Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Three-Part Harmony will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm with Tot Shabbat. Then Rabbi Alanna will follow, on the same link, at 6:30 pm with a Community Candlelight & L'Chaim - a chance to come together and light Shabbat candles and share the light and what's on your table and what's in your heart. Join in by using this link -  https://zoom.us/j/920047859 or call in: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 920 047 859

The Family Service at 7:00 pm will be led by Rabbi Alanna with Dave Levinson on guitar, live-streamed via YouTube. Use this link to go to our OH YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY_La3dLQVQUIba7qLIhfgg and you then click on the LIVE icon.

Torah study & services will be held this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. Use this link - https://zoom.us/j/218329489 or call in: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 218 329 489

 

 

Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Alanna Sklover was honored to join the wonderful community at Or Hadash in the summer of 2019.  Prior to her tenure as Rabbi at Or Hadash, Rabbi Alanna served as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Germantown Jewish Centre. 

Committed to the values of kehillah (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).  Rabbi Alanna believes that Judaism does not happen in a vacuum, but rather it flourishes in moments of shared communal experience and when we live out our values and seek a more compassionate and just world. She is passionate about building Jewish spaces that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and abilities.  She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher of Torah whose central goal is helping people to encounter Jewish text and tradition in ways that are authentic, relevant and resonant.

Rabbi Alanna also loves to sing and brings her love for Jewish music and communal singing to her work at Or Hadash, blending traditional nusach (liturgical chanting) with a a wide range of melodies and prayer modalities to create dynamic worship experiences.

Rabbi Alanna graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2013 with a Specialization in the Congregational Rabbinate and is a recipient of the Rabbi Kenneth and Aviva Berger Memorial Prize in Practical Rabbinics. She holds a BA from Goucher College in Theater and Religion. Rabbi Alanna and her wife Rebecca Kirzner and daughter Bina live in Mt. Airy.

Contact Rabbi Alanna at rabbi@orhadash.com

Read more about Rabbi Sklover in the Philadelphia Gay News.