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Dear Members of Or Chadash,

On Friday night, July 24th, for the first time since the pandemic started, Or Chadash had people at the synagogue for in-person Shabbat services. The option for attending in-person, in the back yard of the synagogue, represents our efforts to provide multiple ways for our congregation to connect with each other during these unprecedented times.

That night we had only four members of the congregation in attendance at Or Chadash. We would like YOUR feedback on the service, to make the determination on when or if we will have the in-person option again. If we as a group are happy with Zoom services for now, that is great! But if there are more people who are interested in attending in-person at future services (with all social distancing guidelines etc. in place), it would help to know.

Please drop me a line at president@orchadash-nj.org and let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

- Glenn Wasserman - President

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Wednesday, July 29th

8:00 PM
Special Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, July 31st

Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family & Friends

Sunday, August 2nd

Kup O' Joe is on coffee break again this Sunday.  We will be back in a few weeks.

View our full calendar  here .
Thank you to everyone who placed a Honey order before the Free Shipping deadline.

We sold 73 jars
and raised  $328.50 for Or Chadash!

But you still have time to wish your
family and friends a sweet  New Year 
from a safe distance and  help 
Or Chadash at the same time.
(you just have to pay for shipping)

[Orders won't start shipping till August 28th, just in time for Rosh Hashanah]

Here are a few things our congregation can do now, a s well
as information about upcoming resources, announcements, and  other opportunities  from the URJ and our partner organizations.  

Click the link: 
Or Chadash is encouraging members to help other members at this time of need.  If you can help our community and would like to let others know - please feel free to share it with us, so we can share it with all of you.
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As someone who works with collaboration technology on a regular basis, I would be more than happy to be a resource to help test or troubleshoot Zoom connectivity. From initial setup to test calls, feel free to reach out to me during the day to proactively get setup and comfortable prior to upcoming Or Chadash virtual gatherings

If you have any other technology needs, don't hesitate to reach out. I'll do what I can.

Feel free to text or email me:
Mike Wolf
(267) 872-4708

Talk soon!
Mishkan T'filah for Shabbat  - A Reform Siddur

A Kindle version of our prayer book is available on Amazon for only $4.99.

Click on the image of the book or this link:

Also, a FREE online version is available from CCAR Press:

Click here for the FREE online version.
Did you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit Or Chadash with a charitable donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation when you shop at AmazonSmile? Just use the smile.amazon.com link when you go to shop.

To learn more about AmazonSmile, click HERE .


Rabbi Joseph M. Forman ( Rabbi)
Cantor Kathy Gohr ( Cantor)
Betsy Zalaznick ( Educator)
Glenn Wasserman ( President)
Victor Sloan ( 1st Vice President)
Dan Freedman ( 2nd Vice President  )
Jeff Berg ( Treasurer)
Laura Senator ( Secretary)

Phone: 908-806-2122

OFFICE HOURS - Please call to schedule an appointment.

These are hard times as we all know. As always and during this pandemic, Hunterdon Helpline is trying 24-7 to meet the needs of vulnerable populations who are challenged in a safe and organized manner for both the receiver and the giver.

In addition to being open to assist as always for any challenge at any time, Helpline has situation-particular services that we are providing:
  • Community Information web page updated regularly for access to available services and needs, including government, nonprofits, business and other organizations: http://www.helplinehc.org/community-information.html
  • Food Access for vulnerable populations: Call (908) 782-4357
  • Direct Relief Services Volunteer Registration and Matching to programs / services / organizations: Call (908) 782-4357 or email volunteerprograms@helplinehc.org or download registration form on the Community Information page: http://www.helplinehc.org/community-information.html
  • Community Translation Center - volunteers on-call for telephone conferencing
  • Regular Outreach and Intakes from community organizations for what they are still providing: email communityinformation@helplinehc.org to update
  • Our Senior and Disability Services Telephone Reassurance program is available for new clients wishing to be checked in on daily and receive information
  • Helpline continues to register people for Citizen Alert and Register Ready if they are unable to do themselves.
We ask that you share this with your congregation. We welcome volunteers. We are here for those who need assistance because of the pandemic or because, as we know, life goes on. Hunterdon Helpline has, for 50 years, provided assistance and connection to services to our continually updated database of 1500-plus programs and services. All one has to do is call: (908) 782-4357 or 1-800-272-4630.

If you have begun an effort of your own, please send the information to  communityinformation@helplinehc.org and we will share it on our Community Information web page.

Thank you for your service to the community.

Stay well,
 - Susan

Susan R.G. Lax, MCIS
Executive Director
Hunterdon Helpline