to provide healthy, delicious meals to all three hospital campuses each Tuesday evening.
Community Events and Announcements
LIMMUD eFestival - Sunday, May 24th
Limmud eFestival features the most interesting, inspiring and important Jewish ideas today. 
Connect with Jewish community, cultivate your curiosity and expand your horizons, all from the comfort of your home. Learn more HERE
Due to the current shelter-in-place restrictions, our community publication, Southern Jewish Life magazine, is distributing its next couple of issues entirely online. The new edition is currently out, you can follow  this link , or go to the  Southern Jewish Life website  for a version that is downloadable. They also offer a weekly e-mail newsletter that you can sign up for by emailing  subscribe@sjlmag.com . You may also use that address to request that the PDF version be emailed to you.
Have you ever used ZOOM ? We are holding meetings and classes using this online program. Please look at this tutorial so you can join us! We hope to see you soon!
Donations
Thank you to all our generous donors. We are deeply grateful for your support.
Bernard Berins Cemetery Fund

In memory of my mother, Esther Zaslow
From: Jane Berins

Caring Committee

In memory of Max Dulitz
From: Charlene Pukof

In memory of Linda Dulitz Hirsch
From: Charlene Pukof

In memory of Harris Dulitz
From: Charlene Pukof

To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Rene Lehmann, a longtime friend who will be greatly missed
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of Dr. Jack Zoller. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of Dr. Stephen Cohen. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

To: Mike & Lynne Wasserman
In memory of Sonia Washofsky. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop
To: Philip Deutch & Family
In memory of Roberta Deutch. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

To: Charlene Pukof
In memory of Harris Dulitz. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of Bill Goldsmith. Our deepest condolences
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of my longtime, dear friend, Beverly Kaplan. We will miss you in Sisterhood class
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop
To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Dashka and Larry Lehmann's father (in-law). And with relief that they have recovered from covid-19.
From: Debby Abrams

In memory of Rene Lehmann. Sending my condolences to the family, especially Carolyn, David, Hannah and Michael in Houston who I know. May his memory always be a blessing.
From: Karen Hurwitz

To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Rene Lehmann. We admired him. He was always there for us
From: Daniel & Tatiana Tutman

General Fund

To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Rene Lehmann. Condolences on the loss of your father. It is a great loss to all of us.
From: Ed & Elissa Bluth

To: The Family of Charlotte Frank
In memory of Charlotte Frank. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.
From: Ed & Elissa Bluth

To: Nathan & Leslie Fischman
Wishing you a good recovery
From: Barbara Bonfield

From: Ludmila Talley

In loving memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Frankie Wolff, Sue Wolff, and Izak Harvey-Wolff

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Andre & Robbie Rubenstein

Herbert Garon Memorial Fund

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Leslie Gerwin & Bruce Leslie

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Robert Berman & Ronna Burger

To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Rene Lehmann. My deepest condolences
From: Jane Berins
Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Lillian Fisher
From: Bertha Kern

In memory of Nathan Kern
From: Bertha Kern

To: The Lehmann Family
In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Jennie Moret

In memory of Rose Sherman
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of Natalie Brown
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

In memory of Richard Brown
From: Ken & Sue Rae Brown Bishop

To: Roger & Diane Tygier
In memory of Harris Dulitz
From: Elliott Lew & Sandy Lassen

In memory of George Lew
From: Nathan & Robin Lew

In memory of Estelle Corenblum
From: Nathan & Robin Lew

In memory of Herman Cohen
From: Rose Cohen

In memory of Lillie & Barry Green
From: Rochelle Sackett

In memory of Harris Dulitz
From: Rochelle Sackett

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Rochelle Sackett

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Phyllis Herman

In memory of Hyman Lader
From: Jack & Rachel Merlin

To: Lawrence Lehmann & Dashka Roth
In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Ned & Wendy Goldberg

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Ronald Linden & Nancy Israel

To: Carolyn and David Karesh
In memory of In memory of your beloved father, Rene Lehmann
From: Judy Finkel

In memory of Jennie Lassen
From: Sidney & Marilyn Lassen

In memory of Harris Dulitz
From: Robert and Caroline Brickman

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Herman, Herman, & Katz LLC

In memory of Leah Merlin
From: Paul & Laurie Sterbcow

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Diane Africk

In memory of Herman Cohen
From: Jonathan & Jeanne Cohen

In memory of Bill Goldsmith
From: Gary Batten & Sonya Lopp-Batten

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Gary Batten & Sonya Lopp-Batten

In memory of Harris Dulitz
From: Gary Batten & Sonya Lopp-Batten

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: Julian & Wendy Good

In memory of our dear friend, and teacher, Rene Lehmann.
From: Bruce & Miriam Waltzer

In memory of Rene Lehmann
From: John & Mary Gohres
Chaverweb Online Member Access
ChaverWeb Tutorial Video
Watch the video above that another congregation put together with some basics about how to use ChaverWeb. (Please note - some of the functionality in this video is specific to the Beth Chaim Congregation and not yet available to Shir Chadash at this time.)
Did you get your welcome email?
If not, please contact the synagogue office.

Subject line: Welcome to Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation's Online Member Access!
From: donotreply@chaverweb.net


With this online portal, you can manage your personal synagogue business online:
  • Manage your account online
  • Set a secure private password
  • Update your info (name, address, photo, link yourself to family members and Yahrzeits)
  • Check your account balance
  • Make payments and donations
  • RSVP for upcoming events (coming soon)
  • and so much more!

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Rabbids@shirchadash.org


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Executive Director 
 execdir@shirchadash.org
Director of Youth Education
and Community Engagement
communityeducator@shirchadash.org 

Sarah Lustig
Office Assistant
shirchadash@shirchadash.org
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