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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.

Adult Ed series with Rabbi Alanna - Self Care: Building your Spiritual Toolkit

December 15, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

3-part Adult Ed Seminar with Rabbi Alanna at 9:30-11:00 am on Sundays, December 8, 15 & 22nd.

Title is Self Care: Building Your Spiritual Toolkit.

Attendance at all three sessions is not mandatory, but we need to know that you are coming!

Please RSVP now to the office.

You can click on the attachment below for an event flier.

Preschool Playgroup

December 15, 2019 - 9:30am

Preschool Playgroup: Music, Breath, and Motion
for Mensches 3-5 years old and their caregivers

Relax, play, and make friends at our Sunday morning playgroup. We will learn about a Jewish holiday or value and play music. The fun takes place at Or Hadash, a Reconstructionist Congregation in Fort Washington and is open to all, not just OH members.

9:30-11:00 am in Classroom #5 

Just $36 for all 7 classes or $10/class to just drop in:

Mah Jongg Game Night

December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us to play Mah Jongg - all experience levels welcome (we even teach)! We meet on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays so that everyone can find a time that's convenient! Please bring a refreshment to share, if possible. Also, spread the word and/or bring a friend, or two. RSVPs are a must so that we can arrange for enough tables, sets, and cards. 

Please contact Karen Stranz ( with questions and to RSVP.

Book Club

December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Book Club will meet on Monday, December 16th, 7:00 pm at Or Hadash. We will be discussing Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro. Pizza will be purchased upon request.  Contact Sue Rosenthal. 

Chanukah Celebration: Shammash Schmooze and Latke contest & Makaylah

December 20, 2019 - 6:30pm


It’s time to ‘prime’ the Shammash candle to get ready for Chanukah! Join Or Hadash for our Shammash Schmooze and Latke contest on Friday, December 20th.

Bring your Chanukiyah and ONE candle for lighting! And don’t forget the latkes!

6:30 pm - Potluck Dinner (bring vegetarian dish and/or latkes to share)
7:15 pm - Service with our Makaylah