Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Three-Part Harmony will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm with Tot Shabbat. Then Rabbi Alanna 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. Join in by using this link - or call in: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 920 047 859

The Family Service at 7:00 pm will be led by Rabbi Alanna with Dave Levinson on guitar, live-streamed via YouTube. Use this link to go to our OH YouTube page - and you then click on the LIVE icon.

Torah study & services will be held this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. Use this link - or call in: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 218 329 489



Reconstructionist Journey to Israel

June 22, 2020

In partnership with 6 other Reconstructionist synagogues across the Greater Philadelphia area, we are officially launching a "Reconstructionist Journey to Israel" trip from June 22 - July 2, 2020!

This trip is a unique opportunity to both deepen your knowledge of Israel with fellow OH members and connect with folks from Reconstructionist communities across the Philadelphia region. In addition to some tourism and mifgash (meet-ups) with Israel's progressive Jewish community, we will also take a deeper dive into the region as we engage with issues within Israeli civil society and conflict/peacemaking possibilities in more depth. Check out the draft itinerary for more details.

At the registration link you will find information about the trip itinerary, cost, and participating Reconstructionist communities. I am happy to answer any questions (, as are the lead trip coordinators: Rabbis Nathan Martin & Anna Boswell-Levy (

An event flier is available by clicking on the attachment below. The trip itinerary is also attached below.

Registration is Now Open - Head on over to to sign up for this amazing trip!