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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.

Special Speaker

Our special speaker at Erev Shabbat service will be Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, who will introduce his traveling exhibit opening that night in our Staircase Gallery.

Resistance is the Lesson” is his amazing exhibit and he will explore reasons why the reality of Jewish resistance to Nazism has generally been overwhelmed by the “sheep-to-slaughter” myth. Are there contemporary lessons to be drawn from the activities of the partisans?

Yom HaShoah Program

Please join us for a special Yom HaShoah program this Sunday, April 23rd from 10:30-12:00 noon in the Or Hadash sanctuary.  We look forward to welcoming Holocaust survivor, Ronnie Breslow to bear witness to her story of the Shoah. Mrs. Breslow's bio is attached below, please click on the attachment. Thank you for attending!

Spring Cleaning and Work Day

Or Hadash Spring Cleaning and Work Day from 9 am to 1 pm.  Come and join your Or Hadash community as we prepare our home for spring.  There will be plenty to do inside and outside for all ages.  Work days bring our congregation together for common goals and set a great example for our kids as they see us team up to create and improve.  Contact is: Doug Smithman.

Please click on the attachment for an event flyer.

Friday Night Shabbat Havurah

April 28, 2017 - 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.

Please join with your fellow Or Hadashers on any (or all) of six Friday nights this year when we will come together to create a Shabbat frame of mind.  Empty-nesters, school-age families, and everyone in between, are encouraged to participate. 

Shabbat In the Park

April 29, 2017 - 10:00am

     Shabbat in the Park has become a biannual event at Or Hadash, and it will take place this spring on Saturday morning, April 29 at Robbins Park on E. Butler Pike in Upper Dublin. Robbins Park is a beautiful wooded park with many trails winding through the woods, as well as a stream and a pond.

Spring New & Prospective Member Open House and Teacher Appreciation Service

May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

You’re Invited to Or Hadash’s Spring Open House!

Come to all or some parts of our Three-Part Harmony:
     6:00 pm Tot Shabbat
     6:30 pm Potluck Dinner (dairy/vegetarian)
     7:00 pm Family Service
Come join us for a warm and friendly Shabbat dinner and service, and help us honor our Teachers. Meet congregants, the Rabbi and the religious school director. For additional information or to RSVP, call the office at 215-283-0276.