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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 begin earlier this week, at 7:00 pm, led by Rabbi Alanna. It is Climate Change Shabbat with guest speaker Rabbi Katy Allen. Service will be live-streamed on the Or Hadash YouTube channel, as always. Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogueFor those who prefer Zoom, please register in advance for this program at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-ispjsoGdcf73of3-ypSgmgIggepDPq . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. 

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 link. 

Climate Change Shabbat

Social Action Tikkun Olam Committee has invited Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, Co-Founder and President of Jewish Climate Action Network, to speak about the Jewish Response to Climate Change at Friday night Shabbat Services April 16, 2021 beginning at 7pm, please note earlier start time.

Philly Hearts Israel: An All-Star Concert sponsored by Jewish Federation

April 18, 2021 - 4:00pm

Philly Hearts Israel: An All-Star Concert

Celebrate Israel Independence Day with an epic, family-friendly and virtual concert! For Israel’s 73rd birthday, our community-wide party will feature American rocker and Jewish camp favorite Rick Recht, Israeli legend David Broza, and many of their musical friends.  To register, click here.

 

Evening Torah Study

April 26, 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!

Book Club meeting

May 3, 2021 - 7:00pm

Please note the change in date and book! We will be reading All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulam Deen for our book club meeting on May 3. Please join us at 7:oo pm on Zoom.  Contact is Stu Rosenthal.

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

May 5, 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

May 10, 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!