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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

June 2, 2021 | 22 Sivan 5781 - סיון
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:27 pm | Havdalah 9:16 pm
Parashat Sh'lach 5781 | פרשת שְׁלַח־לְךָ

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 Open to the Public and linked on Homepage:
Shabbat Services | Tuesday Minyan | Torah in the Woods | Sunday Minyan


JTS Rabbinic Convocation | 1:00 pm Sunday, June 6 2021
JTS will bestow honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees at a convocation ceremony recognizing distinguished members of
the rabbinate for their more than 25 years of service. Among the honorees are our founders Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj. You are cordially invited to join the ceremony via Zoom. Please register here.

Family Promise Week | June 6 - 13
 TOC (Tikkun Olam Committee) along with the Or Hadash community are excited to be a part of an incredible volunteer opportunity in collaboration with Family Promise of North Fulton/Dekalb - ending the cycle of homelessness one family at a time. Donations Needed: In order to prepare for our families the week of June 6th, we need to stock the pantries (food and supplies). Please sign-up for as many items as you wish and bring them to SSUMC (Sandy Springs United Methodist Church) no later than Thursday, June 3rd. Please ensure your items are labeled "Family Promise". You may drop donations at SSUMC (86 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328) office M-F 9am-Noon or during Sunday worship. Reminder, all dontations made to Tikkun Olam Fund/Family Promise are used in support of our commitment. Volunteers Needed: Our host location is First Baptist Church of Roswell. In addition to overnight hosts, we will be providing home prepared meals during the week. Please use appropriate sanitary precautions when preparing food and use disposable containers. Additional details provided at each individual meal SignUp slot.

Learn about the families you are helping through this program... click here!

Modern Hebrew 101 for Adults | New schedule
10:00 am Mondays (June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12) | From the comfort of your living room join Tziona Zalkow, Or Hadash member and master Hebrew teacher, to bring Hebrew to life! If you are familiar with Hebrew from synagogue but have never really ventured into conversational Hebrew, this is the class for you. We will learn practical vocabulary, explore the basics of grammar, and practice speaking and hearing this beautiful living language. This series is free!
Questions? Email Tziona ( or Dr. Amy (

One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, June 8 (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).

COH Book Club: Wonderful Books and Thought Provoking Discussion
7:00 pm Wednesday, June 9 | 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 @

Women's Group Chevruta
7:00 pm Thursday, June 10 (the link is password protected) | All women and daughters of Or Hadash are invited! Begin the month of Tammuz with us! Sign up to join our Chevruta and contribute to the future. If you would like more information about COH Women's Group, please reach out to Anne Greenbaum (


Daytime Book Club
1:30 pm Wednesday, June 23 | '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 (Zoom-ins) are welcomed. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants on Zoom platform. For more information about this book club, contact Harriet Kaminsky ( or Hanora Rosen ( Review this month's selection. Homepage link requires passcode.


Youth and Education Programming

Tot Shabbat is back! 10:00 am Saturday, June 12
Join Kayle Engle-Lewis and Rabbi Lauren for Shabbat songs and prayer in the courtyard!
The program is geared toward children 3-6 years old, but all are welcome. 

Click here to see what's up!
Join us as we continue to help spark Jewish love and curiosity in the next generation.
If you have questions about registration, please email Dr. Amy |

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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

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

Birthdays | June 2 - 8

Elaine Blumenthal
Adam Tucker

Jamie Dranove
Jenna Rubin
Natalia Romo

Evan Schneiderman
Sivan Shatil
Jake Movsovitz
William Movsovitz

Jack Leff
Bonnie Kessler
Matthew Szabo

Emma Estroff
Michael Levison
Rachel Epstein

Amanda Kirsch
Jeffrey Kremer

Yahrzeits | June 5 - 11

Marilyn Alper Kauss
, Mother of Andy Kauss

Evelyn Bogis, Mother of Jenise Spil
Martin Bolonkin, Grandfather of Jennifer Meyerowitz

Betty Sofer Eisenband
, Mother of Robert Eisenband

Annette Langstein, Grandmother of Helaine Shuster
Thomas Atkins, Grandfather of Derek Atkins
Ruth Lackman, Aunt of Richard Parker
Alberto Ghitis, Husband of Sara Ghitis

Joseph Benveniste
, Father of Morris Benveniste, Grandfather of Naomi Benveniste
Gilbert Bogis, Brother of Jenise Spil
Leon Benisti, Father of Michele Howard
Bernard Manela, Father of Flavio Manela

Jeffrey Andrew Kahn
, Brother of Karen Kahn Weinberg
Robert Friedman, Father of Douglas Friedman

Harry H. Rothenberg, Father of Jeffrey Rothenberg


Names in blue denote Memorial Brick in the sanctuary.
Click here to find out how to purchase a Memorial Brick for your loved one.
How will you assure Jewish tomorrows? Click here to learn about LIFE & LEGACY.

May 25 - 31

Chesed Fund
In Honor of our Anniversary Aliyah
Ellen and Sam Banov

General Fund
In Memory of Gilbert Bogis and Evelyn Bogis
Jenise and Henry Spil

Overnight Camp Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Dr. A. A. Fink
Elaine and Jerome Blumenthal

Tikkun Olam Fund / CAC
In Memory of Herbert Dalmat
Sheila and Michael Dalmat

Click here to honor or memorialize a loved one
with your tax-deductible donation to Congregation Or Hadash.


Jewish Atlanta

Click the links below to read what's happening within our community and the Greater Atlanta area.
Stay updated on community involvement during the days of COVID-19 with

Re-Discovering the Land of Israel: Free Virtual Tour Sundays: 6/6 & 6/27 (RSVP)
Jewish Grandparents Network... In the Family Room | June 7 & 15 (RSVP)
Etgar 36 -- Back on the Road for Summer Journeys (seats available)!
Atlanta Jewish Federation Local Shinshinim Program | Apply to Host 2022
JScreen | Genetic Testing Just Got Easy (Testing discount code available)
JELF [Jewish Educational Loan Fund] Register for fall and spring/summer semester(s)
TalentEducators: Recruiting and retaining high-quality educators in Jewish education

Jewish Federation Resources
Inside Jewish Atlanta 
Israel in the News
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