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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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


Adult Education Movie - The Women's Balcony

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00pm - Our Adult Education Committee will be showing The Women's Balcony.  An Orthodox Synagogue is celebrating a Bar Mitzvah when the Synagogue's women's balcony suddenly collapses! The elderly Rabbi, stricken with shock, is unable to cope with the challenge. A young, ultra- Orthodox Rabbi, however,arrives to fill the vacuum - and that's when the plot begins to sizzle.  [ more ]


Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 30, 2018- The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to be-come hometown heroes and answer the call of patients inneed by donating blood.Or Shalom Blood Drive, Each presented donor will receive a ZDunkin Donuts Gift Card  [ 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 ]


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 ]


Latkes and Magic

Friday, December 15, 2017 -  Join us on for a fun-filled evening for Hanukah celebration. [ 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 ]


Coffee & Learn

Wednesdays, 11:00 - Noon-  Enjoy this class lead by the Rabbi. Starting November 15th.   [ more ]


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF KEEPING KOSHER AT CONGREGATION OR SHALOM

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 ]


May- June Newsletter

In this issue: Meet our Shomrei-Or, "Guardian of Light" recipeints, Membership Raffle tickets, Annual Membership Meeting and  [ 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. We'll usher Shavuot in on Tuesday night, May 30th at 7:30 pm, with a brief service, followed by a special holiday study session.  And as is customary, cheese blintzes will follow!   [ more ]


Mens Club Shabbat

April 7, 7:00 pm Men's Club Shabbat Come, and Feel Welcome! Bring Your wives & significant others; bring Your children. Bring your friends - both within & outside the congregation. Friday Night, April 7, 7:00 PM Sharp.   [ more ]


Taste of Passover

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00- 8:30 pm, Taste of Passover: A TASTE OF PASSOVER!! Harry Garafalo, owner of our local Shop Rite, has again generously offered to host his famous: "Taste Of Passover" at Congregation Or Shalom. He has engaged a noted local chef to demonstrate, and enable us to taste, new approaches to the Passover meal. We're asking for a $10 contribution for this event, to be donated through Shop Rite to needy families @ Jewish Family Services of New Haven. Please RSVP by March 22! (there are only 75 spaces available) You must pre-register; call the office 203-799-2341 [ more ]


"Forgive and Forget?... Really?? The Kabbalah of Forgiveness"

Saturday, September 10th, 10:00 am, in the Sanctuary Justin C. Beck was Marketing Director of Apple Inc., Australia, when a personal tragedy caused him to re-think the meaning of "success" in life. Justin's spiritual quest impelled him to relinquish the corporate fast-track; ultimately, it led him to the Kabbalah. Today, Justin is a noted scholar and lecturer on the supernatural side of Judaism. His book, about to be released, is entitled, "Kabbalah Now". [ more ]


A Taste of Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday September 21,2016,7:00- 9:00 pm. At Shop Rite's new location in Milford; 935 Boston Post Road (2nd floor-elevator access)
Watch new Rosh Hashanah dishes being prepared by Shop Rite's Chief Dietician, Kristen Martin! Limited to the first 75 people who RSVP; call 799.2341 to be included in this delicious night of demonstration and tasting! Note: We are asking for a $10 contribution for this event, which we'll forward to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry. [ more ]


Kristallnacht

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 9:00 am .  In late 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was captured by the German army along with over 1,000 American soldiers of the 422nd Infantry Regiment. Only recently, Yad Vashem, the state of Israel's center for Holocaust studies, verified and confirmed that on January 27, 1945, Master Sergeant Edmonds, at the risk of his immediate death, saved the lives of a large number of American soldiers imprisoned at the Stalag IXA prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. [ more ]


September - October Newsletter

In this issue, High Holiday information,Taste of Rosh Hashanah, Second Annual Leave 'em Laughing [ more ]


The Or Shalom Annual Campaign FY2017 is on!

The Or Shalom Annual Campaign FY2017 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. The Annual Campaign Committee asks that you search your hearts and your souls to please contribute as you see fit. Every contribution is important. Every contribution helps bring use closer to our goal, which this year is $35,000. [ more ]


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