UPCOMING AT OR CHADASH

Rabbi Forman, Cantor Kathy, Betsy Zalaznick and the Board of Trustees wish you all a sweet Passover!
Or Chadash Passover Seder
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Here is a little Passover humor to brighten your day:

Hear about the internet search engine for Passover?

It's called eliYAHOO.

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What's your favorite Passover film?

Shawshankbone Redemption.

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Why did the matzah quit his job?

Because he didn't get a raise.

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Why do we have a Haggadah at Passover?

So we can Seder right words.

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What do you call someone who derives pleasure from the bread of affliction?

A matzochist.

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Did you hear about the gefilte fish that went deaf?

He had to buy a herring-aid.

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A British Jew is waiting in line to be knighted by the Queen. He is to kneel in front of her and recite a sentence in Latin when she taps him on the shoulders with her sword. However, when his turn comes, he panics in the excitement of the moment and forgets the Latin. Then, thinking fast, he recites the only other sentence he knows in a foreign language, which he remembers from the Passover Seder:

"Ma nishtana ha layla ha zeh mi kol ha laylot."

Puzzled, Her Majesty turns to her advisor and whispers, "Why is this knight different from all other knights?"


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SCHEDULE

THIS WEEK
Thursday, Apr. 1st


No Religious School


Friday, Apr. 2nd


Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Friends and Family


Sunday, Apr. 4th


No Religious School



View our full calendar here.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Zoom has upgraded its service with exciting new features. In order for you to take advantage of these features, please make sure to update your Zoom application to the most recent version HERE. If you need help with this, please let us know.
 PASSOVER PREPHoliday_Catering
Haggadah - A Different Night (Compact Edition)

We will be using the Compact edition of the A Different Night haggadah for our congregational Seder. Copies of the book are available from Haggadahs-R-Us for $10.95 for 1-5 copies or $7.95 for 6 or more.

To purchase, click on the image of the book or this link:

A FREE PDF version is available for download as well:
 SPECIAL PROGRAMS AROUND THE WEBSocial_Action




CANTOR ZOE JACOBS PREPARES US FOR PASSOVER
Click the link to listen to the recorded class from March 15th


 THINGS TO DOThings_To_Do
"Live" In Your Living Room -
50 Great Authors & Virtual Events

The Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC is proud to offer more than 50 different book talks this year, all virtually for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. The cost of each even varies - come are free and other charge a fee which sometimes includes a copy of the book.

You must register by 8:00 PM the night before the event in order to receive the Zoom link and password for paid events.



Date: Thursday, Apr 1st
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: FREE

Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose. Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In an industry that doesn't accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe.

Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family's reconciliation and love. Stone made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to "play nice," and it's those same qualities that make this memoir so powerful.

The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded, and a book for the survivors; it's a celebration of women's strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that it's never too late to raise your voice, and speak out..

 
 SCRIP & FUNDRAISINGScrip_Fundraising
SCRIP CORNER

Spring Greetings!  Thank you for the 26 orders last month. We earned $556 for Or Chadash, and that is terrific!

Next Deadline
Deadline for ordering plastic gift cards: Thursday, April 15

SPRING PROJECTS
If you are planning any projects or Spring cleaning, maybe you could use scrip for any supplies: Home Depot, Lowe's, Wayfair, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, JC Penney, Staples, JoAnn Fabric, Crate & Barrel, HomeGoods, The Container Store, Williams Sonoma, Walmart, Target.... Thanks for considering!

LOOKING AHEAD TO MOTHER'S DAY
Mother's Day falls on May 9 this year, so if you could use any scrip for that special person in your life, please consider getting that order in already. Next month's deadline (May 15) will fall after Mother's Day. How about any other holidays coming up? Graduations, birthdays, Father's Day... Lots of scrip choices for your gifting needs!

AMAZON & ONLINE SHOPPING
A reminder that if you do any shopping on Amazon, please use smile.Amazon.com to designate OC as beneficiary, and also please buy Amazon scrip to make your purchases. Double pay to Or Chadash, and no cost to you at all. If you are doing any online shopping, please consider buying scrip to make those purchases.

SCRIP HABIT
As far as new habits go, ordering scrip is a great one! It's easy to get started! Check out the Scrip FAQs on the Or Chadash website. We always place orders for plastic scrip cards on the 15th of the month, so it's easy to plan your orders.

GET SCRIP DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR
Families now have the option to get physical gift cards from 250+ popular brands delivered right to your door by using the mobile app, RaiseRight.
  • Contactless: Provides a safe option to get gift cards during COVID-19.
  • Flexible: Order on your schedule. No planning. No deadlines.
  • Easy Gifting: Buy gift cards as gifts and send them directly to friends and family.
  • Increased Reach: It's easy for out-of-town supporters to participate.
  • Easy to Order: Download the mobile app, RaiseRight, on your phone. Place orders for any brands labeled "Ship to Home Eligible." Pay with linked bank account or credit card. Includes small shipping fee (from $0.50 to $8.00). Your order comes right to your door!

While our favorites, ShopRite and Stop&Shop, are not available as "Ship to Home Eligible," there are many brands that offer this option (plastic gift cards shipped directly to you):
Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Home Depot, Target, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera, Subway, Gap, Old Navy, Lowe's, Barnes & Noble, Ulta, American Eagle, Lands End, Nordstrom, Sephora, Game Stop, Staples... and many more!

ORDERS ADDING UP

Month
Orders
Earnings
July
31
$450
August
23
$418
September
27
$424
October
26
$547
November
36
$841
December
34
$598
January
25
$438
February29$595
March
26
$556
TOTAL:  
231
$4,867




BONUS!
As always, remember: Or Chadash offers you 25% of your earnings back, as a credit towards your dues. The more your purchases earn for OC, the more you earn for yourself as dues credit. Win-win!

Thank you as always for your support!

 COMMUNITY OUTREACHCommunity_Outreach
 Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
through Or Chadash

Did you know that Or Chadash is a certifying organization of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award? 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. All service must be unpaid, volunteer, and take place within the one year period specified below.

PLEASE NOTE: The most recent qualifying period just concluded and ran from February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2021. Required documentation of hours needs to be submitted to Cindy Stoter at chstoter@comcast.net by April 19, 2021.

Please reach out to Cindy to discuss what service hours qualify and how to document these hours properly.
COOKIE KITS !!!
Special thanks to our youth group, OCTY, for assembling 2 dozen cookie kits for Harvest Family Success Center on March 20th! It was a perfectly sunny day to be together outside and complete this mitzvah.
We were especially happy to welcome our 7th graders who joined in the fun.
Plus, we raised $100 in donations for a ShopRite gift card to go with the cookie kits (dry ingredients).
  Great job by this great group of kids!
Dylan Berg, Lindsay Gold, Raychel Khusid, Kate MacIsaac,
Kadence Melamud, Anna Metelitsa, Noah Metelitsa,
Jordyn Moscowitz, Samantha Orr, and Ben Weiss

Mishkan T'filah for Shabbat  - A Reform Siddur

A Kindle version of our prayer book is available on Amazon for only $9.99.

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.

HOW TO REACH US

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)

OR CHADASH OFFICE
Phone: 908-806-2122

OFFICE HOURS - Please call to schedule an appointment.
 
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