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Shabbat Dinner at Or Chadash

This Friday, November 17th

We are thrilled to be able to come together once again as a community and share a Shabbat meal and celebrate our Legacy Circle with a special musical Shabbat Service following dinner. Shabbat is a great opportunity for us to slow down and appreciate the week. This relaxed, casual, come-as-you-are, Shabbat dinner offers an opportunity for our entire community - members and non-members alike - to see one another in person. Bring a friend or family member.

Hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 PM

Dinner at 6:00 PM

Services at 7:00PM

Oneg at 8:00 PM

Oneg desserts by Betsy!

Special performance by the Cantor Kathy

and the OC Choir!

Click Here to Register for the Shabbat Dinner...



Sunday, December 3rd - Walk & Talk with Special Guest Debbie Weiss!

Meet: 10:15am at Or Chadash

Walk: 10:15 - 11:00am

Talk: 11:00 - 12 noon

WALK: Enjoy a leisurely 45-minute walk on scenic Foothill Road, a mostly flat and unpaved quiet street.

TALK: We have a special treat in store - please come catch up with Debbie Weiss as she talks about her recent journey publishing a book (On Second Thought... Maybe I can!), creating a weekly email, podcast, and video series (Morning Sprinkles), and planning upcoming wellness masterclasses. Grab a cup of coffee from the Keurig in the kitchen.

Come for either or both! We always love to welcome newcomers!

If you have an idea for a Sisterhood event, we'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to:

Eileen Freda


Christine Berg cberg3@comcast.net

For more on Sisterhood - click HERE


We Pray for Peace in Israel as Hamas and Hezbollah Attack

Helpful Resources for Dealing with the Crisis in Israel

The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue website has some good resources covering the following topics:

  • Background on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current war
  • Responding to antisemitism on campus
  • Navigating social media
  • Helping children and schools respond to the war in Israel

Click the Read More button below to access these resources.

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Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to Krista and Matthew Greenblatt on the birth of Rivka Elizabeth on November 13th at 2:45 PM. Rivka was born weighing 7 pounds 13 oz. and was 19.5 inches in height. Rivka Elizabeth Greenblatt joins brother Meyer and sister Sunny in their Stockton, NJ home.

Chesed (Caring) Community

Mazel Tov to parents Matthew and Krista Greenblatt and siblings Meyer and Sunny on the birth of Rivka Elizabeth on November 13th.

To help the family through these early days at home with a new baby, the Or Chadash Chesed (Caring) Community hopes to be able to offer meals made (or purchased!) with love from members of our congregation.

If you can provide a meal for the family, please contact the Greenblatts to schedule a day to deliver to their home:

  • Matt: (612) 559-5795
  • Krista: (612) 306-3143
  • Address: 967 Sergeantsville Road, Stockton. 

As an alternative, we can arrange for someone else to deliver if you want to drop off at Or Chadash during Religious School on a Sunday.

The congregants of Or Chadash are the heart and soul of our caring community.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out and allow us to do the mitzvah of providing assistance when you need a helping hand, a prepared meal, a ride to the doctor, or just someone to listen without judgment.


Rabbi Joseph M. Forman

(908) 806-2122


If you would like to learn about opportunities to help our community - as your time allows - by preparing a meal, offering a ride, or visiting the sick, please join the Chesed email list by contacting Leslie Werstein Hann at chesed@orchadash-nj.org.

Or Chadash Temple Youth Group (OCTY)

Next up: December 3rd - Toy Drive and Hanukkah Party!

OCTY co-presidents:

Dylan Berg djberg14@gmail.com

Izzie Hodkinson izziesam11@gmail.com

Harrison Langer hblanger21@gmail.com

Kate MacIsaac kvmac2007@gmail.com

More Pictures & Details on OCTY...


November 16


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Religious School: Grades 7, 8, 9, 10

In person at Or Chadash

November 17


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Special Shabbat Dinner at OC

  • Special performance by the Cantor Kathy and the OC Choir!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shabbat Services

Join us for this service in-person and on Zoom, followed by an oneg.

  • 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.


Blanche Margaret Erkkila

Michael Joseph Sansevere Jr.

Evelyn Hersch

Louis Zalaznick

Jerome Engel

Beatrice Breslow

Helen Musikar

Joseph Kass

Howard Licker

Herman Weinstein

Jeanne Kurtzberg

Gerry Levine

Ernest H. Zuberer

November 19


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Religious School: Grades 3, 4, 5, 6

In person at Or Chadash

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Religious School: Grades K, 1, 2

In person at Or Chadash

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Flemington Presbyterian Church - see flyer below

November 23


No Religious School

November 24


Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

November 26


No Religious School

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Thank you for 20 orders placed for the month of October.

Together, we earned Or Chadash $443!

Next deadline for ordering plastic gift cards is Wednesday, November 15th.

More info on Scrip & Gift Cards HERE!

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