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 

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To ...

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Mark your calendars for our Fourth Annual Comedy Night!  Starring: Billy Winn, Steven Scott and John Romanoff.  Doors Open 7:00 PM  [ more ]

12th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 9a.m. "...Tell the President that if he doesn't act on this I'm going to resign and release it to the press!" . Come, learn and discuss as we honor the conscience and courage of Josiah DuBois at our 12th annual Kristallnacht community commemoration. [ 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 ]

Coffee & Learn with the Rabbi

Wednesdays,starting November 7th-  Our weekly "Coffee & Learn" classes, led by the rabbi,will take place at the usual time: Wednesdays, from 11am until 12 noon.  All are invited!  [ more ]

Men's Club Events

It's a busy time of year for the Men's Club. In addition to coordinating the ushering for the High Holidays, here is a list of our activities currently scheduled over the next 90 days. [ more ]

Latkes and Magic

Friday, December 7, 2018 - Join us on for a fun-filled evening for Hanukah celebration. We will light the menorah in the lobby at 7 PM and then gather in the Sanctuary for a brief Friday night service.  [ more ]


 We're delighted to announce the second year of YAHAD, a Sunday morning community Hebrew School for grades Pre-K through 7. School will begin on Sunday, September 16 at B'nai Jacob.


September - October 2018 Newsletter

Comedy Night, High Holiday Information, A Special Birthday and [ 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 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 ]

Shop 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 ... [ more ]

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