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.

Meet Our Rabbi

Rabbi Alanna Sklover was honored to join the wonderful community at Or Hadash in the summer of 2019.  Prior to her tenure as Rabbi at Or Hadash, Rabbi Alanna served as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Germantown Jewish Centre. 

Committed to the values of kehillah (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).  Rabbi Alanna believes that Judaism does not happen in a vacuum, but rather it flourishes in moments of shared communal experience and when we live out our values and seek a more compassionate and just world. She is passionate about building Jewish spaces that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and abilities.  She is an enthusiastic and creative teacher of Torah whose central goal is helping people to encounter Jewish text and tradition in ways that are authentic, relevant and resonant.

Rabbi Alanna also loves to sing and brings her love for Jewish music and communal singing to her work at Or Hadash, blending traditional nusach (liturgical chanting) with a a wide range of melodies and prayer modalities to create dynamic worship experiences.

Rabbi Alanna graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2013 with a Specialization in the Congregational Rabbinate and is a recipient of the Rabbi Kenneth and Aviva Berger Memorial Prize in Practical Rabbinics. She holds a BA from Goucher College in Theater and Religion. Rabbi Alanna and her wife Rebecca Kirzner and daughter Bina live in Mt. Airy.

Contact Rabbi Alanna at rabbi@orhadash.com

Read more about Rabbi Sklover in the Philadelphia Gay News.