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Yom Sheini, 2 Kislev 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.
Sunday, November 16 at 10am


Join us as we welcome Cara Tannenbaum, author of In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds.


Fee: $8/advance or $12/day of event, includes Bagel and a “smear”.

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The only cookbook of its kind, In a Nutshell is a complete guide to cooking and baking with nuts and seeds, ranging from soups and sauces to pasta and dessert. Cara Tannenbaum and Andrea Tutunjian deliver the essential cookbook for Mother Nature’s most versatile and nutritious ingredients. Publishers Weekly calls the book, “A smart blend of toothsome and approachable recipes, this volume gives readers plenty of options for all times of the day as well as appetites.” With more than 250 recipes exploring the culinary and cultural history of nuts and seeds in foods from Hazelnut Roulade to Pumpkin Seed Guacamole, In a Nutshell unites the smooth, crunchy, savory, and sweet and proves that nuts are so much more than just a Happy Hour snack.

Cara Tannenbaum is an award-winning chef, caterer, and Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

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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.

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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...

Thursday, November 13 - Religious School for 5-6-7th (4:15-6:30 PM) and 8-9-10th (6:30- 8:00 PM)
 
Friday, November 7 at 7:00 PM - Shabbat Family Service - We welcome everyone to join us for a very special Family Service.  Our 5, 6, & 7th Graders and their families will be participating in a Siddur Program (Prayer Book Dedication) and we will remember Kristallnacht - the Night of Broken Glass. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, November 16 at 10:00 AM - The Cooking Corner with Cara Tannenbaum, author of In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds, a complete guide to cooking and baking with nuts and seeds. Tannenbaum is an award winning chef, caterer, and instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. $8/advance and $12 on the day of. There is no admission charge if you bring a dish from the cookbook.

Sunday, November 16 at 11:30 AM - Or Chadash Sisterhood Holiday SalesEvent.
The holidays are just around the corner, and this Sunday Or Chadash is having its Annual Holiday Sales Event with over a dozen local vendors who will be selling their products, from jewelry and skin care to food and toys, to the general public. This is a perfect opportunity to shop for your family and friends in a relaxed environment directly from the sellers. Please join us and bring your friends and family.

Help make this an even bigger success!
Please copy and paste this message into your own social media pages.

Of course, please invite all of your friends and relatives to come shopping with you on the 16th! Remember, not only will we all get a jump on our holiday shopping, but the vendors will be making a donation to Or Chadash based on the amount they sell, as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Weiss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Thank you for your help, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!
-- Or Chadash Sisterhood

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...

Eileen Berkelhammer
Susan Blaicher 
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Virginia Murphy

Save the Date for these upcoming events...

Or Chadash Ski Club
You probably know that Or Chadash is the home of Reform Judaism in Hunterdon County. Did you also know that for many years it has also been the home to the OC Ski Club? The OC Ski Club provides an opportunity to get group rates for skiing for our members and their friends while also contributing to OC. The OC SKi Club is a wonderful way to enjoy the winter, and spend time with friends. We hope you will join us.

What/Where: Skiing/boarding with family and friends is a fabulous way to enjoy the winter, and Shawnee Ski Area offers great prices. You can select from a wide range of packages/options including lift ticket, equipment rental and lesson packages ranging from $140 - $235. Both skiers and boarders are welcome.

Check your email for all the OC Ski Club info. If you have any other questions, please email Deb Beer-Christensen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
- Shabbat Torah Service. Parashat Toldot tells the story of Rebekah, Isaac's wife, who gives birth to twins, Esau and Jacob. The brothers struggle with each other from the time in the womb and throughout life, engaging in bargaining and deception to obtain the birthright and Isaac's blessing.

Sunday, November 23 at 11:00 AM - Temple Tots. Please register your child here.

A time to help our neighbors...

As you all know, Or Chadash is a sponsor Temple for Family Promise (formerly IHN). This means that twice a year we host the families who are homeless from our county and are staying in houses of worship for shelter. We partner with the Flemington Presbyterian Church and, for two nights, for each stay at that church, we visit with the families, share dinner with them and spend the night at the church.
Leslie Hann, who oversees the Chesed (Caring) Community, reports that all the day and overnight shifts have been filled!! All that is left open are the two 4 hour shifts on Christmas Day.
We have the following time slots that need to be filled by at least 2 members for each shift:

Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day) from 8 AM - Noon
Thursday, December 25 (Christmas Day ) from Noon - 5 PM

This is a great chance to help people from our community in need. Children are allowed to participate, although each session needs at least 2 people of driving age in case of emergencies. Also, for any students looking for service hours, this is a great way to earn them.
Please contact Carol Coriell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-222-0327 x122 if you would like to help. Thank you!!


A Scrip Reminder:
Announcing a way to reduce your dues by purchasing scrip! Just purchase your scrip and for every dollar you earn Or Chadash, you will receive 25% as a reduction of your dues, a "scrip credit." So, that's 25 cents of every dollar your scrip purchase earns Or Chadash that goes back to you, back in your pocket as a scrip credit. Come give it a try. Click here for the scrip FAQs sheet, and you'll be on your way to making a great contribution to your temple!
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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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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Looking Forward to a Wonderful 5775!

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!

A Year at Or Chadash

Calendar at a Glance

Nov
25

11.25.2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nov
27

11.27.2014 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Nov
30

11.30.2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dec
4

12.04.2014 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

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