B’nei Mitzvah Class ~ Forming NOW

Cantor Gail Hirschenfang is holding an informational meeting on Saturday, December 5, immediately following Sharing Shabbat.

For those of you who have never obtained a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or for those of you who need a Hebrew refresher, this class is for you! Open to anyone aged 16 and up (and that includes non-members!) and beginning in January, Cantor Hirschenfang will lead a year and one-half class that will culminate in a group B’nei Mitzvah to be celebrated in the Spring of 2017.

The curriculum will begin with the very basics of Hebrew with a focus on liturgy torah-with-pointerand Torah text. There will be in-depth learning of the structure and meaning of the prayerbook and an analysis of Jewish holidays and the liturgical modifications for each holiday.

We will decide, as a group, on the best day/time to meet, so bring your calendars just in case.

The class will examine various Torah texts and ultimately choose the date and portions they would like to explore for their group B’nei Mitzah.

There will be one tuition for the entire course and it’s due prior to the beginning of the first class. (Non-members will pay additional fee). The class will closely follow our school’s calendar.

Please join us  for an in-depth discussion of the class details. We hope you will  take advantage of this wonderful and special opportunity.

Youth Group Meeting

Bounce!The Shir Chadash Youth Group is having its first meeting of the the season at BOUNCE!  Trampoline Sports in Poughkeepsie on 12/12 from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Grades 7 – 12 are welcome; pizza and refreshments will be served.

RSPV by 12/1 to Stacie Wogalter 518-5345


Rabbi Polish & Pope Francis

From the Poughkeepsie Journal dated 9/25/15.

Rabbi Daniel Polish, of Shir Chadash in LaGrangeville, had the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis during the interfaith service Friday.

It was an enormously moving ceremony where he talked about the reaction to 9/11 and how it was appropriate that these religions come together to promote peace at a site where religion was misused for destruction,” Polish said.

Having met the pope before, Polish said that it was not intimidating meeting him again.

“You don’t feel tension with him,” Polish said. “He’s warm and very accepting. You can exchange ideas with him and he will be receptive.

Grocery Gift Cards ~ Everyone’s a Winner

Join us in an easy fund-raising effort that will fit right into your weekly grocery trip.  Just buy grocery GIFT CARDS from Shir Chadash.  Here’s  how it works:
  • Buy gift cards in in$25 increments from Shir Chadash
  • Choose Hannaford, ShopRite,  Adams Fairacre Farms or Stop & Shop
  • When Shir Chadash has accumulated $1,000 per store, you get your cards
  • A percentage of the money you spend comes back to Shir Chadash
Use PayPal to place your order – you can use a credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

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