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.
Or Hadash is now holding Friday night services inside, masked and socially distanced and also livestreaming on YouTube. These services are open to everyone, with a sign-up required so that we can maintain a record of attendees. If you do not write on Shabbat, please use the advance sign-in feature on our website. Saturday morning Torah Study will be held at 9 am in the sanctuary and on Zoom, masks are required if you join us in-person. Services at 10 am will also be held in the sanctuary and on Zoom, masks are required if you join us in-person. Again, there will be an advance sign-in feature on our website since sign-in is required of everyone. We will have masks available if you need one.
We are looking forward to having everyone join us, in-person or online! Please contact the office if you have any questions about services.
Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, October 22 at 7:30 pm will be lay-led by Donna & Barry Brian. This evening service is online only. Watch on the Or Hadash YouTube channel, as usual. Remember that we have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue.
Torah study & services on Saturday, October 23 will be led by Rabbi Sarah - TS at 9:00 am and services at 10:00 am . Both of these are Zoom only, since we are temporarily without heat. Non-members wishing to attend by zoom must contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm on Friday.
For congregants who are interested in learning more about Torah, lay-led Torah study will take place the second and fourth Mondays every month. The approach is entirely different than on Shabbat. It’s an enrichment program, where we’ve proceeded in depth verse by verse. A knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please contact Marty Jacobs or Jeff Chebot. Open to all!
The antiracist study group is reading Isabel Wilkerson's Caste, which focuses on how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. This is an opportunity to engage and learn in community about the history and impact of racism. We will also devote a portion of each meeting to discussing next steps forward as community in actively working against racism.
The group meets on Mondays at 7:30 pm every three weeks via zoom.
Refa'enu: A Service of Healing - Now Digital
Healing services are held 4-5 times each year every other month on the first Tuesday 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.
Mahjong is in-person and masked in the community room at OH!
Group is open to experienced players and new players. We try to play twice a month, alternating between Mondays and Tuesdays. Please bring a 2021 card.
For more information or to RSVP contact Karen Stranz.
Fall dates: T 9/21, T 10/5, M 10/18, T 11/2, M 11/15, T 11/30, M 12/13, T 12/28
The Or Hadash 12 Step Havurah is meeting at 7:30 pm every first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. The power of the 12 Steps in helping anyone to cope with everyday life is the motivation for the 12 Step Havurah. Join us as we use Rami Shapiro’s book, Recovery--the sacred art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (
Pogromnacht (Kristallnacht) Commemoration Program 5782 will be held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, livestreamed on YouTube. Our speaker will be Holocaust Survivor Ralph Franklin.
MR. FRANKLIN WILL SHARE HIS PERSONAL STORY OF GROWING UP IN GERMANY AND HIS EVENTUAL ESCAPE TO ENGLAND AND LATER THE U.S.
Join the livestream at: www.youtube.com/c/orhadashsynagogue
Contact is Dan Schwarz, Holocaust Ed Chair.