December 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Torah Study 9:30 am
Torah Study will continue through the year until May 18, 2013. Our theme this year will be "The Human Side of the Biblical Narrative."
Chapel Minor

Community Shabbat Service - Jewish Book Month 10:30 am
Join us for this cultural morning, which will include a brief Shabbat service and Jewish Book Month presentation and discussion.
Sanctuary

New Havurah Group Meeting 4:30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Family Ed - Grades 5 & 6 9:30 am
Oneg Room

Father's Group: "Morty Seinfeld is My Homeboy: Exploring Images and Realities of the Jewish Father" 9:30 am
Join Rabbi Lobel and Jason Laker: "Morty Seinfeld is My Homeboy: Exploring Images and Realities of the Jewish Father."
Chapel Minor

Religious School 9:30 am

Meet the Clergy: New Member Class 9:45 am
Meet Rabbis Aron, Levenberg, and Lobel and Cantor Felder-Levy, to learn about education, music, and social action at Shir Hadash.
Chapel Major

Men's Club Board Meeting 10:00 am
All interested Shir Hadash men are welcome.
Library

Club 345 - Chanukah Party 12:00 pm
Oneg Room & MPR

Jr. Choir 12:00 pm
Sanctuary

Faculty Check-in 12:15 pm
Room 2

Junior Youth Group (JYG) Chanukah Party 3:00 pm
Oneg Room

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Ritual Committee Meeting 7:30 pm
Room 2

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Celebration Classic Meeting 7:30 am
Oneg Room

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Adult Hebrew Prayer Fluency 5:00 pm
This class is for those who can read Hebrew but want to be able to read the prayers more fluently.
Room 6

Confirmation Class 7:00 pm
Rooms 9 & 11

11th & 12th Grade - "Jews Around the World" 7:00 pm
Room 11 & 12

Hebrew High School 7:00 pm

Introduction to Judaism 7:00 pm
The Introduction to Judaism course provides an overview of Jewish life-cycle, holiday, and other ritual celebrations. Participants will also study Jewish history and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and Talmud.
varies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Second Harvest Food Sort 5:45 pm
Join members of Shir Hadash at Second Harvest to sort food for distribution.
Second Harvest

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shir Hadash Tots 9:30 am
A program for a parent and her/his toddler, ages 1 to 3years old. Meet other parents from the Los Gatos and Shir Hadash communities who have children the same age as yours.

Friday, December 7, 2012

NFTY Fallinter

Family Pizza Dinner 6:00 pm
Join in this spirited child-friendly pizza dinner before our Family Service at 7:00 pm.
Oneg Room

Family Shabbat Service 7:00 pm
Please join Rabbis Aron and Levenberg, and song leader Angela Gold for our special child-friendly service. Family pizza dinner precedes the service at 6 pm.
Sanctuary

Saturday, December 8, 2012

NFTY Fallinter

Torah Study 9:30 am
Torah Study will continue through the year until May 18, 2013. Our theme this year will be "The Human Side of the Biblical Narrative."
Chapel Minor

Hanukkah Community Shabbat 10:30 am
Share this special Shabbat morning with Rabbi Aron and Cantor Felder-Levy as we find ways to rededicate ourselves Jewishly in the spirit of this holiday.
Sanctuary

First night of Chanukah

Singles at the Hanukah Lights Dance 8:00 pm
Jewish Singles in the 45ish through 60's age range are invited to come enjoy a dance party on the first night of Chanukah at Etz Chaim, in Palo Alto.
Etz Chaim, Palo Alto

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chanukah

NFTY Fallinter

Religious School 9:30 am

The Spirit of Baseball: Baseball’s special place in American Jewish Life 9:30 am
Join Speaker Lew Wolff for “The Spirit of Baseball: Baseball’s special place in American Jewish Life.”
Oneg Room

Technology Committee Meeting 10:00 am
Chapel Minor

Jr. Choir 12:00 pm
Sanctuary

Silicon Valley Village 1:30 pm
Silicon Valley Village invites you to join us at our Celebration!
Oneg Room

Community Hanukah at Santana Row 4:00 pm
Shir Hadash members and clergy will participate in the Silicon Valley Jewish Community Chanukah Celebration at Santana Row Park.
Offsite

Monday, December 10, 2012

Chanukah

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chanukah

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Adult Hebrew Prayer Fluency 5:00 pm
This class is for those who can read Hebrew but want to be able to read the prayers more fluently.
Room 6

Confirmation Class 7:00 pm
Rooms 9 & 11

Introduction to Judaism 7:00 pm
The Introduction to Judaism course provides an overview of Jewish life-cycle, holiday, and other ritual celebrations. Participants will also study Jewish history and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and Talmud.
varies

Hebrew High School 7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chanukah

Sisterhood Board Meeting 7:30 pm
Room 2

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chanukah

Shir Hadash Tots 9:30 am
A program for a parent and her/his toddler, ages 1 to 3years old. Meet other parents from the Los Gatos and Shir Hadash communities who have children the same age as yours.

Freilache Menschen Luncheon & Program - Movie & Munchies 11:30 am
Enjoy the classic film “Miracle at Moreaux” and a latke lunch. Feel the holiday spirit and spend time with your friends. We will have some discussion following the one hour film for those interested.
Oneg Room

Friday, December 14, 2012

Chanukah

Alzheimer's Family Support Group 10:00 am
Support Group for anyone trying to navigate the day-to-day difficulties of caregiving.
Room 2

Chanukah Family Service 7:30 pm
Join Rabbis Aron, Lobel, and Levenberg and Cantor Felder-Levy and the Junior Choir in celebration of Chanukah.
Sanctuary

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chanukah

Torah Study 9:30 am
Torah Study will continue through the year until May 18, 2013. Our theme this year will be "The Human Side of the Biblical Narrative."
Chapel Minor

Tot Shabbat 9:30 am
Celebrate Shabbat in a fun, accessible way. For families with very young children.
Multi-Purpose Room

Eden Churi & Natalie Rutz B'not Mitzvah 10:30 am
Eden Churi & Natalie Rutz will be called to the Bimah in honor of becoming B'not Mitzvah with Rabbi Aron and Cantor Felder-Levy.
Sanctuary

Shir Shabbat Service 10:30 am
Shir Shabbat Service with Lay Leader Linda Allen and Lay Cantor Mark Allen.
Chapel Major

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chanukah

Religious School 9:30 am

Congregational Meeting 9:30 am
Our December congregational meeting will provide updates on all of the actions of the board and an overview of the last six months at Shir Hadash.
Oneg Room

"Bend the Arc" - Tax Justice 3:30 pm
Join us for this opportunity to meet Johana Gordon and learn about Bend the Arc's tax justice campaign.
Room 1

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Adult Hebrew Prayer Fluency 5:00 pm
This class is for those who can read Hebrew but want to be able to read the prayers more fluently.
Room 6

Confirmation Class 7:00 pm
Rooms 9 & 11

Hebrew High School 7:00 pm

Introduction to Judaism 7:00 pm
The Introduction to Judaism course provides an overview of Jewish life-cycle, holiday, and other ritual celebrations. Participants will also study Jewish history and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and Talmud.
varies

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CSH Board Meeting 7:30 pm
Oneg Room

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Shir Hadash Tots 9:30 am
A program for a parent and her/his toddler, ages 1 to 3years old. Meet other parents from the Los Gatos and Shir Hadash communities who have children the same age as yours.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Shabbat Service with the Choir 8:00 pm
Services with Rabbi Lobel and the Shir Hadash choir.
Sanctuary

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Torah Study 9:30 am
Torah Study will continue through the year until May 18, 2013. Our theme this year will be "The Human Side of the Biblical Narrative."
Chapel Minor

Shir Shabbat Service 10:30 am
Shir Shabbat Service with Lay Leader Amy Johns and Lay Cantor Robert Bergman.
Chapel Major

Sunday, December 23, 2012

All Faiths House Work Day
Congregation Shir Hadash is participating in the construction of the Habitat for Humanity, All Faiths House in Cupertino.
Offsite

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

NO Religious School

SHOC Meeting 10:00 am
Library

Monday, December 24, 2012

NO Hebrew School today

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day

OFFICE & ECC CLOSED

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

NO Hebrew or Hebrew High School today

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

Friday, December 28, 2012

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

Shabbat Service 8:00 pm
Shabbat Service with Rabbi Aron and Cantor Felder-Levy. Rabbi Aron will chant and discuss the weekly Torah portion.
Sanctuary

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Faith in Action: Rotating Shelter Dinners
Help prepare and serve dinner at a church in the West Valley area for a small group of homeless men one evening between December 23 and 29, 2012.
Offsite

NO Torah Study today

Shir Shabbat Service 10:30 am
Shir Shabbat Service with Rabbi Aron and Cantor Felder-Levy.
Sanctuary

Sunday, December 30, 2012

NO Religious School

Monday, December 31, 2012

NO Hebrew School today