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Yom Rishon, 15 Elul 5775

What's Happening at Or Chadash

High Holy Day Worship Schedule

Shalom. We hope you consider worshiping with us at Or Chadash on the High Holy Days.
We hope that this New Year 5776 will be filled with good health for you and your family.

No tickets required for Children's Services. Tickets for all other services are available here.

September 13 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
  8 PM Evening Service
September 14 - Rosh Hashanah Morning
  10 AM Morning Service
  3 PM Children's Service (interactive service for families with children under 11)

September 22 - Erev Yom Kippur
  8 PM Kol Nidrei Service
September 23 - Yom Kippur
  10 AM Yom Kippur Morning Service
  2 PM Children's Service (interactive service for families with children under 11)
  3 PM Study Program
  4 PM Yizkor-Neila
  5:30 PM Break the Fast

Shana Tova - Happy New Year from Or Chadash.

Legacy Circle

The Board of Or Chadash is proud to announce the implementation of our temple’s Legacy Program that was launched on Mitzvah Day.

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 13 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 and Debbie Weiss

Larry & Bea Abrams
Jeff & Christine Berg
Adam & Audrey Belkin
Rabbi Joe Forman
Cantor Kathy Gohr
Harvey & Kathy Gold
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
Laura Senator & John Graybeal
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Caryn & Marc Tomljanovich
Kim & David Turner
Debbie & Gary Weiss
Betsy & Bruce Zalaznick

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Or Chadash Members,

Although it is still mid-Summer, Rabbi Joe and I have already begun preparing for the High Holydays. This year Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday evening, September 13 and Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday evening, September 22nd. We are currently seeking folks who would like to assist in leading some of our musical selections this year. A desire to sing and willingness to attend a few rehearsals are the only requirements for participation. If you would like to join us this year, please contact me at KathyGohr@aol.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Many bles-sings, Kathy

Friday July 31, Celbrate Shabbat at home with friends and family. No services at Or Chadash


Friday, August 14 - Celebrate Shabbat at home with family and friends. No Services at Or Chadash.


Friday, August 21 - Celebrate Shabbat at home with family and friends. No Services at Or Chadash.

Friday, August 28 - 7 PM - Flip Flop Shabbat Services at Or Chadash

Sunday, August 30 - 3 PM - "Welcome Back to OC" BBQ Sponsored by The Sisterhood - ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please RSVP by registering here. To view the flyer, please click here.

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: cberg3@comcast.net Thank you for participating in this great fundraiser for Or Chadash!

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Susan Blaicher
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Beverly Kornstein
Geralyn Ritter
Rabbi Evan Jaffe

I hope to see you at these and other programs of Or Chadash.


Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash

Or Chadash Summer Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Phone: 908-806-2122
Email: admin@orchadash-nj.org - Yehara Raddalgoda, Administrator

Rabbi Forman can be reached at Or Chadash or on his mobile phone: 908-894-9336 or e-mail: rabbi@orchadash-nj.org.
If you would like to meet with Rabbi Forman, please contact him or the office for an appointment.

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 (parliyan@comcast.net, 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


June 28 : Bridge Café, Frenchtown (River Trail)

And more upcoming:Somerville? Whitehouse? Send suggestions!
July 12:
August 9:

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.

Dates will be announced soon!

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.

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.

Sign Up to Usher

Usher Sign-ups:  

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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