logo without 50
Shir Chadash Newsletter
September 11 - September 16, 2020
22 Elul - 27 Elul, 5780
High Holydays
Here's what's coming!
David Kaplinsky testing the sound system :)
Elul - The Final Count Down!
Please do read and enjoy the daily email, which has been curated by Rabbi Amy Levin of the Masorti Movement in Israel. Please take a moment each day to let the sound of Josh Sands’ Shofar call to you. And on Shabbat, let us take some time to dream what this new year might hold in store.
Let's hear that shofar blow!
And here's an Elul message from Rabbi Mikie Goldstein of the Masorti Movement in Israel:

Mobile Shofar Unit

Last Rosh Hashanah saw the launch of our Mobile Shofar Unit.

For his Bar Mitzvah project, David Lazarus visited our homebound members so they could hear the sound of the Shofar.

He now plans to perform this mitzvah for us again!
This year in the open air!

Please contact Gary Lazarus to set up your appointment
You can learn to blow the Shofar in one easy step!
Masorti Rabbi Chaya Rowen-Baker, of Ramot Zion in Jerusalem, teaches us how to blow the shofar in this wonderful video. While it's in Hebrew, Rabbi Chaya is so compelling and makes it so clear and easy, even kids will be able to do it! It's sure to help you get in the High Holiday spirit.
The Rosh Hashanah Seder

Last week at the JCC I taught a class about the tradition of the Rosh Hashanah Seder - the Sephardi tradition of eating special foods on Erev Rosh Hashanah and making blessings on them. Here are the notes of the class, which include the blessings of our own that we created. Please enjoy!

Rabbi Silver
Enriching your High Holydays Experience
Selichot: Panel Discussion and Service, Tomorrow, September 12th at 8:30 PM
Join a small group discussion with some of our High Holyday singers as they share their favorite High Holyday melodies. A Selichot service will follow - booklet here. We'll conclude with a personal message from Rabbi Vic Hoffman to inaugurate our 60th anniversary year. Please come and sing along!
A Whale of a Tale -
The Book of Jonah for children and their families
Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:30 PM

Join our own Lis and Hugo Kahn as they retell the story of Jonah, with musical interludes from Meryl Zimmerman. An upbeat, tuneful program which will have you snapping your fingers and tapping your feet!
Inside the Whale - Diving Into the Book of Jonah
Usually the prophets are the heroes of the Hebrew Bible. Jonah is the villain of his own story. Join our own Rabbi Deborah Silver & Rabbi Marc Kraus as they discuss where he went wrong and what his story teaches us about personal transformation. 
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!
Contact Us

Ricardo Totah
Executive Director 
Meryl Zimmerman 
Education Director

Sarah Lustig
Office Assistant
Quick Links