May 30 Gala Finale Program
5:00 pm Welcome Guests
Congregation Shir Hadash has much to celebrate. We are 40 years strong! For the past two weeks, you have joined us in marking this milestone Anniversary and honoring Rabbi Melanie Aron in her retirement year with the first of many celebratory events, our Virtual Gala. Tonight, we are excited to share with you our Gala Finale Program.
Our special videos are posted individually, so you may view them at your own pace. You may view these at any time starting now and running through 5 pm on June 7. After that, you may continue to watch the Tribute Video on the Shir Hadash website.
Although we are not gathering in person tonight, we encourage you to connect online! Set up a virtual meeting with friends or your Havurah to enjoy a glass of wine, bid on items as the auction wraps up and watch the tribute video on your personal zoom meeting, through the zoom sharing feature.
Choose your own online connection, whether zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger or Google hangouts to connect with those who love Shir Hadash as much as you.
A Welcome Message from President Joy Spodick
A Welcome Message from Rabbi Melanie Aron
Tribute Video Presentation
A very special viewing of our tribute to dual milestones—the 40 years we have been singing a New Song together, and honoring our beloved Rabbi Melanie Aron for her 30 years of dedication to our congregation.
Celebrate Havdalah with Cantor Felder-Levy
9:00 pm Closing
- Auction Closed
- New Song Relief Fund Closed on the Gala website - You may continue to donate to this Fund through the Donations page of the Shir Hadash website.
- History Trivia Quiz - We are excited to confer the title of Trivia Quiz Master and announce our First Place winners to be The Charnaw Family and Sara Mintz. Second Place winners are Cady Burstein and Havurah 35. Third Place winners are Bruce Preville and Gretchen Sand.
- Many Thanks Drawing Winners - Congratulations to Becka Ross, Judy Goldman and Doris Schwarz! Thank you to all participants. Our Jar of Generosity was truly full.
Thank You & Good Night
We can’t thank you enough for joining us in this grand experiment. The support and generosity of the Shir Hadash community never ceases to amaze. Let the celebration continue—L’dor V’dor.