OrChadashLogo 600x140

Yom Shlishi, 25 Nisan 5776

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.

Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands project will take place on Sunday, May 15th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. It is part of Or Chadash's Mitzvah Day, an annual day of community outreach and tikkun olam (repairing the world.) This project will conclude with time to participate in other community outreach activities on Mitzvah Day. The complete list of Mitzvah Day activities will be available soon. 

Please use this link to get more information and to sign up.

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,


THIS WEEK AT OR CHADASH:

Friday, April 29th - Shabbat Service - 7:30 PM
Shabbat Service and Discussion: Yom HaShoah and Remembering the Holocaust

Sunday, May 1st - Religious School
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3rd - 6th Grades
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM K-2nd Grades
We will conclude the year with our annual slide show, 5th and 6th grade graduation celebration and special presentations for our Teaching Assistants.

Sunday, May 1st - Spruce Run March of Dimes walk - 9 AM.
This is a WALK, not a run, and dogs and babies are well represented at this event!! It starts early and is short, and hopefully will be nice weather! Join the Team HERE

Sunday, May 1st - Board of Trustees Meeting - 12:00 PM

LOOKING AHEAD:
Friday, May 6th - Confirmation - 7:00 PM
confirmation

Friday, May 13th - Shabbat Family Service - 7 PM
Join us for this Family Service with 4th Grade Participation as we celebrate Israel.

Sunday, May 1st - Spruce Run March of Dimes walk - 9AM.
This is a WALK, not a run, and dogs and babies are well represented at this event!! It starts early and is short, and hopefully will be nice weather! Join the team here.

Sunday, May 15th - MITZVAH DAY!! - 9 AM- 12 PM
Save your morning to help others.
To Sign-Up for Mitzvah Day
CLICK HERE

To Sign-Up for the Helping Hands Project
CLICK HERE

Saturday, May 21st - WINE TASTING - 6:00-10:00 PM
Come Join Or Chadash for our 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Event!
Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ, 08551
$40/per person


You will get a tasting of 6 different wines and scrumptious food to eat - along with lots of gift baskets to bid upon. Wine is also available for purchase. Come and enjoy the night out and bring friends and family!!! This event is open to the entire community and is sure to be a blast!
wine
Payment can be made via credit card or check. Checks can be dropped off at the Temple or mailed directly to:

  Adam & Audrey Belkin
  6 Jennings Lane
  Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Please contact Audrey or Adam at 908 534 3676 if you have any questions.
All funds raised go to support Or Chadash
To register click here.

June 3rd - Shabbat Dinner and Services - 6PM/7PM
Join us for a special night at Or Chadash. Comedian Joey Novick: Let There Be Laughter: Jewish Humor in America - 6PM BYO Dinner/Cookout; 7PM Brief Outdoor Service (weather permitting) followed by Joey Novick.

June 26th - Summer Sisterhood coffee get togethers - 10AM-12 PM
At Citispot in Clinton. It would be great to see everyone who normally misses our get togethers, if you are not already on vacation!


Join the Scrip Program today!
Next order due December 15th!
Purchase scrip (gift cards) and earn money from retailers for Or Chadash without spending anything extra! Plus, reduce your dues: for every dollar your scrip purchase earns Or Chadash, you will receive 25% back as a reduction of your dues. Click here for the Scrip FAQ's. Click here for the scrip website. Please reach out to Christine Berg with any questions or for help getting started: cberg3@comcast.net. Thank you for participating in this great fundraiser for Or Chadash!

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Susan Blaicher
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Beverly Kornstein
Geralyn Ritter
Vivian Forman
Barbra Gruber

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

Shalom,

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash

Phone: 908-806-2122
Email: orchadashadmin@embarqmail.com - Administrator

Rabbi Forman can be reached at Or Chadash or on his mobile phone: 908-894-9336 or e-mail: rabbi@orchadash-nj.org.
If you would like to meet with Rabbi Forman, please contact him or the office for an appointment.

Legacy Circle

The Board of Or Chadash is proud to announce the implementation of our temple’s Legacy Program that was launched on Mitzvah Day.

A Legacy gift symbolizes the true meaning of L’dor V’dor, passing on traditions from one generation to the next. To be part of the Legacy Program no upfront funds are needed, only your intention to leave a future gift of any amount which can be changed at your discretion any time in the future.

As part of the Legacy Program you will be honored as part of the Legacy Circle and have the opportunity to create your own page in the Book of Life in both hard copy and digital versions. Our response so far has been tremendous with 16 congregants joining the Legacy Program.

Further information about the Legacy Program and the Book of Life are available online:

Or Chadash Legacy Program

Or Chadash Book of Life

To join the Legacy Program or learn more, contact our Legacy Chairperson, Harvey Gold or a team member consisting of Adam Belkin, Rick Rosenthal and Debbie Weiss

LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS
Larry & Bea Abrams
Susan & Steve Albert
Kimberly & Doug Beman
Jeff & Christine Berg
Adam & Audrey Belkin
Dan & Jackie Freedman
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Cantor Kathy Gohr
Harvey & Kathy Gold
Steven Grumbach
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
Laura Senator & John Graybeal
Victor Sloan & Sandra Gong
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Caryn & Marc Tomljanovich
Renee Trambert
Kim & David Turner
Debbie & Gary Weiss
Kristina & Mark Witzling
Betsy & Bruce Zalaznick

Sisterhood Sunday Morning Trail Walks and Coffee Talks

Or Chadash Sisterhood Presents: 
Sunday Morning Trail Walks and Coffee Talks
Want to meet some new people, or catch up with friends you only see in the hallways of OC or while waiting to pick up your children? 
Join us monthly for either a quick trail walk, and/or a quick coffee klatch! 
We never seem to have time to get together, so a nice walk and talk during Hebrew school on Sundays seemed to be just the thing! 
We are scheduling the walks and coffee shops alternately between Flemington and Clinton: Baker's Treat, andCitispot, respectively. 
Email/text me to let us know if you can join (parliyan@comcast.net, 646-491-2648), or just show up! 
Bring walking shoes, and garbage bags for trail walk in case we find garbage to clean up. JOIN US!!!!!! 

We’ll meet AT the coffee shop (Citispot or Baker's Treat) at 9:15, and Walk.
We’ll meet back at the coffee shop at 10:30 for Talk.

Everyone should ask at least ONE other person you know to join us!

Sunday, Sept 27: Citispot, Clinton
Sunday, Nov 1: Baker’s Treat, Flemington

Sunday, Dec 20: Citispot, Clinton
Sunday, Jan 24: Citispot, Clinton
Sunday, Feb 14: Baker’s Treat, Flemington *
Sunday, Mar 20: Citispot, Clinton
Sunday, Apr 24: Baker’s Treat, Flemington *

 

If you have any questions, please email Caryn Tomljanovich - caztom1@gmail.com or Debbie Weiss - deb1508@aol.com

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 on select Sundays.

October 4
November 1
December 6
January 24
February 7
March 13
April 17

Sign up for Scrip today!

Shop with Scrip!

Purchase giftcards (“scrip”) online at face value, and Or Chadash gets a percentage of our purchases.  It’s easy to sign up!  It’s easy to order!  Click here to find easy instructions.

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.

Sign Up to Usher

Usher Sign-ups:  

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.

To get the latest events and information on Or Chadash, subscribe to our e-newsletter.

 

GoodSearch

Use GoodSearch to raise money for Or Chadash!
The more you use GoodSearch, the more we will earn.

goodsearch

Calendar at a Glance

May
5

05.05.2016

May
5

05.05.2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

May
6

05.06.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May
12

05.12.2016

May
13

05.13.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Year at Or Chadash

OurBlog Newsletter
 Calendar icon  gallery