Tag Archives: Aleph

Honouring Our Rabbi

Before Rabbi Hannah came to Or Shalom, she was ordained by ALEPH, Jewish Renewal’s umbrella organization that continues in the teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l. On Sunday, January 15, at the the 19th annual conference of OHALAH: The Association of Rabbis, Cantors and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ALEPH Listening Tour – they came, they listened, they heard

A busy weekend with a variety of discussions, open-mic sessions, and of course, great singing, davenning, and food and friends. Rabbi David Markus and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat participated in several sessions with different constituencies of Or Shalom, from families to … Continue reading

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RSVP for ALEPH Listening Tour

As you may know, the ALEPH co-chairs (Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Evan Markus) are visiting Or Shalom so that they can hear our communal story of Renewal Judaism here in Vancouver. Having them visit our community is an … Continue reading

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