Dear Members of Or Chadash,
MITZVAH DAY IS COMING ON MAY 17th!
Rabbi Tarfon said: It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to avoid it. Pirke Avot 2:21
Please join us and participate in Mitzvah Day at Or Chadash on Sunday, May 17, 2014 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.
There are many ways to be involved, including the Helping Hands Project below.Please sign up for Mitzvah Day here!
Helping Hands Project
We will build prosthetic hands which will be shipped to people all over the world who don't have a hand because of war, accidents, or genetic conditions.
This youtube video, Shivkumar Writes Love, demonstrates the impact of the hands that we will be building on May 17th.
For more information and to sign-up, click below. Helping Hands Registration form
is available for Team Captains and Team Members.
View the Shivkuman Writes Love youtube link
If you have any questions, please contact
) Thank you! Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you soon.THIS WEEK: Thursday, April 23 - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
5th/6th/7th - 4:15 PM
8th/9th/10 - 6:30 PM Friday, April 24 - 7 PM -
Shabbat Services and Celebration of Israeli Independence Day Saturday, April 25 - 10 AM
Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Stephanie Oxenhorn Sunday, April 26 - SUNDAY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
3rd/4th - 9 AM
K/1st/2nd - 10:15 AM
Temple Tots - 11 AM - Israel Sunday, April 26 - 9 AM - March of Dimes Walk at Spruce Run Reservoir
Please join Jazzy Parliyan and her team, Team Mitzvah, to raise money and awareness of prematurity for a VERY easy walk in the park, literally! Bring your dog(s)! Bring your friend(s)! To register or just donate, please click http://www.marchofdimes.org
), and specify your t-shirt size.SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 30 - 6:30 PM - The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films Israeli Short Films
Presented by Ma'aleh School of Television Film and the Arts in Jerusalem. Enjoy a falafel dinner while watching four subtitled films. A short discussion will follow each film.
Hosted by the JCC, Bridgewater
$12/person in advance or $15/person day of event.
For further information, please use this link
To Register Call 908.725.6994 x 201 Friday, May 1 - 7PM
Family Services: Are You Smarter than a 1st Grader?Saturday, May 2 - 10 AM
Shabbat Morning Services and Bar Mitzvah of Bowie ShreiberSunday, May 3 - Or Chadash Sisterhood Presents: Sunday Morning Trail Walks and Coffee TalksWALK
Section in High Bridge TALK
For further information, please click here.
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 Friday, May 8 - 7 PM - Festival of Shavuot & Service of Confirmation
Celebratory ONEG to Follow Friday, May 15 - 7 PM - Shabbat Services: Special Guest Speaker- Rabbi Richard Steinbrink.
Rabbi Steinbrink, Rabbi Emeritus of Or Chadash, will speak on the following: "
When I was a teen, I ushered in my congregation in Brooklyn to avoid having to sit through a boring service. When I became a rabbi I did my rabbi-thing and was happy doing it. Now that I am retired and sit in the pew, I have some observations that I would like to share." Please join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening. Special 80th-birthday celebration
for Rabbi Steinbrink. Sunday, May 17 - 8 AM - Mitzvah Day
New Jersey Blood Services Blood Drive will have their mobile unit parked outside in the parking lot of Or Chadash for all those that would like to participate. More information and registration link will be included shortly. Saturday, June 6 - 6PM - 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event
Come Join Or Chadash for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event at the Old York Cellars. Enjoy the night and bring friends. It will be lots of fun - wine tasting, scrumptious food and tons of gift baskets to bid upon.
Cost: $40/person. All funds raised go to support Or Chadash. To RSVP for this event, please click here
. Wednesday, June 10 - 7 PM Sisterhood Book Club at the OC
) with any questions. OC GOES TO ISRAEL: NOVEMBER 1-12, 2015.
Details coming soon!!!Join the Scrip Program:
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 FAQs
. Click here for the scrip website
Thank you for participating in this great fundraiser for Or Chadash!
Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
I hope to see you at these and other programs of Or Chadash.
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman