Shalom!





Congregation Or Shalom of Orange, Connecticut, invites you to celebrate Judaism in our friendly, family-oriented synagogue.

Experience our “services-in-the-round” which enhance our sense of community and inclusiveness.  Stand beside us in our commitment to social action--Tikun Olam--repairing and healing the world.  Join us as we discover the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on the issues of today.

Congregation Or Shalom is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue, drawn to tradition as well as aspiring to innovation.  We welcome interfaith families and our religious school welcomes interfaith families raising Jewish children. Our members reside in the greater New Haven area Eastern Fairfield County, and the Naugatuck Valley, and encompass a spectrum of ages, political orientations and levels of Jewish observance.  Yet, we all feel connected! 

At Congregation Or Shalom you will truly find open doors, open minds and open hearts.

What's New 

UPDATE!!!!! Shabbat on the Beach postponed until July 21st

DEAR MEMBERS... The rainstorm expected this afternoon has put a "damper" on our Shabbat at the Beach! Consequently, we've decided to reschedule it for this week, Friday evening, July 21. The Service tonight will take place in our sanctuary, at the usual 7pm time. Thanks for all your interest! Please stay tuned for details! [ more ]


Blood Drive Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blood Drive Wednesday, July 26, 2017- 9:00 am - 6:30 pm. DONATE BLOOD, BECOME A HERO FORPATIENTS IN NEED! American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes.They don't wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the"gift of life.".  Each presented donor will receive a FREE SIX FLAGS TICKET. [ more ]


July & August 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Meet our new President, Shabbat on the Beach, Vendor Fair, Summer Movie and [ more ]


Summer Movie

Wednesday, August 2nd, 6:30 pm, "Keeping the Faith " (Comedy Drama) Keeping the Faith is a film about love, friendship, and faith. [ more ]


Shabbat at the Gazebo

Friday, September 8, 2017: Join us as we hold our annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service under the Gazebo at High Plains Community Center on Friday evening, September 8th at 7:00 pm! The Rabbi will bring his guitar and lead us in a joyful "sing-along" service. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce prospective members to Or Shalom and to Rabbi Wainhaus. We will also honor our  past President, Evan London.   [ more ]


Annual Campaign

The Or Shalom Annual Campaign FY2017/18 is on! The Annual Campaign is one way we help keep dues lower than other local congregations. It allows us to distribute the financial burden voluntarily, to those that may be better able to afford it, in so doing lessening the burden on those who may be less able to do so. Participating is indeed a mitzvah. [ more ]


How Can You Help Or Shalom While Shopping?

How can you help Or Shalom while shopping?  Did you know that you can purchase Stop and Shop, Shoprite and Whole Foods gift cards through the synagogue office at face value and the synagogue earns a percentage?  Specifically we earn 5 % of the face value while you pay face value and can use the card to buy your weekly groceries!  Last year Or Shalom earned $2697.00 with an average of 20 members participating monthly. [ more ]


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Congregation Or Shalom every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Congregation Or Shalom. [ more ]


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