Cantor Paul Leading Jerusalem of Gold Ohev Shalom Israel Trip 2020

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is excited to announce their “Jerusalem of Gold” Israel trip that will take place from May 17, 2020 until May 28, 2020. This exciting tip is led by Cantor Paul Frimark and his wife Arelene Frimark. The trip’s itineray includes an off the beaten track excursion of the Ramon Crater, a trip to the Negev Desert, Shabbat in Jerusalem, the Caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and a trip to Tel Aviv. Israeli breakfast will be served daily and multiple dinners & lunches will be included with the various tour stops.

The trip will be led by a professional English-speaking tour guide. Hotel costs are included per adult double occupancy rates of $4950 per person (please add a 3% supplement if paying by credit card). A $750 deposit is requested to reserve your spot with all checks payable to Journeys Unlimited. Cost of round-trip airfare from country of origin to Israel as well as beverages of any kind are not included. Final payments are due on February 16, 2020.

For more information about this trip, please email Cantor Paul Frimark at [email protected]

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Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Israel Trip 2020

Virtual Holocaust Memorial Gathering

Please join the Or Hadash community as we conduct a virtual gathering 10:30 am to noon Sunday, April 26, to memorialize the Holocaust through story and song. Our honored guest speaker will be Holocaust survivor Bertha Schwarz. Ms. Schwarz will share her story of survival as a young girl during the Holocaust. Fleeing the Nazi and French Vichy regimes, she endured hiding, family separation and loss, before reaching Switzerland and eventually Palestine. Join the event at https://tinyurl.com/ohholocaustmem .

Bucks County Synagogue Builds a Virtual Community

Synagogue Ohev Shalom of Bucks County has responded to the Coronavirus crisis in unique and inspiring ways.

 

As are many religious institutions, the synagogue is using the Zoom platform for weekday and Sabbath worship. Working from their homes, Ohev Shalom synagogue clergy and lay leaders have decided to expand outreach via a variety of communication and social media platforms to ensure all members of the synagogue’s community are heard from and cared for during these difficult times.

Rabbi Eliott Perlstein meets with congregants on Tuesday afternoons for a Zoom Torah discussion and for virtual coffee and conversation on Thursday afternoons. Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo and son join parents and children on Zoom every Wednesday morning for Circle Time. On Wednesday afternoons Cantor hosts a sing-along.

 

On Friday morning, Director of Education, Barbara Glickman hosts a Facebook Live story time. Havdalah services are shared with the synagogue community, also through Facebook Live, Saturday evening from the home of Cantor Ocanto-Romo.

 

Anticipating the shutdown we now face, Education Director Glickman and the Ohev faculty planned for and were ready for an early transition to web-based Hebrew School classes. Parent, Kari Spivak, conveys the enthusiasm faculty, students, and parents have for this new way to study and learn: “Big thanks to Ohev Shalom and its teachers for making these unforeseen circumstances seamless for our children! Facetiming with the students keeps them connected to our incredible Ohev Shalom family.”

Even more ways to keep connected are happening at the now virtual Ohev Shalom. A weekly Noon Zoom, hosted by Building Supervisor, Hilary Leboff, gives congregants an opportunity to chat and share in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. On Monday afternoons, Glickman will host Hebrew Through Movement for all ages. The synagogue’s Caring Committee will be regularly reaching out by telephone to those congregants who may be alone and/or aren’t able or willing to connect digitally to the surrounding community. “During this challenging time, Ohev Shalom of Bucks County’s commitment to Inclusion B’Kavod (inclusion with respect) is more relevant and important than ever. With our virtual programming we continue to ensure that all members of our congregation are able to participate meaningfully, educationally, and spiritually,” states congregant and board member Lindsay Miller.

 

“In this time of isolation, people need the loving support of their religious community” explains Rabbi Perlstein. “While our building is closed, our hearts are open to caring and supporting each other.”

 

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is a vibrant and dynamic congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. While we have grown considerably from our 22 founding families in 1976 to approximately 500 today, we have worked hard to maintain a spirit of caring for each individual member of our community. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community.

Ohev Shalom Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show and Dinner

The Sisterhood at Ohev Shalom cordially invites you to Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show and Dinner. The fashion show and dinner take place on November 4th at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland, PA. It features shopping and raffle baskets with items donated by local businesses. Shopping starts at 5:15 PM, and dinner is served at 7:15 PM. Come and enjoy an exciting evening of shopping followed by a sit-down dinner when you can chat with your friends and talk about the one of a kind items you purchased.

 

General tickets are $47 / person, Patron $54 / person (one chance for Patron door prize), and Benefactor $72 / person (one chance for Benefactor door prize). Please send a check payable to Ohev Shalom Sisterhood care of the Ohev Shalom Sisterhood at 944 Second Street Pike; Richboro, PA 18954. Please register by October 18. 2019.

 

More information and a mailable reservation form can be found at

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Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show and Dinner at Spring Mill Manor, November 4 2019

 

Ohev Shalom Hosting Sports Cards and Collectible Show

On Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm, Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will welcome all to a Sports Cards and Collectibles Show just in time for holiday shopping.  The event promises to be a fun-filled afternoon with vendors displaying and selling not only sports card, but a wide variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Admission is free and raffles, entertainment and refreshments will be available.

 

For more information, please contact Diane Pevar at [email protected] or call 215-322-9595.

 

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Sports Cards and Collectibles Show

Show your Pride by Joining Ohev Shalom’s Third Annual PRIDE Shabbat

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County announces with exuberance its third annual Pride Shabbat on Friday June 14th at 6 PM at our Synagogue located at 944 Second Street Pike in Richboro, PA. Please join us as we welcome LGBTQ Educator and Activist Jamie Joy for an engaging and interactive discussion on gender diversity, trans identity, and building an inclusive Jewish community. This year’s PRIDE Shabbat is sponsored by J.Proud, a JFCS Initiative through the Jewish Philly LGBTQ Consortium.

Ohev Shalom and our congregation believes that every person deserves love and respect. We welcome all peoples to our synagogue, so please join us for this special Shabbat to celebrate our Jewish LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters.

For more information, please email Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo at [email protected] or call her via the main office at 215-322-9595. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting and musical Pride Shabbat services on June 14th!

 

AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter Generations-in-Israel

Join us for dinner as we honor Eti Berkowitz for her many years of service and dedication to AMIT and to the children in Israel. The Torah Academy Girls’ Choir will be on hand to entertain and delight our guests.

The dinner will be hosted in a private home in Merion Station. The address will be provided with your confirmed reservation.

Please visit www.amitchildren.org/events for more information.