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Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., President, and Seth Rosen, Chair, Board of Governors, have just sent out a letter about the “new brand” Reconstructing Judaism: "Following a yearlong process, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Jewish Reconstructionist Communities has adopted a new name: Reconstructing Judaism. Moving forward, Reconstructing Judaism will be the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement that encompasses our rabbinical seminary, serves our congregations and fosters a Reconstructionist approach t

Reconstructionist Movement's Israel Trip

Find out about and sign up for the Reconstructionist movement’s upcoming Israel trip in March 2018.  Registration for the trip is now open, go to for the itinerary and registration form.  This isn’t your typical “Israel 101” trip – it’s a more focused trip with emphases on art, music, politics, and complexity, which is probably not surprising given a Reconstructionist outlook. 

Here's a flyer about it:

Suicide Prevention Training


Have you been touched by the suicide of a friend or loved one?

For me suicide came into focus last fall with the report of a shotgun blast that killed a family friend. I was overwhelmed by the senseless loss. Until then my experience with suicide revolved around the lifelong consequences that reverberate among my friends and family who suffered similar tragedies.

Or Hadash Mitzvah Project - Inter-Faith Housing Network

November 2017 Or Hadash Inter-Faith Sign Up

This November (2017), we will be co-hosting three families through the Inter-Faith Housing Network. The families will be staying at a NEW church this year - Trinity Lutheran Church Fort Washington, located at 235 Summit Ave (the intersection of Spring & Summit) in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania.  

We expect to have three families staying at the church at all times.

What is also new this year is that IFHN has a van!  The van can fit all three families.

Ramp It Up!

In the spirit of inclusivity, the new Or Hadash Inclusion Committee has purchased a portable ramp for the congregation. It will enable members of the community, and guests, to access our homes for shiva services and other events not held in the synagogue building. We believe that this is an important first "step" toward making Or Hadash as inclusive as we all want, and intend, it to be. It is also a statement indicating how important it is that all of us be able to participate fully in our community.