Shir Chadash Newsletter
November 12 - November 18, 2020
25 Cheshvan - 2 Kislev, 5781
Welcome to our NEW Weekly emails! On Tuesdays, we will be informing you of upcoming events and providing the link to register for Shabbat morning services. Thursdays we will be telling you about our calendar and upcoming programs. On Fridays we will be preparing you for Shabbat and thanking our generous donors.
Shir Chadash Calendar
All Zoom links have migrated to our webpage. Click here to get there! 
Friday, November 13th
9:30 am, Yoga for the Jewish Spirit with Rabbi Silver

4 pm, Family Kabbalat Shabbat

4 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, November 14th
10 am, Shabbat Morning Services

6 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, November 15th
9 am - 11:45 am, SHUL SCHOOL
**individual class times can be found on our website

9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

10:30 am, "Masorti: Why it Matters" by Heidi Schneider

5 pm, Teen Learning

Tuesday, November 17th
10 am, Good Lookin' Cookin' with Sisterhood

6 pm, Happy Hour from Home - Martini Madness!

7 pm, The Deep Dive - A Book of Life

Wednesday, November 18th
10 am, Sisterhood class: Psalms
Thursday, November 19th
8 am, Shacharit Minyan

Friday, November 20th
9:30 am, Yoga for the Jewish Spirit with Rabbi Silver

4 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, November 21st
10 am, Shabbat Morning Services

6 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, November 22nd
9 am - 11:45 am, SHUL SCHOOL
**individual class times can be found on our website

9:15 am, Shacharit Minyan with Men's Club

5 pm, Teen Learning

Tuesday, November 24th
10 am, Good Lookin' Cookin' with Sisterhood

7 pm, The Deep Dive - A Book of Life

Wednesday, November 25th
10 am, Sisterhood class: Psalms

Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving
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 Shul School Newsletter

Click here for
Family Newsletter
Sisterhood Corner
Join us online for our regularly scheduled Sisterhood class

Wednesdays at 10 am

Rabbi Silver has returned! We will be studying Psalm 136. Please make sure you have a Tanakh/Bible.

The Read & Lead series will be on hiatus.

For details about membership, dues payments, or contributing, please click HERE.

For questions or for more info about Sisterhood, contact Charisse Sands
Good Lookin' Cookin'
Tuesdays at 10 AM
Starting November 17th

Good Lookin' Cookin' is a cooking series being launched by Shir Chadash Sisterhood and Hadassah. Each Zoom session will be approximately an hour long.

Benay Bernstein will be our first Chef du Jour and will be demonstrating three dishes - Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti, Eggplant Rounds and Grilled Orange Circles with Cinnamon. 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 or want more information, please contact Charisse Sands, (Good Lookin' Cookin' in subject line), 504-231-6464.
Shir Chadash Events & Announcements
Special Guest, Heidi Schneider, speaking on
“Masorti: Why it Matters”, followed by Q & A

Sunday, November 15th
10:30 AM
Heidi serves as the chair of the board of the Masorti Foundation, which supports and
advocates for the work of Israelis in building a Judaism that preserves observance and tradition, while recognizing how modern life in Israel is lived. She is a past-president of Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka, MN. In addition, Heidi is a Jewish educator and community volunteer. 
Happy Hour from Home Presents...
Martini Madness!

Tuesday, November 17th
6 pm
The conversation and drinks will leave you Shaken not stirred!
Virtual Visit from Rabbi Vic Hoffman

Sunday, November 29th
10:30 AM
As we continue to move through our 60th anniversary year, join us for a virtual visit with Rabbi Vic Hoffman, who was our spiritual leader between 1969-1981. He will talk with us about the meaning of 29 November and his own impressions of Israel, as well as sharing some memories of his time with us. All are welcome!
Our Prayers for Healing

Dear Shir Chadash Community,

In every one of our services we pray for those who are sick and in need of healing. It is important to us that our list is up-to-date and that we know who wants us to offer prayers. We have just a few names on our list currently where we don not have a record of who gave us the name. Please, if you gave us any of the names below, could you call the office and let us know?

May all who are sick find healing.
Jay Eickenhorst
Adrian Garner
Selma Goldberg
Diana Gorlin
Julie Landis
Deborah Lauricella
Hannah Malka
Sean I'Donnell
Steven Susman
Joshua Thies
Earl Blake Wisecarver
Helen Wolff
Yoga for the Jewish Spirit
Fridays at 9:30 AM
Yoga and Judaism are different traditions but they share some profound truths about the human spirit. Join Rabbi Silver for a weekly one-hour yoga practice to get us physically and spiritually ready for Shabbat. You will need only a yoga mat and your curiosity. (Please note that while this class is suitable for beginners you should check with a medical practitioner that it will be safe for you.)
The Deep Dive - A Book of Life
Tuesdays at 7 PM
One of the worst effects of the pandemic has been its impact on communal gathering.  How are we supposed to maintain a nourishing, meaningful Jewish life when we can’t be together?  This weekly class will use Michael Strassfeld’s A Book of Life to help illuminate and re-ground our personal spirituality, enriching both our own practices and our connections to each other.
Sisterhood Class: Psalms
Wednesdays at 10 AM
The 150 poems in the book of Psalms address every aspect of the human condition. Join Rabbi Silver to explore a psalm a week. We’ll consider not only the poem itself but how it speaks to us and how we might integrate its wisdom into our lives. Please do bring along a Tanakh/Bible of your own.
Shir Chadash's 60th Anniversary Gala


SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
Mazel Tov
Tulane's "School of Liberal Arts was awarded a $225,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a year-long site-specific inquiry exploring changing historical narratives in New Orleans and the greater Gulf South region."

Our own Mia Bagneris, an art history professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University, "co-organized 'Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-based Histories in the Americas,' which will examine how myth and memory inform contested sites of public history, such as plantations, historic houses, monuments and memorials. The sessions are part of the Sawyer Seminars, which Tulane last hosted in 2001." - Matt Roberts
Machzor Returns

Now that the High Holydays have come to an end, if you were lent a prayer book (Machzor), please return it to the synagogue at your earliest convenience. If you are unable to make it to the shul, please contact the front office to arrange alternative plans.
Sukkah for Sale!
Sad you didn’t have a sukkah this year? Want a bigger sukkah? David Kaplinsky is selling a 12’x12’ wooden sukkah with easy set up metal braces from “The Sukkah Project.” All you need is a garage or space to store the wood for next year and you’ll be ready for easy installation next year. Only used once, but will offer a large discount off what he paid.

Contact David Kaplinsky if interested!
Community Events and Announcements
We are excited that four institutions of the Conservative/Masorti Movement -- the Rabbinical Assembly, USCJ, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies -- have created a joint initiative to offer high quality adult education opportunities to all those interested in participating.
ScholarStream is an exciting series that will give individuals and communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.
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Education Director

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