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Community events

Barbara Siegel Israel Program

January 28, 2018 - 9:30am

This year's program is definitely one not to be missed! Elad Kabilio is a renowned, award-winning Israeli cellist who has toured with orchestras in both Europe and the US. Presently he is teaching at the Manhattan School of Music. He has a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, which is the organization through which we were able to find him to come and perform. He will also give a presentation on Israeli music and will speak about the other arts in Israel. Open to all, bring friends and share the warmth of Or Hadash!

Israeli Dancing

January 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

FIRST GENERATION ISRAELI DANCING  (All the classic Israeli dances you love, but are hardly ever done any more.)

Once a month, Sunday afternoons, 4 to 5:30 pm at Or Hadash. Led by Donna Hendel. Lots of instruction, beginners welcome. No partners needed. Great exercise to unforgettable music. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Just $5.00.

For more information, contact Amy Gross at




Mah Jongg Game night

February 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us to play Mah Jongg - all experience levels welcome (we even teach)! Please bring a refreshment to share, if possible. Also, spread the word and/or bring a friend, or two. RSVPs are a must so that we can arrange for enough tables, sets, and cards. Questions should be directed to Michelle Smithman or Nadine in the office.

Healing Service

February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

The service is intended for those who are seeking physical or emotional healing for themselves or someone they care about. We share inspirational and comforting readings and music and enjoy the warmth and support of our community. The service starts at 7 pm and usually lasts about an hour.

Inclusion Committee Movie & Speaker Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

February 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Inclusion Committee in cooperation with the Adult Education Committee, will show the award winning movie “Temple Grandin.”

Following the film, attendees will be able to discuss the film with Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, Director of Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture.

Questions should be directed to Shelley Rosenberg, Inclusion Committee Chair.

Jewish Federation Super Sunday

February 11, 2018 - 10:00am

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s annual fundraising event, SUPER SUNDAY, will take place on February 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

Funds raised during SUPER SUNDAY become part of the Jewish Federation’s Community Campaign, the main source of unrestricted dollars to take care of our own community’s needs locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Dine and Donate Fundraiser at the Fireside Bar and Grill in Ambler

February 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Dine and Donate Fundraiser at the Fireside Bar and Grill in Ambler on Monday, February 12th

Dine at the Fireside Bar and Grille in Ambler and help raise money for Or Hadash! Invite your friends and family to join us!  Anyone who eats at the Fireside Bar and Grille and mentions that they are there for a Dine and Donate event to support Or Hadash will have 20% of their check (less alcoholic beverages and gratuity) donated to us!