Welcome to Temple Or Hadash
Greetings, and thank you for visiting our site. Temple Or Hadash is a vibrant Jewish congregation serving Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming (and beyond, via live streaming). We are proud to be the only congregation in Northern Colorado affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. In addition to a strong commitment to our Jewish heritage, we are a congregation that is active, progressive and welcoming, always with an eye toward service to the greater community (tikkun olam).
Diversity and inclusiveness are part of Or Hadash’s DNA. Interfaith families form a large part of our congregation and non-Jewish spouses and partners play key roles in many aspects of the congregation’s life. Whether you are gay, straight, religious, or not-so-religious, you will find a warm welcome at Temple Or Hadash.
Parents will find our religious education program is lively, fun, and infused with a passion to make the next generation aware of their Jewish heritage.
I’d like to extend a personal invitation to you to join us for any of our events. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you posted about goings-on at Or Hadash. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 970-407-7896 or send me an email.
Thanks again for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you at a future temple event.
Brooke Freeman, President
Meet Lenore. Once upon a time she was a nun.
Meet Lynne and Rob. Rob came from a traditional Jewish background. Lynne did not – and now she’s one of our rabbis.
Meet Eli, one of our co-presidents. Eli’s journey started off like that of most Jewish children and then he took a long pause.
The book club is meeting. Join us.
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Please join Temple Or Hadash as we observe the High Holy Days in Northern Colorado. All services will be held at the Fort Collins Senior Center Auditorium. We will be using the new URJ prayer book: Mishkan Ha’Nefesh. NO tickets or reservations are necessary! Everyone is welcome! For any questions, please contact Brooke at email@example.com […]
Our patriarchs and matriarchs were not perfect people. Among the stories in this week’s Torah portion, Lech L’cha, one of them shows Abraham, and another shows Sarah, not at their best. The parasha begins with God telling Abraham to leave his homeland and go to a land which God […]
Our journey through the High Holy Day season has concluded, and we now take up the more prosaic journey through the year just begun, the year 5776 on our ancient calendar. Most rabbis and commentators track the High Holy Day season beginning with the month of Elul, leading up […]
You stand this day, all of you, before the Lord your God – your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer – to enter into the covenant of the Lord your God. Deut. 29:9-11 […]
One of the recurring themes of the upcoming Rosh Hashana holiday liturgy is the enthroning of God as king/sovereign. There is a whole section of the service titled Malchuyot, traditionally translated as ‘Kingship’, and more modernly as ‘Sovereignty.’ The central concept of the section is that, every year on the […]
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