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Yom Shlishi, 28 Elul 5774

A Place for Jewish Values

We hope to offer a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Congregation

We hope to provide a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

Celebrating Sacred Moments

“The old shall be new and the new shall be sacred.” – Rav Kook

A Place for Jewish Values

We hope to provide a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

Our Mission

We offer a caring and inclusive congregation that prays together, builds Jewish Community through acts of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), shares life's events and provides education for all ages.

A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Community

We hope to provide a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

Our Mission

We offer a caring and inclusive congregation that prays together, builds Jewish Community through acts of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), shares life's events and provides education for all ages.

Celebrating Sacred Moments

“The old shall be new and the new shall be sacred.” – Rav Kook

A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Congregation

We hope to provide a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

A Place for Jewish Values

We hope to provide a warm and nurturing environment for everyone who walks through our doors.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wed., September 24 8:00 PM - Evening Service
Rosh Hashanah: Thurs., September 25

10:00 AM - Morning Service
3:00 PM - Children's Service (open to the public)

Erev Yom Kippur: Fri., October 3 8:00 PM - Evening Service
Yom Kippur: Sat., October 4

10:00 AM - Morning Service
2:00 PM - Children's Service (open to the public)
3:00 PM - Study Session
4:00 PM - Yizkor Service 5:30 PM - Break the Fast

 

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Looking Forward to a Wonderful 5775!

It is once again time to prepare for the New Year at Or Chadash.

To renew your membership, please click here.

Once you've completed this form, you will be directed to the Religious School Registration and the High Holy Days Information pages.

If you are new to Or Chadash, please join our congregation using this application.

If you are new to Or Chadash and wish to take advantage of our Religious School Only option, please use this application.

To get information and to purchase non-member tickets for the High Holy Days services, please visit this page.

As always, we value your membership at Or Chadash and look forward to a wonderful 2014/15 - 5775!

Membership Information

We thank you for your interest in Or Chadash.

Please click here to get to our membership page which contains information on what joining Or Chadash can mean for you.

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Teaching Assistant Application

Dear 8/9/10/11/12th grade families:

Our Teaching Assistants are role models for our younger students and provide invaluable support. Or Chadash Religious School sincerely appreciates our Teaching Assistants. You will be called upon to help provide administrative and teaching support to the faculty, students and staff of Or Chadash Religious School. You can choose to receive a stipend or community service hours for your work.

Please click here for more details and to sign up.

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,

This week...
 
Thursday, September 18 at 4:15 PM - Religious School Opening Day for 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades

Friday, September 19 at 6:30 PM - A special pre-High Holy Day Shabbat Event. Please join us for a Bring-Your-Own Dinner at 6:30PM. We will join together in the Shabbat blessings and dinner. Afterward (around 7PM) we will watch a short film (10 minutes) and have a discussion on the meaning of the High Holy Days. Everyone is welcome and beverages and dessert will be provided.

Sunday, September 21 at 9:00 AM - Religious School 3 & 4th Grades

Sunday, September 21 at 10:15 AM - Religious School K-2

Sunday, September 21 from 9 AM-12:30 PM. Sisterhood
will be having a pre-holiday cooking class with Chef Rachel (winner of the Food Network's Chopped) at her studio kitchen in Lebanon. The cost will be $65, and there is a limit of 14. More details and registration info coming soon. Questions? Contact Deb Weiss.


Save the Date for these upcoming events...

Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 PM -
We are very pleased to welcome Maud Dahme to Or Chadash from 7PM to 8PM. Maud is a survivor of the Holocaust and an educator. She will be addressing our 8th, 9th and 10th graders and a group of parents and other members of our community.

This program is open to the entire community. We encourage you to invite your classmates, family and friends to this very special evening.

Maud Dahme was born in Amersfoort, Holland on January 24, 1936. After the Germans invaded Holland, the family had to go into hiding to avoid being taken to a concentration camp. Maud (age 6) and her sister (age 4) were separated from their parents and went into hiding. Her parents were helped in their town by another family.

Three years of hiding in Oldebroek and two families later, Maud was reunited with her parents. The post-war years were very painful for Maud and her parents; they learned that all of their relatives had perished.
Maud and her family came to United States in 1950 to rebuild their lives. Maud and her sister spent a year learning English by attending the movies.
Maud has become a champion for children of migrant workers and is a member of the Interstate Migrant Education Council of New Jersey. She has dedicated the last twenty four years by serving on her local and state school boards. As a victim of the Holocaust, she has set out to ensure that today's children have a quality public education, something that she was not able to get during the war years.
Maud is an active member of New Jersey Commission of Holocaust Education. She visits many schools to teach young people what happens when a nation is stripped of its civil rights. At summer teacher seminars on the Holocaust and genocide, Maud accompanies other educators by sharing her experiences as a young child in hiding and relating the courageous behavior of her rescuers.
Maud resides in Flemington, NJ.

Sunday, October 5 at 9 AM
The Brotherhood will once again be leading the construction of the Sukkah. Everyone is welcome to come help us out as it is a great morning of bonding over a fun religious tradition. Please bring ladders, drills, screws and smiles!
The Sukkah will then need to come down on October 19th again at 9 AM -- so please put that in your calendar as well.
Please reply to Darren Loew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you will be joining us. Thank you and look forward to seeing everyone at the High Holy Days.
Sincerely,
Darren Loew

Thursday, October 9 at 4:15 PM - Eat, Pray, Lulav: Or Chadash joins with America's Grow-A-Row to harvest crops for needy inner-city families and food banks in our state. Join us for this special Sukkot program at Peaceful Valley Orchards.

Sunday, October 12 at 8:00 AM - Trip to Philadelphia and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Please save the date. More information coming soon.


High Holy Days:

Wednesday, September 24 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 25 - Rosh Hashanah

Friday, October 3 - Erev Yom Kippur
Saturday, October 4 - Yom Kippur


The Or Chadash Membership Dues Renewal campaign is ongoing. If you haven't renewed for 2014/15 yet, please visit this page. If you want to join the congregation, the New Member application is here.

Once you join/renew your membership, you will receive an email with the High Holy Days Information form and the Religious School application. Non-members can purchase High Holy Day tickets here and register their children for K-2 Religious School here.

If you need any help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , the office administrator.


In Case You Missed It:

On Sunday, September 14, the congregation went on a hike at Cushetunk Mountain Preserve.
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On Sunday, September 14, the Sisterhood met to discuss the upcoming year. From left to right: Cindy Lehrer, Jana Levison, Faith Costello, Lisa Tauscher, Karen Tovi-Jones, Caryn Tomljanovich, Barbara Persichetti, and Deb Weiss.
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The Opening Day of Religious School, Sunday, September 7 was reported in last week's Hunterdon Democrat. Please read the article here.
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High Holy Day packages have been mailed to our students. Our next mailing will be in December. Please provide your child 's info here so he/she can enjoy our Hanukkah surprises!
HHD Package 2014


Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Eileen Berkelhammer
Susan Blaicher
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Virginia Murphy

A Scrip Reminder:
Hi everyone! Please sign up for scrip and help support Or Chadash.
Any questions, feel free to email Christine Berg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Thanks so much!


I hope to see you at these and other programs of Or Chadash.

Shalom,

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash

Register for Temple Tots

Register for Temple Tots

Temple Tots is a one-hour program led by Rabbi Forman, Student Cantor Kathy Gohr, Educator Betsy Zalaznick and our Teaching Assistants. It offers enriched programming, story time, music and craft projects for pre-school aged children. This program meets on Sundays at 11:00 AM until Noon (ish) and is geared towards children ages 2 - 5 and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers.

Temple Tots will be held Sundays, October 19, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 21, March 1, March 22 and April 26.

Please RSVP

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College Student Outreach

As fall approaches, the Student Outreach Program of Or Chadash is about to swing into full gear. The purpose of this program is to maintain a Jewish connection for our students away from home at preparatory, college or graduate schools. Students will be mailed a treat symbolic for some of the Jewish holidays. The Rabbi includes a delightful letter reminding students of the significance of the occasion. Students tell us each year how much they look forward to these packages and how comforting it is to know that they are still important to our Or Chadash Family.

We create a new “Student Address List” each year, so all interested parents should send in their child’s address for the coming year as soon as possible. You must submit this each year, even if there has not been a change. You will notice that there is space for an email address. 

Don’t let your child miss out on the first mailing!

Click here to fill out the form.

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