Our Staff

 

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Cindy Enger,

Rabbi

Rabbi Cindy Enger joined Or Chadash as our rabbi in July 2013. Before moving to Chicagoland, Rabbi Cindy lived in Bellingham, Washington, where she served for seven years as rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel. Rabbi Cindy Enger is a graduate of the Rabbinic Leadership Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality as well as the Institutes Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training. She was ordained a rabbi by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in 2001 and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Rabbi Cindy is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law. Prior to attending rabbinical school, she lived in Chicago, where she practiced law and was a member of Or Chadash. Rabbi Cindy enjoys writing, and her work has been published in various books and journals. She loves to share with others poetry, hiking, kayaking and the beauty of the natural world as integral aspects of spiritual practice.

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Laurence Edwards,

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Edwards  retired in June 2013 after serving Or Chadash for 10 years.  We will miss him and  his spouse, Susan Boone and wish them all the best.  Rabbi Edwards will continue to serve the congregation as Emeritus Rabbi and we hope we can lure  him back to teach a class or two during his retirement. 

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Judith Golden,

Cantorial Soloist

Judith Golden has been with Or Chadash since 2002.  In addition to serving as our Cantorial Soloist, Judith leads the Or Chadash choir and conducts workshops for Or Chadash members on leading services.

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Rich Roecker,

Administrative Assistant

Or Chadash relies on Rich to take care of all the details that make us run smoothly.  In addition to editing our Weekly Bulletin, he updates our member database, replies to inquiries about the congregation, sets up our weekly oneg, and steps in whenever there is a need for help.

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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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