Coffee & Learn

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

"Coffee &... Learn!"
Enjoy this class lead by the Rabbi. Class starts at 11am and ends at noon
Topics for November-December will include: "What Does Genesis Say About..."
Human Rights,Sexual Deviance, Space Aliens, Jerusalem, Circumcision, Wine & Intoxicants, Nebbishes,Mixing Meat and Milk, The First Born Child, Forgiveness.

Hanukah Happenings- Save the date!

December 6, 2015

Men's Club and Sisterhood Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast, 9:30- 10:30 am. The price is $5.00 per person, family of 3 or more is $15.00. It includes all you can eat, pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea and bagels and  Danish. This money will help purchase new chairs for our social hall.(open to the community)

Hanukah for 3, 4 and 5 year olds!
9:30 am- 10:30 am, in our lower Social Hall. The sights, sounds and sensations of Hanukah will be introduced to our littlest ones! The morning will include: arts and crafts and singing. The Rabbi will retell his favorite Hanukah story. Chocolate "gelt" and dreidels for all! (parent/child activity- open to Or Shalom members and non members) 

Join us as we welcome in the first night of Hanukah, 5:00pm in our foyer.

December 11, 2015 

Join us for this fun filled evening. We will light the menorah in the lobby at 7pm and then gather in the Sanctuary for a brief Friday night service. The Oneg Shabbat will feature a magic show, latkes and gelt! Children of all ages welcome. 

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