Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions

What Our Members Say About Or Hadash

"We really lucked out in finding Or Hadash from a Google search when we moved to the area. It has been the perfect fit for our interfaith family, and even Joe, who is not Jewish, can be heard humming along to prayers during services. Our kids consider Or Hadash to be a second home, and we know that if we're at a large event, and we don't have eyes on them, someone does and cares about their wellbeing. Or Hadash is truly a special place, and our congregation is like family -- sometimes silly, sometimes serious, all the time wonderful."

-- Gillian and Joe Szymanski, Parents of 11 year-old son and 7 year-old daughter

“When we looked for a synagogue, we looked for a place where we’d feel comfortable and a place for our children’s education. In Or Hadash we found much more. Or Hadash has become an integral part of our lives; socially and intellectually it has enriched us. We’ve become much more involved as Jews.”
-- Sandy and Richard Malkin

“Or Hadash has grown from the dream of a handful of families to a vibrant evolving congregation. We’re so pleased that we were able to have a role in shaping it.”
-- Burt and Barbara (z"l) Siegel

“As a result of joining Or Hadash and becoming Reconstructionist, we are so much more interested in Jewish culture and tradition. It has re-established in our minds our legitimacy as Jews. The sense of intimacy we feel with our havurah and at services attaches us to the community. It’s a whole new odyssey and enrichment for us at a rather late stage of our lives…and it’s fun, too. We love it.”
-- Ben and Joan Dickstein (z"l)