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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Each week, a member of our combined congregation reads his or her original commentary on the Torah portion of the week. You, too, can have the honor of writing a commentary (drash) on the Torah portion of the week. More
Following our vote to approve a Plan of Consolidation for Or Chadash & Temple Emanu-El, we learned that both Or Chadash and Temple Emanu-El were eligible to apply for the second round of the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) which (if successful) would provide us with funds for our personnel costs. Because the application requires documentation of the prior year’s financial situation and how an organization has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kol Ami would not be eligible.
Thank you to Dr. Beth Jacobs for a very informative session last Saturday. You can view the recording here.
And the winner is…
“All of My People”
Building on the Legacies of Temple Emanu-El (1910) and Congregation Or Chadash (1995).
This Shabbat is the “Shabbat of Prophetic Vision” and comes a few days before the 9th of Av, which is associated with the most devastating calamities that the Jewish people have faced throughout time – the most recognizable of these disasters are the destruction of the first Temple by the Babylonians and the second Temple by the Romans. More