Campaign 2021 Has Begun

Or Shalom Campaign 2021$50,154Raised$154,000

With the first Seder, Or Shalom’s 11th Annual Campaign commences, running for 49 days until Shavuot.

What does this mean for you?

You can look forward to connection and a conversation with one of our 29 canvassers about your personal Or Shalom experience. The Or Shalom Leadership hopes that you answer your call from the canvassers to discuss what the Jewish spiritual community means to you in the year to come. We hope you will choose to make a gift to this year’s Campaign, to help us meet all the challenges, learning opportunities, simchas, and occassional sadness in the year to come.

If you would like to have a conversation with an Or Shalom canvasser and haven’t heard from them by the end of April, contact Jaydeen at

For your convenience you can make a campaign contribution with a single donation or by instalments here.

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Or Shalom members: Register for Dialogue Project by Friday

Dialogue Project to Discuss Patrilineal Descent

Sunday, April 18
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via zoom
Registration required by Friday, April 16

Who is born a Jew?

Opinions on this issue have shifted over the last four thousand years, and today is a particularly vexed topic. Must one have a Jewish mother, as Talmudic tradition came to assert, or does a Jewish father also make one Jewish?

For us, as a community, it is not just an intellectual question, but one that is alive amongst us. Many of us have strong feelings about what’s right, and worries about ramifications
should we adopt a perspective that diverges from the norm in Jewish Vancouver.

Or Shalom members, register to join the conversation in the context of a dialogue
facilitated by trusted community members under the guidance of Mark Winston and Rabbi Hannah. We will speak from heart, mind and experience and we’ll spend time imagining our future.

Open to Or Shalom Members only

As has been true of our past four Dialogue Projects, this program is for Or Shalom members only. It is conceived as an in-reach project meant to create safe space for vulnerable conversation on a difficult question.

The outcome may lead to a process of change in Or Shalom behaviors or policies, and therefore, for this additional reason, it is important that participants be individuals who have acted to identify with Or Shalom as their synagogue home.

Click Here to Register

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Livestream of April’s Light in Winter Concert featuring Harriet Frost

Please support live music by purchasing a ticket by donation from

A portion of tonight’s concert process will go to support Harriet’s tzedaka project Artists for Long Term Care


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Or Shalom Annual Campaign

Or Shalom Campaign 2021$50,154Raised$154,000
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