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 

January & February Newsletter

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


Coffee & Learn with the Rabbi

Wednesday, Janaury 18, 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 ]


Sisterhood Shabbat

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00 pm SIsterhood Shabbat.  Sisterhood Members! It's time to mark your calendars for the Or Shalom Sisterhood Shabbat, which will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. We are busy planning this special program and would love your participation!  [ more ]


World Wide Wrap

Sunday February 5th at 9:00 am, Join us for World Wide Wrap in the sanctuary. Our guest speaker will be Rabbi Wilheim from the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont. He will be talking about how Tefilm are made.  Women and men are invited to experience the Mitzvah of Tefillin.  Breakfast to follow.


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  $45.00 INCLUDES ALL PAINTING SUPPLIES, SANGRIA PUNCH/BEVERAGES AND SNACKS Go to http://paintsocialart.com/eventcalendars/ctevents/ to register.


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. [ 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 ]


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