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Open Houses and Scheduling a Visit

We believe that the best way to decide if you would like to join our congregation is to attend services and special programs, speak to members and read more detailed information about our congregation and the Reconstructionist Movement, now called Reconstructing Judaism.


Attending Services

Our services are always open to the public, but we ask that you please contact our Synagogue Administrator at 215-283-0276, in advance, so that we can arrange for someone to greet and let you in upon your arrival. Safety and security are of utmost importance to us, so our building uses a fob security system to ensure these for our congregation.

The first (or occasionally the second) Friday of every month (October-May) is our 3-Part Harmony night, which is comprised of a Tot Shabbat service at 6:00 PM, a dairy/vegatarian Potluck Dinner at 6:30 PM, and a family intergenerational Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7:10 PM. This service is a great opportunity for families with young kids to get a feel for what Or Hadash is all about (hint: it's a little bit, say 1%, about deviled eggs made by the VP Membership!). It's also the time when we celebrate birthdays (for all ages) from the bimah and also at the oneg with a big cake. Check out our calendar to find out when the next 3-Part Harmony is taking place.

Visiting our SMILE Hebrew School

If you have a school-age child and would like for them to have the opportunity to try out a day at our SMILE school, please contact our Education Director, Rabbi Erin Hirsh at  to set up a Sunday to visit. She can also answer any questions you may have about our SMILE school, or you can check out the Education section on our website.

Scheduling a Visit

Our synagogue office is open Monday 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Tuesday 9 AM - 5:30 PM, Wednesday & Thursday 1:30 - 5:30 PM, and Fridays 9 AM - 2 PM.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our facility, please call our Synagogue Administrator in advance, at 215-283-0276, or send an e-mail to  We look forward to meeting you!