Or Shalom's Mission:
Or Shalom Synagogue is a Jewish spiritual community affiliated with the 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...
Ongoing Learning with Or Shalom
Or Shalom Young Adults (YAC) - find us on our FaceBook group!
Reb Laura’s Blog
Our updated bylaws from this last year's AGM
Latest edition of Keren Or, our newsletter. For online reading or download.
Keren Or: 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.
What Is Or Shalom, History, Location, Our Rabbi, Member Profile, Membership, Money, Food
Music, Pastoral Counselling, Choosing Judaism, Special Events
Education (adult and children), Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Teachings From the Rabbi and Community, Keren Or Newsletter, Community Quilt
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.
Or Shalom is an Official Supporter of LimmudVan ’14.
Limmud, the festival of unexpected Jewish learning and culture, has posted its complete schedule online and is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
LimmudVan, one of a worldwide series of independently-organized events, will be on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at King David School adjacent to the JCC. Forty-two sessions are available, see the complete schedule.
Limmud Vancouver was created by Ruth Hess-Dolgin who was excited by the learning and by the community-building she had experienced at a Limmud elsewhere, and formed a organizing committee from among various sectors of the community. When cancer appeared and Ruth realized that this was something she could not complete in her lifetime, the committee had grown, the idea had spread and funding for Limmud was donated in her memory. Today Limmud Vancouver is a large volunteer-driven body with over a dozen Or Shalomniks involved. Volunteers are still needed for day of the event - please complete the Volunteer form on the website or contact Avi.
Among the 42 sessions are offerings from Reb Laura, Rabbi Hillel G, Lorne M, Wendy O and Myrna R. as well as from four rabbis from other Vancouver shuls, hidden Vancouver teachers you never met, plus presenters from Victoria, Washington State, Ottawa, Florida, New York and Amsterdam.
Who is Limmud Vancouver? Limmud Vancouver is you! But hurry and register (and get your friends to do so). Tickets will probably sell out.
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
Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:30
Fridays 9:00 - 1:00