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 

LEARN TO MAKE BAKLAVA FROM AN EXPERT!

Wednesday evening, September 6th, 7:00 pm: LEARN TO MAKE BAKLAVA FROM AN EXPERT! & TAKE SOME HOME FOR ROSH HASHANAH! A Sisterhood & Social Action Event!  [ more ]


Shabbat at the Gazebo

Friday, September 8, 2017: Join us as we hold our annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service in the Gazebo at High Plains Community Center on Friday evening, September 8th at 7:00 pm!  [ more ]


YAHAD COMMUNITY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL IS COMING!

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 ]


Funny4Fund$ - Third Annual Comedy Night

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Mark your calendars for our Third Annual Comedy Night!  Starring: Joey Novick, Pat Oates and Goumba Johnny. Doors Open 7:00 PM  [ more ]


September - October 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: "Third Annual Comedy Night", Kristallnacht, Shabbat in the Gazebo, Annual Campaign and [ more ]


Need a ride for the High Holidays?

If you are unable to drive yourself to services for the high holidays, 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 mwnovick@netscape.net to arrange this service as soon as possible.


Annual Campaign

The Or Shalom Annual Campaign FY2017/18 is on! The Annual Campaign is one way we help keep dues lower than other local congregations. It allows us to distribute the financial burden voluntarily, to those that may be better able to afford it, in so doing lessening the burden on those who may be less able to do so. Participating is indeed a mitzvah. [ 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 ]


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. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Congregation Or Shalom. [ more ]


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