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January - February 2021 Newsletter

Adult Education Programs, Annual Campaign and [ more ]

Shalach Manot 2021

Purim is coming....And that means it's time again for Shalach Manot!( this will be active after Janaury 5th)  Take part in the wonderful Mitzvah of sending Purim packages of sweets, treats and mitzvot to your Or Shalom friends! [ more ]

Join a New Book Group in 2021!

"Where The Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens, Thursday, January 14th @ 7pm. LED THIS MONTH BY PROF. JOYCE SALTMAN OUR LOCAL "PROFESSOR OF LAUGHTER"  [ more ]

Celebrate Tu B’Shvat!

Celebrate with Rabbi Marisa James, Director of Social Director of Social Justice Programming Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, NYC.  January 28th, @ 7:00 pm.  [ more ]

First Night of Hanukah December 10, 2020

"ZOOM" IN AND...LIGHT THE 1st CANDLE WITH RABBI WAINHAUS! First night of Hanukkah Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7pm.  [ more ]

Remembering Howard Fiedler z"l

December 20 at 10:00am.  Join us in remembering Howard Fiedler.  His Grandson, Micha will share their trip to Egypt.    [ more ]


"AN ANGEL NAMED SUGIHARA" a "Zoom" event sponsored by Temple Beth Sholom and Congregation Or Shalom.  To sign up for this event, simply request the "Zoom" link by emailing Ileane at our Synagogue [ more ]

Blood Drive

Thursday, February 4, 2021. The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to be-come hometown heroes and answer the call of patients inneed by donating blood. [ more ]

14th Annual Kristallnacht Program - Recording

Thank you for taking the time out of your Sunday morning to participate in such an important community program. At our annual Kristallnacht Commemoration, we focus on the unsung heroes whose life-saving acts defied the moral darkness of the Holocaust. We hope that you left feeling hopeful and uplifted. [ more ]

November/ December 2020 Newsletter

Kristallnacht, Hanukkah, Annual Campaign, and [ more ]

Pop The Trunk Food Drive

TO BENEFIT THE ORANGE TOWN PANTRY, Sunday, December 6th, 2020, 1-3pm, At the High Plains Community Center,525 Orange Center Road, Orange

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Updated Back To Shul Document 10/21/2020

Back to Shul [ more ]

President's Message October 20, 2020 (updated)

Please read the latest news from our President [ more ]

President's Rosh Hashanah Message

A Rosh Hashanah Message From Our President [ more ]


Some great ideas for a Rosh Hashanah Seder

Back To Shul

Back to Shul 7/9/2020 [ more ]

Membership Raffle

Membership Raffle has been extended. The winner will be announced @ the Golf Tournament on Monday August 31.

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Live & Online, The Elderly Brothers

August 2, 7:30 pm, Join the Elderly Brothers on-line for their upbeat, move-it-or-lose-it 50's and 60's bandstand repertoire.  [ more ]

Latest News From Our President 6/17/2020

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

Joyce Saltman " Professor of laughter"

Congregation Or Shalom Presents: Via ZOOM, Sunday, June 14 @ 7:30 pm, PANDEMIC PANDEMONIUM! [ more ]

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 ]

Comedy night via Zoom May 31 @ 7:30 pm

Please help support our Synagogue with the event below. [ more ]

Now on ZOOM, Minyan Services!

Now on Zoom, our Sunday, Monday and Thursday Services. [ more ]

You Can Join Us For Zoom Shabbat Services, Friday Night and Saturday Morning

One of our biggest challenges these days is balancing our need for physical distance with our need for emotional closeness. [ more ]

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Abel Catering

We understand that these are uncertain times and we are all experiencing challenges associated with COVID-19. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I saw first-hand the empty shelves and anxious faces of people shopping for their families. [ more ]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Protocol

Please note: Until further notice "In-Person" Services and Events at Congregation Or Shalom ARE SUSPENDED. Effective Sunday, March 15th at noon. please read the following.more ]


Elections have consequences, both in Israel, and here in the United States. As Americans, we
have very little opportunity to affect the trajectory of our religious tradition in Israel. [ more ]

March and April 2020 Newsletter

Mitzvah Day, Taste of Sephardic Passover, Purim, Golf Tournament and [ more ]


Our Transition Committee Presents:"WHY I LEFT A CAREER IN FINANCE TO BECOME A RABBI" Friday Evening, February 21st, 7:30pm Shabbat Service. Jerry Blum is a sixth-year rabbinical student at the Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical seminary located in Yonkers, NY (He looks forward to graduating in 2021). [ more ]


MONDAY March 9th, 6:45 pm Evening Service,7:00 pm megillah reading & Spiel,8:00 pm Approx. Ending
Children will go home with Hamantaschen. Don't forget to dress up & bring your noise maker [ more ]

Adult Education Movie- THE INFIDEL

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 1:30PM,  THE INFIDEL:"The Infidel" is a comedy featuring Mahmud Nasir, a dyed-in-the-wool Muslim who lives in London's East End. Mahmud's world is turned upside down when he discovers that he was adopted at birth - and that he is actually a Jew! [ more ]

Mitzvah Day 2020

March 15, On Mitzvah Day we give our time, not our money to make a difference in our community! Join with community members throughout Greater New Haven in acts of kindness! Donate your time – you'll be glad you did! [ more ]


TASTE A SEPHARDIC PASSOVER! , Friday evening, March 20th, in our Social Hall! 7pm-8:30pm [ more ]

Janaury - February 2020 Newsletter

Coffee & Learn, Adult Education Movies, Shabbat Happy Hour, Sister Shabbat, Purim [ more ]

13th Annual Kristallnacht Program, November 17, 2019 9:00 am

On August 9th, 1940, a ship called the S.S. Quanza left Portugal, filled with Jewish refugees frantically trying to escape Nazi-occupied Europe. [ more ]

2019/2020 Annual Campaign Results

We are extending a warm Thank You! to the generous contributions of a large percentage of the membership (approximately 63%) along with several non member contributions that has enabled us all together to successfully exceed our budget target of $36,000 . This year we raised $40,000. [ more ]

November- December 2019 Newsletter

Celebrity Comedy Night, Kristallnacht, Building a Thriving Future and [ more ]

September- October 2019 Newsletter

Shabbat at the Gazebo, High Holiday Information, Comedy Night [ more ]

Shabbat at the Gazebo

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Join us as we hold our annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service in the Gazebo at High Plains Community Center! The Rabbi will bring his guitar and lead us in a joyful "sing-along" service. [ more ]

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