Vancouver: Welcome Shabbat with Feeling

Welcome Shabbat with feeling here at Vancouver’s East-Side Shul on Friday, June 1 and wrap yourself in music and a meal.

Shabbat at Or Shalom has something for all ages – young families, young adults, elders, singles, couples, and everyone in between. Join in sweet community, rejoice in one another, and enter the delight of Friday night!

Are you in your 20s and 30s? Come along to Shabbat Soul with Axis Vancouver – a network for Jewish young adults – as a special dinner guest of Or Shalom; a potluck contribution is not expected. Email Shelley at and mention Axis to RSVP.

Musical candle lighting for young families begins at 5:30 p.m. All ages come together at 6 p.m. for a vegetarian potluck. Kabbalat Shabbat service with Rabbi Hannah Dresner and Sulam, Jewish World Music, starts at 7:30 p.m.

Never been to Or Shalom before? We’d love to meet you! Email Shelley and we’ll arrange for one of our members to greet you when you arrive.

Start June by stepping into the island in time. All are welcome at no cost.

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Hats Off to Or Shalom at 40!

Thanks for voting for a cap design celebrating Or Shalom’s 40th anniversary! Voting is now closed. Hats will be available to purchase mid- to late June.

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Receive the Ten Commandments with Study and Meditation

Coming up on erev Shavuot, Or Shalom hosts a special Tikkun Lel Shavuot that combines the tradition of studying deep into the night with a centring meditative practice. Rabbi Hannah Dresner has selected special Hassidic texts to pore over and will lead attendees in a complementing meditation.

And of course, there will be food to nourish you through the night – dairy as is the Shavuot custom and vegan-friendly options, too. We’ll culminate the evening with a reading of the Ten Commandments.

Ready to receive Torah? Know someone in Vancouver who would like to join our heart-opening meditation?  Invite them to our Facebook event.

Saturday, May 19
8-11 p.m.
Or Shalom (710 E 10th Avenue)
Vancouver’s Spiritual Playground
Everyone welcome, no cost

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