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Yom Shlishi, 7 Elul 5774

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.

It is once again time to prepare for the New Year at Or Chadash.

To renew your membership, please click here.

Once you've completed this form, you will be directed to the Religious School Registration and the High Holy Days Information pages.

If you are new to Or Chadash, please join our congregation using this application.

If you are new to Or Chadash and wish to take advantage of our Religious School Only option, please use this application.

To get information and to purchase non-member tickets for the High Holy Days services, please visit this page.

As always, we value your membership at Or Chadash and look forward to a wonderful 2014/15 - 5775!

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Or Chadash Summer Schedule

Click here for our Summer Schedule

Details of these events may be found on the Or Chadash Calendar

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.

 

Teaching Assistant Application

Dear 8/9/10/11/12th grade families:

Our Teaching Assistants are role models for our younger students and provide invaluable support. Or Chadash Religious School sincerely appreciates our Teaching Assistants. You will be called upon to help provide administrative and teaching support to the faculty, students and staff of Or Chadash Religious School. You can choose to receive a stipend or community service hours for your work.

Please click here for more details and to sign up.

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,
This week we continue to pray for the safety of Israel and those in Gaza who are enduring the ravages of terror and hate brought on by Hamas.  May peace come soon to Israel and her people and her neighbors!

On Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM, the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is holding an Israel Solidarity Rally at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ.

More than 3,000 missiles have been launched at Israel to date by Hamas. In the last month, Israel has been besieged by Hamas terrorists affecting 6 million people, extending deep into Israel.

This crisis results in increased needs for long term national recovery throughout Israel which include ongoing trauma support, community resilience, training for first-line responders, and emergency preparedness at the communal and organizational levels.

Call for more information
908.725.6994 x 238
or visit www.jfedshaw.org

If you did not see the interview of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal last week on Charlie Rose, I encourage you to watch it and hear from Meshaal directly his position on legitimizing the role of violence in destroying Israel - likening it to our American Revolution against the British.  Watch PBS video here.  

We hope to see you for our Summer events. Here are some helpful terms to explain our different Shabbat Worship formats over the summer.
Kabbalat Shabbat Services are brief (30-minute) services to welcome the Sabbath and include singing, Mi Shebeirach (healing Prayer) and Kaddish.
Shabbat Experiences begin with song, the blessings for candles, Kiddush and Motzi, and conclude with a program, discussion, film or special dinner event.

If you are seeking different activities for Shabbat, visit 100 Things to do on Shabbat.

This week...
 
Friday, August 29 - Celebrate Shabbat at home with family and friends. No Services at Or Chadash.
 
Save the Date...

Friday, September 5 at 7:30 PM - Shabbat Services

Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 AM - Shabbat Services and Jonatha Berg becomes a Bat Mitzvah

Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM - Israel Solidarity Rally

Friday, September 12 at 7:30 PM
- Shabbat Services

Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 AM - Shabbat Services and Julia MacIsaac becomes a Bat Mitzvah

High Holy Days:

Wednesday, September 24 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 25 - Rosh Hashanah

Friday, October 3 - Erev Yom Kippur
Saturday, October 4 - Yom Kippur


The Or Chadash Membership Dues Renewal campaign is ongoing. If you haven't renewed for 2014/15 yet, please visit this page. If you want to join the congregation, the New Member application is here.

Once you join/renew your membership, you will receive an email with the High Holy Days Information form and the Religious School application. Non-members can purchase High Holy Day tickets here and register their children for K-2 Religious School here.

If you need any help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , the office administrator.

America's Grow-a-Row needs your help. If you have room in your car for food for hungry neighbors, free time on Sunday or Thursday mornings, and a desire to help, then please join the ShopRite gleaning program by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

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

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Hi everyone! Please sign up for scrip and help support Or Chadash.
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!


I hope to see you at these and other programs of Or Chadash.

Shalom,

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash

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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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A Year at Or Chadash

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7:30pm Sep 05, 2014 - 8:30pm Sep 05, 2014
Shabbat Services

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Sep 06, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Bat Mitzvah - Jonatha Berg

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Sep 07, 2014
Opening Day RS

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7:30pm Sep 12, 2014 - 8:30pm Sep 12, 2014
Shabbat Services

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10:00am Sep 13, 2014 - 11:30pm Sep 13, 2014
Bat Mitzvah - Julia MacIsaac

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Sep 14, 2014
Grounds Clean Up

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Sep 15, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
OC Cooks - HHD Foods