What is Jewish Renewal?

Probably most Or Shalomniks face this question from friends and family at some time, namely – what denomination is Or Shalom? Are we Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or Reconstructionist?

The answer is complicated – none of the above, and a little of all the above. ALEPH co-chairs Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Marcus explain it well in this podcast from Judaism Unbound.


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A beautiful Or Shalom Retreat 2016

This year’s annual Or Shalom Retreat was held as usual in the scenic Hope valley, featuring guest Irwin Keller.

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Pesach Edition of Keren Or



Or Shalom’s community newsletter Keren Or (Beam of Light) will be arriving in your mailbox next week along with this year’s “Come Grow with Us” brochure as we start our annual fundraising campaign that runs from Pesach to Shavuot. Here’s the electronic version of the Pesach 5776 edition of Keren Or.


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What to Bring to this Year’s Retreat?

Check out this to-bring list when you come to Or Shalom’s Mother’s Day Retreat May 6-8!

What to bring to the Or Shalom Retreat…

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