Shir Chadash Newsletter
November 19 - November 25, 2020
3 Kislev - 9 Kislev, 5781
Shir Chadash Calendar
All Zoom links have migrated to our webpage. Click here to get there! 
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

10:30 am, Family Shabbat 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: Read & Lead Series

Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving
8 am, Shacharit Minyan
Friday, November 27th
4 pm, Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, November 28th
10 am, Shabbat Morning Services

10:30 am, Family Shabbat Services

6 pm, Community Havdalah

Sunday, November 29th
NO SHUL SCHOOL THIS WEEK

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

10:30 am, Virtual Visit from Rabbi Vic Hoffman

Tuesday, December 1st
10 am, Good Lookin' Cookin' with Sisterhood

6 pm, Champagne Happy Hour from Home!

7 pm, The Deep Dive - A Book of Life

Wednesday, December 2nd
10 am, Sisterhood class: Psalms

Thursday, December 3rd
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
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!

Scott Hart will be our Chef du Jour this week and will be preparing Garlic Hummus with Mushroom Topping and Smacked Cucumber Salad with Sumac-Pickled Onions. Recipes for Roasted Eggplant and Mini Peppers will also be included!

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, annsandsc@aol.com (Good Lookin' Cookin' in subject line), 504-231-6464.
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This upcoming Wednesday at 10 AM, instead of our regularly scheduled class on Pslams with Rabbi Silver, we will be continuing our Read & Lead Series, with a discussion led by Julie Schwartz on the story, Operation Tamar by Omer Friedlander.
For details about membership, dues payments, or contributing, please click HERE.

For questions or for more info about Sisterhood, contact Charisse Sands
504-231-6464
Shir Chadash Events & Announcements
Mazel Tov
Mazel tov to David and Laura Kulick on the birth of their daughter,
Diana Frances Kulick, born this past Sunday, November 15, 2020!
Welcome to the world, Diana!
Mazel tov to Hugo & Lis Kahn on the birth of their great-granddaughter,
Skylar Hilt, born on October 29, 2020!
Welcome to the world, Skylar!
We congratulate our own Jana Lipman on the publication of her new book, "In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Repatriates". What an achievement! Mazel tov from the entire Shir Chadash family.
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.
Selma Goldberg
Diana Gorlin
Hannah Malka
Sean O'Donnell
Joshua Thies
Earl Blake Wisecarver
Helen Wolff
CLASSES WITH RABBI SILVER
Yoga for the Jewish Spirit
Fridays at 9:30 AM
**Please note: There will be no class NEXT Friday, November 27th **
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
**Please note: There will be no class this Wednesday, November 25th **
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

SAVE THE DATE!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
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.

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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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