News Archive

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 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 ]


YAHAD IS COMING!

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 ]


24th Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament!

Monday, June 3, 2019; 8:00 AM -  Register Today for the 24th Annual Or Shalom Golf Tournament at the Orange Hills Country Club! [ more ]


Shavuot 2017

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 ]


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 ]


SHABBAT OF SOLIDARITY & HEALING

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 ]


12th Annual Kristallnacht Program

In the fall of 1943, an attorney in the Treasury Department, named Josiah DuBois, slipped into the State Department files and made a startling discovery that confirmed his worst fears. [ 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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January - February 2018 Newsletter

In this issue: Fundraising events, Adult Ed Movies, Blood Drive, Purim and  [ more ]


November & December 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Annual Krystallnacht Program, Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service, Coffee & ...Learn and  [ more ]


ORANGE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE!

Orange Community Thanksgiving Service- Where: Congregation Or-Shalom! When: Sunday November 19th, 7pm (service is under 1 hour) Who: Local Houses of worship, led by all Orange clergy [ more ]


Announcing a new Learn-to-Read Hebrew Class!

Saturday, January 20, 2018.  LEARN TO READ THE 4 QUESTIONS BY PASSOVER!! Announcing a newLearn-to-Read Hebrew Class! Beginning Saturday January 20th. [ more ]


September/October Newsletter

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


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! Aminah al Saleh, whose family we and synagogues in the greater New Haven area recently adopted, is an accomplished Middle Eastern chef and phyllo specialist.

A $10 admission for this event is kindly requested, which will go toward the resettlement of Amina's family & as a fundraiser for our Congregation. Amina's Baklava will be available for purchase that evening! Please RSVP 203.799.2341 [ more ]


11th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 9a.m.  Marion Pritchard, may she rest in peace, distinguished herself as a savior of Jewish children in the Netherlands during World War II.  [ more ]


Chesed Project

The newly organized Chesed Project is a network of volunteers who bring to life the meaning of Chesed-- kindness -- by providing assistance to Synagogue members facing difficulties related to health, loss and grief. Coordinated activities may include phone calls and visits to Congregants.  [ more ]


"HOW LITHUANIANS FACE THEIR TROUBLING PAST"

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


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