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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 at 7:30 pm with Rabbi Alanna. 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 on Shabbat morning will be led by Rabbi Alanna - TS at 9:00 am and services at 10:00 am.  Non-members must contact office@orhadash.com by noon on Friday for the Zoom links for TS and/or services. 

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - Night of Study

May 16, 2021 - 7:30pm

Please be present as we join as a community to celebrate the festival of Shavuot on Sunday evening, May 16th at 7:30 pm. The evening begins with a short service at 7:30 pm. At 8:00 pm there well be a choice of three presentations on how modern Jewish thought leaders interpret the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. These presentations offer a mature, "adult way", of viewing the interaction between God and mankind at Mount Sinai and are not to be missed! Our three speakers will be Rabbi Maurice Harris, Marty Jacobs, and Rabbi Alanna Sklover. Descriptions from them are offered below. The second session at 9:00 pm will be a celebration of Shavuot through art (led by Suzanne Caster) or music (led by Rabbi Alanna and Andrea Jacobs). Descriptions from them are also offered below.

Evening Torah Study

May 24, 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

May 24, 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. Please note the date change for our next meeting. The May 17th meeting will be moved to May 24th so that everyone can attend Torah in Living Color.
 

Refa'enu: A Service of Healing - Now Digital

June 1, 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.

Zoom link is sent to members that morning. Interested nonmembers should contact the office or Debbie Karl no later than noon that day.

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

June 2, 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

June 14, 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!