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About Us

Congregation Or Shalom now counts more than 1,500 families as members, hosts a vibrant and inclusive religious school and one of the city's most respected early learning centers. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or congregation or shalom, of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.


Our educational programs are first-class, with an early learning center onsite, one of the finest fully inclusive religious schools in our city, and a robust adult education program. Our goal is to provide for a lifetime of Jewish learning. We also host a sizable library and media center, wherein our members may check out materials at no charge.

Prayer & Worship

With five active clergy members, we offer a dynamic blend of worship opportunities that span from the small and intimate to grand classical services incorporating music from our historic pipe organ. Our main sanctuary, constructed in 1931, is on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a truly awe-inspiring space in which to practice Jewish ritual life.

Now, as always,  congregation or shalom is your home.

Who We Are

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

Experience our warm and spontaneous "services-in-the-round"; join us in our commitment to social action--Tikun Olam--repairing and healing the world; discover the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on current issues.

Congregation Or Shalom is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue, drawn to tradition, while aspiring to innovation. Our membership, which resides in the Greater New Haven area and beyond, comprises a spectrum of ages, political orientations and levels of observance, including many interfaith families. And we all feel connected! At Congregation Or Shalom you'll truly find open hearts at our Services, our Hebrew School, Youth Group, Educational events, Healing Circle, Men's Club, Sisterhood, and our Social Action Committee!

At Congregation Or Shalom you will truly find  " Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors"

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