Dear Members of Or Chadash,
Every week Shabbat arrives to remind us to slow down. The Sabbath Manifesto is a creative project designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world. They have created the National Day of Unplugging - on March 7-8, 2014.
Join us in taking the pledge to unplug from technology regularly. Take the pledge at NationalDayofUnplugging.com
. We want to know what you will do when you UNPLUG. See below for more details.
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Check out what is happening at OC and around our community!This week...Thursday, March 6 at 4:15 PM
- Religious SchoolFriday, March 7 at 7PM
Join us as we explore The Sabbath Manifesto and the National Day of Unplugging:
"Way back when, God said, "On the seventh day thou shalt rest." The meaning behind it was simple: Take a break. Call a timeout. Find some balance. Recharge. Somewhere along the line, however, this mantra for living faded from modern consciousness. The idea of unplugging every seventh day now feels tragically close to impossible. Who has time to take time off? We need eight days a week to get tasks accomplished, not six.
The Sabbath Manifesto was developed in the same spirit as the Slow Movement, slow food, slow living, by a small group of artists, writers, filmmakers and media professionals who, while not particularly religious, felt a collective need to fight back against our increasingly fast-paced way of living. The idea is to take time off, deadlines and paperwork be damned.
In the Manifesto, we've adapted our ancestors' rituals by carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and get with loved ones. The ten principles are to be observed one day per week, from sunset to sunset. We invite you to practice, challenge and/or help shape what we're creating." Saturday March 8, 10 AM
- Shabbat Morning services. Join us as Ayla Schwartz becomes a Bat Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to her parents, Meredith Schwartz and Aaron Schwartz, and her sister, Talia.Sunday, March 9 at 9 AM
- Kup O' Joe - we will be exploring more about The National Day of Unplugging and how technology both helps us and makes us even busier.Sunday, March 9 at 9 AM
- Religious SchoolSunday, March 9 at 9:15 AM
- 6th Grade Trope ClassSunday, March 9 at 11 AM
- Temple Tots. Register on the Home Page! Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Bill Willey Save the Date for these upcoming events...Thursday, March 13 at 7PM
Please join us on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7 PM when Becky Blades, author of Do Your Laundry or You Will Die Alone shares her coming-of-age common sense stories on topics like RSVPs, cell phone etiquette, budgeting your allowance and forgiveness.
270 right-sized morsels of common sense are playfully illustrated in Becky Blades' book. Blades came up with the title to address her own child's weak spot, and she says the laundry turned out to be a bountiful metaphor. "It truly is about sorting and folding," she says. Do Your Laundry Or You Will Die Alone, Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening speaks a young person's language, but in the voice of a mother's unconditional love.
Books will be available for purchase at the synagogue in advance and at the program.Sunday, March 16 at 11AM
The Carnival is coming! The Purim Carnival will be on Sunday, March 16, starting at 11:00am right here at Or Chadash. The Carnival Committee is busy preparing games, crafts, Esther's Salon, and carnival food for all children pre-K to 4th grade to enjoy. Find something crazy to wear and come join the fun. Bring a pasta-box grogger, and hear the story of Purim. Let us entertain you with the traditional Purim Spiel. Purim is a time to put on a costume and get a little crazy, but there no disguising the good feeling we get when we come together as a community to have some fun! Don;t forget your pasta boxes!! Sunday, March 23 at 9 AM
iEngage - The next installment of this fascinating series. Post Sandy Hunterdon County Survey
The Hunterdon County Health Preparedness Division are conducting a survey for the NJ Department of Health, regarding outstanding effects of Superstorm Sandy.
to fill out the survey.
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman