Kabbalat Shabbat Tonight – We’re On!

In case the weather had you wondering, we are going forward with tonight’s Kabbalat Shabbat. What’s better to fight off the chill of newly fallen snow than the warmth of community! Join us at 7:15pm.

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February Events at Or Shalom

Upcoming events for February. Come join us!


February 3 – Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us for our joyous Kabbalat Shabbat filled with festive music and the warmth of community.Please bring a generous food contribution so that we can enjoy a lovely potluck dinner together.
Shabbat Service will be at 7:15pm, Potluck dinner to follow. We look forward to seeing you there!



February 11 – Smicha Simcha

A Celebration of Our Friend Susan Shamash’s Ordination from the Aleph Rabbinic Program.

Come and join us to celebrate Rabbi Susan’s accomplishment, and our good fortune to have her as part of our Or Shalom community.

Bring a dessert, or maybe a bisl schnapps…

Melave Malka, 7:30 pm


February 18 – Special Aliyah

Or Shalom is thrilled to welcome the JCC’s Bagel Club into our bayit and services, on February 18th, for a special Aliyah in recognition of their upcoming Inclusion Journey
to Israel.


February 19 – Purim Megillah Workshop

Help bring the Megillah to life! From 2-5pm we will collaborate in designing a visual Megillah to be projected on Purim Eve. We’ll provide the captions; you create the images!

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Holy Listening at Or Shalom

There’s nothing better than feeling heard. And there’s nothing more gratifying than being in relationship with others whom we truly hear, feeling known in return.

Or Shalom is a family by choice, a beautiful family – talented and generous, smart, and varied, each in the particularity of our own history and in the individuality of our own soul’s expression. There are sensitivities and perspectives we share that draw us together so that we can raise our voices in the harmony of prayer-song.

Mark Winston and Rabbi Hannah generously trained facilitators from within our community, and on Sunday morning, approximately 60 Or Shalom members came together to engage in our first communal dialogue: What is Inclusion and Egalitarianism in 2017. We pulled our chairs together in love and listening to speak to, and hear one another. A summary report will be available in mid-February.

We are loved by an unending love. Ours are the arms, the fingers, the voices. Ours are the hands, the eyes, the smiles. In these days of seeing how important it is to hear the Other, we are starting with listening to One Another.


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