Congregation Or Chadash, Chicago

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Congregation Or Chadash,the synagogue dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBT community in the Chicago area. Or Chadash was founded in 1975 in response to the discrimination and isolation experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Jews in mainstream synagogues.  Today, Or Chadash exists to provide a warm and nurturing environment for all Jews, regardless  of  sexual orientation, age, race, or religious background, whether Jew by choice or by birth.

We  invite you  to join us for services, holiday celebrations, or classes and experience the unique opportunities Or Chadash offers. Please use the dropdown menu for more information on our community. You can find shabbat and high holy day information under worship and holidays.

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Click Here to Visit Our New Blogsite for Elul

Or Chadash Blogs Elul:  Check Us Out!
For the last few years, Rabbi Phyllis Sommer has embarked on a social media project to prepare for the High Holy Days through reflection and introspection in the month of Elul. Her project, #BlogElul, has resonated with Jews across the world, and has given rise to a lot of Elul content in social media–and now it’s time for Or Chadash to join the movement! During the month of Elul, as we prepare to receive the year 5776, members of the Or Chadash community will create posts centered around the themes provided by Rabbi Sommer. This blog will collect these posts and allow us to engage in meaningful conversations via comments and perhaps even your own responses on your social media. We encourage you to participate in the worldwide conversation in order to enrich your Elul experience.

We will collect those posts in a the blog which will allow us to engage in meaningful conversations via comments and perhaps even your own responses on your social media. We encourage you to participate in the worldwide conversation in order to enrich your Elul experience. If you're interested, please email  office@orchadash.org
withwhich day(s)/theme(s) you would like to write about.
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