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.

This year Hanukkah begins on Saturday, December 24th and continues through Sunday, January 1st.  At Or Chadash, we will be celebrating early.  Join us as we gather as a community to light menorahs for Hanukkah and enjoy the sounds of several of our students led by Cantor Kathy Gohr.
 
Our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades will lead us in the blessings of the Hanukkah Menorah and the Shabbat candles. Click here for Hanukkah blessings. Don't forget to bring your Hanukkah menorahs! (We have candles.)  Everyone is encouraged to attend this very special "Hanukkah" Shabbat service.

Our Friday Hanukkah celebration includes a songfest led by our Religious school students and Cantor Kathy, latkes, arts and crafts including edible dreidels, origami dreidels, make your own Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and special Hanukkah desserts and more!
 
 Remember to bring a food item or supermarket gift card to support the Flemington Food Pantry.   
 
We need LOTS OF LATKES!!!!  Do you like to make latkes? Frozen? Sweet potato? Zucchini? Pureed? Shredded? With onions? Gluten Free? We like ALL kinds. We need Lots of Latkes.  Click here for a video on how to make latkes and applesauce, with a latke recipe. 
 
 

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

THIS WEEK AT OR CHADASH
 
Thursday, December 8 - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Grade 7,  4:30 - 6:30 PM
Grades 8, 9, 10,  6:30 - 8:00 PM
 
Friday, December 9 - SHABBAT EXPERIENCE and an Open Discussion on American Politics and the Reform Jewish Community, 7:30 PM
This past weekend I joined a group of our High School students (along with several hundred others) in Washington, D.C., at the Religious Action Center's L'Taken Program to explore Reform Judaism's position on dozens of issues that face our nation today.  On Monday we were on Capitol Hill to lobby our U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker and our Representative Lance. Please join me this Shabbat for the blessings over candles, wine and challah followed by an open discussion on Jewish Values and the Reform Movement.  We will discuss ways in which we have and can continue to bring those values to our American Political Process.

Sunday, December 11 - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6,  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K, 1, 2,  10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, December 11 - SISTERHOOD WALK, 10:15 AM
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 about Sisterhood, please contact Lisa Tauscher or Debbie Weiss.  All are welcome.
 

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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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!

FALL 2016 WALK/TALK DATES

Sunday, October 23rd
Sunday, November 20th
Sunday, December 11th

 

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

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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

Dec
8

12.08.2016 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dec
8

12.08.2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dec
9

12.09.2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dec
11

12.11.2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dec
11

12.11.2016 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

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