Come On Over Dinners a Great Success


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For the past two weekends, Or Shalomniks have sponsored and attended more than a dozen hosted Come-On-Over Dinners (some have been both!). Guests made a donation, and hosts prepared a meal and were sent a variety of friends new and old, helping us get to know each other better, with friends, food and wine.

  • Number of Dinners held: 14
  • Number of Guests participating: 84 (includes 4 children)
  • Number of Hosts: 31
  • Total Participants: 115 (guests plus hosts)
  • Amount Raised for Or Shalom: $6,245
  • Connections made and strengthened between Or Shalom members: priceless!

Many thanks to the hosts who provided hospitality and wonderful cooking, and to the Or Shalom Come-On-Over Dinner committee:  Pat Gill, Shira Macklin, Mark Drew (Board Liaison), and chair, Hana Wosk.

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A “bisl” history – videos from Or Shalom galas

With many thanks to Myrna for preserving these on VHS tape, here are several Or Shalom gala events now digitized for your viewing pleasure.

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Update from Or Shalom Syrian Refugee Initiative (OSSRI)

On behalf of Or Shalom Syrian Refugee Initiative, thank you for the generous donations so OrShalomLogo-Blue many members of our community have made to our cause.  Over 195 contributions amounting to over $100,000 have made it possible to bring three Syrian families to Vancouver and have strengthened our community’s resolve to do this vital work of opening our arms and hearts to those in need.

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Can Jewish Renewal Keep Its Groove On

An interesting article about the challenges to Jewish Renewal in a post-Zalman world, from Tablet, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.

Jewish Renewal Groove

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