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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.   

Or Hadash is holding hybrid in person Shabbat services on Friday night and Saturday morning. IMPORTANT NOTE: All services held in the sanctuary require attendees to be masked and vaxed!

We are looking forward to having everyone join us in person, masked and vaccinated, or online! Please contact the office, by email if possible, (we close at 2pm on Fridays,) if you have any questions about services.

This Friday, October 7th,  is a 3-part Harmony starting at 6:00 pm with Rabbi Alanna leading Tot Shabbat at Or Hadash. 2nd part is a Dairy/Pareve Potluck dinner in the community room at 6:30 pm, which will be followed by an Intergenerational Family Kabbalat Shabbat service promptly at 7:00 pm. This evening will be hybrid, masked and vaccinated in the sanctuary or online. The 7pm service will be led by Rabbi Alanna and hosted by the Gimel & Dalet SMILE school classes. If you're not coming in person, please watch the livestream on the OH YouTube channel. Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue

Torah study & services on Saturday, October 8th will be led by Rabbi Alanna. Both will be hybrid and will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Torah Study begins at 9:00am, with a bagel breakfast before it at 8:45am. Shabbat morning services are at 10:00am. Non-members wishing to join on Zoom must contact the office by noon on Friday.

3-Part Harmony, begins with Tot Shabbat

October 7, 2022 - 6:00pm

Three-part Harmony, every month (usually first Friday night), with monthly birthdays celebrated. Tot Shabbat is at 6:00 pm followed by Dairy/Pareve Potluck Dinner at 6:30 pm. The third part is a 7:00 pm Intergenerational Family Kabbalat Shabbat service. Birthdays are celebrated on the bimah during services and with a cake at the oneg. 

Come for 1, 2, or 3 parts! Feel the ruach and celebrate Shabbat!

Evening Torah Study

October 10, 2022 - 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!

Mah jongg at OH

October 11, 2022 - 7:30pm

Mah jongg at OH is a welcoming group that alternates play on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM biweekly. Please bring your 2022 card and RSVP to Karen Stranz. The group is vaccinated and masked. Send any questions to Karen Stranz. See the schedule below.

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

October 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

The 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 (

Shabbat Havurah

October 21, 2022 - 6:30pm

Join us for Shabbat Havurah - Get in on the Spirit of Shabbat at Or Hadash

It's great to take a deep breath at the end of a long week and create a separation between the week and the weekend. That's what Friday night Shabbat rituals help us do, create a Shabbat frame of mind. How we get to that frame of mind is probably different for each of us, but for many it may include some version of a relaxed evening meal with friends, lots of talking and kibitzing, and some Shabbat rituals. Please join with your fellow Or Hadashers on any (or all) of six Friday nights this year when we will come together to create a Shabbat frame of mind. Empty-nesters, school-age families, and everyone in between, are encouraged to participate. 

Evening Torah Study

October 24, 2022 - 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!

Mah jongg at OH

October 27, 2022 - 10:30am

Mah jongg at OH is a welcoming group that alternates play on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM biweekly. Please bring your 2022 card and RSVP to Karen Stranz. The group is vaccinated and masked. Send any questions to Karen Stranz. See the schedule below.