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Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 29. 2020. The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to be-come hometown heroes and answer the call of patients inneed by donating blood. [ more ]


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 ]


May- June 2020 Newsletter

CONGREGATION OR SHALOM MEETS THE CHALLENGE! READ THE LATESTEST NEWS! [ 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 ]


Mask Maker Mask Maker Make Me A Mask

MASK-MAKER, MASK-MAKER MAKE ME A MASK!...JUST ONE OR TWO,THAT'S ALL WE ASK!
  [ more ]


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 ]


VOTE MERCAZ IN THE 2020 WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS ELECTION

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 ]


TONIGHT! "WHY I LEFT A CAREER IN FINANCE TO BECOME A RABBI"

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 ]


Purim!

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!

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 ]


Celebrity Comedy Night

November 9, 7:15 pm, LAUGHS FROM NEW YORK! @ CONGREGATION OR SHALOM! CELEBRITY COMEDIAN NIGHT SATURDAY, [ more ]


Jewish Teen Education (JTE) FREE for Or Shalom Teenagers

Or Shalom offers (JTE) Jewish Teen Edfucation Free.  Classes are offered at the Jewish Community Center in Woodbridge. 


July - August 2019 Newsletter

Summer Movie, Shabbat on the Beach, High Holiday Info, Yahad and [ more ]


Shabbat at the Beach

Friday evening, August 16th, 7PM, Gulf Beach, Milford.  Join us at our annual Shabbat service on the beach ! [ more ]


Sisterhood Events

We cordially invite you to become a member of Or Shalom's vibrant Sisterhood. We are comprised of young moms, empty nesters, working women, stay-at-home moms and volunteers. We are an organization committed to supporting our synagogue and having fun too! We welcome you to join us in making this another fun and amazing year! [ more ]


Men's Club Events

Men's Club Events [ more ]


A Summer Must See! "Shtisel"

Wednesday, July 10, 11am- 1pm, As strange as it sounds, "Shtisel", a show about people who are governed by strict Jewish law, has been the go-to entertainment of millions this past year! [ more ]


Our Holocaust Memorial Scroll

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, May 2nd. 1,564 SILENT MESSENGERS Jews have lived in the region of the modern Czech Republic for more than a thousand years. Life for Jewish communities there over the centuries was much the same as it was for most of European Jewry: uncertain.  [ 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 ]


A Night of Magic & Mentalism

Saturday, April 6, 2019- A Night of "Magic & Mentalism" Doors open at 8:00 pm, Show: 8:30-10:00 pm, Tickets: $36.00 per person "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Drinks!) NOTE: wine & champagne need a KOSHER label, light snacks provided. [ more ]


Coffee & Learn

Wednesdays, 11:00 - Noon-  Enjoy this class lead by the Rabbi.  LAST CLASS IS APRIL 3RD [ more ]


Adult Education Movie - Three Identical Strangers

Sunday, February 10 @ 2:00 pm- The true story of identical Jewish triplets who were separated at birth, adopted by three different families and reunited by an astonishing coincidence!
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STATEMENT BY THE CLERGY OF THE TOWN OF ORANGE

November 15, 2018: STATEMENT BY THE CLERGY OF THE TOWN OF ORANGE:

In response to the recent anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist rhetoric and actions that have been reported at the Amity High School, we, the members of the Clergy of the Town of Orange stand together and condemn any and all such language and express our profound sadness that students in the Amity School System are being subjected to these hurtful words and symbols of hate. We find these actions gravely offensive and totally unacceptable. [ more ]


Or Shalom Rummage Sale

Thursday July 12 from 6-8 p.m.Friday & Sunday July 13, 15 , 20, & 22 from 9:00 am-2:00pm, Rummage Sale! We need you to please start collecting clean and usable household items and gently worn clothing for our sale.

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