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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

May 26, 2021 | 15 Sivan 5781 - סיון
Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:23 pm | Havdalah 9:12 pm
Parashat Beha'alotcha 5781 | פרשת בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ

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


Israel: In Context and on the Ground -- The Palestinian-Israeli Clashes, May 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021 | 9:00 AM
Please join Dr. Sarah J Feuer, Rabbi Mario Karpuj and Professor Kenneth W. Stein for a conversation
as they discuss these and other issues related to the conflict and its impact
on Israelis, Palestinians, and their respective diaspora communities.

Click here to register.

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!

One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday, June 1 (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, 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.

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 with your RSVP! Questions? Email Tziona ( and Amy (

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 Chevruta and contribute to the future of Or Nashim/COH Women's Group. If you would like more information about Or Nashim, 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 | May 25 - 1 June

Sandra Ellison
Glenda Bryson
Albert Labovitz
Barbara Sachs
Marcia Abrams-Feinstein

Sean Goodman
Matthew Dranove
Saul Levy
Jake Shulman

Joshua Videlefsky
Leah Stock-Landis
Abigail Seidel

Carrie Poline
April Levine
Karen Shulman

Ellyn Jeager

Brooke Goldberg

Gary Lotner
Kenneth Kaufman
Alan Buchalter

Yahrzeits | May 29 - 4 June

Goldie Katz, Grandmother of Erica Bloom

Herbert T. Dalmat
, Father of Michael Dalmat
Paul Ambery, Grandfather of Philip Socoloff
Melvin Davis Jenks, Father of Rachel Jenks
Marvin Kaiman, Father of Jay Kaiman
Jack Parker, Father of Richard Parker
Simon Hochstein, Father of Monica Hochstein

Harry Yale Chudakoff
, Father of Renee Videlefsky

Ruth Rosen
, Mother of Hanora Rosen
Sylvia Allen, Mother of Scott Allen

Alice Coffee, Mother of Regina Coffee

Joan Hook, Mother of Marjorie Friedman
Maria Estroff, Wife of Todd Estroff, Mother of Esther Estroff and Emmanuel Estroff


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.

May 18 - 24

Chesed Fund
In Memory of Florence Weinberg
Lois and Jerod Kravitz

In Honor of Merle and David Horwitz,
2021 Distinguished Advocate Award recipients
Denise Fields Lee

COH Evening Book Club
In Honor of Cheryl Hecht Thurschwell and
 the Cheryl Hecht Library
Ilene Zier
Sara Ghitis
Carolyn Lippman
Judith Silverstein
Cathy Jecobson
Denise Fields Lee
Elizabeth Appley and N. Sandy Epstein
Deborah and David Woodsfellow
Arline and Ronald Scheinzeit
Jenise and Henry Spil
Annete and Ted Marcus
Rochelle and Lawrence Mucha
Cheryl Hecht-Thurschwell and Leonard Thurschwell

Youth and Education Fund
In Honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Noa Robertson
Denise Fields Lee

General Fund
In Honor of our Anniversary Aliyah
Deborah and Les Schneider

In Memory of Florence Weinberg
Esther Ross

In Memory of Jerry Kremer
Bonnie Kessler and Jeffrey Kremer

Men's Club Fund
In Appreciation of Mitch Frank
Sheila and Michael Dalmat

Prayer Books & Library Fund
In Honor of my Aliyah
Rita Marokko

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In Memory of Macs Binenfeld
Naomi and Richard Binenfeld

Tikkun Olam Fund-Family Promise
In Appreciation of Karen and Dan Weinberg
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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