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  • 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…)

  • Bylaws

    A Special Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 22nd. At this meeting, members will vote on changes to the Congregation Or Chadash Bylaws. Four documents are viewable below by clicking on the appropriate tabs: (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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  • Regular Meeting April 22, 2019

    At the April meeting the board received updates on a number of issues. First of all, our, income and expenses were as expected. The voluntary assessment has reached a total $29,352 (59% of our goal) from 116 families. There has also been progress made on seven of the Top Ten priorities identified by the Finance Committee and the board to improved our financial standing, including beginning preparations for our High Holy Day Appeal, coordinating better with committees on spending, and appointing volunteers and board members to work on various income possibilities.

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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 23

    Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Louchheim

    Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  2. Mon 23

    Ritual Committee Meeting

    Sep 23 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 23

    Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Louchheim

    Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  2. Mon 23

    Ritual Committee Meeting

    Sep 23 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm