UPCOMING AT OR CHADASH




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MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI: 

In the Megillah - the Scroll of Esther - we read: "The Jews were to observe these days for feasting and merrymaking, and as an occasion for sending gifts to one another and presents to the poor." (Esther 9:22) From this verse we learn the four mitzvot (religious obligations) of Purim:
 
1. Sending gifts to friends and family members. Thank you to everyone who supported our Purim Project Fundraiser.
 
2. Offering presents to the needy.  We will be contributing a portion of those proceeds to the P.J. Library program to get Jewish books to kids everywhere.
 
3. Feasting.  Come help us eat some Hamantaschen on Sunday!
 
4. Merrymaking.  Purim actually begins Wednesday night, the first day of Spring.  Have fun!!

Join us at our community Purim celebration on Sunday, March 17th at 10:15 AM as we read the Megillah, enjoy an original Purim Spiel, have fun with a magician and caricature artists and celebrate the Purim holiday with singing and a wonderful carnival for all ages!
 
Hag Purim Sameach! Happy Purim! Wishing you wonderful Purim fun.

Shalom,
 
Rabbi Joe Forman
 
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THIS WEEK 'S SCHEDULE


RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Thursday March 14th
7th - 4:30 - 6:00 PM
8th/9th/10th Grades - 6:30 - 8:15 PM

SHABBAT WORSHIP
Friday, March 15th  at 7:00 PM
Social Action Shabbat with special guest:
Dr. Karen Gaffney - Dismantling the Racism Machine
(See details below.)

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Sunday, March 17
9:00 AM- 12 Noon - Grades 3-6
10:15 AM - 12 Noon - Grades K-2

PURIM CARNIVAL
Sunday March 17th 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM




View our full calendar here .


 
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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 
Packing our Purim Bags 
 


Renee Trambert, Our member and Board Secretary in the News


SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN MARCH
FRIDAY, MARCH 15th at 7:00 PM - Social Action Shabbat
Shabbat Services with special guest: Dr. Karen Gaffney
 
Dismantling the Racism Machine: Myths Taught to White People that Perpetuate White Supremacy
 
Based on Dr. Karen Gaffney's recent book  Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, this interactive presentation will highlight three myths taught to white people that obscure the reality of racism. 

Karen is an English Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and a steering committee member of the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition. She also manages a website with a blog and resources, Divided No Longer, available at  https://dividednolonger.com/

"If we are to dismantle systemic racism and create a more just society, people need a place to begin."





A NEW EVENT SPONSORED BY OR CHADASH SISTERHOOD

FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd at 7:00 PM
Shabbat Services and Book Swap



OC Putt-Putt Golf Challenge

SATURDAY, MARCH 30th 12 NOON to 4 PM 



FROM THE PURIM COMMITTEE

VOLUNTEER FOR THE PURIM CARNIVAL 2019

The Purim Carnival will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019. 
There will be games, booths, prizes and food--you name it, we'll have it at the Carnival. 
Plus a magician and balloon sculpting. 

Student volunteers are needed to make the day successful. We really count on you. 
Volunteers should be in Grade 7 or higher, and if you are interested in helping to make 
this day a success, please register.  

Important to note! Purim Carnival volunteer hours count as service hours. 
Student volunteers should report by 10:30 AM to the lobby of Or Chadash. 
Please complete this form by Sunday, March 10th. 

Thank you so much!

Stephanie Orr
Volunteer Coordinator
Purim Carnival 2019

stephanieorr123@gmail.com


PURIM CARNIVAL COMMITTEE SEEKING
PRIZE-DONATIONS

On Sunday, March 17th, Or Chadash will celebrate Purim with a fun carnival open to all!  One of the things we need to make this event a success is donations for the Prize Room.  We are seeking new and gently used items: toys, games, novelties, Legos, party-favors, hair-accessories, little purses, pencils, stickers, stuffed animals.... 
If you are cleaning out closets and can help us, that'd be great! 

We have a collection box in the office at Or Chadash. 
Questions? Contact Christine Berg - cberg3@comcast.net 

Thanks for your donations!
PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD


Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The PVSA recognizes U.S. citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period. The awards are offered in multiple levels and include bronze, silver, and gold, based on the number of service hours completed and the age of the volunteer. In order for you or your child to have qualifying hours, Or Chadash must be the recipient of the volunteer service or a facilitator of the service. All service must be unpaid, volunteer, and take place within the one year period specified.

PLEASE NOTE: The next qualifying period is from March 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019.  Required online paperwork needs to be completed by April 1, 2019.

Please reach out to Cindy Stoter,  chstoter@comcast.net, if you would like more information, for forms to document services hours, and for any additional questions.



FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

AMAZON SMILE AND OR CHADASH

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!!


SCRIP CORNER


February was a busy time for the Scrip Program.  We had 14 members place orders for scrip which earned Or Chadash just over $350!  Thanks so much!
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!  Take a look at the shopwithscrip website, and please contact Christine Berg with any questions:   cberg3@comcast.net.  Happy shopping!

SHABBAT SERVICES
SHABBAT SERVICES

 
Friday, March 15th - 7:00 PM - 
Social Action Shabbat with guest: Dr. Karen Gaffney - Dismantling the Racism Machine 
 
Yahrzeits to be observed: 
Donald Corey
Rochelle Ringel
Seymour Zwerling
Leon Bach
Anna Gelb
Murray Bacal
Harold Golden
Lee J. Kenyon
Fred Segall
 
 
Friday, March 22nd - 7:00 PM
Book Swap Shabbat

Yahrzeits to be observed: 
Gertrude Frankel
Stanley Gold
Irving Falk
Herbert Ringel


Friday, March 29th - 7:00 PM
 
  
Yahrzeits to be observed: 
Bernard Woir
Valentna Geylur
Betty Roberts


 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL


Thursday, March 14th
7th Grade - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  
8th/9th/10th Grades - 6:30 PM - 8:15PM

Sunday, March 17th
Grades 3-6 - begin at 9:00 AM
Grades K-2 - begin at 10:15 AM
PURIM CARNIVAL - 10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Thursday, March 21st
7th Grade - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  

Sunday, March 24th
Grades 3-6 - 9:00 AM - 12 Noon
Grades K-2 - 10:15 AM - 12 Noon 

Thursday, March 28th  
No Religious School

Sunday, March 31st
No Religious School

Thursday, April 4th
No Religious School

LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
KUP* O' JOE - Adult Education:
Caffeinated Conversations
with Rabbi Forman

Join Rabbi Forman on Selected Sundays at 11 AM to 12 PM to discuss Jewish thought, practices and world events.  All are welcome.  

Upcoming Winter Dates: 

March 24th

April 7th


More information coming soon!

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SISTERHOOD
SISTERHOOD

Join us on Sundays for an easy stroll from 10:15-11:00 AM. Refreshments and chat until 12 PM. All are welcome.


Upcoming 2019 Spring Dates: 

April 14th

May 5th

OR CHADASH TEMPLE YOUTH GROUP (OCTY)
UPCOMING EVENTS 
(all events are from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM)

March 17:  Purim Carnival.  Save the date!  Volunteer to help run a game, work in the Prize Room, or help in Esther's Salon. Enjoy a free snack and great community time.

April 14:  Bagel-Off Taste Test.  Come for a taste test of bagels from different local bagel places.  And say goodbye to the seniors!

May 19:  Mitzvah Day.  Save the date!  Come out to Or Chadash to lend a hand to make our community better for all.

Any questions, please contact:

Jonatha Berg -  jonathaberg@gmail.com
Julia MacIsaac -  julia-macisaac@hotmail.com



IN THE COMMUNITY
IN THE COMMUNITY...

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center - 
Jewish LIFE Program Information
 

IN THE COMMUNITY...SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTION

Dear Chaverim,
The time is drawing near for us to join together in Trenton from across New Jersey for our annual Reform Jewish Voice of NJ Advocacy Day on Monday March 18.  Join Reform Jews from across New Jersey to learn, advocate, and connect with our legislators and each other.  We will pursue justice in the areas of immigration, voting rights, and environment. We will hear about our issues from legislators and advocates, and be inspired by personal stories highlighting why they matter.  Register TODAY at  rjvnj.org/advocacy  

 
Here is our line-up of invited speakers:
Environmental Justice:
Senator Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Dan Benson, and Norah Langweiler, Campaign Organizer for Jersey Renews on clean and accessible transportation
Immigrant Justice: 
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Laura Moro of Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund on Drivers' License legislation
Voting Rights:
Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Assistant Counsel Henal Patel and Ronald Pierce of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice on Voting Rights legislation

Plus:
Joy Friedman, Director of Organizing for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 
Reflections from our own New Jersey rabbis ... and more!


Appointments are being made for you to meet with your legislators as available. 
Reform Jewish Voice of New Jersey Advocacy Day
Monday, March 18 from 9:30-2:30 PM
Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 
Register online at rjvnj.org/advocacy
Subsidies are available so that all can attend; payment details on registration form.
We hope to see you in Trenton on March 18!
L' Shalom,
Liz Cohen and Rabbi Ethan Prosnit
RJVNJ co-chairs

Questions?  Contact our Social Justice and Action Chair - Larry Abrams at labrams@earthlink.net
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LIFECYCLE EVENTS

REFUAH SH'LEIMA (GET WELL) TO...
Fran Hack
Howard Shapiro (father of Joy Gray)
Shirley Jaffee &  Ira Jaffee
Donald Kantor
Elliot Rosen

SHELOSHIM FOR...
Hedy Louise Sagan Parilis (mother of Gary Parilis) died February 19th, 2019
Mitchell Corey (brother of Faith Fuhrman) died February 22nd, 2019

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)
Renee Trambert ( Secretary)

OR CHADASH OFFICE
Phone: 908-806-2122

OFFICE HOURS - please call in advance 
Tuesdays: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursdays: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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