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
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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
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
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?
Message from President-Elect: Working Together for Congregation Or Chadash and Tucson Reform Judaism
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
To the right, you can find an archive of documents from past congregational meetings.
Our next Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, May 4th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Detailed information for that meeting will be available here 20 days before the meeting.
15 years ago, Rabbi Louchheim wore a Hawaiian shirt for Friday Night LIVE! — he doesn’t remember why.
On April 5th, 2019, Rabbi challenged all of you to write a modern Midrash accounting for why we wear these shirts.
Thank you to everyone who answered the call! More