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Friday, August 9th - 7:00 PM
  Lay Led Shabbat Service with Kate Metelitsa

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Friday, August 9th - 7:00 PM
Lay Led Shabbat Service with Kate Metelitsa
Yahrzeits to be observed: 
Ida Ettinger
Henrietta Weinstein
Simi Rotter
Dick Coriell
Ben Bland
Ira Korfin
Ada Kadet Levy
Barbara Vrabel
Howard Isaacs
Jay Gilbert Fuhrman
Barbara Rabiner
Stanley D. Weinstein
Judith Ivry
Friday, August 23rd - 7:00 PM
Lay Led Shabbat Service with Annette Ivry
Yahrzeits to be observed:
Sophie Rabiner
Jessie Mazzocchi
Estelle Frankel
Lily Jacobsen
John Stoter
Eugene Bobnar
Helen Viola
Joseph DeMaria
Helen Halper
Do you have any friends, neighbors, relatives that might be interested in learning about our Religious School or New Young Family Membership? If so, please share this news item with them!

Or Chadash announces Free Religious School for Grades K/1/2 and New Young Family Membership

Or Chadash, The Reform Synagogue of Hunterdon County has recently announced that it is offering free Religious School to all children in grades Kindergarten, First and Second Grade.  Or Chadash has also created a new membership category called "Young Family Members."

Families whose eldest child is in Second grade or below can participate in all the activities and programming at Or Chadash, as "Young Family Members" for a nominal annual fee of $180.

Or Chadash welcomes families interested in learning about Jewish life to our fun Sunday morning educational program.

Students in grades Kindergarten, First and Second gather on Sunday mornings from 10:15 AM to 12 noon during the academic school year. The morning begins with a community prayer session, Tefillah and an oneg, where students practice the blessings for challah (motzi) and juice (kiddish). Younger children then transition to Jewish Studies where they are introduced to Bible Stories, Jewish Values, Holidays using crafts, storytelling and hands-on exploration as learning vehicles. Older students in Grades 3 - 6 join us from 9 AM to 12 noon on Sunday mornings, with the first hour dedicated to introducing students to the Hebrew language.

Or Chadash also offers Temple Tots, a free program open to the community for children ages 2 to 5. Temple Tots meets monthly on Sundays at 11 AM.  Through crafts, song, storytelling and activities, children (accompanied by an adult) learn about the Jewish holidays.

Or Chadash has recently adopted the "Hebrew Through Movement" curriculum. "Hebrew Through Movement" is a language acquisition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew phrases. "Hebrew Through Movement" introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. In "Hebrew Through Movement" the teacher offers commands and the students react to the language. When learners hear "Lakoom", they stand up and when they hear "Lashevet", they sit down. This creates a very social experience, bringing everyone into the fun and engaging learning process. "Hebrew Through Movement" assumes that languages patterns are as important as vocabulary. Students internalize language patterns that they hear repeatedly without having to formally learn rules of grammar.

"This school is fun!  There is action in this class, we get to move.", said Jordan Wolf, a fourth grader from Union Township. "I love everything about Religious School, especially the time we are singing the prayers." Parents have shared that children are spontaneously using Hebrew words at the dinner tables and are requesting to have more "Hebrew Through Movement" classroom time!

In addition to educational programming for younger students, Or Chadash offers classes for grades 7, a post Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for grades 8 - 10, and adult education.

Or Chadash, The Reform Temple of Hunterdon County, welcomes people from all faiths, Jewish and non-Jewish, and encourages everyone to participate in Jewish life. For more information about Or Chadash Religious School, please contact:

Betsy Zalaznick
(908) 806-2122
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Announcing a new RAFFLE!  Enter to win by placing orders for ScripNow in the each of the months of July, August, and September.  If you have Presto Pay, give ScripNow a try!  It's instant!  Going to the movies?  Going to Home Depot?  Going to Starbucks?  For these retailers and so many more, simply log into your scrip account and select "ScripNow ecard" when you order.  Within minutes of placing your order, you'll see the scrip listed in your "wallet." Easy!

If you don't have Presto Pay, you can still try this!  You'd place an order for the "ScripNow ecard" and you can pay by check or credit card when checking out.  The difference is that it will be available to you when I place the group order.

Scrip is all kinds of FUN for summer!  AMC movies, Regal Cinemas, Dunkin Donuts, Wawa, Disney, Delta Airlines, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Barnes&Noble, Coldstone Creamery, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Bath&Body Works, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dairy Queen, Dave&Busters, Maggiano's, TJ Maxx, The NorthFace, and the list goes on!

Check out the scrip site before you shop - any orders you place make such a difference and all add up!

Simply put, Or Chadash could use all the help you can give with this monthly fundraiser. There is a pile of free money out there that we can bring in to Or Chadash if we take a couple steps and use scrip to buy what we would anyway.

We have 48 members signed up in our Scrip Program.  If you are a member, make the commitment to ordering every month!

If you are not yet a member, it's never too late to get in on this fundraising gem!  Scrip is another name for gift cards, and when you sign up to buy them on the ShopWithScrip website, every purchase you make earns Or Chadash much-needed (free) funds.  There are hundreds of retailers, offering varying percentages back to Or Chadash.  And Or Chadash shares the benefits with you as credit on your dues.  This is truly a win-win opportunity!

Here is how members of the Scrip Program are helping Or Chadash each month:


TOTAL dollars Or Chadash is giving back to members as dues credit:  $729!

Can we count on you to place an order in August? Our August deadline is Thursday, August 15th.

Buying scrip each month is a wonderful mitzvah you can do all year long! Check this out:
  • $500 of ShopRite scrip each month for a year = $240 earnings for OC
  • 50 families ordering $500 of ShopRite scrip each month for a year = adds up to $12,000 earnings for OC!!!

We can do this!

Take a look at the ShopWithScrip website, and please contact Christine Berg with any questions:  cberg3@comcast.net

Happy Shopping -- Happy Earning!


Did you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit Or Chadash with a charitable donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation  when you shop at AmazonSmile? Or Chadash is a registered charitable organization with AmazonSmile.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Or Chadash every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com , you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Or Chadash.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages..

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select Or Chadash as the charitable organization I want to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com , you select Or Chadash to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

P.S.:  Don't forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and designate Or Chadash as your charity of choice!!

Or Chadash Summer Childcare Listing

We now have a list of high school students available for summer childcare.
If anyone is interested in seeing the list of names, please contact Betsy Zalaznick (bzalaznick@gmail.com).



Howard Shapiro (father of Joy Gray)
Donald Kantor (father of Craig Kantor) 
Elliot Rosen
Robert Ackerman (cousin of Fran Hack)
Rhoda Kantor
Al Berman

Ira Jaffee died July 17, 2019

In order to help us be a more caring community, 
please share your lifecycle events with Rabbi Forman

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman ( Rabbi)
Cantor Kathy Gohr ( Cantor)
Betsy Zalaznick ( Educator)
Debbie Weiss ( President)
Glenn Wasserman ( Vice President)
Jeff Berg ( Treasurer)
Laura Senator ( Secretary)

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