ChanukahJoin us this Friday night for Chanukah services at 7:30 PM.  Bring your chanukiah and at least five candles.  It’s a beautiful thing when all the menorot are lit and we finish the service by the light of dozens of candles to brighten our night.


Rock of Ages, let our song, praise Thy saving power;
Thou, amidst the raging foes, wast our sheltering tower.
Furious they assailed us, but Thine arm availed us,
And Thy Word broke their sword, when our own strength failed us.
And Thy Word broke their sword, when our own strength failed us.

The Tradition Continues….

Please join us for dinner on

Wednesday, December 24th at 5:30 pm at


2585 South Road (Route 9) Poughkeepsie

(west side of Route 9 in Hudson Plaza between Price Chopper & TJ Maxx)

Their largest table seats 20, so the first 20 people to respond can sit together!  Additional seating available separately.

RSVP to Jerry Scheck by Thursday 12/18


Menu                                                        Directions

Dear Friends,
Over the years, we have discussed our congregation having a place of its own.  The board has investigated numerous possibilities – from building on our land to buying commercial or residential space or developing a more permanent space within the renovated church building.  Now, we MAY have a viable option: a residential property in Lagrange.991 Noxon
The process of determining whether or not any space will work for us is a complicated one.  We have budget constraints.  Funds available for purchase, construction and carrying costs are limited.  Our dreams are expensive; our budget is that of a congregation where no one is turned away for lack of ability to pay.
At this point we have more questions than answers.  The building committee is working diligently to get the facts.  When we have answers, and if the purchase looks viable to the board, we will call a meeting of the congregation, with plenty of notice.
Then the congregation, not the building committee and not the board, will be called upon to answer the hardest questions of all: How do we prioritize our wish list?  Do we want to buy this property?
At the present time, we have spent nothing, made no permanent commitments and continue to look for alternative locations.  With regard to this location, we are investigating costs, viability with the town, physical options for the property and many other details.
While that process is ongoing, we have arranged three open houses at the property for our members to view it.  The address is 991 Noxon Road, Lagrangeville.  We strongly encourage you to come and see it for yourself on:

1.  Tuesday, December 16th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, or

2.  Thursday, December 18th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, or

3.  Sunday, December 21st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please contact Susan Feit at or 845-489-4319 to let us know when you plan to come.  The house is currently occupied so the opportunity to see it is strictly limited to the times above.  Please do not come early or plan to be there late.
We are interested in hearing your questions, but we do not have all the answers yet.  While the committee and the board are working hard to compile important details to those answers, we encourage you to join in our process so you can do your part:

1.  Look at the property, its location and its potential.

2.  Think about what you need in a Shir Chadash home and what you don’t.

3.  Consider what you can contribute.

Your participation now will ensure that when and if we come to a congregational meeting together, you will be in a good position to ask questions, evaluate answers and ultimately to vote.

Victor Feit, President
Congregation Shir Chadash Board of Directors

Simchat Torah

We gathered together, unscrolled the Torah and danced and sang.

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Win/Win With Groceries UPDATE!

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.  This is 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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