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Yom Sheini, 11 AdarI 5775

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.

hamantaschenWe don't want you to miss out on Or Chadash's custom of sending Purim goodies to all of our fellow Or Chadash families. This custom, called Mishloach Manot, has become a beloved tradition at Or Chadash. It is also our NUMBER ONE fundraiser. On top of that, Or Chadash has the highest per cent participation of ANY of the 400 other Temples participating in the Mishloach Manot program (according to Purim Project, the company that manages this program for us). We are very proud of this distinction and want to surpass our previous participation percentage.

pjlibrarylogoThis year Purim and “Read Across America” are both being celebrated during the first week of March, and we are delighted to recognize PJ Library as the recipient of a portion of our fundraising initiative.

You will receive a letter containing your unique username and password in the mail. Use these to log onto the Purim Project Website and make your selections, or use the form included with the mailing. We will be taking orders until February 22.

If you have any questions, see our Purim Project FAQ Page or contact the Or Chadash office.

What's Happening at Or Chadash

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, and Citispot, respectively. 
Email/text me to let us know if you can join (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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!!!!!! 
Trail walk 9:30-10:00 Weather dependent! This is a fair weather event ONLY!
Coffee talk 10:15 - 11:00

March 15 : Riverside Coffee & Tea (Landsdown Trail, Clinton)

April 19 : Baker’s Treat (Court Street Park, Flemington)

May 3 : Citispot (Arches Section in High Bridge)

June 7 : Bex’s Café, Califon (Columbia Trail) (Califon entrance, NOT High Bridge entrance)

June 28 : Bridge Café, Frenchtown (River Trail)

July/August : Somerville? Whitehouse? Send suggestions!




Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,

It's almost time for the Purim Carnival at Or Chadash, and this year we have a special surprise: The TCNJ Circus Club is coming! Mark your calendars and please join us for what is always a super time for young and old alike! The Purim Carnival will be on Sunday, March 1 at Or Chadash. The fun begins with the Megilla reading at 10:30 AM; then, the TCNJ Circus Club will put on a show starting at 11:00 AM. Afterwards, we'll all get to enjoy meeting the Circus Club members --try some tricks, learn to juggle, and make your own juggling ball! The Carnival Committee will offer up the usual spread of games, along with the photo booth, Esther's Salon, and carnival food. This is an ideal event for all children pre-K to 4th grade, but bring the family and bring a friend. Find something crazy to wear --it's fun to dress up in costumes! Bring a pasta-box grogger for our noisiest tzeddakah project ever!
Ticket prices to play the games are very low, and all players win prize tickets to use in the Prize Room. Hope to see you at the Carnival this year! Please check these sites for any questions: Purim Project Website and Purim Project FAQ Page or contact the Or Chadash office

Please see the featured article from NJ.com here.

-The Purim Carnival Committee

This week...

Wednesday, February 25 - 7 PM Jewish LIFE - Liberation Of Auschwitz: An Event to Commemorate Those Who Perished and Honor Survivors

Hear firsthand from Tova Friedman, a child survivor, about her experience in Auschwitz and life after Liberation. Hers is an inspiring story that is not to be missed. This special event is open to the entire community. For more information, contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or Liberation of Auschwitz

Sponsored by: Jewish Family Service Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
Fee: $10/adult and free for students.

Thursday, February 26 - Religious School
5th/6th/7th - 4:15 PM

Friday, February 27 - 7:30 PM
Shabbat Service at Or Chadash

Saturday, February 28 - 6PM - Or Chadash Temple Youth Bowling Night
The 8th/9th/10th Grade OCTY evening will be held at Oakwood Lanes.
$19 a person includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, and drinks. Please RSVP to Jacob Berg, Sydney Stoter, or Josh Blutfield by February 21st. If you can attend, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food pantry. Feel free to bring a friend and hope to see you guys there!

Sunday, March 1 - Sunday Religious School
3rd/4th - 9 AM
Kindergarten/1st/2nd - 10:15 AM

Sunday, March 1 - 10:30 AM - 1 PM


SAVE THE DATE 
 
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, and Citispot, respectively.
Email/text me to let us know if you can join (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 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!!!!!!
Trail walk 9:30-10:00 Weather dependent! This is a fair weather event ONLY!
Coffee talk 10:15 - 11:00

Mar 15: WALK - Landsdown Trail and TALK - Riverside Coffee & Tea (Sisterhood Planning Meeting)
April 19: WALK - (Court Street Park, Flemington) and TALK - Baker's Treat

Thursday, March 26 - 6:30 PM Jewish LIFE - A Night to Celebrate Israel
Distinguished Guest Speaker, Israel Ambassador Ido Aharoni. Also Honoring Rabbi Ron Isaacs and Student Aviv Alter.

For further information or to register for this event, please click here.

 
A Scrip Reminder:
Announcing a way to reduce your dues by purchasing scrip! Just purchase your scrip and for every dollar you earn Or Chadash, you will receive 25% as a reduction of your dues, a "scrip credit." So, that's 25 cents of every dollar your scrip purchase earns Or Chadash that goes back to you, back in your pocket as a scrip credit. Come give it a try. Click here for the scrip FAQs sheet, and you'll be on your way to making a great contribution to your temple!
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!


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


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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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.

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