Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions
  • Rabbi Alanna Sklover joins Or Hadash 8.5.2019
    Rabbi Alanna Sklover joins Or Hadash 8.5.2019
  • Gan students practicing Tikkun Olam
  • Havurah - we have many groups with varied interests
  • Chanukah candlelighting
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • At Phillies
  • The kids enjoy playing outside
  • The annual Purimspiel musical comedy is written, performed, and produced by congregants
  • Our Holocaust Memorial Statue

Shabbat Services

Upcoming Events

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive


With many donors vacationing and schools that host blood drives on break, summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood donations to meet the needs of patients. Your donation is needed now to help ensure doctors and hospitals have what they need on the shelves for patients in need this summer. Collection is 2:00-7:00 pm. You can pre-register by clicking here; walk-ins are also welcome.

Summer Mussar

July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Summer Mussar will be taking place for the ninth 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 29 where we left off last summer and cover two chapters each class.

Tisha b'Av Service

August 10, 2019 - 8:30pm

Our annual Tisha b’Av observance will be held at Or Hadash on the evening of Saturday, August 10, 2019, beginning at 8:30 pm. This solemn and contemplative program will include periods of silence and chanting, in commemoration of the many tragedies which have befallen the Jewish people throughout the course of our history. Havdalah will be recited, and we will chant the traditional Book of Eichah (Lamentations), with English over readings of selected passages by volunteer attendees. We will enter in silence and leave in silence.

High Holiday mailing

August 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Please volunteer an hour or two of your time to help fold and stuff forms for the High Holiday Mailing!

We're starting at 10 am on Friday, August 23rd and we'd love your assistance - many hands make the task go quicker!

Please contact Nadine Canter at to volunteer and make me smile!

OHOP Explained

OR HADASH has OHOP – The Or Hadash Online Portal!

OHOP gives Or Hadash members an easier and more convenient way to meet their membership needs from the comfort of their own computers.

 Using OHOP you can: