Ohev Shalom of Bucks County 2020 Virtual Open House

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is excited to announce its Virtual Open House that will take place via Zoom on August 27, 2020 starting at 4:30 PM EDT. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ohev Shalom community has become vibrantly active online. Ohev Shalom’s clergy and leadership invite members of the public to learn what we are doing to engage the Jewish community in Bucks County by attending our Virtual Open House.


The Virtual Open House will begin with Ohev Shalom’s Education Director, Barbara Glickman, speaking out Ohev’s Hebrew School and Youth Program. You will have the opportunities to learn about our curriculum, meet our teachers, and learn about our specials. Following at 5:30 PM EDT, join Congregation President Diane Pevar and Membership Chair Kim Kushner for a member question and answer session. At 6 PM, mingle with our Men’s Club, and at 6:30 PM, hear highlights from our Sisterhood. Join us at 7 PM for an online Minyan with our Clergy. Immediately following Minyan, a panel of Ohev members, staff, and lay-leaders (including Interfaith Outreach, Inclusion, and Young Family) will be available to chat and answer any questions you might have.


We invite you to register at http://www.ohev.org where you can learn more about our Congregation and the exciting events we will hold for the remainder of 2020. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 215-322-9595. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.

Ohev Shalom August 27, 2020 Virtual Open House

Get to know Ohev Shalom of Bucks County from the convenience of your own home via Zoom on August 27, 2020 starting at 4:30 PM EDT. 

Ohev Shalom Sisterhood Hosting Safari Bingo and Dinner

Ohev Shalom’s Sisterhood is hosting Safari Bingo and Dinner on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County in Richboro, PA. Wear your favorite leopard print or safari patterned shirt for a fun filled night. Registration and Boutique ticket sales start at 5:15 PM followed by dinner at 6:15 PM. The first Bingo number will be called at 7:15 PM. In addition to bingo and dinner, the event will feature boutique baskets, a 50/50 contest, specials, and much fun!

Come out and have some fun playing Bingo with your friends at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County. Tickets are $25 per person. Be sure to bring your family and friends, as each table can seat up to 12 people. Please RSVP by March 16, 2020. When registering, please specify with whom you want to be seated. Register online via Bingo Constant Contact

Alternatively, one can register for Bingo by mailing a check payable to Ohev Shalom Sisterhood and addressed to Nadine Myerson, 61 Titus Court, Richboro, PA 18954. For questions, please contact Nadine Myerson by email [email protected] or by phone 215-300-4076


Ohev Shalom Sisterhood Safari Bingo & Dinner

Ohev Shalom Sisterhood Safari Bingo & Dinner


Registration Form for Ohev Shalom Sisterhood Bingo 2020

Want to mail a check in? Please fill out the Registration form and mail a check addressed to Ohev Shalom Sisterhood

Join the Lego Man in Building Jerusalem out of LEGOs at Ohev Shalom

Stephen Schwartz, who is also known as Lego Man, will lead a LEGO® building workshop at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County on February 10, 2019 from 10 AM until 12 PM.


Please join us for this exciting workshop when Stephen Schwartz Man will lead us in building a replica of Jerusalem out of 70,000 LEGO® blocks. Stephen Schwartz (a.k.a. Lego Man) is an Architect of Building Blocks Workshops who leads two-hour LEGO workshops. Come and have fun using your imagination in creating a LEGO replica of Jerusalem during this exciting, educational, and engaging event. This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages both young and old are welcome to attend provided you love playing with LEGO® blocks! As you know, LEGO® blocks hurt when you step on them, so please wear socks to this event.


For more information, please call 215-322-9595.


Building Blocks Workshops is a model building “large Group Activity” that is presented through the vision of an Architect. Participants are encouraged to build structurally sound, interesting, and whimsical models that have an architectural character worthy of the history they represent. They are Exciting, and Engaging, and Educational. Each program is a 2 hour fast paced activity utilizing 70,000 LEGO® Building Blocks.

Planning Bnai Mitzvah? Join Ohev Shalom for Mitzvahs Galore Party Showcase

Please join Ohev Shalom of Bucks County at our Mitzvahs Galore on January 13, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The Mitzvah Galore is a party showcase featuring a kid’s fashion show with Ohev Shalom’s tots, tweens, and teens. Are you planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? The Mitzvah Galore will feature DJs, bands, decorators, party planners, invitation calligraphers, and many more. You will be able to see and sample all of the party vendors in attendance.


If you are a vendor and are interested in participating, please email [email protected] or call 215-322-9585.


More information can be found at http://www.ohev.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/A-KIDS27-FASHION-SHOW-AND-PARTY-EXPO-Flyer-PDF-version.pdf


Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is located at 944 Second Street Pike (next to the McDonald’s) in Richboro PA. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community.

Ohev Shalom Mitzvahs Showcase

Planning Bnai Mitzvah? Join Ohev Shalom for Mitzvahs Galore Party Showcase

Murphy: Boockvar is a Fighter, a Mother, and a Leader

Kathryn Boockvar, Democratic candidate for the 8th congressional district, formally opened her Bristol campaign office today.  Around 50 people attended, which made for a full office.  These are rough  notes from the public comments at the event, followed by some personal observations.  This is not intended as a full transcript.  As always I apologize for any errors or misconceptions.  Voters with questions should contact the campaign.  

Patrick Murphy, who represented the district from 2006 to 2010, introduced her.

Murphy said Boockvar would represent the families in this year.  He knows her personally and professional and there would be no stronger representative of our families and seniors.  She’s a fighter, a mother, and a leader.  Washington, DC is polarized; people refuse to talk to each other.  There is an article in today’s Inquirer on health insurance rebates due to the new health care law.  It did away with discriminating based on pre-existing conditions and discriminated against women.

Her opponent wants to go back to discriminating against women.  There is a clear contrast.  The economy is not bleeding jobs like it was at the end of George W. Bush’s presidency.  We need to create meaningful jobs.  There used to be 15,000 jobs at US Steel down the road.  Then it was a brownfield.  Now it houses the 5th largest solar field in the United States, people are manufacturing wind turbine and solar panel components.

Congressman Fitzpatrick was the deciding vote on CAFTA.  He said he wouldn’t vote for it then buckled under pressed and voted for it.  Kathy Boockvar won’t be pressured by Democrats or Republicans; she will do the right thing.  Fitzpatrick voted against tax credits to keep jobs in the United States.  It is up to us to fight for our values.  Give Kathy a chance.

The political polarization is a disgrace.  As John McCain said, “Country First.”  The Republicans this eyar said their goal above all was to make Barack Obama a one term president.

Kathy is one of us.  She will fight for civil rights, our families, and our seniors.

Kathryn Boockvar then addressed the crowd.  She thanked Murphy, campaign staff, volunteers, interns, and fellows.

Paul Ryan, Todd Akin, and the RNC draft platform are extreme, and far from the center.  Fitzpatrick and Ryan want to end Medicare as we know it.  They want to redefine rape and support the Tea Party agenda.
American should take care of the middle class families before taking care of millionaires and billionaires.  We need to create good paying jobs and send our kids to college.

I’ve spent my career fighting for Pennsylvania families.  I’ll take that to Washington and make Congress and Congress a common sense.  It is not enough to have a vision.   Making a vision a reality takes hard work.  We need to end tax breaks for billionaires and special interests.

You are my eyes and ears and boots on the ground.

Personal notes after the jump.
Murphy is clearly very popular with his neighbors in Bristol.  He brought his children with him, and was dressed casually.  It is one of the few times I’ve seen him when he wasn’t wearing a suit.  The crowd was anxious to greet him, ask about his family, and talk about local matters.  They weren’t asking political favors; they just like him.

Boockvar’s volunteers are devoted to her.  The campaign staff greeted me when I came in and steered me towards the food (woot!).  The volunteers talked about how wonderful they think Boockvar is and one woman told me how much she enjoyed spending time on the campaign.  

I like going to events in Lower Bucks County because the people there are just so darn nice.  It’s not always easy to find locations; one way streets abound and if you aren’t familiar with that specific neighborhood it can be tricky to maneuver.  But it’s always well worth the effort.  

Boockvar seems at ease with people.  She walked around the room greeting people, many of whom wanted to be photographed with her.  Her daughter was in attendance and frequently went to stand by her mother.  

Cross-posted from Above Average Jane