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Or Hadash Welcomes You!

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.

Three Part Harmony: Potluck Dinner (dairy/vegetarian)

March 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

Three-part Harmony every month (usually first Friday night) with monthly birthdays celebrated. Tot Shabbat is at 6:00 pm followed by Dairy/Pareve Potluck Dinner at 6:30 pm. The third part is a 7:00 pm Intergenerational Family Erev Shabbat Service. Birthdays are celebrated on the bimah during services and with a cake at the oneg.

Come for 1, 2, or 3 parts!

National Refugee Shabbat with the Makaylah and Guest Speakers

March 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Themed Erev Shabbat service. Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari from Kol Tzedek will speak along with one of the members of the Centeno-Delgado family that night.  He also hopes to bring several members of their Asylum Support Committee that evening, both to speak about their experience and to respond to questions from members of the Or Hadash community. 

Please note that Or Hadash will begin to partner with Kol Tzedek’s Asylum Committee. Exact details around volunteer opportunities, roles, etc., in addition to contributing through fundraising will be forthcoming.

Scholar in Residence: Rahel Musleah Kabbalat Shabbat

March 20, 2020 - 6:30pm

Welcome Shabbat with a Baghdadi-Indian Kabbalat Shabbat service, co-led by Rabbi Alanna Sklover and our Scholar Rahel Musleah, followed by a dinner featuring Indian Cuisine from the Nirvana Indian Bistro in Lafayette Hill (vegan and gluten free options will be provided).  After dinner, Rahel will lead a program on "Jewish Calcutta through Music and Memory." 

Or Hadash’s 2020 Joan & Ben Dickstein’s Scholar in Residence is Rahel Musleah. For more information about her, please visit her website http://www.rahelsjewishindia.com/page2/page1/page1.html.

Event flier and schedule are available by clicking on attached file.

Scholar in Residence: Rahel Musleah Torah Study & Shabbat Morning Service

March 21, 2020 - 8:45am

Or Hadash’s 2020 Joan & Ben Dickstein’s Scholar in Residence is Rahel Musleah. For more information about her, please visit her website http://www.rahelsjewishindia.com/page2/page1/page1.html.

Event flier and schedule are available by clicking on attached file.

Join us starting at 8:45 am with breakfast and our 9:00 am Torah Study co-facilitated by Rabbi Alanna and Rahel, followed by Shabbat Morning Service at 10:00 am, during which our scholar Rahel will use an intriguing medley of ancient texts, distinctive Shabbat rituals, customs and liturgy to lead the Torah service and chant Torah from an upright Sephardic Torah Scroll in the Baghdadi-Indian nusah and tropes. Make sure to stay for Chai and Chat, an extended Oneg and opportunity to meet informally with Rahel and ask questions.  

Torah on Tap

March 24, 2020 - 5:30pm

TORAH ON TAP - JOIN US FOR FOOD, DRINKS & TORAH

Happy Hour with a Rabbi?!

Join Rabbi Alanna & talk Torah in a new and refreshing way, while enjoying some appetizers and drinks (beer, coffee, you name it...)!

National Liberty Museum Trip

March 29, 2020 - 10:45am

Or Hadash is visiting… the “Forbidden Art” exhibition at the National Liberty Museum

The Holocaust Education Committee and SMILE school Education Director have a trip set up for middle and older school students, parents and other interested congregants to go and see the Forbidden Art exhibit, art made at Auschwitz. The group will be meeting at 10:45am in the museum lobby for a guided tour that starts at 11:00.