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חדשות) Weekly Newsletter

October 21, 2020 | 6 Cheshvan 5781 - חשון
Shabbat Candle Lighting 6:35 pm | Havdalah 7:22 pm
Parashat Noach 5781 | פרשת נֹחַ

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
Scott Allen, 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


Ongoing through November 25, Monday through Thursday between
9 am to 5 pm, please bring your new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, socks, tights, blankets, and other winter clothing to COH and place in our bins in foyer outside the front door of the building! Your donations will benefit families who are in need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody and will be delivered to a Community Assistance Center (CAC) location. Contact Jodi Ginsberg ( if you have questions. Member volunteers are needed to organize/sort Sunday, December 6. If you would like to help out… sign up here.

One Prayer Deep Dive: A Siddur Book Club
8:00 am Tuesday(s), October 27 through November (follows Tuesday 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, October 28 | 'Lite' reading, perfect for anyone home during the day who loves to read, talk, and share a laugh or two. Future group meet-ups will be decided at this meeting. All members are invited to join... walk-ins (Zoom-ins) are welcomed with an RSVP to Harriet Kaminsky. Books are chosen and discussion is led by participants on Zoom platform. Read more.

Tailgate Shabbat Noach
6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, October 30 
Join us for our first Tailgate Shabbat. Bring your chairs/picnic blanket and your own nosh for your family. The parking lot will be open to the first 20 vehicle reservations, for the health and safety of everyone. Masks, social distancing, and your RSVP will be required. The gates will open at 6:00 pm.


What's Hot and What's Not... In Israel
11:45 am Wednesday, November 4 | 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.

COH Book Club: Wonderful Books and Thought Provoking Discussion
7:00 pm Wednesday, November 11 | 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 @


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

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.

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.

 Feel free to reach out to Dr. Amy at with any questions.

Upcoming B'nai Mitzvah
(Support our Kids! Active links point to B'nai Mitzvah Projects)

11/7 Kira Nadler
11/14 Abigail Deckelbaum
11/14 Melkamu Morrey (Havdalah)
11/12 Ella Tucker (Havdalah)

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Volunteers Needed (Adults and Teens)
Or Hadash is looking to create a Tech team. Do you like to create and edit videos? Enjoy digital photography? Teach others to use their devices? If you are a techie, and want to volunteer, please send an email to Scott Allen with your information.

Birthdays | October 21 - 27

Ellen Nemhauser
Talia Rubel

Eric Plasker
Sharon Rosenfeld

Mathew Albert
Memrie Simpson
Jeffrey Rothenberg

Sara Dardik

David Epstein
Mindy Weinberg
Rita Edlin
Marcy Oppenheimer

Lisa Salzberg
Jeff Savell
Hilary Schumer
Myrna Feigenbaum
Madison Apfelbaum
Renee Lebowitz

Yahrzeits | October 23 - 29

Albert Miller
, Father of Jeanney Kutner
Eric Herzfeld, Brother of Joan Levene
Max Ginsberg, Husband of Mary Ginsberg and Father of Jonathan Ginsberg
Mollie Makover, Grandmother of Renie Weinstein

Isadore Lee Banov, Father of Sam Banov
Irving Schiff, Father of Brian Schiff
Jack T. Blake, Father of Emily Grosoff
Bernard Herzfeld, Father of Joan Levene

Dorothy Frankel Miller
, Mother of Jeanney Kutner

Herbert Levis, Grandfather of Stacey Hader Epstein
Marcia Fern Fink Young Callaghan, Sister of Elaine Blumenthal
Jill Schussel Coyle, Daughter of Gladys and Robert Schussel

Emma Zivony, Mother of Amazia Zivony

Salim Bernstein, Grandfather of Henry Blum


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.

October 13 - 19 October

Chesed Fund
In Memory of Abraham Berkowitz
Zahava and Frank Berkowitz

Education and Youth Education Fund
In Appreciation of Dr. Amy Robertson
Dana and Larry Freiman

General Fund
In Honor of Adam Blum's Bar Mitzvah
Susan and Henry Blum

In Memory of Eunice Wertheim
Gabriela Siegel and Morris Benveniste

In Appreciation of Gail Duner
Dana and Larry Freiman

In Appreciation of Rabbi Lauren,
Heather Blank, and Morris Benveniste
Susan and Henry Blum

In Honor of Judi and Stan Schnitzer
Carol and Fred Salmons

In Honor of my former COH colleagues
Rachel Herman

In Memory of Valerie Berkowitz
Gabriela Siegel and Morris Benveniste

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
In Appreciation of Rabbi Lauren Henderson
Dana and Larry Freiman

Tikkun Olam Fund
In Memory of Eunice Wertheim
Florence Goodman
Deborah Payne
Elizabeth Appley and N. Sandy Epstein

In Appreciation of Heather Blank
Dana and Larry Freiman

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

Be a Pinch Hitter on Christmas Day in a Virtual Way! It’s a Mitzvah!
Book Festival Goes Big, Virtual | Oct/Nov/Dec
BBI/JF&CS Presentation: New News & Views of Covid Crisis (9/25)

TAM Institute for Jewish Studies events in October (29) RSVP
Next Generation's Season of Events
Etgar 36 MindTrips

Jewish Federation Resources
Ramah Darom at Home

Inside Jewish Atlanta
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Tue, October 27 2020 9 Cheshvan 5781