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Mitzvah Day


Sunday, May 15th

Dear Members of Or Chadash,


Rabbi Tarfon said: "It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to avoid it." Pirke Avot 2:21


Please join us and participate in Mitzvah Day 2022 at Or Chadash and also at home. Mitzvah Day will be held rain or shine - activities will be held under our porches as well as inside. Mitzvah Day begins at 9:30 AM SHARP.


This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the Or Chadash community and have a huge impact on our world. The entire Or Chadash community is encouraged to donate just a few hours of time. 


We are delighted to be able to deliver meaningful and safe activities both at Or Chadash and also at home. Come join in an outdoor session, or choose from the many wonderful mitzvah opportunities that you can complete in your own homes and drop off at Or Chadash on Mitzvah Day, or make arrangements for drop off at another time. Or Chadash will be delighted to deliver your thoughtful gifts to the appropriate organizations. 


Thank you in advance for your commitment of time and generous contributions to support the many activities of Mitzvah Day 2022.


Questions? Contact Betsy Zalaznick at bzalaznick@gmail.com.

Click HERE to Register for Mitzvah Day

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SCHEDULE

THIS WEEK

Friday, May 13th

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Forman and Cantor Kathy Gohr

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On this Sabbath, join us exactly as you feel most comfortable on Zoom. A few things to note about our service:


  • For those on Zoom, feel free to light your own Shabbat candles, share in drinking the wine/juice from your own Kiddush cups and taste the sweetness of challah at your house.
  • Please email Rabbi Forman (josephforman@gmail.com) no later than 5:00 PM on Friday with the names you would like him to read during the Mi Shebeirach.
  • If you need support or assistance using Zoom, please reach out to Rabbi Forman or Betsy no later than 3:00 PM on Friday.
  • The link for Friday Night Services can always be found on our OC website Homepage.


I hope each of you is well. We look forward to sharing Shabbat with our Or Chadash community no matter how you attend.


Yahrzeits to be observed:

David Abrams

Morris Kurtzberg

Bernard H. Hillman

Sunday, May 15th

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Click HERE to Register for Mitzvah Day

MITZVAH DAY!!!


SCHEDULE FOR MITZVAH DAY


SESSION ALEF


  • Trail Mix is a Healthy Treat
  • Assemble Centerpieces for a Bat Mitzvah Celebration
  • Make a "Casserole for Kids"
  • Decorate Cookies
  • Put Pen to Paper--Letter Writing!



SESSION BET


  • Lemon Sugar Scrub
  • Make a "Casserole for Kids"
  • Decorate Cookies
  • Put Pen to Paper--Letter Writing!



FULL DAY/DROP IN (9:30 - 12:00 noon)


  • Exterior Temple Clean Up 9:00 AM - 12 noon
  • Disassemble the Or Chadash Playground
  • Put Pen to Paper--Letter Writing!

NEXT WEEK

Friday, May 20th

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Forman and Cantor Kathy Gohr with Special Guest Boris Fishman

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On this Sabbath, join us exactly as you feel most comfortable on Zoom. A few things to note about our service:


  • For those on Zoom, feel free to light your own Shabbat candles, share in drinking the wine/juice from your own Kiddush cups and taste the sweetness of challah at your house.
  • Please email Rabbi Forman (josephforman@gmail.com) no later than 5:00 PM on Friday with the names you would like him to read during the Mi Shebeirach.
  • If you need support or assistance using Zoom, please reach out to Rabbi Forman or Betsy no later than 3:00 PM on Friday.
  • The link for Friday Night Services can always be found on our OC website Homepage.


I hope each of you is well. We look forward to sharing Shabbat with our Or Chadash community no matter how you attend.


Yahrzeits to be observed:

Charlotte Werstein

Bernie Matkov

Larry Seligman

Joseph Hillman

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Novelist and journalist Boris Fishman, who taught a very successful literature class ("Meaning, Morality, and the Occasional Mensch") to the congregation in 2020, will join our Shabbat services on Friday, May 20th, to talk about the war in Ukraine, both as someone from the region who has traveled in and reported from Ukraine and Russia, and as a journalist working on a magazine piece about the conflict. For more information about Boris's books, teaching, and journalism, please see www.borisfishman.com.

Sunday, May 22nd

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kup O' Joe: Adult Education

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In person at Or Chadash and on Zoom.

Special guests from the Jewish Federation will provide an update on Ukraine from their recent trip to Poland.

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UPCOMING YAHRZEITS

Friday, Jun. 3rd


Yahrzeits to be observed:

Anna Wolf

Robert Gorin

Leo Heller

Sunny Garfield

Richard Jost

Celia Zalaznick

Mildred Albert

Beatrice Heller

Morty Lehrer

Richard Levy

Bernard Sigel

Sheldon Connor

Isidore Wolf

Bessie Sinoway

Friday, Jun. 10th


Yahrzeits to be observed:

Louise Theile

Arthur Horowitz

Sylvia Horowitz

Lillian Magid

Ann Gorin

Isidor Soodik

THANK YOU!

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RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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Sunday, April 28th - Last Day for 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Grade Classes

For our final class of 2021-2022, our 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders prepared presentations on the three “Yom” spring holidays - Yom Hashoah(Holocaust Remembrance Day),Yom HaZikaron(The Day of Remembrance),Yom Ha’atzmaut(Israeli Independence Day.) 

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OR CHADASH EVENTS

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Friday, May 6th - Confirmation

Jasmine Likier, Noah Metelitsa and Jordyn Moscowitz

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OR CHADASH TEMPLE YOUTH GROUP

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Lots of sunshine for OCTY's last event of this school year!

On Sunday, May 1st, our teens got together to enjoy pizza and brownies and also celebrate Jordyn Moscowitz, our graduating senior. We will miss Jordyn so much and wish her well in everything that lies ahead for her!

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THINGS TO DO

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WHAT: Talking to Young Children About Race

DATE: May 18

TIME: 8:00 PM

PRICE: Free - plus free book when you register!

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

through Or Chadash


Did you know that Or Chadash is a certifying organization of the President's 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. Visit 

www.presidentialserviceawards.gov for additional information about the program.


Adults and students can have qualifying hours in several ways, and note this change from previous years: Or Chadash can be the recipient of the volunteer service, a facilitator of the service, and now hours from other organizations can be included in the total hours a person has volunteered. Those hours from other organizations must be verified, and signed off by the facilitator of those organizations. As in the past, all service must be unpaid, volunteer, and take place within the one year period specified. 


PLEASE NOTE: The most recent qualifying period ran from March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022. Required documentation of hours will need to be submitted to Cindy Stoter by April 15, 2022.


Please reach out to Cindy at chstoter@comcast.net if you are interested in applying for this award, and she will explain exactly what hours can be included and how to document them!

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.

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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

Email: admin@orchadash-nj.org


OFFICE HOURS - Please call to schedule an appointment.


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