Why Join?

Or Chadash is  a welcoming community.  While the congregation was founded in response to discrimination against LGBT Jews in traditional congregations, membership  in Or Chadash is open to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our membership spans a wide range of ages, religious backgrounds, and interests.

We encourage you to consider joining our congregation.  In addition to being part of a community membership offers the following benefits:

    • Regular communication about events and activities of interest
    • A space to celebrate life cycle events such as weddings and baby namings
    • Support at times of loss or grief
    • Jewish education classes at no charge
    • Invitations to social events
    • Assistance from our Chesed Brigade at times of illness or other difficulties
    • Participation in services at Shabbat and holidays
    • Yahrzeit reminders and acknowledgement from the bima at Shabbat services
    • High Holy Day tickets at no additional charge and at reduced charge for your guests
    • Opportunities to participate in leadership of the congregation through committee and board positions

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March 18, 2016 Announcements

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Blog

Click Here to Visit Our New Blogsite for Elul

Or Chadash Blogs Elul:  Check Us Out!
For the last few years, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer has embarked on a social media project to prepare for the High Holy Days through reflection and introspection in the month of Elul. Her project, #BlogElul, has resonated with Jews across the world, and has given rise to a lot of Elul content in social media–and now it’s time for Or Chadash to join the movement! During the month of Elul, as we prepare to receive the year 5776, members of the Or Chadash community will create posts centered around the themes provided by Rabbi Sommer. This blog will collect these posts and allow us to engage in meaningful conversations via comments and perhaps even your own responses on your social media. We encourage you to participate in the worldwide conversation in order to enrich your Elul experience.

We will collect those posts in a the blog which will allow us to engage in meaningful conversations via comments and perhaps even your own responses on your social media. We encourage you to participate in the worldwide conversation in order to enrich your Elul experience. If you're interested, please email  office@orchadash.org
withwhich day(s)/theme(s) you would like to write about.
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