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Shabbat Havurah

Join us for Shabbat Havurah - Get in on the Spirit of Shabbat at Or Hadash

It's great to take a deep breath at the end of a long week and create a separation between the week and the weekend. That's what Friday night Shabbat rituals help us do, create a Shabbat frame of mind. How we get to that frame of mind is probably different for each of us, but for many it may include some version of a relaxed evening meal with friends, lots of talking and kibitzing, and some Shabbat rituals. Please join with your fellow Or Hadashers on any (or all) of six Friday nights this year when we will come together to create a Shabbat frame of mind. Empty-nesters, school-age families, and everyone in between, are encouraged to participate. 

Pre-pandemic meetings of the Friday night Shabbat Havurah were a hit!  25-40 people of many ages and stages came together to get that "Shabbat Feeling". We relaxed, we ate, we drank, we schmoozed, we sang, we prayed, and we discussed. We hope you'll join us for our next gathering and join the fun!  All ages are welcome and it's just around the corner.

We start with happy hour (20 minutes), followed by dinner (we order in, about $10 per person), a short Shabbat service, and then have oneg (dessert) and a discussion/program. All Friday Night Shabbat Havurah meetings will begin at 6:30 pm. The dates in 5783 are: Oct. 21, Dec. 9, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 31, and May 26.

To RSVP for the gathering, please contact Alisa Belzer at

Please click on the attached file below for an event flier.


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