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.
Shabbat on the Beach, Friday, July 29, 2016- "♫...The sand and the sea, the rush of the waters...♫" Friday evening, July 29th, we'll hold our second annual Shabbat service on the beach! The service will begin at 7pm. Feel free to arrive earlier - bring a picnic if you like! This event will take place at Gulf Beach, Milford. [ more ]
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 ]
See what's inside: Shabbat on the Beach, Blood Drive, Annual Campaign [ more ]
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 ]