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.

Rabbi Forman will be on Sabbatical this summer from June 20-August 18, 2016.

Just as Shabbat arrives every seven days, similarly does a sabbatical year arrive every seven years. In the Book of Leviticus (Chapter 25) we are commanded to let the land rest every seven years. So, too, do some individuals take time during their careers to reflect, renew, and discover creative new ideas to enrich one's self and others.

Starting June 20th, I will be spending two months this summer doing just that. I will be attending the Kenyon Institute for a portion of that period at a writing seminar called Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon for clergy of all faiths. And I will be finding time to write, read, and learn about new ways of connecting and communicating with all of you. I look forward to reconnecting with all of you after August 18th .

Please contact the office at 908-806- 2122 for any questions or concerns. In case of an emergency, please contact our president, Kim Turner, president@orchadash-nj.org.

Thank you for giving me this opportunity for renewal.

Have a rewarding summer.

Rabbi Joe Forman

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,

THIS WEEK AT OR CHADASH:

Thursday, June 9th - 7:00 PM - Annual Congregational Meeting
Everyone is welcome to join us at our annual meeting, which will include a slide show of the past year's events.

Friday, June 10th - 7:30 PM - Special Musical Shabbat Services with Rabbi Forman and Cantor Kathy.
Join us for this reflective musical and meditative service. We will be singing nearly the entire service. It is sure to be a wonderful start to your Shabbat.


Saturday, June 11th - 10:00 AM
Shabbat Morning Service and Bat Mitzvah of Tali Parliyan

Tali Tali Parliyan will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 11th. She is the daughter of Alexa and Nisim Parliyan and sister of Jazzy Parliyan. Tali is a 7th grader at Ethel Hoppock Middle School in Bethlehem Township. She enjoys volleyball, basketball, playing clarinet, math, cooking and baking, and hanging out with friends and my Hebrew School friends. Tali's Torah portion, B'midbar, focuses on taking a census of the men over 20 who could fight for the Israelites while the Jews are going to the "The Promised Land" from Egypt. For her Mitzvah project, Tali volunteered at Grateful Bites and enjoyed doing various tasks around the bakery to help out. Tali is looking foward to celebrating with her family, friends and the Or Chadash community.

LOOKING AHEAD:

June 17th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home w/Family and Friends

June 24th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home w/Family and Friends

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

SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 1st - Shabbat Experience at Montgomery Cinemas in Skillman, NJ - 7 PM
Join us for the 7 PM showing of the comedy/drama Dough in which an old Jewish baker (Jonathan Pryce) sees his struggling business boom when his young apprentice accidentally drops marijuana into the dough. (This event is subject to changes in the Montgomery Cinemas schedule.)

Friday, July 8th - All Music Shabbat with Cantor Kathy - 7 PM
Join us for this reflective musical and meditative service. We will be singing nearly the entire service. It is sure to be a wonderful start to your Shabbat.

Friday, July 15th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, July 22nd - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, July 29th - All Music Shabbat with Cantor Kathy - 7 PM
Join us for this reflective musical and meditative service. We will be singing nearly the entire service. It is sure to be a wonderful start to your Shabbat.

Friday, August 5th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, August 12th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, August 19th - Shabbat Experience at Stockton Market - 5:30 PM
Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Forman and enjoy dinner at the Market.

Friday, August 26th - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, September 2nd - Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

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
Vivian Forman
Barbra Gruber
Lyra Tomljanovich

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 24 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 & 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
David & Katherine Moutner
Gary & Susan Parilis
Nisim & Alexa Parliyan
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
Laura Senator & John Graybeal
Victor Sloan & Sandra Gong
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Rabbi Richard F. Steinbrink
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:  

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:

https://orchadash.wufoo.com/forms/qaby8d0epbmvs/

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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