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Young Or Amians Playing "Kosherland"

By Lenette Howard

Or Ami’s Religious School continues to be open for enrollment.

The link to the registration page is https://or-ami.com/registration/. This year’s curricular theme is Torah Stories.

We are glad to be (re)gathering in person for the High Holidays this year. Services will also include a virtual option (read on for details). Our schedule of services is below; please join us!

Yom Kippur Schedule

Rabbi Ahuva reading from the Torah on Yom Kippur.

*All services held at the Weinstein JCC*

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Evening Service (Kol Nidre),  7:30 p.m.

 Wednesday, Oct. 5

Morning Service, 10:30 a.m.

Meditation, 4 p.m.,  In the Senior Lounge

Family Service, 4 p.m.;  In the Sisisky Room

Afternoon Yizkor and Concluding Service,  5 p.m.

A simple break-the-fast will be held under a tent outside of the Weinstein JCC.

Services are open to members and non-members. No tickets are required, but masks are needed.

Services will also be live-streamed on the Congregation Or Ami YouTube channel for those who wish to participate from home.

We are still looking for English readers for HHD services! Please contact Rabbi Ahuva (rabbiahuva@gmail.com) or Renee Gould (eyescream-lvr@aol.com) if you are interested.

Mitzvah/Hasanat Day

Making care kits for folks experiencing homelessness.

Congregation Or Ami and the Islamic Center of Virginia are planning our Interfaith Day of Community Service for Sunday morning, Oct. 16. We look forward to our first Mitzvah /Hasanat Day in three years! See photos from some past events.

Our wonderful day together begins with an assembly of religious school students and adults discussing Jewish and Muslim teachings on alleviating the suffering of persons living in poverty and ways to repair the world.

Afterward, we plan to break into mixed groups to make sandwiches/lunch bags for folks experiencing homelessness, or you may embark on environmental cleanup. Other options are visiting senior living facilities, cutting back the growth in a historic African American cemetery, gardening, making cards to send cheer, writing letters to lawmakers, and other projects.

Mitzvah Day Fun

Mitzvah Day offers something for all ages and abilities! We will wrap up at noon with an ice cream social and celebration of our joint efforts, and share what the day meant to us as participants.

Join us for a day of making meaningful differences!

“Risk it for the Brisket” Fundraiser for Or Ami

This event will call upon Brisket-makers to bring their best culinary know-how and enter into a cookoff-style competition to raise funds for the Synagogue!

Date: Sunday, November 6. More details, TBA!

Shabbat Services

Regular Shabbat Services are held in-person and online Friday evenings from 7:30-8:30. Torah Study is held virtually most Saturdays, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Contact our office for a link if you wish to attend.

For more information on any of our programs or to obtain links to zoom events, please get in touch with our office at (804) 272-0017 or office@or-ami.com.

Want to know more? Contact us at Belong@Or-Ami.com or check us out at www.Or-Ami.com. You can follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/OrAmi-Richmond, or catch us on Twitter@oramirichmond. All inquiries are always welcome.

For more information on any of our programs or to obtain links to zoom events, please contact our office at (804) 272-0017 or office@or-ami.com.

All inquiries are always welcome.

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