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 will be held at 7:30 pm with Rabbi Alanna on our YouTube channel. Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue.
Shabbat b'Yachad will be led by Rabbi Alanna and Morah Barbara at 9:00 am on Zoom. Any nonmembers interested in attending on Zoom should contact Nadine at email@example.com by noon on Friday.
SHABBAT B’YACHAD (SHABBAT ALL TOGETHER) -- FOR ALL CONGREGANTS INCLUDING SCHOOL FAMILIES!
What do Moses, Devora, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Greta Thunberg, Cassandra, Magic 8 Ball, Yoda, Ouji Board, Ghandi and Larry Kramer have in common?
They are all prophets!
Join us to explore this intriguing topic at Shabbat B’yachad on Shabbat morning, January 16, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am and ending around 11:15 am
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
Learn and do in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn how to be an ally to our black and brown neighbors. Participate in active learning and service in partnership with Camp Galil. Do something!
MLK/Mitzvah Day in partnership with SMILE School, SATO, and Camp Galil.
Start our program with a discussion about racial equity led by our friends from Camp Galil.
Following our racial equity program there will be hands on mitzvot in break out rooms.
Ask a Question, Save a Life
You’re invited to Q.P.R. Gatekeeper Training on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:30am – 12:00pm. Or Hadash is hosting a FREE virtual QPR training for adults. 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://or-hadash-adult-qpr-training.eventbrite.com. To ask any questions please contact Dr. Dan Schwarz at 215-646-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Our meeting will be on January 25 at 7 pm via Zoom. The book to be discussed is The Betrayers, a novel by David Bezmozgis.
Also, looking ahead, we will be reading Bertha Schwarz's memoir, Memories of a Stolen Childhood and Life Fulfilled, for our book club meeting on March 8.
Wednesday, January 27 at 8PM
Seeds of Learning: Exploring Themes of Tu B'Shevat in 2021 with Buxmont Rabbis and Educators
Registration link: Seeds of Learning
Join us for an inspiring evening of LIMMUD/ STUDY with Buxmont’s rabbis, educators and teachers.