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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 service will be led by Rabbi Alanna at 7:30 pm. Service will be live-streamed on the Or Hadash YouTube channel, as usual. Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue.

 

 

Torah study & services will be lay-led this week - TS at 9:00 am by Dan Weisman and services at 10:00 am by Marty Jacobs. Non-members wishing to attend must contact office@orhadash.com by noon on Friday.

Montco Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting

Or Hadash is invited to a virtual presentation hosted by the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Task Force on Tuesday, June 15th at 9;30 am. We will hear a presentation from a group called Hold My Guns, whose mission it is to address issues of gun safety within the firearm owning community, as well as mental health awareness, including suicide and firearrms. Click on the attachment below to see the event flier.

Evening Torah Study

June 28, 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!

Antiracism study group meeting

June 28, 2021 - 7:30pm

The antiracist study group has begun a new book, so this is a great time to (re)join. This is an opportunity to engage and learn in community about the history and impact of racism. We will also devote a portion of each meeting to discussing next steps forward as community in actively working against racism. 

The book we are reading is Isabel Wilkerson's Caste, which focuses on how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

The group meets on Mondays at 7:30 pm every three weeks via zoom. The first meeting was April 26th, but it is certainly not too late to join us. 
 

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

July 7, 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 (

Evening Torah Study

July 12, 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!

Red Cross Blood Drive

July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

PLEASE COME DONATE AT OUR BLOOD DRIVE ON TUESDAY, JULY 13th

The need for blood is constant. Your commitment to help save lives is truly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of patients in need. Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood donations to meet the needs of patients. Your donation is needed now to help ensure doctors and hospitals have what they need on the shelves for patients in need this summer. Collection is 2:00-7:00 pm. You can pre-register by clicking here; walk-ins are also welcome.