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]

JerusalemGold2020

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Israel Trip 2020

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.

No Other But You – Yosef Goldman

No Other But You – YOSEF GOLDMAN

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT 7:30 PM

PHILADELPHIA EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL

23 S. 38TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104

The transformative power of music envelopes the audience through the songs and sounds of Rabbi Yosef Goldman. From aspiration and yearning to heartache and joy, Goldman infuses his work with a palette of deep emotions. Drawing from traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewish sacred music and a panoply of global sounds, Goldman creates a dynamic musical event.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Student tickets are available for $10, and are available for those under 18 and those with a student ID.

LISTEN

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral has an ADA accessible entrance.

The Cathedral is located 2 blocks from the Market-Frankford Subway Line stop at 40th Street Station, and 3 blocks from the 36th Street Trolley Portal. The Cathedral is also accessible via SEPTA bus lines 21, 30, 40, and 42.

Ample street parking (paid and free) is available in this neighborhood, as are parking garages located along Market Street.

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!

 

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.

Ohev Shalom Friday Night Live Shabbat Service Celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Inclusion B’Kavod at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County invites you to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month by joining us at the Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The Friday Night Live Shabbat service will be held at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County followed by a traditional catered Shabbat dinner. Shabbat dinner is $36 per family (2 adults with up to 3 children under 12 years of age), $18 per person (13 years old and up), or $12 per child (12 and under).

 

For more information, please contact [email protected] with questions or call 215-322-9595. Dinner reservations can be made online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efx0yqec00d55d41&llr=6k59eecab

 

According to Jewish Learning Ventures, Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified national initiative during the month of February to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Throughout the month of February, Jewish communities across the country including the Greater Philadelphia area learn about and celebrate those who overcome obstacles throughout their lives every day.

 

Through Inclusion B’Kavod and inclusion programs such as [email protected], members of Ohev Shalom proudly celebrate celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community. Ohev Shalom proudly invite all members of the community to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month during our Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

 

Inclusion B’Kavod at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County invites you to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month by joining us at the Friday Night Live service on Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The Friday Night Live Shabbat service will be held at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County followed by a traditional catered Shabbat dinner. Shabbat dinner is $36 per family (2 adults with up to 3 children under 12 years of age), $18 per person (13 years old and up), or $12 per child (12 and under).