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Holidays

ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR


On Friday, September 15, we held a special erev Rosh Hashanah service in Maplewood Park open to the entire community, free of charge. Check out our photo album here.  



As we do every year, we held our traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, for adults and children, in our chapel and sanctuary.  

SELICHOT


We mark the beginning of the period leading up to the High Holidays with an uplifting evening of prayer, meditation and music outdoors. 

SUKKOT



Our congregational Sukkah, raised each year by the Men's Club, is available for all to enjoy throughout the holiday.  On Fri, Sep 29 we held a special service and dinner..  The Miriam Sisterhood held its Membership Appreciation Night in the sukkah on Wed, Oct 4 and the Men's Club held its annual Scotch in the Sukkah event on Thu, Oct 5.

SIMCHAT TORAH


Our annual Simchat Torah festivities took place on Sun, Oct 8, with services, Hallel and Hakafot (dancing with the Torah scrolls), featuring music and entertainment by the klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos.  A celebratory kiddush lunch followed for the entire community, as well as dedication and inauguration of our new Lev Shalem siddurim.  We honored Arthur Schechner as the Chatan Torah and the entire Zeman School as the Chatan Breshit, the honors given for the ending and beginning of the Torah reading cycle.

CHANUKAH


Spin the dreidel and enjoy latkes and sufganiyot with us as we celebrate the Festival of Lights! The entire congregation comes together to light the menorah and sing songs on this special night. 

In 2023, we enjoyed a Chanukah-themed First Friday on Dec 8, 
the township Menorah Lighting on Mon, Dec 11, and the Oheb Menorah Lighting on Wed, Dec 13.

TU B'SHEVAT


The "New Year of the Trees" has been marked at Oheb Shalom in years past with a musical service, a Seder and a focus on environmental sustainability.

PURIM




Oheb will host a Purim Magic for Kids & Families celebration on March 17. The celebration continues on Purim Eve (Mar 23) as we gather for a Dinner and Megillah reading.

In addition, our Purim Tote-ally mitzvah fundraiser delivers mishloach manot to members along with Purim greetings from Oheb friends.

PASSOVER




To watch the other two entries in the Chametz series, click here.

Our 2024 Passover events can be found here.

We begin with a study and siyyum for the first-born on the morning of Passover eve. That night (Night of the First Seder) is an evening service at Oheb.  We continue to hold morning services throughout the eight days of Passover.  Yizkor is recited during the morning service on the 8th day of Passover. 

LAG B'OMER


This holiday is celebrated with a congregation-wide outdoor picnic and bonfire.

SHAVUOT


On erev Shavuot, there is a Tikkun Leil Shavuot learning event and celebration, complete with cheesecake.  And in the morning, festival services for adults and families.

 
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WEEKLY SERVICE 
SCHEDULE
 

The community is welcome to join us for all services. 
Please contact adminassist@ohebshalom.org for Zoom link and password.

MORNING MINYAN:
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)

8 am - Zoom

WEDNESDAY MORNING MINYAN:
8 am - Always in-person, followed by breakfast discussion (also on Zoom).

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT:
6 pm on Zoom. On Friday evenings when there is a First Friday dinner & service scheduled, services may be viewed on our  livestream page.

SATURDAY MORNING 
SHABBAT:

9:45 am - Shabbat morning services are always in person (
followed by a kiddush lunch) and can be viewed on our  livestream page.

SUNDAY MORNING MINYAN:
9 am - In person on days Zeman School is in session / on Zoom when it is not.

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784