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

Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Alanna Sklover was honored to join the wonderful community at Or Hadash in the summer of 2019.  Prior to her tenure as Rabbi at Or Hadash, Rabbi Alanna served as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Germantown Jewish Centre. 

Committed to the values of kehillah (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).  Rabbi Alanna believes that Judaism does not happen in a vacuum, but rather it flourishes in moments of shared communal experience and when we live out our values and seek a more compassionate and just world. She is passionate about building Jewish spaces that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and abilities.  She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher of Torah whose central goal is helping people to encounter Jewish text and tradition in ways that are authentic, relevant and resonant.

Rabbi Alanna also loves to sing and brings her love for Jewish music and communal singing to her work at Or Hadash, blending traditional nusach (liturgical chanting) with a a wide range of melodies and prayer modalities to create dynamic worship experiences.

Rabbi Alanna graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2013 with a Specialization in the Congregational Rabbinate and is a recipient of the Rabbi Kenneth and Aviva Berger Memorial Prize in Practical Rabbinics. She holds a BA from Goucher College in Theater and Religion. Rabbi Alanna and her wife Rebecca Kirzner and daughter Bina live in Mt. Airy.

Contact Rabbi Alanna at or use this link to make an appointment with Rabbi Alanna:

Read more about Rabbi Sklover in the Philadelphia Gay News.