Or Chadash Newsletter - October 2015 Edition

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Service Schedule
In Our Community
Legacy Circle
Legacy Circle
Rabbi's Message
President's Message
Religious School Director's Message
President's Message
Simchat Torah & Consecration
B'ruchim HaBa'im
OC Cooks!
The Cooking Corner
Sisterhood Vendor Event
OC Fall Hours
President's Message
Shabbat Service Schedule
Shabbat Window  
October 2nd - 6:30 PM - 
Shabbat Sukkot dinner

October 3rd - 10:00 AM - Shabbat Morning Services and B'nai Mitzvah of Matthew and Jessica Lazar

October 3rd - 5 PM - Shabbat Afternoon Services and Bar Mitzvah of Simon Kinderman

October 9th - 7 PM -
Simchat Torah and Consecration Celebration

October 16th - 7:30 PM - Shabbat Services

October 17th - 10:00 AM - Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Olivia Orlans

October 23rd - 7 PM
Shabbat Family Services

October 24th - 10:00 AM - Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Nadia Belkin

October 30th - 7:30 PM
Shabbat Service with Discussion. 

November 6th - 
Celebrate Shabbat at Home, No Services at Or Chadash.
In Our Community

Refuah Sh'leima (Get well) to...
Susan Blaicher 
Barbara Sansevere
Dorothy Saks
Beverly Kornstein
Geralyn Ritter

Todah Rabah:
To Susan Blaicher for the donation of Lenox Candlesticks. 

Brotherhood and The Sukkah Builders

All our High Holy Day Volunteers

Condolences to:
The Family of Hilda Suchow on her passing.

In order to help us be a more caring community, please share your lifecycle events with Rabbi Forman
Feel free to click on a hyperlink to send a note and let someone know you are thinking about them.
yahrzeit photo

May the memories of the following individuals be a blessing:

October 2nd:
Susan Lerman
Isabel Mahalick's Loved One
Sadie Eisenberg
Gary Brodsky's Beloved Grandmother
Thelma Levey
Mark & Alan Beckman's Beloved Mother
llya Vayn
Sergey Wortman-Vayn's Beloved Grandfather
Jennifer Weller
Shelly Weller's Beloved Daughter
Israel Rabiner
Betsy Zalaznick's Beloved Great Grandfather
October 9th:
Marion Ederr
Darren Loew's Beloved Grandmother
Norma Schwartz
Betsy Zalaznick's Beloved Aunt
Angela Mazzocchi
Sherrie Mazzocchi's Beloved Sister-in-Law
Charles Eisler
Connie Smith's Beloved Father
Norman Fetner
Bruce Zalaznick's Beloved Uncle
October 16th:
Regina Leon
Betsy Zalaznick's Beloved Great Grandmother
Joan Woerner
Alice Schwade's Beloved Sister
Hyman Gorin
Debbie Weiss's Beloved Grandfather
Matthew Ringel
Robin Lewy's Beloved Father
Seymour Hersch
Evelyne Hersch's Beloved Husband
Sherrie Mazzocchi's Beloved Father
Morton Kail
Deborah Beer-Christensen's Beloved Stepfather
October 23rd:
Jack Kluft
Betsy Zalaznick's Beloved Uncle
Meryl Weil
Paul Weil's Beloved Mother
October 30th:
Benjamin Cohen
Paul Weil's Beloved Grandfather
Frank Rapp
Salena Kern's Beloved Father

November 6th:
(to be read on Nov 13th)
Helen Gordon
Robin Lewy's Beloved Grandmother
Joan K. Weinstein
Susan Albert's Beloved Mother
Selma Bland
Beatrice Abrams's Beloved Mother
Blanche Margaret Erkkila
Craig Erkkila's Beloved Mother
Michael Joseph Sansevere Jr.
Joseph Sansevere's Beloved Father

Thank you to all who contributed as of September 1st - 
September 28st, 2015:

Steven & Susan Albrecht
Ben Atkinson & Faith Fuhrman
Robert & Galia Barlow
Mark & Nancy Beckman
Paul Beers
Paul & Elyse Belkin
Jon & Lori Blutfield
John & Maria Gendelman
Harvey Gold
Chris & Leslie Hann
Phillip & Andrea Harvey
Alan Hecht & Maria Jose De La Hoz
Susan Ingram
Nancy Kanter
Craig & Sudha Kantor
Andy & Michele Korfin
Robert & Shirl Levy
David & Carolyn Lobenberg: In Memory of Lilyan & Benjamin Lobenberg
Sherrie Mazzocchi
David & Katherine Moutner
Stuart Oxenhorn & Robin Schutz
Don & Sara Schenker
Victor Sloan & Sandra Gong
Wendy Solomon
Andrew & Jane Stein
Paul & Meredith Weil
Gary & Debbie Weiss
Mark & Kristina Witzling
Eric & Naomi Zwerling

General Contribution:
       Adam & Audrey                Belkin 
       Jeff & Christine Berg

High Holy Days Donations:
Steven & Susan Albrecht
Douglas & Kimberly Beman
Scott & Maryann Breslow
Steven Garfield
Harvey Gold
Chris & Leslie Hann
Alan Hecht & Maria Jose De La Hoz
Susan Ingram
Nancy Kaminetsky
Nancy Kanter
Craig & Sudha Kantor
Estelle Katcher
Andy & Michele Korfin
Edward & Cheryl Lifshitz
Sherrie Mazzocchi
David & Katherine Moutner
Stuart Oxenhorn & Robin Schutz
Gary & Susan Parilis
Tony & Barbara Persichetti
Darren & Yulia Pincus
Joseph & Carolyn Sansevere
Don & Sara Schenker
Robert & Alice Schwade
David & Allison Shreiber
David & Allison Shreiber
Wendy Solomon
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Andrew & Jane Stein
David & Kimberly Turner
Paul & Maureen Weiner
Gary & Debbie Weiss
Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick
Eric & Naomi Zwerling

Sanctuary Chair Fund
Elaine Shreiber

Prayer Book Fund:
Robert & Galia Barlow
Paul & Elyse Belkin
John & Maria Gendelman
Harvey Gold
Stuart Oxenhorn & Robin Schutz
Paul & Maureen Weiner

Legacy Circle 
For more information or further details, please click on this link.
To view the digital version of our Legacy Circle Book of Life click here.

Legacy Circle Members
Legacy Circle Members as of September 30th, 2015:

Larry & Beatrice Abrams 
Susan & Steve Albert
Jeff & Christine Berg
Adam & Audrey Belkin
Rabbi Joseph M. Forman
Cantor Kathy Gohr
Harvey & Kathryn Gold
Steven Grumbach
Rick & Jill Rosenthal
The Senator/Graybeal Family
The Sloan/Gong Family
Louis & Caryn Speizer
Caryn & Marc Tomljanovich
Kimberly & David Turner
Debbie & Gary Weiss
Betsy & Bruce Zalaznick

B'nai Mitzvah

Matthew Lazar will become a Bar Mitzvah on October 3, 2015. He is the son of Susan and Robert Lazar, and the brother of David and Jessica. Matthew is an eighth grader at The Clinton Township Middle School. Matthew enjoys basketball, golf, fishing and spending time with his friends.  

Matthew's Torah portion is a special section for the holiday of Sukkot. It comes from the book of Exodus 33:12 - 34:26. Matthew's Mitzvah project has involved weekly volunteering at the Flemington Food Pantry.  Matthew is looking forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with his friends, family and community.

Jessica Lazar will become a Bat Mitzvah on October 3, 2015. She is the daughter of Susan and Robert Lazar, and the sister of David and Matthew. Jessica is an eighth grader at The Clinton Township Middle School. Jessica enjoys soccer, basketball, cooking and spending time with her friends. 

Jessica's Torah portion is about Moses and the Ten Commandments. It comes from the book of Exodus 33:12 - 34:26.  Jessica's Mitzvah project has involved baking homemade dog treats for St. Hubert's Animal Shelter.  She also ran several fundraisers to collect donations for the animals at St. Hubert's.  Jessica is looking forward to celebrating her Bat Mitzvah with all of her friends and family.

Bar Mitzvah

Simon Kinderman will become a Bar Mitzvah on October 3, 2015. He is the son of David and Michele Kinderman, and older brother of Calvin Kinderman.  Simon is a 7th grader at Alexandria Middle School. He is a member of the school band, jazz band, chorus, and Science Olympiads, and his favorite subjects are math and science. 

Simon's Torah portion, B'reishit, focuses on creation.   For his mitzvah project, Simon got a group of his friends together and formed "Simon's Mitzvah Band."  This band performed a variety of songs for several nursing homes in the community.

Bat Mitzvah

Olivia was born August 8th 2002 to Rita and David Orlans.  She bears all the marks of a first-born child. She is brilliant, witty and self-assured.  Olivia favors the arts, visual and written with marvelous imagination.  In terms of activities, she swims, rides and takes care of horses and does her art.  She has three siblings, Sean, Joshua and Sara.
Olivia's Torah portion is Noach from Genesis 6:9 - 11:32. This is Noah's chronicle. Noah was a righteous man; in his generation, he was above reproach: Noah walked with God. God decides to cause a flood that will destroy the world, sparing only Noah's family and the animals that Noah gathers together on the ark. 

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services 

JFS is a non-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values. We provide our services to a diverse socio-economic client population that includes individuals, children, young adults, families and the elderly.

 Click here for information on additional services.  


The Shimon & Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center


The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, is a non-sectarian social service agency located on 14 acres on Talamini Road in Bridgewater.  The JCC opened its doors to the community in December 1999 after years of planning and fundraising by a passionate group of local families that were driven to bring a JCC to our tri-county area. 


Please use this link to find out what is happening at the JCC.

Meals On Wheels 
Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers in our area. Serve your homebound senior neighbors a hot noontime meal. The commitment to drive is only once a month. It will take only an hour or two once a month to get that good feeling of giving. Call our office at (908)284-0735 to offer your time or for more information (and/or check out our website at mowih.org). Help us, help others. Many thanks. 
Rabbi's Message

Dear Members and Friends of Or Chadash, 

As my 10th High Holy Day season at Or Chadash draws to a close, it is important to recognize that the flurry of activities that have been taking place at our synagogue happen only because a remarkable group of people who dedicate their energies to continual excellence. To all of them - and to all of you who continue to strengthen our community - I say: Todah!!  Thank You!!  

Or Chadash is a community that relies deeply on the care and assistance of its members to make all the wonderful programs here happen.  During these High Holy Days we rely on volunteers who prepare mailings, set up the sanctuary, are service participants, Shofar blowers, Torah chanters, singers, musicians, car-parkers, ushers, greeters, Break-the-Fast coordinators, Food Drive schleppers, Sukkah builders and so much more! 

The High Holy Days also depends on the tireless efforts of our small staff. We are blessed with a gifted cantor -- Kathy Gohr -- who enriches our worship and programming with song and spirit.  This year our services were again enriched with the voices and instrumentation of our members. 

And we are blessed with our remarkable educator and program creator, Betsy Zalaznick, for all she gives of herself to our community.  Her creation of the Scratch-Off and the hours upon hours and hours that she and Cheryl Remeika (our Bookkeeper and helper in all things OC) dedicated to placing every one of those silver circles on the calendars is inspiring.
We are also fortunate to have a group of volunteers who give of themselves tirelessly.  

Our president, Kim Turner, and our Vice-President, Deb Weiss, have both been supports to me, managing a zillion details and making sure everyone of them was taken care of.  Jerry Jones, our Religious Practices Chair, has dedicated himself to making sure that all the spiritual needs of the High Holy Days were taken care of.  His insights helped make this year even better.  He is a gift to our community.  And our Treasurer, Jeff Berg, has labored tirelessly during this busy season to make it possible for everyone to be able to stay connected to OC.  There are so many others who also have given of themselves.  I appreciate every one of you and every minute you give to building our community!

During this holiday of Sukkot - known as the Season of our Joy - I hope each of you find joy in the work you do, the family you support, the friends who surround you and the communities that are enriched by your presence.
Wishing you a year of sweetness blessing.

Rabbi Joseph M. Forman

President's Message

Our Religious School Program

October marks the beginning of Sunday School (and Thursday School) at Or Chadash. With this in mind I thought I would take some space in this column to talk about the magic that happens weekly in our Religious School program.  There is a lot of magic in our education program. Walk the halls on any Sunday or Thursday and you will hear the kind of noise only happy children can make. Our children are singing, practicing, playing games, making friends and learning (but don't tell them that!). Some of my favorite magical moments involve temple tots gluing cut out paper food onto paper Seder plates, sundaes on Sunday, Mr. Stein dressing up as... well something for Chanukah, fifth graders practicing prayers they will continue to recite for the rest of their lives, Betsy doing the hand motions to the Sh'ma. All of this and more goes on EVERY WEEK in our religious school!

Perhaps the most miraculous magic of all is that both of my boys actually like going to Hebrew School.  Sure, sometimes I get a grumpy child when I have to wake them up at 8am on a Sunday morning and I assure you we have had our share of battles about "how weird I look going to Hebrew School in my soccer or baseball uniform" but overall my kids really like being at Hebrew School. When I have a rare moment of watching them, either in their classes or coming out of their classes, I notice something magical; my boys feel at home at Or Chadash. They walk the halls with confidence, they greet friends they have now known for years, they chat with Betsy about their lives, they knew where to grab a snack if they are hungry. The fun, the games, the learning has served not only to prepare them for Bar Mitzvahs and their future lives as Jewish adults but it has served to make them comfortable in our temple, it has made Or Chadash a home for them. Our joyous, happy religious school has done more than I ever could have imagined when I first brought my boys here as temple tots.

To give our children a place to call their Jewish home is a gift we are passing on to our future generations. Betsy has performed one of the greatest mitzvahs of all, l'dor va'dor. In Betsy's hands I know that our children will feel at home and continue to bring their Judaism to life each and every week. If you aren't already here, or if you are here for drop off or pick up, I encourage you to stop by on a Sunday morning or a Thursday evening and  watch for yourself as our children are engaged, learning happy and comfortable in their Jewish home.

Religious School Director's Message

Betsy NYC.jpg
Years before "helicopter parenting" was a term, my father used to share with me his parental philosophy. He believed that it was his job (along with my mother) to provide my brother, Bob, and me with all the tools we would need to succeed and expose us to as many experiences as he could until we reached the age of eighteen.  At that age, he considered his job done, and we were, he believed, ready to conquer the world.  I am not sure my mother viewed her role exactly like my dad did, but it seemed to work for them. 
My dad's philosophy is one that I often think about at Or Chadash. I often see the fruits of our Or Chadash community of educators who have provided Jewish tools and experiences.  These fruits often come in the form of a text or e-mail from one of our former students.   The most recent example of this is an email I received from Erika Lewy on Erev Rosh Hashanah.  Erika, a junior at University of North Carolina, is studying in South Africa this semester.  She had been invited to celebrate the New Year at a friend of a friend's home.  After an exchange of a bunch of e-mails and recipes (The apple cake recipe calls for apple brandy. Can she use water as a substitute?  No.  Use apple juice.) and my best challah recipe (Leah Koenig's recipe from Modern Jewish Cooking), Erika was ready to be an active participant and experience a Jewish holiday on a different continent.
Jewish living has no bounds.  It exists in classrooms and on the ball field, in dance recitals, theater rehearsals, on campus and off campus, in dorms and apartments.  And even south of the equator.
How do we as Jewish educators know if we are doing our job?  As you might know, we do not have report cards at Or Chadash.  We do not have an end-of-year assessment for the children or the faculty.  Our goal is to provide tools and create an environment that empowers students (and families) to feel a strong connection with their Jewish identity.  We hope that by the conclusion of their Or Chadash schooling they will be comfortable in all synagogue environments and know that just as Judaism speaks with many voices, so, too, do Jews and their expressions of Jewish living. 
Abraham Joshua Heschel observes that "the act teaches us the meaning of the act."  We learn by doing, and learning about who we are is no different.   Proverbs 22:6 says: "Educate each child according to his own way, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it."
On behalf of the faculty and teaching assistants of Or Chadash Religious School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back to Or Chadash.  We look forward to making this new school year experience meaningful and making a difference in the lives of your children.
Betsy Zalaznick

Student Cantor's Message

Kathy Gohr
The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler. Yom Kippur is behind us, and before us are the joyous fall holiday of Sukkot. It is at this time that Jews cease to pray for dew to sustain the land through the long dry Summer and begin to pray for the Fall rains that will bring forth next year's harvest of the land. I find it humorous that the day that we make this switch is on the LAST day of Sukkot, the holiday that requires us to spend time in a flimsy hut with holes in the ceiling. We are a practical people.

Right after Sukkot ends we celebrate Simchat Torah, where we dance with the scrolls and celebrate starting to read the Torah yet again. It is interesting to note that in many communities it is the dancing that is the central part of the celebration. There are seven parts to this dance, each called a Hakafah. Each hakafah can last for a significant length of time.
I remember one year I was in New York City and Temple B'nei Jeshrun (called "B.J's" for short) Where the dancing carried out into the street because the sanctuary was not big enough. We danced for 45 minutes before they stopped. At that point the leader invited the crowd to give the Torah scroll to another person and said, "And now for our second Aliyah," Obviously this celebration was going to last far into the night. My friend and I stayed until halfway through the third hakafah before we were exhausted and made our way back home.
Many communities will theme the music for each hakafah, one will be music on the Torah, while another will have music on community, or Israel, or righteousness, justice, etc. Some selections will be slow while others fast and furious. All are meant to bring our sense of joy and gratitude for the Torah into the core of our being.

The number seven is a number of completion, and just as the seventh day signifies the completion of a week, seven hakafot signifies the completion of the reading of the Torah. In many communities such as ours we read the end passage of the Torah and immediately begin reading the first words of Genesis, the first book in the Torah. This signifies that we never stop reading, as soon as we are at the end we begin again.

Please join us on Friday night, October 9th as we celebrate in our own tradition. The Torah will be unrolled for all to see around the sanctuary as we end, and begin again.

Kathy Gohr

Simchat Torah Celebration
Consecration/Welcoming Our New Members
Friday, October 9th at 7:00 PM

Please join us for a wonderful evening as we welcome our new members and also celebrate consecration, the formal beginning of religious school for our newest students. During this service, the entire Torah scroll will be unrolled around the perimeter of the sanctuary. Cantor Kathy Gohr will be leading us in song. 
This event is open to the community, so please bring family and friends along to join in the fun.  Please sign up for this special event, so we can have an accurate account and be "oneg ready!"  

B'ruchim HaBa'im...
Or Chadash Welcomes our New Members
We Welcome Our New Members:

Tony & Debra DalPezzo join us from Flemington with their children Kate & Noah.

Eileen & Carmine Freda join us from Washington with their children Nate & Andy.

Andrew & Tracy Gold join us from Flemington with their children Lindsey, Shaun & Samara.

Matthew & Jaimee Gold join us from Nazareth, PA with their children Paxton, Declan & Jamison.

Jonathan & Joy Gray join us from Lebanon with their children Dylan, Brianna & Cai.

Matthew Rainey & Michelle Segall-Rainey join us from Annandale with their son, Ricky.

Wendy Solomon joins us from Allentown, PA.

Paul & Allyse Vanderwalker join us from Annandale with their daughter, Molly.

We Welcome Back Our Returning Members:

Elliot Rosen joins us from Califon. 

We Welcome Our 'Religious School Only' Families:

Paul Melamud & Farah Whitver-Melamud join us from Milford with their children Kadence & Hanna.

Doug & Stephanie Orr join us from Whitehouse Station with their children Samantha & Andrew.

OC Cooks - Ina Garten's Coconut Macaroons

Shared by Ira and Estelle Breines

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks.
  4. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  5. Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Cool on wire racks
To see the complete recipe, please click here.

The Cooking Corner - Elissa Altman 
Sunday, November 15 at 9:30 AM

Poor Man's Feast - Love Story of Comfort, Desire and the Art of Simple Cooking 
Elissa Altman

Sunday, November 15 - 9:30AM
Location: Or Chadash

From James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman, comes a story that marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and food-fanatical father, Elissa was trained early on that fancy is always best. But love does strange things to people, and when Elissa met Susan - a small-town Connecticut Yankee with parsimonious tendencies and a devotion to simple living - it would change Elissa's relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever.

With tender and often hilarious honesty (and 27 delicious recipes), "Poor Man's Feast" is a universal tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, and shows us how all our stories are inextricably bound up with what, and how, we feed
ourselves and those we love.

Elissa Altman is the winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for her Food Blog. She is a food and cookbook writer and editor. Her works have appeared in The New York Times and Huffington Post

Sisterhood Vendor Event 
Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Calling All Vendors!

We are very excited to be planning our 2nd Annual Vendor
Shopping Event. It will be held at Or Chadash on Sunday,
November 15th from 11:30 AM - 2 PM. 
We are looking for vendors who would like to have a table to sell their merchandise. We are asking in return that the vendor donate 10% of their sales to Or Chadash. Prior to reaching out to vendors that we know outside of the congregation, we are first asking if any congregant would be interested in having a table. 
Jana Levison, one of our committee members, has agreed to sell Lia Sophia jewelry. We will take any member on a first come basis.

Please email Caryn Tomljanovich (caztom1@gmail.comif you are interested.

Everyone please mark your calendars!

Or Chadash Sisterhood

The Women's Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation

The Women's Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation will be having their Imagine event on Tuesday October 27th, 9:00 in the morning at Raritan Valley Country Club.  This year the event supports disabled veterans in Israel and locally.  For information please contact the federation, or check their website.

Chesed (Caring Committee)
Five years ago, Or Chadash established a Chesed Caring Community dedicated to helping members of Or Chadash through life's challenging times with acts of compassion.

We have provided food and visits to elderly homebound congregants and to families with new babies; attended shiva services after a death in the family; helped with grocery trips, doctor visits and farm chores; and written notes of sympathy and congratulations. Early on, we held a resume writing workshop run by experts in our congregation, and we brought in a social worker to provide practical suggestions for helping with aging parents. 

Rabbi Forman can be reached at Or Chadash or on his mobile phone: 908-894-9336 or e-mail: rabbi@orchadash-nj.org. You can also reach me at chesed@orchadash-nj.org.  We also encourage anyone interested in helping to let me know, and I will add you to our email list and make you aware of current needs.

You can volunteer as much or as little time as you are able, even just a few minutes to write a get-well or sympathy note or to make a comforting phone call. Very often, the people who help with Chesed activities get the same uplifting feeling as those who receive assistance. By helping others and allowing ourselves to receive help, we forge meaningful connections with other members of the OrChadash temple community.

Leslie Werstein Hann
Chair, Chesed Caring Community
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

The 16th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
October 28 - November 8, 2015

The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Bildner Center, screens award winning international films over the ten-day festival. A broad approach is taken when choosing the films for the Rutgers Festival, offering a slate of critically acclaimed titles that explore the multi-layered, global Jewish experience. Some films tackle uniquely Jewish issues, while others address universal themes through a Jewish lens. With such a diverse selection, the festival draws a wide audience, reaching the region's Jewish population as well as the Rutgers University community and the general film-going public.

The Bildner Center makes each screening a multidimensional experience by inviting a guest speaker - either the director, a featured actor or a noted expert in the field - to preface each film and then engage in a dialogue with the audience at its conclusion. Year after year, attendees remark that this opportunity to ask the questions raised by these thought-provoking films makes the issues more personally relevant and their film festival participation more meaningful.

Unique, too, is the way the festival not only reaches out to the community, but also gives back to the university by exposing the general student body to these distinctive films. Professors of Jewish Studies and other academic departments at Rutgers are among the speakers invited to introduce the films, and they will often assign related films to their classes. Students also have the opportunity to meet visiting film directors and scholars.


Contact: 848-932-4166 or rujff@rci.rutgers.edu 


24 Days                                            Above and Beyond   
Director: Alexandre Arcady                  Director:Roberta Grossman

New Fall Office Hours begin Monday September 28

Monday & Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Phone: 908-806-2122

Email: orchadashadmin@embarqmail.com -
Yehara Raddalgoda, Temple Administrator

Rosh HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah Children's Service

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Children's Service

What you might have missed:

Opening Day of Religious School
(Kindergarten to 6th Grade) September 27th

Teachers Assistants

Building the Sukkah