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Yom Rivii, 12 Nisan 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.

Saturday, April 4 - 5PM
seder

Each year the Jewish People throughout the world gather around the Seder table, united in our collective memory of the passage from slavery to freedom. It is my pleasure to invite you and your family to join me for our Or Chadash Congregational Seder. We will join together in story (Haggadah means "the telling") and song as together we create a meaningful holiday worship experience.

Please use this link to RSVP.

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

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,


Each year the Jewish People throughout the world gather around the Seder table, united in our collective memory of the passage from slavery to freedom. It is my pleasure to invite you and your family to join me for our Or Chadash Congregational Seder. We will join together in story (Haggadah means "the telling") and song as together we create a meaningful holiday experience. Please use this link to RSVP.


This week:

Wednesday, April 1 - 7 PM - Sisterhood "Clean out your Chametz"

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Thursday, April 2 - NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Friday, April 3 - Celebrate Shabbat at Home
Have a Happy and Sweet Passover!

Saturday, April 4 - 5PM - Second Night Seder at Or Chadash
Please see top heading for further information about this Upcoming Event. You may use this link to RSVP by Wednesday, April 1st. Thank you!

Sunday, April 5 - NO SUNDAY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL



SAVE THE DATE...


Monday, April 13 - Jewish LIFE - Jewish Film Series
"No Place on Earth" followed by a discussion with Chris Nicola, the explorer who found the caves. October 1942 - Esther Stermer, along with some family members and a group of other families, seek asylum underground to evade being caught by pursuing Nazis. They remain hidden below for nearly a year and a half - the longest recorded uninterrupted underground survival occurrence. Their harrowing story is unearthed by accident when cave explorer Chris Nicola, stumbles upon remnants left behind by the cave dwellers. Through extensive research and determination, Nicola locates a few of the survivors and has them share their incredible story of strength and perseverance.
This film is "an Inspiring tale of endurance" Philadelphia Inquirer "An Amazing Chapter on WWII History" Minneapolis Star Tribune. The documentary film screening will be followed by a discussion led by Chris Nicola.
Run time: 83 minutes Hosted by the JCC Fee: $5/person
For questions or to register call 908.725.6994 x 201. Please use this link for any further information.


Tuesday, April 14 - 7 PM - Bildner Center at Rutgers University
Professor Alon Confino will present the findings of his groundbreaking new book, A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide, at a lecture on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m., at the Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. Confino (Univ. of Virginia and Ben-Gurion Univ.) will discuss how the Nazis came to imagine a future world without Jews, and how this made their persecution and genocide conceivable. The talk is sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University and is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 848-932-2033. More information is available on the website BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu.

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

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 search for "Team Mitzvah". If you will be joining the walk, please also email Jazzy's mom, Alexa Parliyan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), and specify your t-shirt size, by April 5th.
MarchOfDimes


Tuesday, May 12 - 6:30 PM - Sisterhood Paint Party Studio (Tentative)
More specific details to follow.

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.

Thursday, June 11 - 7 PM Sisterhood Book Club at the OC
(Date is tentative, but it will be the week of 6/8)
Please join us for the first meeting of the Sisterhood Book Club. We will be discussing "The Sweetness of Forgetting" by Kristin Harmel. More specific details to follow, so start reading! Please email Debbie Weiss (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.

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.  Please reach out to Christine Berg with any questions or for help getting started: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Thank you for participating in this great fundraiser for Or Chadash!

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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