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 

July- August Newsletter

Shabbat on the Beach, Rummage Sale, Annual Blood Drive and [ more ]


Or Shalom Rummage Sale

Thursday July 12 from 6-8 p.m.Friday & Sunday July 13, 15 , 20, & 22 from 9:00 am-2:00pm, Rummage Sale! We need you to please start collecting clean and usable household items and gently worn clothing for our sale. [ more ]


Blood Drive Wednesday, July 25 2018 9am-6pm

Wednesday, July 25  9:00 am -6:30 pm. DONATE BLOOD, BECOME A HERO FOR PATIENTS IN NEED!  [ more ]


Annual Campaign

The Or Shalom Annual Campaign FY2018/19 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 ]


Shabbat on the Beach!

Friday, July 27, 7pm. Come to our third annual Shabbat service on the beach! The service will begin at 7pm. Feel free to arrive earlier - & bring a picnic if you like! This service will take place at Gulf Beach, Milford [ more ]


Shabbat at the Gazebo

Friday, August 31, 2018: Join us as we hold our annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service in the Gazebo at High Plains Community Center on Friday evening, at 7:00 pm!  [ more ]


YAHAD COMMUNITY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL IS HERE!

We have some exciting news to share: We're delighted to announce the opening of YAHAD, a Sunday morning community Hebrew School for grades Pre-K through 7. [ more ]


Need a ride?

If you are unable to drive yourself to services, the Chesed / Social Action Committee can arrange transportation for you. This transportation will be provided by a member of the congregation or through Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers. Please call Wendy Novick at 203-799-9931 or you can email her at mwnovick@netscape.net to arrange this service as soon as possible.


Ten Commandments of the Kitchen

1) Use of our kitchens must be scheduled in advance with the Synagogue office.

2) Only unopened foods displaying a recognized Kosher symbol, or foods prepared by a recognized Kosher caterer are allowed into the Synagogue. [ more ]


23rd Annual or Shalom Golf Tournament!

Monday, June 11, 2018; 8:00 AM -  Register Today for the 23rd Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament at the Orange Hills Country Club!  Not a Golfer? Come play Tennis! ... [ more ]


May - June 2018 Newsletter

Shavuot, Membership Raffle, Gold & Tennis Tournament and [ more ]


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