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.
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.
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Wednesdays, 11:00 - Noon- Enjoy this class lead by the Rabbi. Topics forFebruary will include:"What Does the book of Exodus Say About...The first born child, Civil disobedience, Sexual deviancy, The meaning of Tefillin, Biblical jurisprudence, Miracles, The tribe of Cohen, Jealousy, Humility and Religious change. PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASS ON FEBRUARY 10TH, THERE WILL BE CLASS ON FEBRUARY 17TH [ more ]
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00pm - Our Adult Education Committee will be showing Woman in Gold! The film is based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor living in Los Angeles who, together with her young lawyer, fought the government of Austria to reclaim Klimt's renowned painting of her aunt, which was stolen by the Nazis. She took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the U.S., which ruled on the case in 2004. ( It was not shown in Janaury because of technical difficulties) [ more ]
In this issue: Annual Campaign, From the Rabbi, Security, Jewish Life Shabbat Dinner and lots [ more ]