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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.

In these covid-19 era times, so much of our community is now available online, for everyone, please join us. This Friday night, Kabbalat Shabbat will be led by Rabbi Alanna at 7:30 pm, on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue. Shabbat morning, Torah study & services will be led by Rabbi Alanna at 9:00 am for TS and 10:00 am for services on Zoom. Any nonmembers interested in attending on Zoom should contact Nadine at office@orhadash.com  by noon on Friday.

Outdoor Havurah Hike

November 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

THANKSGIVING DAY HIKE IS BEING RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 28 AT 2:00 pm BECAUSE OF WEATHER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY. 

Please note: The hike on Thanksgiving morning location has changed too.

Refa'enu: A Service of Healing - Now Digital

December 1, 2020 - 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.

The next healing service will be online via Zoom, on Tuesday, December 1st, at 7pm. The service will last for approximately 1 hour. Zoom links are sent to members daily (except for Shabbat). Interested nonmembers should contact the office or Debbie Karl no later than noon that day.

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

December 2, 2020 - 7:30pm

The 12 Step Havurah will start again on October 7th, 2020. We will meet at 7:30 pm every first Wednesday of the month. Join us as we use Rami Shapiro’s book, Recovery--the sacred art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice to dive deeply into each step throughout the year.

If you have any questions or would like to join the Havurah, please contact Eileen Jaffe. 

 

Zoom Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training for teens

December 6, 2020 - 10:30am

Ask a Question, Save a Life 

You’re invited to Q.P.R. Gatekeeper Training on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 10:30am – 12:00pm. Or Hadash is hosting a FREE virtual QPR training for students in grades 6 through 12, age 11 and up.  Parents are encouraged to attend. Q.P.R. stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Gatekeeper Training prepares attendees to Recognize the warning signs of suicide, Ask someone about suicidal thoughts, and Offer and connect to help. To register, please visit: https://orhadashdec6qpr.eventbrite.com. Email Dr. Dan Schwarz at drdanpsychologist@gmail.com or Ty Williams at twilliams@accessservices.org for more information.

Book Club meeting

December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

We will be meeting on December 7 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  The book is Levittown, Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb, by David Kushner.

Contact is Stu Rosenthal.

Future dates in 2021 are: 1/25, 3/8, 4/19, 6/7.

Antiracism Reading & Discussion Group

December 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

Or Hadash has held an Antiracism Study Group for congregants and friends (yes, non-congregants can participate) focused on Ibram X. Kendi's book How to be an Antiracist. Now more than ever, it is important to educate ourselves on this very important and timely topic so that we can be better allies and activists for racial equality, and doing it in community can enrich the experience. The group met every two weeks and focused on two chapters at each meeting. The book was finished and discussions are being held about the next steps. For more information, contact Alisa Belzer (alisabelzer@gmail.com).

Rabbi Alanna's Adult Education Seminar

December 13, 2020 - 11:00am

The Wit, Wisdom and Words of Rebbe Nachman of Bretzlav

December 13, 20 & January 3 – via Zoom

How do we find and cultivate joy in the darkness?  What is the spiritual power of singing a niggun?  Is there a secret tool-kit for entering into conversation with the Divine?  And, what is one to do when they discover that a prince believes that he is a Turkey?!  Join Rabbi Alanna Sklover for a dive into the stories and teachings of this Chasidic master.

Evening Torah Study

December 14, 2020 - 7:30pm

For congregants who are interested in learning more about Torah, lay-led Torah study will take place the second and fourth Mondays every month. The approach is entirely different than on Shabbat. It’s an enrichment program, where we’ve proceeded in depth verse by verse. A knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please contact Marty Jacobs or Jeff Chebot. Open to all!

And now there is Torah Study via Zoom!

Red Cross Blood Drive

December 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

OUR BLOOD DRIVE IS SO IMPORTANT NOW! 

“You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.”  U.S. Surgeon General

Evening Torah Study

December 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

For congregants who are interested in learning more about Torah, lay-led Torah study will take place the second and fourth Mondays every month.  The approach is entirely different than on Shabbat. It’s an enrichment program, where we’ve proceeded in depth verse by verse. A knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please contact Marty Jacobs or Jeff Chebot. Open to all!

Minyan Hadash

Minyan Hadash: A great way to connect @ OH!

At this moment at which we are distancing ourselves physically. it is more important than ever that we create and embrace opportunities to connect socially with one another. It is with this kavannah (intention), that I am thrilled to invite each and every member of our community to MINYAN HADASH!