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.

Presentation by the Or Hadash Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Please join the Or Hadash Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on Friday, May 26th at 7:30 pm for a brief service led by Ruth Mermelstein and then a presentation by Jules Mermelstein on how to approach legislators regarding issues of importance to each of us (i.e. Gun Violence Prevention, Immigration, Climate Change, etc.).

Jules is a former township commissioner of Upper Dublin and he will share his insights and facilitate a discussion that will prepare us to approach legislators in the most effective way.

Erev Shavuot Service and Tikkun L'eyl Shavuot

May 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - An evening of festive learning and song

Tuesday Evening, May 30 At Adath Jeshurun

The evening will begin at 7:00 PM and go all night!

***Dinner for all at 7:00 PM!***

Traditional text study including Torah, Midrash, and Talmud. Parallel sessions throughout the evening that incorporate yoga, improv, and song. Special programming for our youth. Snacks and caffeine available throughout the evening.

Healing Service

June 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Healing services are held 4-5 times each year on select Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the Rabbi's Study. This service is intended for those who are seeking physical or emotional healing for themselves or someone they care about. We share inspirational and comforting readings and music and enjoy the warmth and support of our community. The service usually lasts about an hour and is open to all, no RSVP needed.