Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions
  • The annual Purimspiel musical comedy is written, performed, and produced by congregants
  • The kids enjoy playing outside
  • Havurah - we have many groups with varied interests
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • Adult education draws diverse groups
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  • A Progressive, Engaging and Creative Community

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.

Invitation from Rabbi Josh

looking ahead to Yom Kippur

It was wonderful to welcome the New Year with you and to give voice to our shared hopes for opportunities and blessing in the New Year.  The time between Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur is one for solemn reflection, and even as I write my words are prompted by the white string bracelet I've been wearing around my left wrist for the past week.  The people who attended our Selichot services last Saturday night tied these simple bracelets around each other's wrists at the time we changed the Torah mantels to white - an affirmation of the potentially transformative nature of the season and of our intention to strive for change in ourselves and to support one another in our journeys.

White is a powerful symbolic color in Judaism.  


5777 High Holidays at Or Hadash

Erev Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 20
Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 21 / Friday, September 22
Kol Nidre Friday, September 29
Yom Kippur is Saturday, September 30

For the complete schedule of services, educational opportunities and family based events at Or Hadash or to purchase tickets, click "Read More." For the schedules and parking instructions, click on "attachments" on the bottom of the page you are directed to.

High Holiday Food Drive begins

Please bring your donations of non-perishable protein items for the High Holiday Food Drive as part of Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Food Project which feeds thousands of low-income recipients. Your generous donations can be dropped off in the marked bins in the Community Room or Solarium through Monday, October 16th.