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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

May 19, 2021 | 8 Sivan 5781 - סיון
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:18 pm | Havdalah 9:07 pm
Parashat Nasso 5781 | פרשת נָשׂא

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

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


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!

Men's Club Event: Cooking with Mitch 
5:00 sunday, May 23 | A special event led by Master Chef and Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival winner... Mitch Frank! Mitch will guide us all through the preparations and cooking, all leading to a (hopefully) yummy experience by 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP and prepare to amaze the family!


Modern Hebrew 101 for Adults | New schedule
10:00 am Mondays (May 24, 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 with your RSVP! Questions? Email Tziona ( and Amy (

One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, May 25 (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).

Daytime Book Club
1:30 pm Wednesday, May 26 | '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.

What's Hot and What's Not... In Israel
11:45 am Wednesday, June 2 | 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. Now using community Zoom connection (requiring passcode) and posted to the homepage along with any study materials provided.

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 @

Or Nashim Zoom Event
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 Rosh Chodesh Chevruta and contribute to the future of Or Nashim. If you would like more information about Or Nashim, please reach out to Anne Greenbaum (


Youth and Education Programming

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 | May 19 - 25

Paul Simonoff
Edward Berman
Ariana Freedman
Nancy Levin
Rahel Romo

Hannah Higgins
Michael Salpeter
Ilan Milrud

David Raphael

Lucy Graetz
David Woodsfellow
Joshua Margolis

John Ellison
Andrea Neiman

Elise Eplan
Stacey Hader Epstein
Randall Fenster

Aaron Palatchi

Yahrzeits | May 22 - 28

Milton Schleicher, Father of Frances Schleicher
Margaret Brandeis Rueff, Mother of Fred Rueff
Edward Reish, Grandfather of Kenneth Reish

Rochelle Simon, Sister of Millicent Ginburg
Anita Brenner, Grandmother of Jodi Ginsberg

Ellen Ann Hesselsohn, Mother of Lola Sliom
Joyce Weiselberg, Grandmother of Bradley Ivers
Arthur Sacks, Father of Annette Marcus
Yehudiet Ringler, Mother of Zahava Berkowitz

Claire Lotner, Mother of Gary Lotner and Grandmother of Jessica Lotner
Sylvia Soberman, Mother of Cheryl Simonoff


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 11 - 17

Chesed Fund
In Honor of Jerry Blumenthal's 83rd Birthday
Annette and Ted Marcus

COH Book Club
For the Complete and Speedy Recovery
of Deborah Woodsfellow
Jenise and Henry Spil

General Fund
In Honor of Jerry Blumenthal's 83rd Birthday
Rachelle and Barry Simon

For the Complete and Speedy Recovery
of Deborah Woodsfellow
Susan and Marc Backer

In Memory of Max Sweeting
Angela Habeeb-Ajao

In Memory of Jane Perlman
Emily Rome

In Memory of Jerry Kremer
Bonnie Kessler and Jeffrey Kremer

In Memory of Florence Weinberg and
Appreciation of Ronnie Genser
Shirley Elder

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In Memory of Max Sweeting
Jill and Seth Zimmerman

In Memory of Hilda Zalkow
Tziona and Leon Zalkow

In Appreciation of my Get
Shelley Berlin

Tikkun Olam Fund
In Memory of Florence Weinberg
Hanora Rosen and Ed Berman

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: 5/23, 6/6 & 6/27 (RSVP)
Jewish Grandparents Network... In the Family Room | June 7 (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)
Jewish Federation Resources
Inside Jewish Atlanta 
Israel in the News
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