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Counting of the Omer  - 2021 | 5781


On Sunday, March 28th, we began the Counting of the Omer, a 49-day period between Pesach and Shavuot which demonstrates the connection between both holidays.

Beginning on the second day of Pesach in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, an omer, a sheaf of barley, was brought as an offering. This omer offering occurred daily for 49 days, culminating in Shavuotwhich marks the beginning of the wheat harvest and commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. 

For Congregation Or Atid, this is also a time for us to shore up our finances for the remainder of the fiscal year. We are striving for 100% participation of our 137 families. Contributions of all sizes counts! 

We know families have been impacted by the current challenges brought on by this global pandemic, and realize some may not be able to contribute as normal. If you have the means, consider increasing your contribution to keep our light of the future shining bright.

This is going to be a fun, interactive campaign! Inspired by the 7 sephirot, or Divine Attributes, we have created a uniquely Or Atid coloring sheet to count each day of the omer with a personal challenge. Track your progress and share pictures of your colored sheets with us for a chance to be entered into a raffle at the end of the campaign. 

All ages are welcome to color along!

Click Below to Download the Omer Progress Sheet:


Contact the office at (804) 740-4747 or e-mail

Thu, April 15 2021 3 Iyyar 5781