Lifelong Learning

Learning about all aspects of Judaism is one of the core missions of Temple Or Hadash. We have programs for everyone, from preschoolers to adults.


OR KATAN for more info.

Or Katan (Little Light) is a free monthly preschool program open to all. There is singing, arts and crafts, a PJ Library story, snacks, and a chance to meet other Jewish preschoolers and their grownups. There is no requirement to join Temple Or Hadash, or to have two Jewish parents, or to have any Jewish knowledge. It’s all about fun and friendship!


Pre-Bar/Bat MItzvah students and their parents are invited to join us once a month as we explore what it means to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We meet with the rabbi and key educators to discuss topics relevant to becoming a well-rounded, high-functioning member of the Jewish community. We also look at specifics, such as Torah study, how to prepare, and what to expect when leading a Bar/Bat Mitzvah service at Or Hadash. During Bagels and B’nai Mitzvah, there is plenty of time to bond with other families experiencing this meaningful Jewish milestone.

 To learn more, please go to our contact page and send us a note. We’ll have Renee, our religious school director, contact you.


Sunday Chats

This is our very popular Sunday morning discussion series. The topics are wide-ranging, and the give-and-take is lively. We learn together, we laugh together, and we share a breakfast nosh together. In the process, bonds are created that make for a strong community.

Torah Study

This may sound intimidating, but Torah study at Or Hadash is enlightening and enjoyable. The study is led by one of our clergy or a member of the congregation in a relaxed setting. The goal is to spend time with the text, to learn the historical context, and to gain a deeper appreciation of the central texts of Judaism.

Beyond Torah: This group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30 pm for a fun and engaging conversation based on readings from the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) that are not covered during Torah Study.

Interest Groups

Please see the Community page to read about the various interest groups we have at Or Hadash.