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.

What's Happening at Or Chadash

THIS WEEK

Thursday, April 26th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, GRADES 7 - 10
Grades 7, 8, 9, and 10, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, April 27th - CELEBRATE SHABBAT AT HOME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
 
Saturday, April 28th - SHABBAT SERVICE AND BAR MITZVAH OF BEN MACISAAC, 10:00 AM
Ben is a 7th grader at Clinton Township Middle School.  He will become a Bar Mitzvah on April 28th.  He is the son of Amy and Matt MacIsaac and the brother of Julia, Kate and Carly.  Ben's Torah Portion is Parashat K'doshim and focuses on the rules that G-d wants us to follow. Ben volunteered at Rolling Hills Care Center for his Mitzvah project.  He helped the residents with Bingo and other events and enjoyed it very much. Ben also greatly enjoys Xbox, Magic the gathering, movies and rollercoasters.  He is looking forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with his family and friends.

Sunday, April 29th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, GRADES K-6
Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K, 1, and 2, 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 29th - SISTERHOOD WALK, 10:15 AM
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 for a short walk and/or a quick coffee klatch! 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!
 
Sunday, April 29th - KUP O' JOE ADULT EDUCATION, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever think about the conflict between what our tradition says about the universe (creation) and what we learn from science (evolution)?  What does Reform Judaism say about those two opposing ideas?  How do we think about God in the 21st Century if the sacred texts we treasure were written in a pre-scientific era?  Join Rabbi Forman for a relaxed and open discussion that will include looking at passages from Genesis, the Principles of Reform Judaism, and a taste of contemporary Jewish ideas of God.  Come to participate, to share, to learn or just to listen.  All are welcome.

Sunday, April 29th - CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, May 3rd - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, GRADES 7 - 10
Grades 7, 8, 9, and 10, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, May 4th - SHABBAT SERVICES HONORING RABBI FORMAN ON RECEIVING HIS HONORARY DOCTORATE, 7:00 PM
 
Sunday, May 6th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, GRADES K - 6
Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grades K, 1, and 2, 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Sunday, May 6th - CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
 
Sunday, May 6th - FAFLA SECOND ANNUAL INTERFAITH PICNIC, 12:30 PM
The Flemington Area Faith Leaders Association will hold its Second Annual Interfaith Picnic on Sunday May 6th, starting at 12:30 PM at Deer Path Park, Cedars Pavilion - 120 West Woodschurch Road, in Flemington. The picnic is a potluck event which means that everyone is asked to bring dishes to share.  Each person bringing a dish will be given a form with a checklist to fill out about their dish so that everyone else will know whether or not they can eat from it (asking if it is halal, kosher, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc). This is a great opportunity for people from throughout the county to come together as a faith community, and we are delighted to take part.  

Friday, May 11th - FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT & SERVICE OF CONFIRMATION, 7:00 PM
 

MITZVAH DAY 2018
 
Rabbi Tarfon said: It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to avoid it. Pirke Avot 2:21

Dear Or Chadash Community Members:

Please join us and participate in Mitzvah Day at Or Chadash on Sunday, May 20th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. (Mitzvah Day will be held rain or shine.) This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Or Chadash community and have a huge impact on our world. 

UH OH, I HAVE A CONFLICT ON MAY 20TH, BUT I STILL WANT TO HELP  
Do not fret. We have plenty of ways for you to make a difference--remotely. We also have one project scheduled for Saturday, May 19th.  Please complete the RSVP form. Thanks.

START TIME FOR THE DAY
Mitzvah Day Projects: 9 AM (sharp) - 12 PM 
Come early for coffee, juice and refreshments!

The Or Chadash community always comes together for this amazing "feel good" day, and we look forward to you joining us.  Please, take a moment to complete the Mitzvah Day Registration form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Zalaznick (bzalaznick@gmail.com
Thank you!
Please register now.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 20th.



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.

 

Religious School Calendar

Click here to view the 2017/2018 5778 Religious School Calendar

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.

2017/2018 DATES
September 17
October 22
December 10
January 21
March 11
April 15

Teaching Assistants

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.

Current TA's:  Click here to let us know if your schedule has changed and you will be unable to be at Religious School.



Sign Up to Usher

Usher Sign-ups:  

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 fall schedule.

 

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
Jonathan & Alana Dambrot
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Dan & Jackie Freedman
Cantor Kathy Gohr
Harvey & Kathryn Gold
Matt & Jaimee Gold
Steven Grumbach
Chris Hann & Leslie Werstein Hann
Alan Hecht & Maria Jose De La Hoz
Darren & Elizabeth Loew
David & Katherine Moutner
Gary & Susan Parilis
Nisim & Alexa Parliyan
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
Don & Sara Schenker
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.

GoodSearch

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

goodsearch

Calendar at a Glance

25Apr
04.25.2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
J-LIFE Keshet/ LGBTQ
26Apr
04.26.2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7/8/9/10 Religious School-With S’mores
28Apr
04.28.2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bar Mitzvah of Ben MacIsaac
29Apr
04.29.2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3-6th Religious School - 9AM - 12 PM

A Year at Or Chadash

OurBlog Newsletter
 Calendar icon  gallery