Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Three-Part Harmony will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm with Tot Shabbat. Then Morah Barbara will follow, on the same link, at 6:30 pm with a Community Candlelight & L'Chaim - a chance to come together and light Shabbat candles and share the light and what's on your table and what's in your heart. The Family Service at 7:00 pm will be led by Barbara Weisman with Dave Levinson on guitar, live-streamed via YouTube. 

 

Torah study & services will be lay-led by Jeff Chebot this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. 

Minyan Hadash, led by Rabbi Alanna and congregants, via Zoom at 8:15 am daily, except Shabbat. 

More information & Zoom instructions are below the pictures, scroll down.

Siyyum/Megillah

Rabbi Kevin Hale laying out the Megillat Esther scrollOn Purim 2008, the congregation dedicated its own Megillat Esther. A first of its kind, the Megillah combines 21st century digital technology and traditional scribal techniques. This kosher scroll, enhanced by illustrations created by children of Or Hadash congregants, has achieved international recognition.

Click on the links below to read what The Forward, The Jewish Exponent, and Haaretz had to say about Or Hadash’s Megillat Esther:

 

Here are the first and second sections of our beautiful Megillat Esther: