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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

March 10, 2021 | 26 Adar 5781 - אדר
Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:25 pm | Havdalah 7:14 pm
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei 5781 | פרשת וַיַּקְהֵל־פְקוּדֵי

Spiritual Leader:
Rabbi Lauren Henderson


In the Week Ahead

The office is open so long as it is safe for the staff to be here.
We have made plans for remote access if we need to work from home.
Or Hadash will continue to Zoom all services, classes, life-cycle events,
and meetings for the foreseeable future. We will be guided by advice from the CDC, NIH
and other science and health experts for when it will be safe to change these plans. 

We are here to answer your questions

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

Passover at COH: Fill your Cup!

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


COH Book Club: Wonderful Books and Thought Provoking Discussion
7:00 pm Wednesday, March 10 | View Schedule and Book Selections
This season, our book club members have chosen their own books. All meetings will be conducted via Zoom platform (link will be posted to the homepage) and airs monthly on the second Wednesday (unless otherwise noted). For additional information about this club, please contact Cheryl Hecht @

Purim Off Ponce at the Drive-In
7:00 pm Saturday, March 13

Or Hadash is a community partner in this year's annual Purim Off Ponce hosted by The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender & Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN). Join us at the movies! Click the graphic for event details and to purchase tickets.

Or Nashim Zoom Event
7:30 pm Sunday, March 14 | All women and daughters of Or Hadash are invited! Click the link. Join us in observing Rosh Chodesh Nisan. This month it's all about the Moon. Do join us for a bit of moon-lighting!


One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, March 16 (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).

What's Hot and What's Not... In Israel
11:45 am Wednesday, March 17 | Join Rabbi Mario Karpuj on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 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. The Zoom connection will be on our website's homepage along with any study materials provided.

Men's Club Event...“Breaking the News”
7:00 pm, Sunday, March 21 | After a grueling year of unprecedented challenges and intense pressure, four of America’s most well-respected local journalists will discuss how they broke some of the biggest stories of their careers. Save-the-date and stay tuned for details!


Daytime Book Club
1:30 pm Wednesday, March 24 | '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.

Wednesdays @ 8PM: 2/24, 3/2, 3/3, 3/9, 3/10, 3/16, 3/17, 3/23

        Thru March
        SCHOLARSTREAM Presents:


Jews and Power: From Biblical to Modern Times...
Join JTS scholars as they discuss money, allegations, rebels, and power dynamics. Peggy Freedman will host a follow-up discussion after the formal sessions. Click here for details and to register.

Focus -  Healthcare Ethics: Responding to the Many Faces of Suffering. Among the exhaustive list of professionals presenting in this year's virtual conference (March 17-18) is Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz who will speak on the Religious Perspectives of Suffering. Click here for complete information and to RSVP.

ShinshiNews Ha'aretz with Yuval Lapidoth

Hello! My name is Yuval and I am the new Shinshin!
I am excited to be here, eager to meet you (hopefully in person as soon as possible), and proud to announce a new corner in e-Hadashot: ShinshiNews Ha'aretz! Regularly, a new edition about Israeli life, culture, politics, initiatives, and more will be released with e-Hadashot, and you are invited to a journey of wondering, asking, and understanding what's happening in Israel and how we all take a part in it.

Read this week's ShinshiNews | The Law of Return.

If you have any questions or requests for next week's ShinshiNews Ha'aretz (or in general) you are more than welcomed to email me:



Youth and Education Programming

Machon Hadash virtual classes are live and in session!
All registered students will receive their schedule of electives and Hebrew.
If you have questions about Machon Hadash, please email Dr. Amy Robertson at

Machon Hadash Calendar 2020-2021

Registration is Ongoing
We are building a flexible, fun, wildly creative education program for your children this year. We will meet virtually, in the great outdoors, and eventually b’ezrat Hashem/with the help of G-d, in our beautiful building. Join us for a year like no other, and help spark Jewish love and curiosity in the next generation.

Machon Hadash FAQs
As we embark upon an unusual year of learning, we are committed to keeping you informed about our plans. Whether your questions are about educational philosophy or logistics, we've got an answer! Click here for a listing of frequently asked questions.

 Contact Dr. Amy to start receiving Machon Hadash Newsletter.

Applications now being accepted:
JumpSpark - Atlanta Israel Gap Year Scholarships | March 31 deadline.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah
(Support our Kids! Active links point to B'nai Mitzvah Projects)
3/14 (Sunday) Noa Tsur
5/8 (at Home) Jake Shulman
5/15 Hannah Higgins

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

Birthdays | March 10 - 16

Nikki Schiff
Zachary Schneiderman

Jo Raphael
Tammy Clayman

Ivana Videlefsky
Lily Knapp
Patrick Tracy

Jenise Spil
Leslie Stark

Rita Marokko
MacKenzie Gansert

Esther Stambler

Yahrzeits | March 13 - 19

Jack Zimmerman
, Father of Sherry Frank

Stanley Grosoff, Father of Jeffrey Grosoff

Evelyn Kay-Miller, Mother of Michael Kay
Charles Flexner, Father of Paul Flexner

Abraham Bogis, Father of Jenise Spil

Mary Kaufman, Grandmother of Jodi Ginsberg
Louis Levine, Grandfather of Scott Allen
Esther Hollander Grossman, Aunt of Marcia Abrams Feinstein

Ruth Berman
, Mother of Edward Berman

Esther Lee Kimerling
, Mother of Deborah Schneider
Richard Mesnick, Father of Ariel Mesnick


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.

March 2 - 8

Adult Education Fund
In Honor of Torah in the Woods
Sheila and Michael Dalmat

Building Fund
In Memory of Mary Zakheim Ginsberg
Debra and Albert Labovitz

Chesed Fund
In Memory of Mary Zakheim Ginsberg
Annette and Ted Marcus

Education & Youth Program Fund
In Memory of Mary Zakheim Ginsberg
Susan and Stuart Padove
Gabriela Siegle and Morris Benveniste

In Honor of Annette Marcus' Big Birthday
Terriann Kleiner
Sharon Snouffer
Angela Habeeb-Ajao

Minyan Fund
In Memory of Mary Zakheim Ginsberg
Josie and Perry Reiter

Overnight Camp Scholarships Fund
In Appreciation of Rachel Jenks
Allison Dubovsky

Tukkun Olam Fund
In Memory of Mary Zakheim Ginsberg
Susan and Henry Blum
Gail and Bruce Duner

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

Healthcare Ethics. Guest speaker, Rabbi Analia Bortz (3/12-RSVP)
JScreen | Genetic Testing Just Got Easy (Testing discount code available)
The Fall of Liberal Zionism (3/21) RSVP
Dare to Create a More Perfect Union. Sherry Frank will be honored (3/25-RSVP)
JELF [Jewish Educational Loan Fund] Register for fall and spring/summer semester(s)
Etgar 36 -- Take a Road Trip/Learn more
Jewish Federation Resources
Inside Jewish Atlanta 
Israel in the News
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Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781