Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Three-Part Harmony will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm with Tot Shabbat. Then Rabbi Alanna will follow, on the same link, at 6:30 pm with a Community Candlelight & L'Chaim - a chance to come together and light Shabbat candles and share the light and what's on your table and what's in your heart. The Family Service at 7:00 pm will be led by Rabbi Alanna with Dave Levinson on guitar, live-streamed via YouTube.

Torah study & services will be led by Rabbi Alanna this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. 

Minyan Hadash, led by Rabbi Alanna and congregants, via Zoom at 8:15 am daily, except Shabbat. 

Zoom links are sent to members every morning, except Shabbat. Please remember not to share zoom links on social media! More information & Zoom instructions are below the pictures, scroll down. 

Interested non-members should contact by noon for the next day's zoom links.

Or Hadash Welcomes You!

Or Hadash: A Reconstructionist Congregation, is a progressive, engaging and creative community that welcomes people of all backgrounds, including interfaith families, LGBTQ individuals, as well as people of all races, ethnicities and disabilities. We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, cultural, musical and other artistic expression. Social action and acts of tikkun olam are also important ways to engage at Or Hadash. We want all people to know that they are completely welcome and that they can quickly become an integral part of our friendly community.

Sunday School Open House

Learn about our SMILE Religious School Program, meet our Rabbi, Education Director, and a few Teachers, Parents, and Students!

◆ Our school is once a week on Sunday, and includes Judaics and Hebrew
◆ We focus on experiential, hands-on learning and activities
◆ We build strong Jewish identities
◆ Our focus is on our families and kids, leading good lives, contributing to our communities, and creating meaningful and engaging Jewish experiences


Antiracism Reading & Discussion Group

August 19, 2020 - 7:30pm

Or Hadash is offering an Antiracism Study Group for congregants and friends (yes, non-congregants can participate) focused on Ibram X. Kendi's book How to be an Antiracist. Now more than ever, it is important to educate ourselves on this very important and timely topic so that we can be better allies and activists for racial equality, and doing it in community can enrich the experience. The group will meet every two weeks and focus on two chapters at each meeting. Although the group has already met, it's not too late to join, but please order the book as soon as possible so you can be prepared for the next meeting. 

Evening Torah Study

August 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

For congregants who are interested in learning more about Torah but can't attend on Saturdays, lay-led Torah study will take place the second and fourth Mondays every month. For more information, please contact Marty Jacobs or Jeff Chebot. Open to all!

And now there is Torah Study via Zoom!

Red Cross Blood Drive

August 11, 2020 - 2:00pm


“You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.”  U.S. Surgeon General

Summer Mussar

August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Summer Mussar will be taking place for the tenth consecutive year at Or Hadash. These biweekly sessions are intended to be both maintenance for ongoing Mussar students as well as an introduction to Mussar for new students. 

This summer we will again be studying Alan Morinis’ With Heart in Mind, a book which describes many methods for changing our behavior to reflect a more mindful consideration of others. For those who wish to read ahead, we will start with Chapter 39 where we left off last summer and cover two chapters each class. The book is available from for about $16 (Kindle) and $19 (paperback).



5781 High Holidays at Or Hadash

Erev Rosh Hashanah is Friday, September 18
Rosh Hashanah is Saturday, September 19 / Sunday, September 20
Kol Nidre is Sunday, September 27
Yom Kippur is Monday, September 28

For a complete schedule of services, educational opportunities and family based events at Or Hadash click "Read More."  To purchase tickets for this year, 5781/2020, please click "Read More" and then again on the appropriate attachment on that page or call the office at 215-283-0276. 

Minyan Hadash

Minyan Hadash: A great way to connect @ OH!

At this moment at which we are distancing ourselves physically. it is more important than ever that we create and embrace opportunities to connect socially with one another. It is with this kavannah (intention), that I am thrilled to invite each and every member of our community to MINYAN HADASH!