ARE YOU PREPARED?
Have you been touched by the suicide of a friend or loved one?
For me suicide came into focus last fall with the report of a shotgun blast that killed a family friend. I was overwhelmed by the senseless loss. Until then my experience with suicide revolved around the lifelong consequences that reverberate among my friends and family who suffered similar tragedies.
November 2016 Or Hadash Inter-Faith Sign Up
This November (2016), we will be co-hosting up to three families through the Inter-Faith Housing Network. The families will be staying at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the building known as the "School House" at the corner of Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road, in Whitemarsh Township.
In the spirit of inclusivity, the new Or Hadash Inclusion Committee has purchased a portable ramp for the congregation. It will enable members of the community, and guests, to access our homes for shiva services and other events not held in the synagogue building. We believe that this is an important first "step" toward making Or Hadash as inclusive as we all want, and intend, it to be. It is also a statement indicating how important it is that all of us be able to participate fully in our community.