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e-Hadashot (
חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

March 24, 2021 | 11 Nisan 5781 - ניסן
Shabbat Candle Lighting 7:36 pm | Havdalah 8:36 pm
Parashat Tzav 5781 | פרשת צַו

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

One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, March 30 (follows Minyan) - CANCELLED
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, April 7 | 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.

Or Nashim Zoom Event
7:00 pm Sunday, April 12 | All women and daughters of Or Hadash are invited! Click the link and join us in observing Rosh Chodesh Iyyar. Or topic: Pioneer Women of the Zionist Movement, led by Stacey Hader Epstein.


COH Book Club: Wonderful Books and Thought Provoking Discussion
7:00 pm Wednesday, April 21 | 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 @

Daytime Book Club
1:30 pm Wednesday, April's date TBD | '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.

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 | After Pesach!

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 in the next 24 hours.
If you have questions about registration, please email Dr. Amy 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.

Mahon 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)
5/8 (at Home) Jake Shulman
5/15 Hannah Higgins
8/21 Molly Buchalter

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

Birthdays | March 24 - 30

Judith Lewis-Schnitzer
Rany Granath

Ezra Ginburg

Beth Seidel
Toni Whistler
Sydney Bender

Jason Stein

Miriam Nadler
Steven Hornick

Yahrzeits | March 27 - 2 April

Maurice Gan, Father of Andrew Gan
Martin Tanenbaum, Brother of Marcy Oppenheimer
Myer Waranch, Father of Carol Elan

Nathan Hovitz, Father of Linda Lippitt
Esther Leibowich de Bortz, Mother of Rabbi Analia Bortz
Irwin Meller, Father of Louise Meller

Esther Finkelstein, Mother-in-law of Shlomit Ritz Finkelstein
David Pardo, Father of Suzy Biller
David Ganz Ben Yitzchog, Father of Sandra Ellison

Carl Martin Collier, Stepfather of Rebecca Colker
Shirley Schneider, Mother of Jo Raphael
Sarah Brass, Grandmother of Harvey Brightman

Dorothy Chudakoff
, Mother of Renee Videlefsky


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 16 - 22

General Fund
In Memory of Dvora Moran
Sandra and Lew Craine

In Honor of the engagement of
Jessica Ginsberg and Cody Rogers
Dora and Flavio Manela
Deborah and David Woodsfellow

Overnight Camp Scholarships Fund
In Memory of Freda Kurgan
Ada Gelb

In Memory of Luis Fajnwaks
Robin Lewis

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

Dare to Create a More Perfect Union. Sherry Frank will be honored (3/25-RSVP)
Atlanta Community Hunger Seder (3/31) - RSVP
JumpSpark: Atlanta Israel Gap Year Scholarships | March 31 deadline.
Yom Hashoah | "Unto Every Person There Is a Name" (4/8-RSVP)
The Weber School: Havinawalk, fundraiser in support of PAL (4/18-RSVP)
Re-Discovering the Land of Israel: Free Virtual Tour Sundays: 4/25, 5/23, 6/6 & 6/27 (RSVP)
JScreen | Genetic Testing Just Got Easy (Testing discount code available)
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