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Yom Shlishi, 21 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

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 is a fun filled week at OC.  Please take a few moments to see what is happening in and around our synagogue. This past week we had a wonderful start to our sunday program.  We are very excited about the many programs coming up in the days and weeks ahead. I look forward to seeing you soon.

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Photos by Craig Wolfson


This week...

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

Sunday, September 14 at 9:00 AM - Religious School - 3rd and 4th Grade

Sunday, September 14 at 9:00 AM - Finance Committee Meeting

Sunday, September 14 at 10:00 AM - Sisterhood Planning Meeting -- All are welcome to attend. Questions? Interested in getting involved? Contact Deb Weiss.

Sunday, September 14 at 10:15 AM - Religious School K-2

Sunday, September 14 at 10:15 AM - OC Grounds Clean-Up. Please help us prepare for the High Holy Days and spruce up the outside of our building. We will be weeding, cutting down a dead tree, and trimming a few bushes. Don't forget to bring your gardening tools. Questions? Contact Jeff Berg.

Sunday, September 14 at 12:30 PM - 8-9-10 Opening Day (with lunch for students at 12PM at OC) and congregational hike at Cushetunk Mountain Preserve (transportation not provided). Visit the Hunterdon County Parks Division's website to learn more about Cushetunk Mountain.
Everyone is invited to join us at this event. Bring your friends. Rain date is October 26. Students may use this link to register:
https://orchadash.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-8910/

Save the Date...

Thursday, September 18 at 4:15 PM - Religious School Opening Day for 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades

Sunday, September 21 from 9 AM-12:30 PM. Sisterhood
will be having a pre-holiday cooking class with Chef Rachel (winner of the Food Network's Chopped) at her studio kitchen in Lebanon. The cost will be $65, and there is a limit of 14. More details and registration info coming soon. Questions? Contact Deb Weiss.

Sunday, September 28 at 9 AM - Once again Brotherhood invites you to help them build a Sukkah at Or Chadash. Coffee and bagels will be served.

Thursday, October 9 at 4:15 PM - Eat, Pray, Lulav: Or Chadash joins with America's Grow-A-Row to harvest crops for needy inner-city families and food banks in our state. Join us for this special Sukkot program at Peaceful Valley Orchards.

Sunday, October 12 at 8:00 AM - Trip to Philadelphia and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Please save the date. More information coming soon.


Opening Day for Religious School: A new academic year brings new beginnings and our wishes and hopes for growth for the new year. On Sunday, September 7th the Or Chadash community gathered together for a special program. Betsy Zalaznick, our educator, welcomed our newest Religious School students with book bags. Rabbi Joseph M. Forman shared a story about how we grow from the inside out, and families created messages about our own hopes for growth for the new year. Cantor Kathy Gohr blew the shofar (ram's horn) and led us in song. Notes were placed inside environmentally friendly balloons and together our community released the
balloons.

To learn more about Or Chadash's programs and opportunities for learning, Religious School (Ages 2 1/2 to Adult) or to get to know us, please visit us on the web www.orchadash-nj.org, call 908-806-2122, or stop by 149 Foothill Road, Flemington, NJ 08822.

High Holy Day Services are: Rosh Hashanah - September 24th and 25th and Yom Kippur - October 3 and 4th; our Sukkah build on September 28th; and Simchat Torah celebration on Friday, October 17th. The community is welcome and invited to join us in these activities and our many other enriching programs and activities.

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.

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

A Scrip Reminder:
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

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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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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