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Dear Members of Or Chadash,
While Hanukkah doesn't start for another week, we are getting ready to celebrate our festival of lights.  Please see our full list of Hanukkah activities below. 

Rabbi Joe Forman 

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THIS WEEK 'S SCHEDULE
 
Thursday, December 12th
6:30 - 8:15 PM - Religious School: Grades 7/8/9/10


Friday, December 13th
7:00 PM - Hanukkah Family Service and special Latke Oneg (Bring your Hanukkah Menorahs)

Sunday, December 15th  
  9:00 AM - Noon - Religious School: Grades 3/4/5/6
10:15 AM - Noon - Religious School: Grades K/1/2
11:00 AM - Noon - Temple Tots


View our full calendar here .
 
 
SHABBAT SERVICES
SHABBAT SERVICES

Friday, December 13th - 7:00 PM
Hanukkah Family Service

Yahrzeits to be observed:
James Mazzocchi
Steven D. Weinstein
Milton Wolfson
Ken Kimberley
Joseph M. Fish
Joan Kaplan Leon
Esther Fish

Friday, December 20th - 7:00 PM
Shabbat Service: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Hanukkah

Yahrzeits to be observed:
Suzie Cooper Gold
Melvin Hecht
Gloria Grumbach
Raoul Rabiner

Friday, December 27th
Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, January 3rd
Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

OR CHADASH EVENTS

FAMILY SERVICE WITH EARLY HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
Friday, December 13th - 7:00 PM

Join us as we gather as a community to light menorahs for Hanukkah and enjoy the sounds of several of our students led by Cantor Kathy Gohr.
 
Our students will lead us in the blessings of the Hanukkah Menorah and the Shabbat candles.  Click here for Hanukkah blessings.  Don't forget to bring your Hanukkah menorahs! (We have candles.)  Everyone is encouraged to attend this very special "Hanukkah" Shabbat service.

Our Friday Hanukkah celebration includes a songfest led by our Religious school students and Cantor Kathy, latkes, arts and crafts, origami dreidels, and special Hanukkah desserts and more!   Remember to bring a food item or supermarket gift card to support the Flemington Food Pantry and a toy for the OCTY Toy Drive. 
 
Remember to bring a food item or supermarket gift card to support the Flemington Food Pantry and support OCTY's Toy Drive.   
  
We need LOTS OF LATKES!!!!  Do you like to make latkes? Frozen? Sweet potato? Zucchini? Pureed? Shredded? With onions? Gluten Free? We like ALL kinds. We need Lots of Latkes.   Click here for a video on how to make latkes and applesauce, with a latke recipe. 
 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Family Promise - Hosting Opportunity

Family Promise of Hunterdon provides shelter for temporarily homeless families in Hunterdon County  through a network of congregations in the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Hunterdon County, as there are no homeless shelters in our county.  In the past, OC has provided support for the Flemington Presbyterian Church's weeks, and we are now adding support to the FJCC's week. This year, 
Family Promise is hosting up to 14 people, or 4 families, at the Flemington JCC from December 22 - 29.

Host congregations provide sleeping accommodations, dinner, breakfast and lunch (on weekends and holidays) and supplies, typically for 1-2 weeks at a time. During the day, the families go to the Family Promise day center/or to work and return to the hosting site at around 5 p.m. The guests leave in the morning around 7:00 am to 7:30 am (except on holidays and weekends). As with the Flemington Presbyterian Church, opportunities for our congregation are helping with supplies, helping with meals, overnight coverage, or even just staying at the FJCC during the day.

We are hoping our congregation can support this extremely worthwhile cause!  You can sign up here:


My family has been doing this for a number of years, and it is a wonderful program. The people we have met have been amazing. This is an all-ages mitzvah, as the guests are all ages, and kids are happy to have someone to play with or do homework with. If you are interested in making a real difference in someone's life, or need service hours, this is a fantastic opportunity.

You can read more about Family Promise on their website here: http://familypromisehc.org/about/

Thanks so much!

Alexa Parliyan  parliyan@comcast.net
High Holiday Food Drive a Big Success!!!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OCTY for organizing our High Holy Day food drive 
and to the entire Or Chadash community for its generosity!!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
First day of Religious School enthusiasm!

Thursday, December 12th
  • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM - Grades 7/8/9/10
Sunday, December 15th
  • 9:00 AM - Noon - Grades 3/4/5/6
  • 10:15 AM - Noon - Grades K/1/2
  • 11:00 AM - Noon - Temple Tots
Thursday, December 19th
  • No Religious School
Sunday, December 22nd
  • No Religious School


Click HERE for the full 2019-20 Religious School Calendar

KIDS AT SCHOOL HANUKKAH PACKAGES
JCC BRIDGEWATER - FALAFEL & FILM
SCRIP & FUNDRAISING

SCRIP CORNER

Another record-breaking number to report! We had 28 orders for November, which is great, but the really great part is that we generated $778 in earnings for Or Chadash, which is another OC record. Thank you so much!

Please know that your orders are making a difference! We are well on our way to generating $1,000 a month in earnings for OC. If we can do that, well reach our goal of $12,000 for this fiscal year. Please continue ordering, and order as much as you can! Think about gas, coffee, food shopping, department stores, pharmacies, restaurants, etc.

Also, remember scrip for your holiday gifting! There are over 700 retailers who participate in the scrip program. Think of the double gift you give when your scrip purchases help OC exactly when we need it most!

NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: December 15

RAFFLE: If you placed an order in October and November, be sure to place one in December as well to get in on our raffle to win a $25 gift card!

SCRIP SALE DATES: We will be selling various scrip cards at Or Chadash:
  • Sunday, November 24
  • Friday, December 13
  • Sunday, December 15

PROXY ORDER OPTION: Remember the scrip proxy order option! Simply fill out the order form and send that plus a check to Or Chadash, and your order will be placed for you!  Find order forms in the OC office, click HERE to download one or email Christine Berg. Get orders and checks in before the 15th of the month when orders are placed. Easy!

GREAT FOR OC, GREAT FOR YOU: Or Chadash also gives you 25% of your scrip earnings back, as credit on your dues.

It's never too late to get in on this fundraising gem!

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

Month
Orders
Amount
January
19
$440
February
16
$358
March
16
$364
April
17
$518
May
10
$328
June
15
$467
July
18
$440
August
16
$386
September
23
$592
October
34
$625
November
28
!!! $778 !!!
TOTAL:
150
$5,296


TOTAL dollars Or Chadash is giving back to members as dues credit:  $1,324!

WORLD FAMOUS EXAMPLE:
  • $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!

OR CHADASH TEMPLE YOUTH GROUP (OCTY)
IN THE COMMUNITY

Or Chadash member (and Board member) Laura Senator will be selling her beautiful hand spun and hand dyed fiber arts at the A Maker's Circle Studio Pop Up


To download a form to mail in your donation, CLICK HERE

LIFECYCLE EVENTS
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IN APPRECIATION

TODAH RABAH (Thank You very much)...

Cindy Stoter for organizing our Latke Oneg and Hanukkah Celebration


LIFECYCLE EVENTS

REFUAH SH'LEIMA (GET WELL) TO...
Howard Shapiro (father of Joy Gray)
Donald Kantor (father of Craig Kantor) 
Elliot Rosen
Mariel Leibowitz (cousin of Fran Hack)
Rhoda Kantor
Al Berman
Gregg Solomon (brother of Wendy Solomon)




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

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)

OR CHADASH OFFICE
Phone: 908-806-2122

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