Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


One way to get involved at Or Hadash is to join a havurah.

Havurah (plural: havurot) is the Hebrew word for “fellowship.” Membership in a havurah allows members to experience Jewish community on a more intimate scale within the larger Or Hadash community.  In a small, self-directed group, many aspects of Jewish life, including study, worship, celebration of holidays, and social action can be enjoyed.  A havurah is a mini-community that provides a rich Jewish experience in a more intimate social setting.  For information on each group, click on the group to email its coordinator.

Havurot at Or Hadash include:

Empty Nesters (Fifty Plus)

The Empty Nesters Chavurah is a 50+ age group of congregants who come together to socialize about once a month.  We have pot luck and game nights at members homes and also do dinners out and occasional outings, such as the Jewish-American History Museum.  This is a great way to meet and get to know other congregants in an easy, casual atmosphere.  New members are always welcome - please contact Susan and Stu Rosenthal.

Book Club Havurah

The Or Hadash Book Club is a lively group of people interested in reading and discussing books of Jewish interest.  Our readings are selected by group vote and have included fiction, historical novels, short stories, stories of life in Israel and many other subjects.  We meet about five to six times a year on Monday nights at Or Hadash.  Book titles and discussion dates are posted in Hakesher.  New members are always welcome - please contact Susan and Stu Rosenthal.

Gun Violence Prevention Committee

This group meets with CeaseFirePA and supports their projects. Please click on the attachment below for the flyer for the movie at the Ambler Theatre October 17 and 23.


For more general information, contact  Sue Rosenthal, Community Life Chair, or

PS - don't see something you like?  have any idea for a new havurah?  take action and make it happen and start your own Havurah!