Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Shalom! Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are fast approaching. Rabbi Joshua Waxman will be leading our High Holy day services this year.   Ruth Mermelstein and Cheryl Berson, extraordinary teachers and mothers, are planning our children and teen programming. The teen and family services that have been so well received in the past, will of course continue this year. We are very excited to continue this enhancement to our high holiday observance.

Other "extras" will include the adult study havurah's engaging discussion series the mornings of Rosh Hashanah (first day only) and Yom Kippur, tashlich following Rosh Hashanah second day services, meditation and a Healing service as part of Yom Kippur afternoon, and of course, spiritually fulfilling services in the main sanctuary. For those who enjoyed it last year, we will again have a quiet space , please read about it by clicking on the attachment below.

Members have been sent a packet containing all of the schedules, events, and activities, and the forms to purchase guest tickets and submit names to be included in the Yizkor Book. These forms must be returned by August 28th.

Please note that there are restrictions for parking at our beautiful home in Fort Washington. You must read the attachment below with all of our parking information.

Make our house your home for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
We cordially invite the community to join us for High Holiday services. The suggested donation for each High Holiday ticket (includes all Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services) is $250 for age 13 and over. You may also request one day tickets for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur only for a suggested donation of $136 per ticket for age 13 and over. Note that activities are offered for children less than 13 years old at a suggested flat rate of $50.00 per child. Teens above Bar/Bat Mitzvah age are considered adults. Note that ticket donation amounts may be applied toward your dues if you join Or Hadash this year. Your tickets and parking info will be emailed to you.

There are many activities at Or Hadash surrounding and during the High Holidays that we invite you to come and join us for. Flyers are available both at Or Hadash and to download by clicking on the attachments below. These are:
~ High Holiday Food Drive from September 1 - October 16th
~ Selichot program and service on Saturday, September 16th
~ Tashlich service and directions for the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah - September 22nd
~ Break the Fast meal following the shofar blowing on September 30th
~ Sukkot activities, service & dinner on October 4th (no charge)
~ Simchat Torah activities, service & ice cream on October 11th (no charge)

Please note: You cannot purchase tickets online after Wednesday, September 13th at 1pm. You also cannot print and mail the ticket order form attached below after Wednesday morning. Please call our office to purchase tickets after that date but no later than Tuesday morning, September 19th.

*Suggested donation  (If you need to make a donation other than listed here, please call the office at 215-283-0276 or use the form attached below and order by mail.)

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For more information: call 215-283-0276 or email

If you would like to have a name of a loved one included in the Yizkor Memorial Book of Remembrance, please send in the form below by August 28, 2017.