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.

A URJ Update on Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
By Mark J. Pelavin , 8/26/2017
 
 
"Ah, unhappy, storm-tossed soul,with none to comfort you: I will make 
garnets your building-stones,And sapphires your foundations."
(Isaiah 54:11)
As the full magnitude of the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey becomes clear, the Union for Reform Judaism is mobilizing to provide support to our member congregations, to our community, and to the broader community of those impacted by this powerful storm. Our prayers are with all those who are harm's way, including the brave first responders who are already putting their lives on the line to help their neighbors.
 
While we know recovery will take months and not days, we recognize the need to provide immediate support, as well. We are therefore taking the following steps today:
    1. URJ Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX, will be available for those who need a place to stay. Camp will be open and providing housing, meals, and some programing for an indefinite period of time.  If you are able to make a donation to support this special effort by the Greene Family Campplease do so via the URJ.
    2. We are reaching out to all Reform-affiliated congregations in the affected area to provide assistance as appropriate. Their needs will become clearer in the coming days. Stefani Rozen, director of Greene Family Camp, is on site in Houston, as are other leaders of our Movement.
    3. We are in close contact with our partners in this work, and we encourage anyone who is able to make a donation to support relief work to do so through the following:
We are exploring a variety of other steps, including facilitating Greene Family Camp's providing programming and support in the impacted areas, and we will continue to provide updates as often as circumstances warrant.
 
For ongoing updates, please follow the URJ on Facebook and Twitter and consult the #HurricaneHarvey topic tag in The Tent. To communicate with the URJ about any local needs or specific response questions, please email HarveyResponse@urj.org.


What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

THIS WEEK
 
Wednesday, September 20th - EREV ROSH HASHANAH SERVICES, 8:00 PM

Thursday, September 21st - ROSH HASHANAH MORNING SERVICES, 10:00 AM

Thursday, September 21st - ROSH HASHANAH FAMILY SERVICES, 3:00 PM


High Holy Days Information




Click here for High Holy Days and ticket info


EREV ROSH HASHANAH - Wednesday, September 20th   
Services, 8:00 PM


ROSH HASHANAH - Thursday, September 21st 
Morning Services, 10:00 AM
Children's Services, 3:00 PM


KOL NIDRE - Friday, September 29th  
Services, 8:00 PM


YOM KIPPUR - Saturday, September 30th  
Morning Services, 10:00 AM
Children's Services, 2:00 PM
Study Session, 3:00 PM
Yizkor Memorial Services, 4:00 PM
Neila Concluding Services, 4:45 PM
Break the Fast, 5:30 PM


Betsy Award Celebration - October 28th

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Click here to RSVP and for information regarding Celebration Journal advertising and event sponsorship opportunities.

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

28Sep
09.28.2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
7th Grade Religious School
29Sep
09.29.2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kol Nidrei Services
30Sep
09.30.2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Yom Kippur Morning Services
30Sep
09.30.2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yom Kippur Children's Services

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