Or Emet 2019/5780 High Holiday Services and Events

The High Holidays open the Jewish year with the most important message of Jewish history: human dignity is not the gift of destiny; it is a human achievement requiring courage and self-reliance. We assess our behavior during the past year and affirm the possibilities for change, improvement and happiness. Only human will and intelligence can tame the environment, making it less terrifying and conducive to happiness. While some things are beyond our control, others may be conquerable requiring courage and self-reliance.

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Sunday, September 29 at 7 pm

Tashlich Rosh Hashanah – Monday, September 30 at 10:30 am (at a member home). Potluck lunch after the service. Reservations are required. Visitors may attend with prior arrangement – contact highholidays@oremet.org.

Kol Nidre – Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm

Yom Kippur – Wednesday, October 9 at 4 pm

Break-the-fast at conclusion of the Yom Kippur service. A light dairy break-fast will be provided by Or Emet. Reservations are required. The break-fast is for members and visitors with prior arrangement. The charge for break-fast food will be. $10 for adults over 13 years, free for children under 13 years.

All events (except Tashlich) are at Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Rd South, St. Louis Park 55416

Reservations are required for Tashlich, Break-Fast, and child care (available during Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur services). Email highholidays@oremet.org to make reservations or questions.

Congregational Passover Seder on April 20

Or Emet Seder Celebrates Passover in the Humanistic Tradition 

On April 20, 2019 at 5-8 pm, Or Emet’s potluck Passover Seder will be held at The First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Avenue, Mpls, MN 55403

Or Emet’s Seder celebrates Passover with a Humanistic Jewish service led by Eva Cohen, Rabbinic Candidate and Ritual Leader. We read from a Humanist Haggadah, which includes both the legendary tale of the exodus from Egypt and modern Jewish exodus stories. Children from the Jewish Cultural School, adults and families all share in the festivities.

Or Emet members and visitors are invited to join us for a meal of traditional Passover foods, roast turkey, and vegetarian alternatives. Everyone contributes to the potluck. Since Passover originated as an agricultural festival of unleavened bread and later a celebration of freedom and renewal, we request only unleavened food contributions.

Registration is from April 3 until April 17 (or until maximum is reached). Reservations are required, capacity is limited, and members receive priority. If interested in attending, send email with contact information to seder@oremet.org during the reservation period.

We depend on people pitching in to help since this event is planned, organized, and staffed by volunteers. Please sign-up to help with tasks such as welcoming, arranging table place settings, helping with food, and cleanup.

Recommended Fees

Members – $20 per family $10 for individual attendees; Visitors – $20 for adults/teens; $10 for children 5-13 yrs; free for children under 5 years; $60 family maximum. Regrettably, these fees represent an increase which is necessitated by the high cost of Or Emet’s Passover Seder.

Additional donations are welcome!

For questions, contact seder@oremet.org.

We look forward to celebrating Passover with you!

Hanukkah Party on December 8, 2018

Or Emet’s Hanukkah Party is happening at Neighborhood House Wellstone Center 179 Robie St. East, St. Paul 55107 from 5:00-7:30 pm.

Party highlights include a light potluck meal featuring potato latkes along with Hanukkah blessings and candle-lighting with flame-free menorahs (fire regs prohibit fire). We’ll have dreidels, gelt, music, children’s activities, special entertainment by children in Or Emet’s Jewish Cultural School, and plenty of fun for everyone!

Attendees contribute to the potluck and are encouraged to help with the party. Space is limited and reservations are required from November 23 until December 6. If interested in attending, please send an email to potluck@oremet.org. Free parking in an attached ramp. For a map, click http://goo.gl/maps/5FfWz

Direct inquiries about Or Emet and/or membership to info@oremet.org.

Or Emet Sukkot Celebration and Fall Festival | Sept 30 | St. Paul Jewish Community Center

Come early for Or Emet’s 11:00 am – 12:00 noon Sukkot celebration which includes a humanistic Sukkot service, readings, music, and food. Stop by the Or Emet Sukkot service and find out what we’re about, then stay for the rest of the day’s celebratory events.

After Or Emet’s celebration join the JCC’s Fall Festival from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. This festival is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. The JCC’s Fall Festival features music, children’s activities, food trucks, and tours of the remodeled St. Paul JCC. Representatives from a variety of Twin Cities Jewish organizations will staff informations booths.