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  • 5780 High Holy Day Congregant Speeches

    Elaine Jones

    Congregational President, Erev Rosh Hashanah

    Marc Sbar

    Board Member & Social Justice and Action Chair, Rosh Hashanah Morning

    Goldie Goldstein

    Member, Kol Nidre

    Jeff Goldberg

    Past President & Appeal Chair, Yom Kippur Morning
  • Regular Meeting June 24, 2019

    At the June meeting the board received a report on the state of security on our campus. Funds from the Family Foundation were reallocated to allow for improvements to our facilities, including adding panic buttons and additional cameras to the property. Additional possibilities, including armed security, will be discussed by the Security Taskforce and presented to the Board next month.

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  • 5780 High Holy Days Appeal

    In these times of partisanship and divisiveness, Or Chadash stands as a place where all are welcome. Together, we instill and foster Jewish identity and community, perpetuate Judaism by being a community of lifelong learners, and enhance the quality of life through the practice of Torah, Worship, Acts of Loving Kindness, and Tikkun Olam. (more…)

  • Meet Our Rabbinical Student, Julia Berg

    We are excited to inform you that for the very first time our Congregation has invited a 2nd year rabbinical student to join our community this year. Julia Berg will be joining us for the High Holy Days and thereafter, flying from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion once a month to lead services, teach adult education and participate in our Religious School. (more…)

  • Security Gate

    Campus Security Update

    In our continued effort to keep our campus safe and secure and as a result of
    recommendations from the Federation’s Security Consultant, we have added several new security enhancements. (more…)

  • Rumors of My Retirement Are Greatly Exaggerated!

    Dearest Friends of the Tucson Jewish community,

    It seems to me that many of you have forgotten the training we all received when we were children. Remember the nurse at school who taught you two important rules: 1) Wash your hands, and 2) Don’t put something in your mouth if you don’t know where it came from! Let’s pay attention to Rule #2, shall we?

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  • Message from President-Elect: Working Together for Congregation Or Chadash and Tucson Reform Judaism

    Hello Friends,

    It’s an honor to begin my tenure as the lucky-12th president of Or Chadash, the second woman in this position (Bev Sandock was the first), and maybe the first convert, making “Jones” a good Jewish name. I bring many years of experience from my past professional life as an associate professor in Nursing at the University of Arizona, managing research teams and faculty, and as mother of four children. There are many transferable skills, but importantly, I bring a passion for Jewish life and for our synagogue. Still, it really does take a shtetl. (more…)

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 18

    Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Louchheim

    Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  2. Mon 18

    Social Justice & Action Committee Meeting

    Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 18

    Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Louchheim

    Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  2. Mon 18

    Social Justice & Action Committee Meeting

    Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm