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THIS WEEK 'S SCHEDULE
 
Thursday, November 28th  - No Religious School


Friday, November 29th
Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Friends and Family


Sunday, November 24th  - No Religious School
 


View our full calendar here .
 
 

A Thanksgiving Prayer

In this moment, mindful of our many blessings,
may we form an intent to carry gratitude with us continually.
May we leave fear and jealousy by the wayside,
making room in our hearts for contentment, satisfaction and compassion.
May we start each day counting our blessings:
the blessing of being alive,
the many miracles of the living world we are one with,
the ability we possess to love and to be loved,
the many gifts and talents we have been graced with,
the support we receive
and the support we are able to extend.
May our gratitude lead to action:
May we express our gratitude.
May we smile when we encounter each other on the path,
may we seek opportunities to share our talents with others,
may we express our love to one another,
may we give with no expectation of receiving.
May we seek to repair what is broken.
May we end each day counting the day's blessings,
those we have received and those we have bestowed.
May we be a blessing.
AMEN

-- by Rabbi Maralee Gordon
 

SHABBAT SERVICES
SHABBAT SERVICES

Friday, November 29th
Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Family and Friends

Friday, December 6th - 7:00 PM Shabbat Services - Torah Reading: God is in This Place

Yahrzeits to be observed:
Charles Gelb
Jerome Engel
Martin H. Albert
Anna Robbin Smith
Joseph Kass
Gertrude Heller
Sheila Fisher-Cohen
Edward Kurlansik
Bessie Kenyon
Irving Safier
Harold Meltz
Harriet Meltz

Friday, December 13th - 7:00 PM
Hanukkah Family Service

Yahrzeits to be observed:
James Mazzocchi
Steven D. Weinstein
Milton Wolfson
Ken Kimberley
Joseph M. Fish
Joan Kaplan Leon
Esther Fish

Friday, December 20th - 7:00 PM
Shabbat Service: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Hanukkah

Yahrzeits to be observed:
Suzie Cooper Gold
Melvin Hecht
Gloria Grumbach
Raoul Rabiner

OR CHADASH EVENTS
POP-UP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Or Chadash is a community. We strive to plan different events to provide something of interest to everyone. We encourage you to be become involved either by attending an event, or even better, by helping to plan one. Here are the  upcoming synagogue events that were announced by some of our fellow congregants when they "popped up" at our Rosh Hashanah morning service:

Cooking Class - Canal House Station Restaurant, Milford, NJ

Date:
Winter 2020
Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton opened the charming Canal House Station restaurant this summer in a former train depot in Milford, NJ. Christopher and Melissa are also the authors of Cook Something, which was named one of the New York Times best Fall 2019 cookbooks. The New York Times described Hirshheimer and Hamilton as "home cooks first" and to take advantage of that we have arranged a cooking class followed by dinner at the Canal House Station restaurant.
[Pop-Up Announcer: Cindy Stoter]
Play - Fidler Afn Dakh - Yiddish Version of Fiddler on the Roof

Date:
Saturday, December 14th

DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS IS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20th at 9:00 AM
Fidler Afn Dakh. No you are not Farblondget, (confused). We will be going to New York City to see the off Broadway version of Fidler Afn Dakh, the Yiddish language version of Fiddler on the Roof.  Complete with Traditsye (tradition), Gevalt  (a shock of fright), Bubbe Meise (grandmother's fable), Tsimmes  (a sweet carrot stew) and azoyns un azelekhes (such and such) with English Supertitles displayed on large screens flanking the stage.
[Pop-Up Announcer: Evelyn Kurtzberg]
Sisterhood Walk and Talk

Date:
Sunday, December 8th
Time:
10:15 AM
We are walkers, doers and schmoozers.  Please consider joining Sisterhood for a casual neighborhood walk on Foothill Road, and/or meet us afterwards at OC for some talking and schmoozing.  We meet monthly on Sunday mornings.
[Pop-Up Announcer: Judi Levine]
Jewish American Literature Class

Third Class:
Date:
Saturday, January 11th

Time:
 9:30 AM
Jennifer Gilmore, author and Professor of English at Lafayette College will be leading a seminar on Jewish American Literature here at Or Chadash on four Shabbat mornings. We will be introduced to American Jewish writing, and have the opportunity to analyze the American Jewish experience and its connection to immigration, acculturation and alienation, through readings of Philip Roth, Bernard Melamud, Art Spiegelman to name a few.  We hope you will consider joining the twenty folks that are already registered for this class!
[Pop-Up Announcer: Wendy Solomon]
Brewery Hop

Second Hop
Date:
TBD
Time:
7:30 PM
Did you know that Hunterdon County will soon be host to four breweries? They are located in High Bridge, Asbury, Flemington, and coming soon, one on Rt. 22 in Lebanon. We will be "hopping" to a few of them this Fall.
Each "hop" will follow a Shabbat Experience at Or Chadash.
[Pop-Up Announcer: Glenn Wasserman]
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
First day of Religious School enthusiasm!

Thursday, November 28th
  • No Religious School
Sunday, December 1st
  • No Religious School
Thursday, December 5th
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Grade 7
Sunday, December 8th
  • 9:00 AM - Noon - Grades 3/4/5/6
  • 10:15 AM - Noon - Grades K/1/2


Click HERE for the full 2019-20 Religious School Calendar

SCRIP & FUNDRAISING

SCRIP CORNER

Another record-breaking number to report! We had 28 orders for November, which is great, but the really great part is that we generated $778 in earnings for Or Chadash, which is another OC record. Thank you so much!

Please know that your orders are making a difference! We are well on our way to generating $1,000 a month in earnings for OC. If we can do that, well reach our goal of $12,000 for this fiscal year. Please continue ordering, and order as much as you can! Think about gas, coffee, food shopping, department stores, pharmacies, restaurants, etc.

Also, remember scrip for your holiday gifting! There are over 700 retailers who participate in the scrip program. Think of the double gift you give when your scrip purchases help OC exactly when we need it most!

NEXT ORDER DEADLINE: December 15

RAFFLE: If you placed an order in October and November, be sure to place one in December as well to get in on our raffle to win a $25 gift card!

SCRIP SALE DATES: We will be selling various scrip cards at Or Chadash:
  • Sunday, November 24
  • Friday, December 13
  • Sunday, December 15

PROXY ORDER OPTION: Remember the scrip proxy order option! Simply fill out the order form and send that plus a check to Or Chadash, and your order will be placed for you!  Find order forms in the OC office, click HERE to download one or email Christine Berg. Get orders and checks in before the 15th of the month when orders are placed. Easy!

GREAT FOR OC, GREAT FOR YOU: Or Chadash also gives you 25% of your scrip earnings back, as credit on your dues.

It's never too late to get in on this fundraising gem!

Here is how members of the Scrip Program are helping Or Chadash each month:

Month
Orders
Amount
January
19
$440
February
16
$358
March
16
$364
April
17
$518
May
10
$328
June
15
$467
July
18
$440
August
16
$386
September
23
$592
October
34
$625
November
28
!!! $778 !!!
TOTAL:
150
$5,296


TOTAL dollars Or Chadash is giving back to members as dues credit:  $1,324!

WORLD FAMOUS EXAMPLE:
  • $500 of ShopRite scrip each month for a year = $240 earnings for OC
  • 50 families ordering $500 of ShopRite scrip each month for a year = adds up to $12,000 earnings for OC!!!

We can do this!


Take a look at the ShopWithScrip website, and please contact Christine Berg with any questions:  cberg3@comcast.net

Happy Shopping -- Happy Earning!

OR CHADASH TEMPLE YOUTH GROUP (OCTY)
IN THE COMMUNITY

To download a form to mail in your donation, CLICK HERE

LIFECYCLE EVENTS
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IN APPRECIATION

TODAH RABAH (Thank You very much)...

Our High Holy Day Contributors -  A full list will be published in the coming weeks.



LIFECYCLE EVENTS

REFUAH SH'LEIMA (GET WELL) TO...
Howard Shapiro (father of Joy Gray)
Donald Kantor (father of Craig Kantor) 
Elliot Rosen
Mariel Leibowitz (cousin of Fran Hack)
Rhoda Kantor
Al Berman
Gregg Solomon (brother of Wendy Solomon)




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)
Laura Senator ( Secretary)

OR CHADASH OFFICE
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