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Yom Shabbat, 6 Iyyar 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.

Mitzvah Day 2015

 


Rabbi Tarfon said: It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to avoid it. Pirke Avot 2:21

Please join us and participate in Mitzvah Day at Or Chadash on Sunday, May 17 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. (Mitzvah Day will be held rain or shine.) This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Or Chadash community and have a huge impact on our world. 

There are many ways to be involved, including the Helping Hands Project below. Please sign up here!

Helping Hands Project

We will build prosthetic hands which will be shipped to people all over the world who don't have a hand because of war, accidents, or genetic conditions.

This youtube video, Shivkumar Writes Love, demonstrates the impact of the hand(s) that we will be building on May 17th.

For more information and to sign-up, click here.

What's Happening at Or Chadash

Upcoming at Or Chadash

Dear Members of Or Chadash,
MITZVAH DAY IS COMING ON MAY 17th!
Rabbi Tarfon said: It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to avoid it. Pirke Avot 2:21
Please join us and participate in Mitzvah Day at Or Chadash on Sunday, May 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. (Mitzvah Day will be held rain or shine.) This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Or Chadash community and have a huge impact on our world.
There are many ways to be involved, including the Helping Hands Project below.
Please sign up for Mitzvah Day here!

Helping Hands Project
We will build prosthetic hands which will be shipped to people all over the world who don't have a hand because of war, accidents, or genetic conditions.
This youtube video, Shivkumar Writes Love, demonstrates the impact of the hands that we will be building on May 17th.
For more information and to sign-up, click below.

Helping Hands Registration form is available for Team Captains and Team Members.

View the Shivkuman Writes Love youtube link.

If you have any questions, please contact
Betsy Zalaznick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Thank you!

Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you soon.
mitzvah2015



THIS WEEK:

Thursday, April 23 - RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
5th/6th/7th - 4:15 PM
8th/9th/10 - 6:30 PM

Friday, April 24 - 7 PM -
Shabbat Services and Celebration of Israeli Independence Day

Saturday, April 25 - 10 AM
Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Stephanie Oxenhorn

Sunday, April 26 - SUNDAY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
3rd/4th - 9 AM
K/1st/2nd - 10:15 AM
Temple Tots - 11 AM - Israel

Sunday, April 26 - 9 AM - March of Dimes Walk at Spruce Run Reservoir
Please join Jazzy Parliyan and her team, Team Mitzvah, to raise money and awareness of prematurity for a VERY easy walk in the park, literally! Bring your dog(s)! Bring your friend(s)! To register or just donate, please click http://www.marchofdimes.org and search for "Team Mitzvah". If you will be joining the walk, please also email Jazzy's mom, Alexa Parliyan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and specify your t-shirt size.

MarchOfDimes


SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, April 30 - 6:30 PM - The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films Israeli Short Films
Presented by Ma'aleh School of Television Film and the Arts in Jerusalem. Enjoy a falafel dinner while watching four subtitled films. A short discussion will follow each film.

     Hosted by the JCC, Bridgewater
     $12/person in advance or $15/person day of event.
     For further information, please use this link.
     To Register Call 908.725.6994 x 201

Friday, May 1 - 7PM
Family Services: Are You Smarter than a 1st Grader?

Saturday, May 2 - 10 AM
Shabbat Morning Services and Bar Mitzvah of Bowie Shreiber

Sunday, May 3 -
Or Chadash Sisterhood Presents:
Sunday Morning Trail Walks and Coffee Talks
WALK - Arches Section in High Bridge
TALK - Citispot
For further information, please click here.
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

Friday, May 8 - 7 PM - Festival of Shavuot & Service of Confirmation
Celebratory ONEG to Follow

Friday, May 15 - 7 PM - Shabbat Services: Special Guest Speaker- Rabbi Richard Steinbrink.
Rabbi Steinbrink, Rabbi Emeritus of Or Chadash, will speak on the following: "
When I was a teen, I ushered in my congregation in Brooklyn to avoid having to sit through a boring service. When I became a rabbi I did my rabbi-thing and was happy doing it. Now that I am retired and sit in the pew, I have some observations that I would like to share." Please join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening. Special 80th-birthday celebration
for Rabbi Steinbrink.

Sunday, May 17 - 8 AM - Mitzvah Day
New Jersey Blood Services Blood Drive will have their mobile unit parked outside in the parking lot of Or Chadash for all those that would like to participate. More information and registration link will be included shortly.

Saturday, June 6 - 6PM - 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event
Come Join Or Chadash for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event at the Old York Cellars. Enjoy the night and bring friends. It will be lots of fun - wine tasting, scrumptious food and tons of gift baskets to bid upon.
Cost: $40/person. All funds raised go to support Or Chadash. To RSVP for this event, please click here.

Wednesday, June 10 - 7 PM Sisterhood Book Club at the OC
Please join us for the first meeting of the Sisterhood Book Club. We will be discussing "The Sweetness of Forgetting" by Kristin Harmel. More specific details to follow, so start reading! Please email Debbie Weiss (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions.

OC GOES TO ISRAEL: NOVEMBER 1-12, 2015.
Details coming soon!!!

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you for participating in this great fundraiser for Or Chadash!

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Eileen Berkelhammer
Susan Blaicher
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Virginia Murphy
Beverly Kornstein


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

Shalom,

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Or Chadash

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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

April 19 : Baker’s Treat (Court Street Park, Flemington) 

May 3 : Citispot (Arches Section in High Bridge)

June 7 : Bex’s Café, Califon (Columbia Trail) (Califon entrance, NOT High Bridge entrance)

June 28 : Bridge Café, Frenchtown (River Trail)

July/August : Somerville? Whitehouse? Send suggestions!




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

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.

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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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26

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04.26.2015 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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27

04.27.2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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