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.

JOIN US FOR THIS AMAZING EVENT

BOOKENDS

Author Trifecta! Join colleagues and friends Lauren Smith-Brody (The Fifth Trimester), Caroline Campion (The Dinner Plan and Keepers), and Elisabeth Egan (A Window Opens) as they share their stories with us. Food tasting from The Dinner Plan begins at 10 AM, author discussion at 10:30 AM. Books available for purchase and signing. Open to the community. Please join us.

The three authors are colleagues and friends--at one time they all worked at GLAMOUR magazine. Liz is currently the book editor, Lauren was the Executive Editor and Caroline was a Contributing Editor. They have all taken different paths and have each written a book--or two. 

Some of us will prepare dishes in advance from Caroline Campion's book, The Dinner Plan, and we will all enjoy these delicious dishes during the morning gathering. The cookbook is fantastic and has clever strategy tabs (Extra Fast, One-Dish, Make Ahead) on the pages to help in planning your meals/menus. Caroline lives in Gladstone, NJ.

Liz Egan lives in Montclair, NJ and wrote her novel, A Window Opens, during her child's early morning (5 AM) swim practices. I enjoyed meeting Alice Pearse, the compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine of her book. She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But then her husband makes a radical career change....

Lauren Smith-Brody's The Fifth Trimester is your new best friend: a brilliant, tells-it-like-it-is guide that helps moms cope with the demands of the real world after the baby arrives. The first three trimesters (and the fourth--those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but The FIfth Trimester is when the working mom is born. No matter what the job or how you define work, you're going to have a lot of quesitons. How can I achieve 50/50 at home with my partner? Like What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Happiest Baby on the Block, this is an indispensable guide every new mom needs on her shelf.

Click here to RSVP

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, November 21st, 7 PM - ANNUAL THANKSGIVING INTERFAITH SERVICE
Please join me and the clergy of the Flemington Area Faith Leaders Association (FAFLA) for this moving and inclusive pre-Thanksgiving community service.  The service will be held at the Little Theater at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Funds collected during the service will be donated to HIOC (Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council) to assist people of Hunterdon County who are struggling with fuel for heat this winter.

Thursday, November 23rd - NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL GR. 7-10

Friday, November 24th - CELEBRATE SHABBAT AT HOME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Sunday, November 26th - NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL GR. K - 6


LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, November 30th - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL GR. 7-10

Grade 7, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Grades 8, 9, 10, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Friday, December 1st - FAMILY-RECIPE SHABBAT DINNER, 6:30 PM and SPECIAL SHABBAT SERVICES, 7:30 PM
The Or Chadash Legacy committee has again planned a very special Shabbat for our entire congregation. At our 6:30 PM dinner, we will be tasting one another's family-recipes.  Last year, 50 people attended, and we shared a variety of main dishes including Greek, Italian, Polish, Spanish/Hungarian, Chinese and American foods.  Renee Trambert, who serves as an officer on the Board of Trustees as our secretary and has been a member of Or Chadash since 2009, will share her Legacy story during Shabbat services at 7:30 PM.  Our children will sing L'dor Va'dor.  Oneg consists of tasting a variety of delicious desserts, with coffee, tea and conversation.  Click here to RSVP and to let us know whether you will bring a dish to share.  Questions? Contact Harvey Gold.

A Message from Cantor Kathy Regarding December 1st Services
On Friday, December 1st, we will be celebrating our Legacy Circle members in a special Shabbat service.  We would like to have some of our children sing a song, expressing the sentiment of L'dor Va'dor, from generation to generation.  If your child would like to sing at this event, please contact Cantor Kathy at kathygohr@gmail.com.  We will have one or two short rehearsals on Thursday or Sunday.  I look forward to hearing from you.  ~Bles-sings, Kathy

Saturday, December 2nd - BOOKENDS: A DISCUSSION ON WORK, FOOD, AND LIFE, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  See flyer above.

Sunday, December 3rd - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL GR. 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

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.



Upcoming Special Events and Fantastic Fridays

Click here to view Upcoming Special Events and Fantastic Fridays.

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
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
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.

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Calendar at a Glance

21Nov
11.21.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
23Nov
11.23.2017
No Religious School
26Nov
11.26.2017
No Religious School
30Nov
11.30.2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kup o Joe Adult Ed

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