Shalom!





Congregation Or Shalom of Orange, Connecticut, invites you to celebrate Judaism in our friendly, family-oriented synagogue.

Experience our “services-in-the-round” which enhance our sense of community and inclusiveness.  Stand beside us in our commitment to social action--Tikun Olam--repairing and healing the world.  Join us as we discover the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on the issues of today.

Congregation Or Shalom is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue, drawn to tradition as well as aspiring to innovation.  We welcome interfaith families and our religious school welcomes interfaith families raising Jewish children. Our members reside in the greater New Haven area Eastern Fairfield County, and the Naugatuck Valley, and encompass a spectrum of ages, political orientations and levels of Jewish observance.  Yet, we all feel connected! 

At Congregation Or Shalom you will truly find open doors, open minds and open hearts.

What's New 

Shabbat Across America - "Taste of Shabbat"

Friday, March 3, 2017 7pm -Shabbat Across America, All Are Welcome to Celebrate Shabbat Across America "A TASTE OF SHABBAT!" Come to an exciting new "Shabbat Across America" service focusing on: Shabbat foods and their origins! At this service, we'll nibble on a variety of Jewish foods, while the rabbi explains their significance! [ more ]


Paint N' Sip with the Rabbi

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 2-4 PM "PAINT N' SIP" WITH THE RABBI!  ESCAPE WINTER WITHOUT BOARDING A PLANE! ...by painting the scene below, while sipping on a little sangria! (Non-alcoholic drinks for kids) ADULTS AND CHILDREN WELCOME   [ more ]


Purim is Coming!

And that means it's time again for Shalach Manot! Take part in the wonderful Mitzvah of sending Purim packages of sweets, treats and mitzvot to your Or Shalom friends!  We've kept our pricing affordable with the hope that every member of our synagogue will be able to give and receive Shalach Manot.  Purim is a great time to show community spirit. Please join us in sending gifts to one another. Your name will be listed on every gift you send.  This project is brought to you by our Jewish Life Committee. [ more ]


Coffee & Learn with the Rabbi

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:00 am to noon.  Our weekly "Coffee & Learn" classes, led by the rabbi,will take place at the usual time: Wednesdays, from 11am until 12 noon.  All are invited!  [ more ]


DOUGH

Sunday, March 19, 2pm ! COME SEE "DOUGH",  Our Adult Education Committee Movie:  "DOUGH", starring Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce.  An old Jewish baker, Nat, struggles to keep his business afloat.  [ more ]


The Or Shalom Annual Campaign Thank You!

The Annual Campaign Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to all the members that participated in this year's campaign. We are thrilled to announce that due to your collective generosity, we raised nearly $40,000 dollars in pledges and contributions; an enormous success. Everyone that participated in the campaign performed an important mitzvah. !מזל טוב [ more ]


How Can You Help Or Shalom While Shopping?

How can you help Or Shalom while shopping?  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 ]


January & February Newsletter

In this issue: Adult Education Movie of the Month, World Wide Wrap, Sisterhood Shabbat, [ more ]


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