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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.

Inclusion Program - What Does Language Have To Do With It? How We Talk About Disabilities

What Does Language Have to Do with It?

It’s not simply political correctness. Our choice of language, when we talk about disabilities, reflects, and affects, our thoughts about people with disabilities. Our thoughts, in turn, affect our actions. To help us focus on this issue, and be more sensitive and accurate, the Or Hadash Inclusion Committee will host Gabby Kaplan-Mayer, the Director of Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture, on Sunday, November 17, at 1:00 pm, for a program entitled “What Does Language Have To Do With It? How We Talk About Disabilities.”

The program is free and open to the entire congregation and guests.

Healing Service

December 3, 2019 - 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. 

3 Part Harmony

December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

The first part is Tot Shabbat at 6:00 pm followed by Dairy/Pareve Potluck Dinner at 6:30 pm. The third part is a 7:00 pm Intergenerational Family Erev Shabbat Service. Birthdays are celebrated on the bimah during services and with a cake at the oneg. Come for 1, 2, or 3 parts! 

Come for as much as you'd like, it's a great night to see the warmth and ruach of Or Hadash!

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. 

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: