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.
Or Hadash is now holding Friday night services, every other week through Labor Day weekend, outside on the patio by the healing garden and also livestreaming on YouTube. These services are open to everyone, with or without a mask, and with a sign-up required so that we can maintain a record of attendees. If you do not write on Shabbat, please use the advance sign-in feature on our website. Saturday morning Torah Study will be held at 9 am in the sanctuary and on Zoom, masks are required if you join us in-person. Services at 10 am will be held on Zoom and outside, weather permitting, but may be held in the sanctuary if heat or rain prevent an outside venue. Again, there will be an advance sign-in feature on our website since sign-in is required of everyone. We will have masks available for you if the service is changed to inside due to weather.
We are looking forward to having everyone join us, in-person or online! Please contact the office if you have any questions about services.
Kabbalat Shabbat service will be led by Rabbi Alanna at 7:30 pm this week, July 30. Want to attend in person outdoors? Please click on the link below. Or watch 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 led By Rabbi Alanna this Shabbat morning, July 31 - TS at 9:00 am and services at 10:00 am. Non-members wishing to attend on Zoom must contact email@example.com by noon on Friday.
Want to join us in person? Please click here for the advance sign-in form.
Erev Rosh Hashanah is Mon, Sept 6
Mahjong is returning to OH!
Tuesday, July 13 Mahjong will return to the community room! We will begin play at 7:30 pm. Group is open to experienced players and new players. Please bring a 2021 card. For more information or to RSVP contact Karen Stranz. Other summer dates: Mon 7/26, Tues 8/10 and Mon 8/23.
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!
The 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 (
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.