Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Erev Rosh Hashanah is this Friday night, and Rabbi Alanna will be leading a Rosh Hoshanah Seder at 6:00 pm, on Zoom for those who have "tickets" and also live-streamed via YouTube. We have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at

First Day Rosh Hashanah services will be led by Rabbi Alanna this Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm via Zoom for those who have "tickets" and also live-streamed via YouTube. We have our own custom YouTube URL, find us at

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

Non HHD Zoom links are sent to members every morning, except Shabbat. Please remember not to share any zoom links on social media! 
More information & Zoom instructions are below the pictures, scroll down. 

Interested non-members should contact about "tickets" and zoom links for Yom Kippur by Wednesay noon, September 23rd, or just follow along on our YouTube channel

Shabbat Services

Erev Shabbat Friday Nights: 

1st Friday: Three Part Harmony begins at 6 PM, with musical accompaniment

Other Fridays: Services begin at 7:30 PM, with the exception of certain special programs

Shabbat Saturday Mornings:

8:45 AM Bagel Breakfast  9:00 AM Torah Study 10:00 AM Services

Additional services are held for festivals – please check the synagogue calendar for details.

Our services emphasize congregant participation. All services include English readings, transliterations and translations of all Hebrew prayers.  Singing makes up a large portion of our services. We also invite you to worship with us as we observe all Jewish holidays.  The full schedule of services and events is listed on our calendar.

Shabbat in Three Part Harmony is a unique, monthly intergenerational Shabbat program held on the first Friday of each month.  It begins with Tot Shabbat at 6:00 pm, followed by a congregational potluck dairy/vegetarian dinner at 6:30 pm, the night concludes with Intergenerational Family Services at 7:00 pm.  This festive evening also features musical accompaniment.

There are many special Shabbat programs including guest speakers, congregational dinners, Shabbat Schmooze (shorter service followed by extended leisurely dinner) and Shabbat al Fresco (service outdoors on the patio).

Shabbat morning at Or Hadash begins with a bagel breakfast as we gather with our rabbi to actively study and explore the weekly Torah reading in English.

An interactive and participatory Shabbat morning service follows at 10 am. 

Congregational Involvement

Our approach to Judaism emphasizes participation and hands-on involvement that enriches both the participant and the community.  There are many opportunities for congregants to get involved in all aspects of synagogue life.  Some examples include working with others on social action (tikkun olam), planning events that build community, joining a havurah (smaller community within the community), participating in the Purim Shpiel, joining in on the work of committees, singing in the choir, Torah chanting, and lay leadership of services or Torah study.  We encourage you to explore our many avenues of participation.