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.
Sunday, March 19, 2pm ! COME SEE "DOUGH", Our Adult Education Committee Movie: "DOUGH", starring Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce. An old Jewish baker, Nat, struggles to keep his business afloat. [ more ]
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00- 8:30 pm, A Taste of Passover!! Harry Garafalo, owner of our local Shop Rite, has again generously offered to host his famous: "Taste Of Passover" at Congregation Or Shalom. He has engaged a noted local chef to demonstrate, and enable us to taste, new approaches to the Passover meal. We're asking for a $10 contribution for this event, to be donated through Shop Rite to needy families @ Jewish Family Services of New Haven. Please RSVP by March 22! (there are only 75 spaces available) You must pre-register; call the office 203-799-2341 [ more ]
In this issue: Shabbat Across America, Sex and Aging, Membership Raffle, and [ more ]
Wednesday,March 22, 2017 11:00 am to noon. 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 ]
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 ]