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Upcoming Zoom Services and Events

Join us as we take to Zoom with special services and events (Accessing Zoom meetings is easy. Click here for more info):

Shabbat Morning Torah Service. Shaharit service of morning blessings and songs, including Torah service, streaming live! on our You Tube channel.

Guf Va'Nefesh moves online this Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 pm. During these trying times the Guf Va'Nefesh Body-Mind sessions will respond to our increased need to overcome anxiety and stay calm, build health and resilience, and stay connected with each other as a community. Each session will bring activities for nervous system regulation, exercises for strengthening the body's resilience, and community sharing. Zoom meeting at More info here.

Chanting and Chocolate moves online next Sunday, April 5 at 7:30 pm. Zoom meeting at More info here.

Roots and Reflections moves online next Sunday, April 5, at 9:45 am. More info here.

A Message from the OrH Board of Directors

In light of the fast-changing situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the OrH Board and Rabbi have decided that for the time being we will not be holding services or events, including our community Passover seder, at least not in their current form. While we recognize the importance of “social distancing” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we don’t want that to translate into “social isolation.” We are planning to explore alternative, creative ways to maintain our various community activities and connections. To do that we are putting together two small groups to work with Rabbi Liz – one to focus on video streaming of upcoming Shabbat services, and one to focus on the particular needs of our community members during this time. If you are interested in helping out please contact

words of the spirit bannerPassover 5780/2020 Essentials, COVID-19 Edition: Holy Newness.

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First of all, humour:
Passover for Social Distancers
(The author is the spouse of Reconstructionist Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Director for Jewish Life at Georgetown University. NB – heavy on the wine jokes.)
Next, music! Enjoy these contemporary and traditional songs for the seder (all found in the Reconstructionist Hagaddah A Night of Questions):
Shabbat Unplugged - "A Night of Questions" Haggadah...


Learn about Or Haneshamah's weekly Machaneh Shabbat for children (ages 4-13).

Machaneh Shabbat (Shabbat Camp) is an inclusive, family-based weekly Jewish learning adventure providing an in-depth Jewish education for families with children of all ages. Welcoming the participation of parents, grandparents, and younger siblings, our camp model allows us to explore Torah, prayer, Hebrew and the Jewish year through field trips, drama, art, social action, cooking, building and more! We believe that we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and taking the time to live Jewishly especially on Shabbat. This spark is the key to raising engaged and informed Jewish young people!


Visit the Machaneh Shabbat page or contact for more information.

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