Or Hadash: A Reconstructionist Congregation, is a progressive, engaging and creative community that welcomes people of all backgrounds, including interfaith families, LGBTQ individuals, as well as people of all races, ethnicities and disabilities. We strive to make Judaism meaningful through study, prayer, cultural, musical and other artistic expression. Social action and acts of tikkun olam are also important ways to engage at Or Hadash. We want all people to know that they are completely welcome and that they can quickly become an integral part of our friendly community.
Or Hadash has halted (temporarily, until the current covid-19 spikes go down) holding hybrid in person Shabbat services, but will participate in Friday night services on January 28th at KI. Read more below.
We are looking forward to having everyone join us in-person or online! Please contact the office (we close at 2pm on Fridays) if you have any questions about services.
This Friday, January 28th, Rabbi Alanna will co-lead Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:00 pm with Cantor Amy Levy from KI in a special service for International Holocaust Remembrance Day Shabbat, in-person and online with KI and Or Hadash. Guest Speaker: Steve Fisher, Playwright and Director, with cast members reciting extraordinary poetry from Off Broadway's The Last Boy...a new play with music. We will be co-sponsoring this service and program in partnership with KI and HAMEC. You may attend in-person, masked, at this community participation at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027; 215-887-8702, www.kenesethisrael.org). For those who prefer, the service will be streaming on http://tiny.cc/OHitsShabbat. Please note that the service will begin at 6:00 pm rather than our usual later time. Please click here for an event flier.
Torah study & services on Saturday, January 29th will be led by Rabbi Alanna - Torah Study at 9:00 am followed by Shabbat morning services at 10:00 am. These will be online only. Non-members wishing to attend by zoom must contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm on Friday.