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.

Erev Shabbat Service with Makaylah and Congregation Temple Beth'El

January 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Background information: Or Hadash has been joining with Congregation Temple Beth'El for Friday evening services around Martin Luther King's Birthday weekend, alternating hosting yearly, for many years. It is a truly unique and joyous evening and we hope you will join us! Congregation Temple Beth'El is one of many synagogues around the country that serve the African American Jewish community.

Friday Night Shabbat Havurah

January 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Get in on the Spirit of Shabbat at Or Hadash

It's great to take a deep breath at the end of a long week and create a separation between the week and the weekend.  That's what Friday night Shabbat rituals help us do, create a Shabbat frame of mind.  How we get to that frame of mind is probably different for each of us, but for many it may include some version of a relaxed evening meal with friends, lots of talking and kibitzing, and some Shabbat rituals.

Barbara Siegel Israel Program

January 28, 2018 - 9:30am

This year's program is definitely one not to be missed! Elad Kabilio is a renowned, award-winning Israeli cellist who has toured with orchestras in both Europe and the US. Presently he is teaching at the Manhattan School of Music. He has a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, which is the organization through which we were able to find him to come and perform. He will also give a presentation on Israeli music and will speak about the other arts in Israel. Open to all, bring friends and share the warmth of Or Hadash!

Dine and Donate Fundraiser at the Fireside Bar and Grill in Ambler

February 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Dine and Donate Fundraiser at the Fireside Bar and Grill in Ambler on Monday, February 12th

Dine at the Fireside Bar and Grille in Ambler and help raise money for Or Hadash! Invite your friends and family to join us!  Anyone who eats at the Fireside Bar and Grille and mentions that they are there for a Dine and Donate event to support Or Hadash will have 20% of their check (less alcoholic beverages and gratuity) donated to us!