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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

July 28, 2021 | 19 Av 5781 - אב
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:22 pm | Havdalah 9:09 pm
Parashat Eikev 5781 | פרשת עֵקֶב

Spiritual Leader:
Rabbi Lauren Henderson


In the Week Ahead

We are here to answer your questions

Gail Duner, President
Jason Parker, Interim Executive Director
Rabbi Lauren Henderson

Congregational Highlights
Ongoing Programming Linked on Homepage:
Shabbat Services | Tuesday Minyan | Torah in the Woods | Sunday Minyan


One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, August 3 (follows Minyan)
If you’ve ever sat in services and wished that you could better understand just one prayer at a time before moving onto the next one, this class is for you! Led by Rabbi Lauren, we’ll gather on Zoom to journey prayer-by-prayer through the morning service, looking at just one prayer a week (and occasionally, over multiple weeks). No Hebrew knowledge or prayer expertise required... just bring your questions, curiosity, and a siddur/prayerbook if you have one (we’ll also be sharing text on screen for those who don’t have a siddur at home).

The Abraham Accords: Towards a New Middle East
6:30 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Or Hadash is very excited to be a part of this very special event on the Abraham Accords. Please register here to join us for this incredible community program about peace and partnership. In-person and livesteam opportunities are available. Learn more about The Abraham Accords.

Women's Group Meeting @ COH
10:00 am Sunday, August 8 | Ladies! Join us in person for a convivial breakfast of coffee, a flavorful juice bar, yogurt parfaits, and more. Followed by a playful game where we'll toss lines into a special phishing vessel created for the occasion by Barbara Flexner. RSVP to Anne GreenbaumEarly risers can also join morning minyan at 9:15 am. If you would like more information about COH Women's Group or to get involved, please reach out to Anne Greenbaum (

COH Book Club: Wonderful Books and Thought Provoking Discussion
7:00 pm Wednesday, August 11 | View Schedule and Book Selections
This season, our book club members have chosen their own books. All meetings will be conducted via Zoom platform (homepage link requires passcode) and airs monthly on the second Wednesday (unless otherwise noted). For additional information about this club, please contact Sheila Dalmat @

Daytime Book Club @ COH
1:30 pm Wednesday, August 25 | 'Lite' reading, perfect for anyone home during the day who loves to read, talk, and share a laugh or two. All members are invited to join... walk-ins (and Zoom-ins) are welcomed. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants. For more information about this book club, contact Harriet Kaminsky ( or Hanora Rosen ( Review this month's selection. Homepage link requires passcode.

LimmudFest 2021| Friday (8/27), Saturday (8/28), Sunday (8/29)
Or Hadash is happy to partner with LimmudFest at Ramah Darom! Three days of celebration and festival of Jewish thought, arts, culture, life, learning, and teaching. Join us in the North Georgia Mountains with hundreds of Jews from all walks of life, all Jewish backgrounds, all lifestyles, and all ages for a full schedule of workshops, discussions, arts, music, performances, text-study sessions, yoga, hiking, and more. Register here.

What's Hot and What's Not... In Israel
11:45 am Wednesday, September 1 | Mark your calendar to join Rabbi Mario Karpuj from Israel! This formally onsite event is now being conducted via Zoom platform continuing the same informal, and always lively, discussion about current events happening in and about Israel. Study materials provided.

Youth and Education Programming

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Join us as we continue to help spark Jewish love and curiosity in the next generation.
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Mark your Calendar!!
Welcome Back Shabbat | August 13-14
Machon Hadash resumes Wednesday, September 22


Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah
(Support our Kids! Active links point to B'nai Mitzvah Projects/Page)
8/21 Molly Buchalter
9/4 Aidan & Layla Magnus
9/18 Gabrielle Poline
9/25 Dori Kossman & Cobi Beresin

What's your passion?
(Click logo or contact Scott Allen
for more information.)

Birthdays | July 28 - 3 August

Benjamin Borna
Hayley Baker
Gil Eisner

Seth Sagel
Darla Jaben

Isaac Atkins
Harry Schneider
Melinda Wertheim
Matthew Kossman
Robert Isenberg

Liam Dardik

Zahava Berkowitz

Lisa Cohen
Jonah Blank

Yahrzeits | July 31 - 6 August

Milton Caplan, Father of Barbara Murovitz
Sylvia Miller, Mother-in-law of Cedric Suzman
Sonya G. Rothenberg, Mother of Jeffrey Rothenberg
Harry Weiselberg, Grandfather of Bradley Ivers

Melvin Binderman, Father of Warren Binderman
Frances Rosenzweig, Mother of Michael Rosenzweig
Ruth Melchet, Aunt of Elizabeth Appley

Marilu Piñevsky, Mother of Rabbi Mario Karpuj
Irving Bilton, Father of Elsa Bilton
George S. Appley, Father of Elizabeth Appley
Margaret Cohn Caplan, Grandmother of Seth Zimmerman

Richard Elkas Orgel, Father of Seth Zimmerman
Marilyn Shapiro, Mother of Cindy Tracy


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
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How will you assure Jewish tomorrows? Click here to learn about LIFE & LEGACY.

July 20 - 26

Adult Education Fund
In Memory of Jack Epstein
Cathy Jacobson

General Fund
In Memory of Mervan Berzack
Lynn and Lewis Redd

In Honor of Rabbi Lauren's Birthday
Angela Habeeb-Ajao

In Appreciation of Torah in the Woods
William Doverspike

Membership Fund
In Memory of Mervan Berzack
Sally and Paul Ginburg

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In Honor of Rabbi Lauren's Birthday
Susan and Marc Backer

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with your tax-deductible donation to Congregation Or Hadash.


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