• Inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Wedding at Or Chadash
  • Chanukah Celebration 2013
  • ready to march
  • Women of the Wall
  •  Inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Wedding at Or Chadash
  • Chanukah Celebration 2013
  • ready to march
  • Women of the Wall

Or Chadash Passover Seder

Saturday April 4, 2015/ 15 Nissan 5775

5:30-9:30 PM

Please Join Us on the Second Night of Passover for the Annual Or Chadash Passover Seder at the East Bank Club, 500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60610

Rabbi Cindy Enger and Cantorial Soloist, Judith Golden will lead us in the Passover service starting promptly at 6 pm.

Reminder: There will be no Friday Shabbat Service on April 1st. There will be a 10 am, Pesach Festival Service Saturday, April 4th at 10 am

Click Here to Register Now! Deadline March 31st



Congregation Or Chadash 40th Anniversary Gala

Saturday April 25, 2015

6-10 PM

Please Join Us honoring the service and commitment of Judith Golden, Cantorial Soloist, and Bob Cohn & Frank Nussbaum, founding members, at the Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago



Journey To Freedom:

Pesach and the LGBTQ Experience

Congregation Or Chadash presents a communal Seder on May 3.

Click Here for more info and to Register Now! 



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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