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 

The Godfather’s Meshuggener Wedding

Saturday, March 24th 8:00 pm ~ doors open @ 7:30 pm ~ The Godfather has invited you to his daughter's wedding - and you don't want to refuse! Get your tickets now! ... [ more ]

Purim is Coming - Order Your Shalach Manot!

And that means it's time again for Shalach Manot! Take part in the wonderful Mitzvah of sending Purim packages of sweets, treats and mitzvot to your Or Shalom friends!  Purim is a great time to show community spirit. Please join us in sending gifts to one another. Your name will be listed on every gift you send. This project is brought to you by our Jewish Life Committee. [ more ]

Adult Education Movie - The Women's Balcony

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00pm - An Orthodox Synagogue is celebrating a Bar Mitzvah when the Synagogue's women's balcony suddenly collapses! The elderly Rabbi, stricken with shock, is unable to cope with the challenge. A young, ultra- Orthodox Rabbi, however,arrives to fill the vacuum - and that's when the plot begins to sizzle. The devout Rabbiinforms the women: [ more ]

January- February 2018 Newsletter

Fundraising events, Adult Ed Movies, Blood Drive, Purim and [ more ]

Blood Drive Tuesday, January 30, 2018 1-6 pm

Blood Drive Tuesday, January 30, 2018-  1:00 am - 6:00 pm. DONATE BLOOD, BECOME A HERO FORPATIENTS IN NEED!  [ more ]

Coffee & Learn with the Rabbi

Wednesdays,next class is January 17th.   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 ]

Learn to Read Hebrew Class

Saturday, January 20, 2018. LEARN TO READ THE 4 QUESTIONS BY PASSOVER!! Announcing a newLearn-to-Read Hebrew Class! Beginning Saturday January 20th. [ more ]


The start of the school year is just around the corner, and 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 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 ]

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