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Or Shalom's Mission:
Or Shalom Synagogue is a Jewish spiritual community affiliated with ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. We are creative, egalitarian, traditional and participatory.


Davenning (praying) at Or Shalom is a rich, musical experience.

You are welcome to join us any Shabbat beginning at 10 a.m.


To find out what's going on, see the
Calendar page.

About Our Rabbi...
Reb Laura’s Blog

Rabbi Search...

Ongoing Learning with Or Shalom

Or Shalom Young Adults (YAC) - find us on our FaceBook group!


Our
updated bylaws from this last year's AGM

Latest edition of
Keren Or, our newsletter.
Keren Or:
Sept 2013, Sept 2012, April 2012, Sept 2011, April 2011, Sept 2010, Feb 2010.
To learn more about our community history here are older back copies of Keren Or.

Or Shalom's Values Statement
- created in 2007 through a group visioning process

Gloria Levi's Bat Mitzvah

Gloria celebrated her Bat Mitzvah at age 83 with Or Shalom. Many people asked to see her
D'var Torah, and her grandson Shai Mate's poem on the family.

click
here for other writing from Or Shalom Rabbi's and Friends.

Our website is organized according to the Four Worlds model. This model comes from Kabbala (Jewish mysticism), especially as taught by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Explore and learn.

ASIYAH: Doing
What Is Or Shalom, History, Location, Our Rabbi, Member Profile, Membership, Money, Food

YETZIRAH: Feeling
Music, Pastoral Counselling, Choosing Judaism, Special Events

BRIYAH: Knowing
Education (adult and children), Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Teachings From the Rabbi and Community, Keren Or Newsletter, Community Quilt

ATZILUT: Being
Prayer (Davenen), Shabbat and Holidays, Family & Youth services, Life Cycles, Social Action

Visit our
links page for more information on Jewish Renewal and on our local community.
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Receive Or Shalom's Weekly Newletter - Doar Shalom
For Email Newsletters you can trust
Or Shalom is funded through memberships, the Jewish Federation of Vancouver, and through the generous donations of members, friends, and family like you.
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Or Shalom acknowledges Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver for their financial support of our childrens' programs.
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Make sure your voice is heard.
Community survey deadline extended to April 18.

The Or Shalom 2014 Rabbi Search and Visioning Survey has been created to help us gather information about what our community wants, needs and should prioritize. This survey is completely anonymous and the more honest your responses are, the better we’ll be equipped to meet the needs of Or Shalom members and affiliates. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OrShalom

Alternatively, printed copies will be available at Or Shalom that can be filled out and returned to the office in a sealed envelope. 

Or Shalom Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:30-9:30 pm
Or Shalom Bayit
Review of the community survey results, discussion of rabbi search process

New Edition of Keren Or
Keren Or (Beam of Light), Or Shalom's irregular newsletter has just been published. News, art, and updates! Paper versions mailed out this week.

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Download the brochure here.

Or Shalom 36th Anniversary
Regional Retreat
May 16 - 19 2014
Camp Hope, BC


Featured Rabbis:
Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Rabbi Dan Goldblatt
&
Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan

Online registration is now open!
Register now for early bird pricing!

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Or Shalom Rabbi Search

for information about our search for an interim and permanent Rabbi, please refer to our Rabbi Search Page

For answers to your FAQs, click
here...

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Selling Chametz?

Pesach is just a few weeks away. If you would like to partake in the tradition of selling your chametz, please fill out
this form and return it to Reb Laura.

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Learn to Chant Haftorah

with Harriet Frost
Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
beginning March 17, 2014

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Beta test of Or Shalom's new website
If you are interested in testing the prototype of Or Shalom's new web site, have a look
here, and provide your feedback here.

Or Shalom is located at
710 East 10th Ave. (at Fraser)
Vancouver, BC V5T 2A7


We are wheelchair accessible
Phone: (604) 872-1614 Fax : (604) 872-4406

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:30
Fridays 9:00 - 1:00


office@orshalom.ca