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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.

 

Kabbalat Shabbat services will be led by Rabbi Alanna at 7:30 pm on our YouTube channel.  Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue  

 

Torah study & services will be led by Rabbi Alanna this Saturday morning at 9:00 am for TS and 10:00 am for services on Zoom. Any nonmembers interested in attending should contact Nadine at office@orhadash.com by noon on Friday.  

Refa'enu: A Service of Healing - Now Digital

March 2, 2021 - 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 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

March 3, 2021 - 7:30pm

The new Or Hadash 12 Step Havurah is meeting at 7:30 pm every first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. The power of the 12 Steps in helping anyone to cope with everyday life is the motivation for the 12 Step Havurah. Join us as we use Rami Shapiro’s book, Recovery--the sacred art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (

Refugee Shabbat

March 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a special Refugee Shabbat on Friday evening March 5 at 7 pm. We will welcome Dr. Carol Gantman, President of the Board of HIAS Pennsylvania and Attorney Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania. Dr. Gantman’s presentation will include the story of an asylum seeker from Sierra Leone who had a positive outcome.  Ms. Miller-Wilson will give us an update on the current immigration situation, changes expected under the Biden administration and how we can get involved.  

Please note earlier start time of 7:00 pm.

Evening Torah Study

March 8, 2021 - 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!

Book Club meeting

March 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

We will be reading Bertha Schwarz's memoir, Memories of a Stolen Childhood and Life Fulfilled, for our book club meeting on March 8. Please join us at 7:oo pm on Zoom.  Contact is Stu Rosenthal.

"The Passengers" Film Discussion

March 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a Zoom discussion with the Director of a documentary called "The Passengers."  It is about the current Ethiopian Jewish community (residing in Ethiopia) , their desire to emigrate to Israel, and their interactions with the Israeli government.  Congregants will have the opportunity to watch the film individually on-line for the week before this program. Registration will be open soon. 

Contact is Manny Rosenberg.

Evening Torah Study

March 22, 2021 - 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!