Or Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBTQ affiliate member group is proud to provide a wide range of spiritual and social programming, including monthly Friday night services, holiday and festival celebrations, a variety of social activities, and programs honoring individuals and organizations who have also served the LGBTQ community.
Previously named Am Keshet, this group recently expanded when Congregation Or Chadash (New Light) founded 41 years ago as a Jewish resource for the LGBTQ community, combined its membership with Temple Sholom.
Congregation Or Chadash had become a vibrant community providing a full calendar of religious services, observance of life cycle events, education programs, and social activities. In 2006 it was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.
Or Chadash at Temple Sholom welcomes all members and visitors who identify with the LGBTQ community and all of our allies.
Any excuse to get to know other Temple members has always appealed to me. As Or Chadash president I get to organize several events a year that bring people together.Edwards Buice, Or Chadash Co-Chair