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
  • Chanukah candlelighting
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • Adult education draws diverse groups
  • At Phillies
  • A Progressive, Engaging and Creative Community
  • Klezfest, a celebration of klezmer, was enjoyed by Or Hadash and the Philadelphia community!

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.

Holocaust Memorial Dedication

Please join us for our Holocaust Presentation and Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Or Hadash has commissioned a local artist, Rob Sigafoos, to create a memorial to the Holocaust, thanks to the generosity of Carolyn and Alan Lindy. The memorial is installed on the grounds of Or Hadash, adjacent to the Life Cycle Garden, which is on the sanctuary side of the building. A model of the memorial, with a poster and an informative plaque, is located in the solarium. A dedication ceremony for the memorial will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. Lillian Gewirtzman, author of After the Silence: Reflections of the Descendents, will speak on the topic "Rebuilding Culture and Community in the Aftermath of World War II". Both the artist, Rob Sigafoos, and Rabbi Josh will also speak at the ceremony. Music will be provided by Or Hadash member and harpist Cheryl Kripke Cohen. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Refugee Shabbat

October 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Please join us for a special service, Refugee Shabbat, featuring music from our Makaylah. We will also feature guest speaker Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Director of HIAS-PA, whose address will be "Out of the Headlines and Out of Sight: The Continuing Plight of Asylum Seekers under the Current Administration". Please click on the attachment below for an event flier.

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: