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 

"How Lithuanians Face their Troubling Past"

April 30th, at 9:45am, A Unique Holocaust Education Event Sunday morning.In the space of three years, 1941-1944, 95% of the Jews of Lithuania (known affectionately as "Litvaks") were murdered. [ more ]


Adult Ed Movie

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm Adult Education Movie. "Above and Beyond" In 1948, six Arab armies invaded the newborn State of Israel, with overwhelming superiority in numbers and weaponry.  [ more ]


May & June 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Meet our Shomrei-Or, "Guardian of Light" recipeints, Membership Raffle tickets, Annual Membership Meeting and [ more ]


Shavuot

May 30- June 1, SHAVUOT: Shavuot is the "Birthday" of the Torah! It commemorates the night, 50 days after Passover, when the Ten Commandments were revealed by our ancestors, and then communicated to the world. [ more ]


How Can You Help Or Shalom While Shopping?

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 ]


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