Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Erev Rosh Hashanah is this Friday night, and Rabbi Alanna will be leading a Rosh Hoshanah Seder at 6:00 pm, on Zoom for those who have "tickets" and also live-streamed via YouTube. We have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at

First Day Rosh Hashanah services will be led by Rabbi Alanna this Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom for those who have "tickets" and also live-streamed via YouTube. We have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at

Minyan Hadash, led by Rabbi Alanna and congregants, via Zoom at 8:15 am daily, except Shabbat and Second Day Rosh Hashanah. 

Non HHD Zoom links are sent to members every morning, except Shabbat. Please remember not to share any zoom links on social media! 
More information & Zoom instructions are below the pictures, scroll down. 

Interested non-members should contact about "tickets" and zoom links for Yom Kippur by Wednesay noon, September 23rd, or just follow along on our YouTube channel

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation process at Or Hadash is designed to be a meaningful experience for both the stuent and htheir family. It is not merely a performance followed by a party, it is an event that marks a major milestone of one’s Jewish education as a child and the beginning of one’s learning on a more adult level. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also an opportunity to affirm a child’s and a family’s sense of belonging to the Jewish community in general and to the Or Hadash community in particular.
Every Bar and Bat Mitzvah at Or Hadash is special. Each family adds personal touches—readings, poems, or songs—that make their simcha unique and different. Family members or friends can be included in the service as well. During the service, each young person speaks about his or her unique mitzvah project, which has been a special and important part of the preparation. Children who have special needs are accommodated with a service that is specifically designed to showcase their abilities and allows them to participate in this important life cycle event in a way that makes sense for them. is an easy guide for finding an interesting bar/bat mitzvah project.  We encourage each b'nai mitzvah student to choose a mitzvah project which blends well with their unique talents and personality. Add these special ingredients of community service, responsibility, kindness, and good deeds to get a true taste of what it's like to make a difference and connect to your own sense of Jewish identity.
We partner with the Mitzvah Circle Foundation.  Their mission is to support individuals and families in need.  Bar and Bat Mitzvah students can work with the Mitzvah Circle to find a project that is meaningful to them and helps others in the process.  For more information, click here: