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September/October 2020 Newsletter

High Holidays, Kristallnacht, Annual Campaign [ more ]

Join us July 18th


Shavuot 2020

May 28- May 30, 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. Please call the office for details. [ more ]

May- June 2020 Newsletter


A letter from our President, Bob Spaulding 4/22/2020

Please read the letter to our Congregation regarding the coronavirus and our community [ more ]

A letter from our President, Bob Spaulding 4/19/2020

Please read the letter to our Congregation regarding the coronavirus and our community [ more ]

A letter from our President, Bob Spaulding 4/8/2020

Please read the letter to our Congregation regarding the coronavirus and our community [ more ]

Letter from our President, Bob Spualding 4/1/2020 we are, now firmly entrenched in the next phase of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our politicians, the media, business owners large and small and, indeed, we in Congregation Or Shalom are asking the same questions. [ more ]

Letter from our President, Bob Spaulding 3/24/2020

Please read the letter to our Congregation regarding the coronavirus and our community.  [ more ]

Hebrew School-Tefilah with the Rabbi on Wednesday's

We have finalized our plans to offer your daughter/son a remote Wednesday Hebrew School Program through the miracle of "Zoom" technology! [ more ]


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 ]

How Can You Help Or Shalom While Shopping? Shop with SCRIP!

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 ]

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


The start of the school year is just around the corner.   We're delighted to begin our second year of YAHAD, a Sunday morning community Hebrew School for grades Pre-K through 7. YAHAD, the result of months of collaboration between Congregation Or Shalom and Congregation B'nai Jacob, will take place Sunday mornings, alterating at each Synagogue. On Wednesdays, our Hebrew school will be held, as usual, at Congregation Or Shalom. [ more ]

May - June 2019 Newsletter

Annual Meeting, Shomrei Or Recipient, Landwith Memorial Lecture, Annul Golf Tournament, Family Game Night, Service for High School Graduates and [ more ]

Mens Club Shabbat

March 23, 7:00 pm Men's Club Shabbat. Come Join us this Shabbat HaGadol, the Shabbat before Pesach. Come participate in recognizing Israel's 70th Birthday.
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March - April 2019 Newsletter

Night of Mentalism, Golf, Purim, Membership Raffle, YAHAD and [ more ]

25th Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament!

Monday, August 31, 2020; 8:00 AM -  Register Today for the 25th Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament at the Orange Hills Country Club! [ more ]

Family Game Night! Erev Cinco De Mayo!

May 4th, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Family Game Night! Erev Cinco De Mayomore ]

Taste of Shabbat

Friday, March 8th, 7pm, Join us on Friday evening, for our third annual "Taste of Shabbat", [ more ]

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 ]

January - February 2019 Newsletter

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


Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00 pm, SHABBAT OF SOLIDARITY & HEALING- As we grapple with the disaster that befell us all last Shabbat, let us come together as Americans and as Jews, to send a message: We refuse to surrender to evil; we refuse to be intimidated by hate. [ more ]

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To ...

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Mark your calendars for our Fourth Annual Comedy Night! Doors Open 7:00 PM  - Cocktail Reception: 7:15 PM - Comedy Show at 8:30PM. General admission tickets are $39per person. Premium seating tickets are $54 per person. [ more ]

November- December 2018 Newsletter

Kristallnacht, Interfaith Service, Coffee & Learn, Annual Campaign, Hanuakah and [ more ]

Latkes and Magic

Friday, December 7, 2018 -  Join us on for a fun-filled evening for Hanukah celebration. [ more ]

July- August Newsletter

Shabbat on the Beach, Rummage Sale, Annual Blood Drive and [ more ]

September - October 2018 Newsletter

Comedy Night, High Holiday Information, A Special Birthday and [ more ]

Adult Education Movie "Run Boy ERun"

Sunday, April 28, 2pm, RUN BOY RUN!"Winner of multiple awards, and based on the much-acclaimed book, "Run Boy Run" is the true, miraculous story of a Jewish 9-year old who manages to survive, on his own, in Nazi-occupied Poland. [ more ]

May- June 2018 Newsletter

Shavuot, Membership Raffle, Gold & Tennis Tournament and [ more ]

Adult Education Movie- " Raise The Roof"

Sunday, April 15, 4pm, "RAISE THE ROOF!",  On Holocaust Memorial Sunday, April 15th @ 4:00 pm , we'll honor the Jews of Europe as they lived, with the showing of the award-winning and much acclaimed film, "Raise the Roof". [ more ]

Or Shalom Golf and Tennis Tournament

Monday, June 11, 2018; 8:00 AM -  Register Today for the 23rd Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament at the Orange Hills Country Club!  Not a Golfer? Come play Tennis! ... [ more ]

Baseball, BBQ & Beer

Thursday, May 10th, 6:30 pm, Baseball, BBQ & Beer!  Men's Club invites you to come and watch the Yankees & Red Sox game on a large screen tv.  [ more ]

The Godfather’s Meshuggener Wedding

Saturday, March 24th 8:00 pm ~ doors open @ 7:30 pm ~ The Godfather has invited you to his daughter's wedding - and you don't want to refuse! Get your tickets now! ... [ more ]

Our Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture/ THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON!

Sunday, March 18th, 3:30pm,THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON!  Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic.   [ more ]

Shabbat Across America "A Taste of Kugal"

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7pm, Shabbat Across America, All Are Welcome to Celebrate Shabbat Across America "A TASTE OF KUGAL !"In the course of the service we'll nibble on a variety of kugels in the Social Hall,as the rabbi explains their history! [ more ]

March- April 2018 Newsletter

Fundraising,Landwirth Lecuture, Yellow Candle, Rummage Sale and [ more ]

Celebrate Purim

Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Celebrate Purim.   Celebrate Purim with the Greater New Haven Jewish Community at a Communal Seudah! The JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge,CT Megillah Reading 3:30 pm ,Minchah 4:45 pm, Seudah: 5:00 pm in the Auditorium

Music With the Next Generation

Sunday, January 28. 10:00 am.  Music With the Next Generation. Greater New Haven area Hebrew schools will come together on January 28 at 10 am (snow date February 4) to celebrate the power of Jewish music with a very special concert. Congregations Mishkan Israel, Bnai Jacob, Or Shalom, BEKI, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Tikvah and Temple Emanuel will bring their Hebrew school students together to perform at this once a year musical extravaganza held at the Towers.
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