Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions
  • The annual Purimspiel musical comedy is written, performed, and produced by congregants
  • The kids enjoy playing outside
  • Havurah - we have many groups with varied interests
  • Chanukah candlelighting
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • Adult education draws diverse groups
  • At Phillies
  • A Progressive, Engaging and Creative Community
  • Klezfest, a celebration of klezmer, was enjoyed by Or Hadash and the Philadelphia community!

Shabbat Services

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.

Ladies' Night Out - RESCHEDULED

February 27, 2019 - 7:30pm

Embrace Your Inner-Mermaid at Ladies’ Night Out

Please join us on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 at Or Hadash for a painting class (like Painting with a Twist) taught by our very own Ami Amada Kardos. Ami is a professional art teacher and she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with her fellow congregants. We will learn how to make a painting with a mermaid in the setting of our choice.

The cost is $10/person and all supplies, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. It’s a BYOB if you wish. Please rsvp by February 22nd to Nadine in the office at You can contact Michelle Smithman at with any questions.

Folk Music Havurah (revival group)

February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

OH's Folk Music Havurah is restarting!

If you are a folk-music enthusiast, we hope you'll come join us! 

Our previous format included bringing instruments (guitar, recorder, drums...), and using the songbooks Rise Up Singing, and Rise Again Songbook as our main source of songs.  Our primary goal was  "singing out",  playing our instruments, enjoying the music we were singing and playing, chatting with each other, and, of course, refreshments.

Shabbat ba-Bayit (various homes)

March 22, 2019

Shabbat Ba’Bayit is when Or Hadash celebrates Shabbat at congregants' homes!

Host families will welcome guests into their homes for an evening of good food, good company, and that good Shabbat feeling.

Please fill out the form below to let us know your preferences. We will do our best to match up families accordingly. Once everyone knows where they are going, guests please reach out to your hosts to see how you can help.

OHOP Explained

OR HADASH has OHOP – The Or Hadash Online Portal!

OHOP gives Or Hadash members an easier and more convenient way to meet their membership needs from the comfort of their own computers.

 Using OHOP you can: