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  • 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
  • We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, and artistic expression
  • Adult education draws diverse groups
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  • A Progressive, Engaging and Creative 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.

Scholar-In- Residence Klezmer Duo

February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome this year's Dickstein Scholar-in-Residence pair, Cantor Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss, the Klezmer Duo.  Cantor Jeff and Deborah will bring their music, their joy, and their knowledge of Klezmer music and Yiddish culture to Or Hadash for the weekend of February 24-25 for a series of appearances you won't want to miss.

Our weekend begins on Friday evening, February 24 at 6:30 with a Yiddish-style dairy/vegetarian dinner at no charge, but please send in RSVPs by February 17th to the office.  At 7:30 we celebrate Shabbat, enhanced by soulful melodies for beloved prayers by the Klezmer Duo.  Immediately after services, Deborah Strauss and Cantor Jeff Warschauer will give a presentation in words and music on Klezmer Music: From Old World to New.