April 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Unburied From Treasures 6:30 pm
This is a self-help support group open to highly-motivated individuals who want help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding.
Library

Confirmation Class 7:00 pm
Room 10

Hebrew High School 7:00 pm

Intro to Judaism 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism is offered in partnership with our local Reform and Conservative congregations for anyone interested in exploring Judaism — individuals, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics.
Varies weekly

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Finance Committee Meeting 8:00 pm
Chapel Minor

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Meditation Group 10:30 am
Congregants and their friends are invited to attend this meditation group.
Chapel Major

Sisterhood Meeting 7:00 pm
Room 1

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hot Button Issues in Law and Judaism 12:00 pm
Each month we will pick a theme and discuss the the current state of American law and how the Jewish texts address similar issues.
Offsite

Family Shabbat Dinner 6:00 pm
Please join us for a structured potluck with other families before the Family Shabbat Service.
Oneg Room

Family Shabbat Service 7:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service with Rabbi Levenberg, Rabbi Aron and Song Leader Angela Gold.
Sanctuary

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Torah Study: Exodus 9:30 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Melanie Aron and Rabbi Josh Lobel.
Chapel Minor

Sarah Nishide Bat Mitzvah 10:30 am
Sarah Nishide will be called to the Bimah in Honor of becoming Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi Aron and Cantor Felder-Levy.
Sanctuary

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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mitzvah Corps - Health Fair Planning Event

NO Religious School

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class 9:30 am
Chapel Minor

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

B'nai Mitzvah Family Group Meeting 12:00 pm
B'nai Mitzvah Family Group Meeting for students with dates June - October 2014 with Rabbi Aron.
Oneg Room

Candle Packing 12:30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Monday, April 7, 2014

ECC Closed - Spring Break

NO Hebrew School

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ECC Closed - Spring Break

NO Hebrew School or Hebrew High School

Unburied From Treasures 6:30 pm
This is a self-help support group open to highly-motivated individuals who want help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding.
Library

Intro to Judaism 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism is offered in partnership with our local Reform and Conservative congregations for anyone interested in exploring Judaism — individuals, interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics.
Varies weekly

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ECC Closed - Spring Break

Meditation Group 10:30 am
Congregants and their friends are invited to attend this meditation group.
Chapel Major

Adult Ed Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
Chapel Minor

CSH Board Meeting 7:30 pm
The Congregation Shir Hadash Board of Directors meets each month at Shir Hadash.
Oneg Room

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ECC Closed - Spring Break

Freilache Menschen Retirees Group Luncheon - "Passover Foods: Traditional versus New Twists?" 11:30 am
Please join us for a light lunch and program Chef Rachel Wilson presents "Passover Foods: Traditional versus New Twists?"
Oneg Room

Staffing Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oneg Room

Friday, April 11, 2014

ECC Closed - Spring Break

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

Dinner to benefit Ukraine Jewish Community 6:00 pm
Please join Shir Hadash's ARZA/WORLD UNION committee for Shabbat dinner on April 11th at 6 pm, prior to our Shabbat 2.0 musical service.
Oneg Room

Shabbat 2.0 Service 8:00 pm
Shabbat 2.0 Service with Rabbi Aron, Cantor Felder-Levy, and our Shir Hadash 2.0 Band. Rabbi Aron with speak.
Sanctuary

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Torah Study: Exodus 9:30 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Melanie Aron and Rabbi Josh Lobel.
Chapel Minor

Community Shabbat Service - Jewish Music with the Choir 10:30 am
The Shir Hadash volunteer choir invites you to lift the melody within your soul, as we fill our sanctuary with music.
Sanctuary

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NO Religious School

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class 9:30 am
Chapel Minor

Technology Committee Meeting 10:00 am
Chapel Minor

SHOC Meeting 10:00 am
Library

“Last Chance for Chametz” sponsored by Shir Fun. 3:30 pm
Meet your Shir Fun friends in the Oneg room. Wine and cheese with bread and crackers for the adults, and snacks for the children.
Oneg Room & Chapel

Monday, April 14, 2014

ECC Closes at 3 pm

Passover Matching Begins
Interested in hosting guests for Seder? or in being a guest?

NO Hebrew School

First night of Passover

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Passover

OFFICE & ECC CLOSED

NO Hebrew School or Hebrew High School

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Passover

Meditation Group 10:30 am
Congregants and their friends are invited to attend this meditation group.
Chapel Major

Third Night Congregational Seder 6:00 pm
Please join Rabbi Aron and other Shir Hadash members for this third night Congregational Seder.
Oneg Room

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Passover

Friday, April 18, 2014

Passover

Passover Shabbat Service 8:00 pm
Passover Shabbat Service with Rabbi Aron and Lay Cantor Robert Bergman.
Sanctuary

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Passover

No Torah Study today

Shir Shabbat Service 10:30 am
Shir Shabbat Service with Lay Leader Ruth Saldivar and Lay Cantor Kristin Gustavson. Torah: Pia Chamberlain, Haftarah: Rabbi Aron.
Chapel Major

Passover Seder for Jewish singles in their 40s to 60s 7:00 pm
Gather around the Seder table to celebrate and observe the only Saturday night of Passover. Held at the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Palo alto Jewish Community Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Passover

NO Religious School

Monday, April 21, 2014

Passover

OFFICE & ECC CLOSED

NO Hebrew School

Yizkor Service 6:00 pm
Cantor Felder-Levy and Rabbi Aron invite you to join them for this short, contemplative service.
Sanctuary

Making Your Camera Jewish, a Photographic workshop / exhibition 7:30 pm
It’s all about seeing, exploring and capturing images. This course will motivate participants to consider their subject matter in a spiritual way, to expand the realm of artistic possibilities and to tap into eternal and sacred themes.
Room 9

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Unburied From Treasures 6:30 pm
This is a self-help support group open to highly-motivated individuals who want help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding.
Library

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meditation Group 10:30 am
Congregants and their friends are invited to attend this meditation group.
Chapel Major

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Women's Study Group 10:30 am
Join Rabbi Aron for the very popular Women's Study Group. The book this year will be The House of Memory by Marjorie Agosin.
Oneg Room

Friday, April 25, 2014

Free Range Torah 6:00 pm
Offsite

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Torah Study: Exodus 9:30 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Melanie Aron and Rabbi Josh Lobel.
Chapel Minor

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

Shir Shabbat Service 10:30 am
Shir Shabbat Service with Lay Leader Marjorie Hart and Lay Cantor Shell Rubenstein.
Chapel Major

Retro Havdalah and Happy Hour 6:30 pm
It’s Retro night at Happy Hour and Havdalah! Come party with us in the oneg room on Saturday, April 26th, from 6:30-9:30 PM.
Oneg Room

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Yom HaShoah

Healthy Living Fair 9:00 am
THANK YOU in advance to all the exhibitors and volunteers who will be helping to make the Healthy Living Health Fair a success!
Our Lady of Refuge, San Jose

Bake Sale - Confirmation Class 9:00 am

ECC Heirloom Tomato Starters Sale 9:00 am
Wide selection of heirloom tomato and vegetable starter plants for sale to benefit the Early Childhood Center. You won't find these varieties at the garden shop.
Patio

Mitzvah Corps - Healthy Living Fair 9:00 am
Offsite

"Intermarriage and American Jewish Culture" - Exploring the World of Judaism with Dr. David Biale 9:30 am
Join Dr. Biale for a lively discussion examining how American Jewish culture has portrayed intermarriage and what this portrayal tells us about how American Jews see their relationship to America generally.
Oneg Room

Religious School 9:30 am

Kindergarten Connector Event 12:00 pm
Patio

Junior Choir 12:05 pm
Sanctuary

Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Remembrance Day 7:00 pm
Yom HaShoah Community Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held at Beth David in Saratoga this year.
Congregation Beth David, Saratoga

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hebrew School 4:00 pm

"A Young GI Encounters the Holocaust" - Speaker Marvin Bertleson 7:00 pm
Marvin Bertleson will share the story of his encounter with the people who were held at Hurlack Lager Camp No. 4, a concentration camp, and how it impacted his life.
Oneg Room

Confirmation Class 7:00 pm
Room 10

Hebrew High School 7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meditation Group 10:30 am
Congregants and their friends are invited to attend this meditation group.
Chapel Major