Contact Us

Phone Number: (604) 872-1614

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Or Shalom, 710 E 10 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2A7, Canada

Our building is wheelchair-accessible and we have bathrooms with chair rails. To access the sanctuary upstairs, please use the ramp located on Fraser Street. Access to the social hall downstairs is via the second gate located on E 10th Ave.

Connecting with Or Shalom electronically

Or Shalom has various ways of connecting with our membership and friends.

If you have questions about membership, the building, making payments, scheduling life cycle events, or general inquiries, email the office administrator:
office (at)

If you have questions about holiday programs, events, or publicity, email the programs and events coordinator: programs (at)

For questions about courses for adults and children, contact the master teacher:
learning (at)

To reach the Rabbi, email rabbi (at)

To receive our weekly email newsletter, the Doar Shalom, subscribe here.

Social Media:

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Check out the Or Shalom Group for discussions and informal news.

30 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Danny Fedder says:

    Can I pay online for my membership? Danny

    • Or Shalom says:

      yes you can. Click on the “Giving to Or Shalom” menu item and that will take you to our donations page where you can pay your membership online. Please remember there is an additional 3% fee we request for paying by credit card. You can save that by mailing or bringing a cheque to the office.

  2. Gary Block says:

    I have been in Vancouver for six years coming from Australia, but born in South Africa, I have been brought up orthodox but I am more reform these days. I want to connect within a community where I feel belonged and heard about this cogeneration.

    • Or Shalom says:

      We have a number of members from South Africa, and at least one from New Zealand. We welcome people returning to explore their Judaism and welcome people every Shabbat. Come and daven with us!

  3. Or Shalom says:

    The search field is a full-text indexed search, but only works on the “new” wordpress pages, not the legacy web site, written in Microsoft Word before this kind of thing became fashionable. Once we migrate all the legacy pages into the wordpress site search will be more effective.

  4. leo says:

    Hello I am from Brazil and I am going for Vancouver.
    I would like to know if is possible to see a shabbat.

    tank you

  5. Alisa L says:

    I emailed a couple of years ago, asking about hebrew school for my young son. I was told “not yet” but that it was in the works… after visiting your website, I am lost. I can’t find any mention of meaningful jewish education for children, as Or Shalom had in years past. Can you tell me please if any such education is available? We don’t want to wait any longer to involve our son in jewish education… Thank you, and Shana Tova.

    • We’re very sorry Alisa, but Or Shalom is not currently offering a hebrew school. There are several offerings from other synagogues such as Beth Israel and Temple Sholom, and the Vancouver Hebrew Day School Talmud Torah.

  6. Michal Fox says:

    Hi Please provide Reb Hannah’s email address.
    Sweet new Year!!!

  7. Anita says:

    I’m a Jewish descent person currently exploring Judaism. I wonder if the rabbi is open to people who need to talk some about this topic and considering conversion. Is this possible? Thanks!!

  8. Laszlo Galambos says:

    Hello Or Shalom community!

    I came to your community from Toronto searching for new beginnings. I attended your family Shabbat event at the end of November, and I had a wonderful, welcoming experience. Thank you!
    However, about 2 weeks ago, I had to leave Vancouver due to a family health issue, and I need to be with my immediate family now. I hope I can return to Vancouver and to your community in 2016 to continue my exploration of Judaism and your community.

    Thank you for all the good memories and help I have received!

    Laszlo from Toronto

    • Martha Barker says:

      Dear Lazlo,

      I remember meeting you when you came. I introduced you to Aboya in the kitchen and to a young man in the dining room. You brought apples. Thank you!

      I hope we’ll see you again. In the meantime, my husband and I send our support to you and your family and will keep in our thoughts.

      Martha Barker

      • Laszlo Galambos says:

        Hi Martha,

        Yes, I was the guy who brought the apples… If I remember correctly, you called me the “apple of my eye”? 🙂

        Thanks for introducing me to Ibolya (I speak the same language as she does), it was a very good idea! All of you helped so much in reducing my nervousness / apprehension.

        Thank you for your good wishes!

        All the best to you and your husband.


  9. Jade says:


    I want to lean more about your niggun programing or clases.
    Last Sunday I atended Limud and I love how we were able to sing while praying and connecting to Gd and the community.

    Thank you,


  10. Jonathan Cruz says:

    Shabbat shalom,

    I am Yonatan and from Tri-city, I would like to try your Torah for men this coming Friday at the Grind and see the Light it has to add for us.


  11. Brian Cheng says:

    I just wonder at what time does the Sabbath start on Friday? Thank you!

  12. Emma Bernette says:

    My name is Emma Bernette, I am a 27 year old Jewish professional from London in the UK.

    I am planning a solo trip to Vancouver in late May/early June 2018, as I have always wanted to explore the city.

    I was wondering if there were any social or networking events with yourselves, or other Jewish organisations nearby.

    I will have access to a car and love to travel and explore, It would be nice not to feel alone in a foreign country.

    I am trying to find some greater connection with Jewish communities where I travel, but sadly sometimes there was general apathy. However, your organisation sounds refreshing and welcoming.

    I look forward to hearing back,

    Thanks in advance,

    Emma Bernette

  13. Robert Skirboll says:

    Dear Rabbi Hannah,
    Just read your article in Mays, Forward magazine. “Refining Torah in our Time” is excellent and the best take away I got from this current issue. I live in Greensboro, N.C, belong to Beth David conservative synagogue. Now that we’ve met I look forward to reading more of your writings.
    Thank you very much!

  14. Jon a than Cruz says:

    Any leads , or ideas on how I can learn Hebrew interactively, in person, in a friendly atmosphere?


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  16. Sebastian Carranza-Robles says:

    Shalom to all at the ShalomSynagogue in Vancouver,bc

    my name is Sebastian in Victoria,bc.
    74 years of age. a Sepharadic (from Andalucia Spain) in Canda for 94 years.
    like to know if the Jewish Renewal have a group in Victoria,bc
    with respect yours humble servant.

    • Office Administrator says:

      Dear Sebastian,

      Thank you for your message. I have provided information below.
      Tracey Fagg
      Office Administrator
      Or Shalom Jewish Spiritual Community
      Vancouver, BC

      Rabbi Louis Sutker (Victoria)

  17. Heba Hedjazi says:

    I was wondering whether I can have a rabbi on my podcast in regards to gifts, gift giving with a connection to Judaism and it’s history and the traditions, customs and so on.

    If someone can please email or give me a call to discuss this, I would really appreciate it.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

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