Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting of
Or Shalom Spiritual Community Association
will be held:

Sunday, November 4, 2018
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Or Shalom Synagogue
710 East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 2A7

Coffee, bagels, and cream cheese will be served.

Members are encouraged to attend. A member who was in good standing as of the end of the previous fiscal year (June 30, 2018), and who is present at a meeting of members, is entitled to one vote.


Chair’s Message
Rabbi’s Message
Financial Report
Election of Directors
Business from the Floor

Please note: Daylight Savings time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4.

Questions? Email

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Reserve Your Spot for Judaism and Veganism Event

Or Shalom is pleased to be hosting a presentation and discussion about what the Torah indicates about choosing a plant-based diet and how to tackle the climate change crisis.

On Oct. 18, Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director of Jewish Veg, will lead an interactive program called Judaism, Animals and the Environment: The Connection for the 21st Century. Jeffrey and attendees will discuss what our Torah and rabbinic tradition have to say about animals and the environment, and its relevancy for our modern lives and imperiled planet.

The free multi-media presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 and will be an opportunity for attendees to grapple with big questions about lifestyle choices in a uniquely Jewish way. Vegan desserts and tea will be served after the discussion. Reserve your spot below!

Just Announced: Can’t make it to Or Shalom on Thursday? We’ll be live streaming this event via Facebook Live.

Jewish Veg is a non-profit organization based in the United States whose mission is to encourage and help people to transition to plant-based diets, in accordance with the highest values of Judaism.

Jeffrey Cohan became a vegetarian in 2007 and a vegan in 2011 after studying what the Torah instructs us about our dietary choices. An experienced public speaker, he worked in print and broadcast journalism for 18 years before starting a second career in Jewish communal service. He was the Director of Community Relations for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2012, then took the helm of Jewish Veg, then known as Jewish Vegetarians of North America, in 2012. Under his leadership, Jewish Veg has emerged as one of the fastest growing veg-advocacy organizations in the United States.

Judaism, Animals and the Environment Event

  • Please reserve your spot for an evening with Jewish Veg executive director, Jeffrey Cohan; Judaism, Animals and the Environment: The Connection for the 21st Century.

    Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.

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Join us for Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services were a delight to behold as the community came together to celebrate the Days of Awe. We’ve posted online three messages delivered by our members on Rosh Hashanah: Malchuyot, Zichronot, Shofarot. We invite you to read them and share these words among friends and family.

We carry forward for Sukkot and Simchat Torah and hope to see you at Or Shalom in East Vancouver on Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1.


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