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
  • Chanukah candlelighting
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • Adult education draws diverse groups
  • At Phillies
  • A Progressive, Engaging and Creative Community
  • Klezfest, a celebration of klezmer, was enjoyed by Or Hadash and the Philadelphia 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.

Purim Festivities & Service followed by PurimSpiel

The celebration starts at 6:00 pm and ends whenever you want.  But it is suggested that you do not miss the Purimspiel!

6:00 - Pizza  ---  Please call or email the office ( to RSVP so that we have enough for all!
6:30 - Children’s Costume Parade and Adults’ Costume Contest  ---  All children present can participate in our Parade and receive gifts.  Then all grown-ups in costume can strut their stuff to compete for one of our fabulous prizes!

Shabbat ba-Bayit (various homes)

March 22, 2019

Shabbat Ba’Bayit is when Or Hadash celebrates Shabbat at congregants' homes!

Host families will welcome guests into their homes for an evening of good food, good company, and that good Shabbat feeling.

Please fill out the form below to let us know your preferences. We will do our best to match up families accordingly. Once everyone knows where they are going, guests please reach out to your hosts to see how you can help.

Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall

March 31, 2019 - 10:00am

Make your voice heard by our State and Federal Representatives!  Learn what is being done and bring your ideas.

Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Or Hadash will host a Town Hall focusing on gun violence. Guest panelists, U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean and State Representative Benjamin Sanchez, will talk about current legislation, and gun violence prevention groups will discuss their programs.

Use the Eventbrite registration form to sign up. You will be given an opportunity there to submit your questions to our panelists in advance.

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019

This year's Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) is Arie Kaplan, an award-winning author, graphic novelist, comedy writer, and lecturer. 

The weekend activities consist of:

Friday 4/5/19:  Scholar-in Residence dinner 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by 45 minute service and 1 hour talk (approx.) on “WIZARDS OF WIT: HOW JEWS REVOLUTIONIZED COMEDY

Mens' Night Out

April 7, 2019 - 5:00pm

5-7:00 pm at the Axe Throw House at 1121 Ivy Hill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19150 - Cost: $40

7:30 pm Dinner at The Drake Tavern - 304 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Questions to Scott Loev. RSVP by April 1st online through OHOP "Events" and pay by credit card or ACH or to Scott and mail in a check to the office.

Please click on the attachment below for an event flier.

OHOP Explained

OR HADASH has OHOP – The Or Hadash Online Portal!

OHOP gives Or Hadash members an easier and more convenient way to meet their membership needs from the comfort of their own computers.

 Using OHOP you can: