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 


In response to the recent anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist rhetoric and actions that have been reported at the Amity High School, we, the members of the Clergy of the Town of Orange stand together and condemn any and all such language and express our profound sadness that students in the Amity School System are being subjected to these hurtful words and symbols of hate. We find these actions gravely offensive and totally unacceptabl [ more ]

January & February 2019 Newsletter

Annual Campaign, Adult Eduation Winter Movies, Sisterhood Shabbat, Men's Club Whisky Tasting and [ more ]

Annual Campaign

Let's Get Real About | Annual Campaign

On 12/21 an individual who chooses to remain anonymous has offered to match the amount of each new campaign pledge from any Member who has not yet contributed to this year's Annual Campaign. [ 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 WONDER

Sunday, January 13, 2018, 12:30 pm - Our Adult Education Committee will be showing WONDER, August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. [ more ]

Connecticut Jewish Ledger- Person of the Year 2018

We believe we found just that in a group of young people who, when targeted by a spate of antisemitic attacks, stood up, spoke out and resolved to play a leading role in confronting an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent in our schools. [ 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 ]

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! Please call the office to confirm class is being held 203.799.2341 [ more ]

Men's Club Events

Here is a list of our current Men's Club activities [ 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.


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 ]

Let's Get Real About the Annual Campaign
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