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. And at Congregation Or Shalom, our LGBTQ members feel warmly included. 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 

Book Discussion

Next Book Discussion, October 21 @ 7:00 pm [ more ]


Please join us for our 15th Annual Community-Wide Kristallnacht Commemoration. Sunday, November 14, 2021 9-11 a.m. IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM [ more ]

Sukkot Services

Join us for Sukkot [ more ]

Community Yizkor Service

Community Yizkor- Zoomed September 16, 2021 @ 4:30pm [ more ]

Rosh Hashanah Day One Sermon

Rabbi Wainhaus' Rosh Hashanah Day One Sermon [ more ]

Rosh Hashanah Day Two Sermon

Rabbi Marisa James Sermon [ more ]

New Mask Policy

Effective August 2, 2021. As you may know from the news, New Haven County has moved into the "substantial" infectious rate category regarding the Delta Variant of COVID-19. [ more ]

September- October 2021 Newsletter

Book Discussions, Community Yizkor, Cemetery Service and [ more ]

Welcome Back!

It has been a long time coming but it's here...the opportunity to significantly relax the COVID-19 rules our synagogue has been operating under for the last 14 months. [ more ]

Join A Book Discussion in 2021!

Join one of our book discussion groups over Zoom! [ more ]


 We're delighted to announce the fourth year of YAHAD, a Sunday morning community Hebrew School for grades Pre-K through 7. [ more ]

Minyan Services !

Join us for in-person Minyan Services on Sunday Mornings! (also on Zoom) Monday and Thursday Services are Zoom only. [ more ]

Sisterhood Events

We cordially invite you to become a member of Or Shalom's vibrant Sisterhood. We are comprised of young moms, empty nesters, working women, stay-at-home moms and volunteers. [ more ]

Men's Club Events

Here is a list of our current Men's Club activities: [ more ]

Our Holocaust Memorial Scroll

Jews have lived in the region of the modern Czech Republic for more than a thousand years. [ more ]

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