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Click [ HERE ] to get a membership application. Please print it out, fill it in and return it to the synagogue office.
[ HERE ] to get a reservation form for tickets, Rosh Hashanah luncheon and Yizkor book listiings.

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                                                                                                                        August 12, 2013

Dear Friend,

This has been a very eventful year for Or Chadash. We are so excited about welcoming Rabbi Cindy Enger as our new Rabbi. Rabbi Enger is no stranger to Congregation Or Chadash, as she was a former member, service leader and president before attending rabbinical school.  The new year will be a wonderful journey for us all, and will be made even more special by your participation.

5774 will provide an opportunity to enjoy a growing sense of community and participate in the energy of our congregation.  The High Holy Days are very early this year, beginning September 4, 2013.  We encourage you to consider joining us for a year full of Shabbat and holiday services, festival celebrations, parties, films, classes, social action activities, and much, much more.  A membership application is available at the link above.  Membership includes High Holidays tickets and prayer book.

If you would prefer, we have a limited number of tickets available to non-members.   Details are enclosed. Should you wish to become a full member following the holidays, the cost of those passes will be applied. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early by returning the reservation form via mail or email (scan).

The 2013 High Holy Day service schedule is as follows:

Erev Rosh Hashanah              Wednesday     September 4                8:00pm

Rosh Hashanah                      Thursday         September 5               10:00am

Shabbat Shuvah                     Friday              September 6                 8:00pm

Kol Nidre                                 Friday              September 13               6:45pm

Yom Kippur                             Saturday          September 14             10:00am


In addition, our annual Rosh Hashanah Luncheon will be held Thursday, September 5 following services at the Synagogue.  The cost for members is $25.00 and for non-members is $30.00/person.  Advance reservations are required.

All services will be held at The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation building, 303 Dodge, Evanston. Free parking is available.  Transportation assistance is available by contacting

Our congregational policy is that we never turn away anyone who has special financial considerations.  If you need to speak with someone about any questions or individual arrangements, please contact us at or call 773-271-2148.

 L’Shanah Tovah,

 Carol Goldbaum                                                                      Laurie Grauer
 President                                                                                 Membership Director

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