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.
Minyan Hadash: A great way to connect @ OH!
At this moment at which we are distancing ourselves physically. it is more important than ever that we create and embrace opportunities to connect socially with one another. It is with this kavannah (intention), that I am thrilled to invite each and every member of our community to MINYAN HADASH!
So, you ask, what then is Minyan Hadash? It's an online gathering, just for Or Hadash members. Each morning, we will gather for 45 minutes, from 8:15-9:00am. We will check in with one another and share our oys & joys, Rabbi Alanna will give a brief teaching. Or Hadash members take turns leading a brief (7-15 minute) activity or teaching. You can sign up here to bring an offering to the community. It could be yoga, tai chi or stretching, a favorite story, Jewish text, or Torah study, an art or creative writing prompt, a guided meditation... the sky is the limit!
Healing services are held 4-5 times each year on select Tuesday evenings at 7 pm in the Rabbi's Study. This 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 usually lasts about an hour and is open to all, no RSVP needed.
The next healing service will be online via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7pm. The service will last for approximately 1 hour. The Zoom link for the service is - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84141749086?pwd=cVFSYWNjemljaDhpVEYrNFl5U0tHZz09
If any of you are interested in participating in the service, but have not used Zoom before, helpful instructions are included as an attachment below. I suggest that you click the Zoom link in advance, which should prompt you to download the Zoom app, to get that out of the way before Tuesday at 7. Note that Zoom will work from a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. You can see everyone and navigate more easily on the bigger screen of a computer, so personally I'd recommend that option, if possible. If your computer doesn't have a camera, you can join via audio only and still see everyone else. Looking forward to being "together" during this challenging time, when community support and healing of every kind are so desperately needed.
For congregants who are interested in learning more about Torah but can't attend on Saturdays, lay-led Torah study will take place the second and fourth Mondays every month. For more information, please contact Marty Jacobs or Jeff Chebot. Open to all!
And now there is Torah Study via Zoom!
Join Zoom Meeting via this link - https://zoom.us/j/119040586
Huge thanks to Dan Weisman for putting this Virtual Resources spreadsheet together - Yasher Koach!
Please click on this link and check out many, many amazing resources:
Please contact Dan or the office to add your finds to this, todah rabah!