Dear Members of Or Chadash,
This week we continue to pray for the safety of Israel and those in Gaza who are enduring the ravages of terror and hate brought on by Hamas. May peace come soon to Israel and her people and her neighbors!
On Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM, the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is holding an Israel Solidarity Rally at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, NJ.
More than 3,000 missiles have been launched at Israel to date by Hamas. In the last month, Israel has been besieged by Hamas terrorists affecting 6 million people, extending deep into Israel.
This crisis results in increased needs for long term national recovery throughout Israel which include ongoing trauma support, community resilience, training for first-line responders, and emergency preparedness at the communal and organizational levels.
Call for more information
908.725.6994 x 238
or visit www.jfedshaw.org
If you did not see the interview of Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal last week on Charlie Rose, I encourage you to watch it and hear from Meshaal directly his position on legitimizing the role of violence in destroying Israel - likening it to our American Revolution against the British. Watch PBS video here
We hope to see you for our Summer events. Here are some helpful terms to explain our different Shabbat Worship formats over the summer. Kabbalat Shabbat
Services are brief (30-minute) services to welcome the Sabbath and include singing, Mi Shebeirach (healing Prayer) and Kaddish.Shabbat Experiences
begin with song, the blessings for candles, Kiddush and Motzi, and conclude with a program, discussion, film or special dinner event.
If you are seeking different activities for Shabbat, visit 100 Things to do on Shabbat
Friday, August 29 - Celebrate Shabbat at home with family and friends. No Services at Or Chadash.
Save the Date...
Friday, September 5 at 7:30 PM
- Shabbat Services Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 AM
- Shabbat Services and Jonatha Berg becomes a Bat MitzvahSunday, September 7 at 5:00 PM -
Israel Solidarity Rally
Friday, September 12 at 7:30 PM
- Shabbat ServicesSaturday, September 13 at 10:00 AM
- Shabbat Services and Julia MacIsaac becomes a Bat MitzvahHigh Holy Days:Wednesday, September 24
- Erev Rosh HashanahThursday, September 25
- Rosh HashanahFriday, October 3
- Erev Yom KippurSaturday, 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
, the office administrator.America's Grow-a-Row
to learn more.Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
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I hope to see you at these and other programs of Or Chadash.
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman