The Jewish Congregation Or Chadash, meaning New Light, comprised of former members of Temple Am David in Warwick have a new home in the Episcopal Trinity Church in Pawtuxet. On Sunday afternoon members of the congregation carried three Torahs that had been bought at the auction of the former temple furniture and holy items.
Month: June 2017
WARWICK, R.I. — It could be considered a tale of three religions involving a Jewish congregation, the state’s only Hindu temple, and an Episcopal parish.
On Sunday, Congregation Or Chadash marked its move from the Hindu temple that once served as its home to its new home at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranston with the ceremonial carrying of its three Torahs through Pawtuxet Village.
“This whole event is to celebrate a new life,” said Judith Bessoff. The congregation’s name itself — Or Chadash — stands for new light, she said.