High Holydays Membership

We hope you experience Or Shalom as the creative, participatory, and inclusive community we strive to be. Dedicated to enlivening our traditions and renewing Judaism for the 21st century, we endeavour to enrich the lives of so many by providing deep learning, spiritual practice, and pastoral guidance.

In addition to our 220 member households, we also welcome you, families who choose to join Or Shalom in celebrating the High Holidays with us each year. Our doors will be equally open to you this year, during COVID-19, in the rich virtual sanctuaries we are fashioning for our prayer and rabbinic messages, and at the safe and socially distanced in-person Tashlich and Shofar services we will convene on the waterfront on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

In keeping with our general innovative approach to Jewish spirituality, our High Holiday offerings promise to translate the depth and warmth of our historic gatherings to the new formats appropriate for this unusual time. As you might imagine, the technology and technical staff necessary to produce this year’s High Holiday services is a new financial investment for Or Shalom, considerable in its magnitude.

High Holiday memberships provide an essential portion of Or Shalom’s operating revenue and are critical to our ability to maintain programs for the entire community. One way you can help ensure we sustain this effort is by purchasing a High Holiday membership. Suggested fees per individual are:

Adult $380 Young Adult (18 – 24) $54

Participation in High Holidays is also included in Full Membership. To find information about our flexible fees, and an application to become an Or Shalom member, please go to www.orshalom.ca/membership.

Thank you and we look forward to the various ways we will connect with one another as we approach the High Holy Days!

If your financial situation prevents you from purchasing a membership, please do make a donation in the amount that is right for you. High Holiday memberships and donations can be made below, by cheque, or by calling the office at 604-872-1614.