A Place for Jewish Values
A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Congregation
Celebrating Sacred Moments
A Place for Jewish Values
Our Mission
A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Community
Our Mission
Celebrating Sacred Moments
A Vibrant and Growing Jewish Congregation
A Place for Jewish Values

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.

Purim Project

Mishloach Manot
Mishloach Manot (Sending Gifts) is a custom during the holiday of Purim whereby gifts are given to friends and family.  The gifts are typically filled with sweets, hamantashen (triangular shaped cookies) and other small gifts.  In fact, it is the holiday of Purim (not Hanukkah) when gifts are traditionally exchanged!  At Or Chadash, Mishloach Manot is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The project begins about one month before Purim and concludes on the day of Purim. Click here for FAQs.  To order Purim gifts, visit  www.purimproject.com and use your unique login information.
 

What's Happening at Or Chadash

THIS WEEK

Thursday, February 23rd - "KUP O' JOE" ADULT ED GROUP, 2 PM  
Everyone is welcome to join us for this informal 90-minute study session with Rabbi Forman.

Thursday, February 23rd - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Grade 7: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Grades 8, 9, 10: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Friday, February 24th - SHABBAT SERVICES, 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 26th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K, 1, 2: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM


LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, March 2nd - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL 
Grades 7, 8, 9, 10:  6:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 3rd - SHABBAT SERVICES, 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 5th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K, 1, 2: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, March 5th - TEMPLE TOTS, 11 AM - 12 PM
Click here to RSVP


GET READY FOR PURIM!

Carnival Committee
Purim is around the corner, and the Carnival Committee is gearing up to provide a lot of fun for our OC kids and the larger the community as well.  If you'd like to join in, we always love new faces and new ideas!  This year's carnival is set for Sunday, March 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Or Chadash.  There will be games and prizes, carnival food, and the ever-luxurious Esther's Salon.  Come join in and help plan the festivities, or come join in to lend a hand on the day-of.  Contact Christine Berg to get involved cberg3@comcast.net.  Thanks!

Carnival Prizes
The Purim Carnival Committee is collecting new or like new toys that can be given out as Purim Carnival prizes. Clean out those closets and get rid of those extra party favors you have lying around or that gift that was never opened. We will have a bin set up in the corner of the office at Or Chadash. Please drop off donations any time before the carnival, March 12th.  We appreciate it.  

Mishloach Manot
Mishloach Manot (Sending Gifts) is a custom during the holiday of Purim whereby gifts are given to friends and family.  The gifts are typically filled with sweets, hamantashen (triangular shaped cookies) and other small gifts.  In fact, it is the holiday of Purim (not Hanukkah) when gifts are traditionally exchanged!  At Or Chadash, Mishloach Manot is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The project begins about one month before Purim and concludes on the day of Purim. Click here for FAQs.  



AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR) FUNDRAISER

Or Chadash is raising funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). As part of our overall security strategy, we believe that having an AED on site at Or Chadash can be of critical importance to our members. According to the Red Cross "Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the  


leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background."


The AED and the necessary training for our staff and teachers is estimated to cost $2670. The Gong-Sloan family has graciously offered to provide a match of up to $850 of the cost of purchasing this important piece of life saving equipment. Please send your donation, by check, directly to the Or Chadash office with a note of "AED" in the subject line. We appreciate your giving of any size to this important cause. With many thanks to Victor Sloan and Sandra Gong and to all of you for helping fund the AED.

Click here to make a contribution.  If you have questions please contact Rebecca in the office or at admin@orchadash-nj.org.


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.

 

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Sisterhood Sunday Morning 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 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 will meet at the front door of Or Chadash at 10:15 AM and take a 30 minute walk up Foothill Road. We will return to OC at 10:45 AM for coffee and treats. IF you prefer not to walk, meet us for coffee at 10:45 AM. We hope to see some new and familiar faces. Any questions, please contact Lisa Tauscher (ltauscher@embarqmail.com) or Debbie Weiss (deb1508@aol.com). 

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

Stay tuned for our next walk and talk in March. We will have our first hot topic discussion.

 

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.

2016/2017 DATES
September 25
November 6
December 18
January 29
March 5
April 30

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.

Legacy Circle

The Board of Or Chadash is proud to announce the implementation of our temple’s Legacy Program.

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 28 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, Renee Trambert and Debbie Weiss

LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS
Larry & Beatrice Abrams
Susan & Steve Albert
Adam & Audrey Belkin
Kimberly & Doug Beman
Jeff & Christine Berg
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Dan & Jackie Freedman
Cantor Kathy Gohr
Harvey & Kathryn Gold
Steven Grumbach
Alan Hecht & Maria Jose De La Hoz
David & Katherine Moutner
Gary & Susan Parilis
Nisim & Alexa Parliyan
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
The Senator/Graybeal Family
The Sloan/Gong Family
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Andy & Jane Stein
Rabbi Richard F. Steinbrink
Caryn & Marc Tomljanovich
Renee Trambert
Kimberly & David Turner
Glenn & Eve Wasserman
Ross & Susan Weinick
Debbie & Gary Weiss
Mark and Kristina Witzling
Betsy & Bruce Zalaznick

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.

Teaching Assistant Application

Our Teaching Assistants are role models for our younger students and 
provide invaluable support.   You will be helping out teachers and students 
of Or Chadash Religious School.  

Click here for the TA Application.

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Calendar at a Glance

Feb
23

02.23.2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Feb
23

02.23.2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Feb
23

02.23.2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Feb
24

02.24.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Feb
26

02.26.2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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