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High Holidays 2020 - 5781

All services will take place via Zoom.  All High Holiday services for guests are free. Donations are welcome.

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Make Your Space A Sacred Space Summary of an article by Rabbi Richard Hirsh 

During these challenging times, communal prayer at our Ohev Sanctuary is not an option. Since March, many of us have been Zooming in order to stay connected on Shabbat. For Rosh Hashana, and Yorn Kippur this year, unfortunately, we have to forego the joyous annual gathering in our beloved sanctuary and pray from home. 
A teaching from the rabbinic texts says that we should set a yet-kaven, an intention, or kavanna to devote a special place in our homes for study and prayer. 
Here are some suggestions for your "'fixed space" 

Plan not to engage in conversation with family members during services 
 Remove cell phones 
Consider how you are dressed and plan on wearing your kippah and tallit. You may 
want to wear your holiday finery. 
 Invite family members who wish to pray with you to do so in your designated space. (:x Think of the objects you may want to add to your "sanctuary," such as photos, art, Jewish symbols, family treasures, poems or anything of special meaning. 

In short, avoid distractions so that this year the experience can be spiritual and moving as we partner with our clergy. 

For the full article:

Coping with COVID-19

This is a challenging time for us all, but we will get to the other side of this distressing pandemic and we will do so together!  Our clergy, staff and leadership are working to maintain our Ohev Community and keep us connected to each other socially and spiritually. Please see our calendar below for service times and other programs open to the public.

Zoom: Join one of our Zoom services or programs from your computer, iPad or smart phone. Please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom Download Zoom 5.0
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Facebook:   Join our Ohev Community Board. It is the easiest and most immediate way to let folks know what’s going on, and when there are changes.

If you are concerned about finances, please contact Rabbi Gerber or see one of the resources below:

Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Jewish Exponent:  Ohev Shalom Celebrates 100 Years

By Eric Schucht 
December 15, 2019

Rabbi Jeremy Gerber has served Congregation Ohev Shalom of Delaware County for a little over a decade, and in that time he’s been witness to weddings, funerals, bar and bat mitzvahs and other special occasions.

Now he’ll be present for a different kind of commemoration.

The Conservative congregation will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2020, with its more than 270 member families hosting several events leading up to the occasion. Read the entire article

Sat, September 26 2020 8 Tishrei 5781