Greetings to our new friends!

I am the current president of Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit JCC. I, our board, our members, clergy, and staff are excited about the possibilities that a combination of our two congregations present. Having met with a number of your members and your wonderful rabbi, I share the conviction that we are a terrific match, sharing a common vision and approach to cultural, social and justice issues. As they say, though, seeing is believing.

I invite you to attend our services as well as any or all of our upcoming events. Below is the email blast that went out to our members highlighting January and February programs (and, of course, you can always go to

I particularly want to highlight our Artist in Residence weekend - January 24-26. This annual event brings in noteworthy contemporary musicians from around the country (and world) who perform during services and offer concerts during the 3 days. It is always amazing to see and hear the energy they bring and the spirit and participation they evoke.

I hope to see you soon.

With Regards,
Phil Kantor

You don't want to miss these events - check out our website or reach out to Lauren <> in the main office for more details or any questions!


January 20th at 4:00pm - Martin Luther King Jr. Film - Beth Hatikvah, 36 Chatham Road, Summit

January 20th at 7:00pm - Community MLK Service, Fountain Baptist Church, 116 Glenside Ave, Summit

January 22nd at 8:00pm - Men's Club Scotch & Siddur (location TBD), reach out to Mark Beatty <> with any questions

Save the Date - Artist in Residence weekend, January 24th -January 26th, 2020! Check out our website for all the information.

Friday - Family Shabbat, Community Dinner and Shabbat Services
Saturday - Shabbat Services and Kiddush
Saturday night - Special Concert
Sunday - family concert at the home of Linday & David Mader


February 2nd at 10:00am - Women's Group Cooking event (more details to follow)

Friday, February 7th - 3rd grade leading Shabbat services, Special Siddur Ceremony

Saturday, February 8th - Youth Shabbat, reach out to Stacey David <> with any questions.

February 9th at 10:00am - Men's Club Nu Whadda You Do Networking Event (more details to follow), reach out to Mark Beatty
<> with any questions

February 10th at 9:30am - Jewish Family Living, contact Faith <> for any questions

February 19th at 7:00pm - Women's Group Wine & Wisdom (more details to follow)

Saturday, February 22nd - Men's Club Shabbat, reach out to Mark Beatty <> with any questions

February 26th at 7:00pm - Women's Group Mah Jongg event, beginners and experts alike welcome, singles or teams. Reach out to Barbra Kogan <> for any questions.

February 27th at 8:00pm - Men's Club Scotch & Siddur (location TBD), reach out to Mark Beatty <> with any questions

February 28th at 4:45pm - Shabbat Adventures, Shabbat Shebang, a Musical Shabbat Jam - Musical program for kids with Cantor Janet