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

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.

SMILE School Mitzvah Day

November 19, 2017 - 9:00am

Theme: P'kuach Nefesh (Saving a life)

Starts at 9:00 am for the students and then at 10:30, we want you to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with our SMILE school students to feed the hungry!  Did you know that Aid for Friends often runs out of food over the holidays????  

Aid For Friends is especially in need of salmon, flounder and tilapia meals - no tuna fish, please.  Just cook up fish, pasta, dessert, etc. (see details on the Sign Up Genius page) at home and bring it to Or Hadash, same as we do on Sukkot.  It will be fun, and we will make a difference together.  Someone will eat dinner because of OUR efforts. Please sign up to bring something by clicking here.  PLEASE HELP! 

Outdoor Havurah Hike

November 18, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Outdoor Havurah grew out of an interest in being in nature and exercising out of doors with fellow congregants. We usually have four hikes/walks in local parks, often followed by lunch. The walks/hikes are about 3-5 miles, but we can adjust based on group interest. We are a friendly and welcoming group and hope that you will join us!

Outdoor Havurah will meet on 11/18 at 1:45 at Valley Green, Forbidden Drive entrance to the park at Northwestern Ave for a light hike.