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Check out this year’s Empty Our Pockets recipients, Or Shalom’s High Holiday Tzedakah Drive.

Are you looking to learn more about Judaism from the renewal perspective?

Adult Fall Programs: 

LIVING A JEWISH YEAR | With Rabbi Hannah Dresner | Starts Sep 11

Delve into the cycle of the Jewish calendar in real time, gain historical perspective and multiple entryways into celebration of Shabbat and Holidays.

SOULSPACE: Jewish Daily Spiritual Practices | With Rabbi Arik Labowitz | Starts Oct 12

Explore five daily Jewish practices: prayer, meditation, blessings, tzedakah, and torah study, and create a personal daily practice of our own.

ADULT SIMCHAT MITZVAH | With Harriet Frost | Starts Oct 12

It’s never too late to learn to read from the Torah or lead sections of a Jewish Renewal Shabbat morning service. Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew aloud.

PSALMS 101 | With Matthew Gindin | Starts Oct 16

Dive into the text of the most popular book of poetry ever written, exploring the language, ethics, theology and mysticism of King David’s masterpiece with the help of centuries of Rabbinic insights.

Are you looking to teach your children about the richness of Judaism?

Children’s Fall Programs: 

Or Shalom offers classes for children of all ages. 

SHABBAT SHELI – Families with children ages 3-5 are invited to a morning of Torah, song and fun once a month on Saturdays. With Sammy Fogel.

BRIGHT LIGHTS – Text study, Hebrew discussion, arts, crafts, and play. Bright Lights Alef (for children 6-8) and Bright Lights Bet (for children 9-11), meet on alternating Thursday afternoons. With Sammy Fogel.

B’YACHAD – Our two-year Simchat Mitzvah preparation meets on Sundays and focuses on Jewish culture, religion, history, and values with a goal of offering a greater breadth of portals to Jewish identity. Families also meet for monthly Shabbat dinners. With Rabbi Arik Labowitz & Harriet Frost

Or Shalom offers regular Shabbat and Yom Tov services in our beautiful east-side Vancouver sanctuary.

Shabbat Services:

Hybrid Shabbat Morning Service, followed by Vegetarian Kiddush Potluck
In Person & Via Zoom

Hybrid Shabbat Family-Inclusive Service, followed by Vegetarian Kiddush Potluck
In Person & Via Zoom

Virtual Contemplative Service
Via Zoom Only

Shabbat Soul
In Person & Via Zoom

Please check the events calendar for service schedule and zoom link details.

Jewish Renewal in Vancouver, BC

Or Shalom is a holy community that values ancient wisdom through the lens of modern life.

We share socially progressive values of egalitarianism, the joy of Hasidism, the informed do-it-yourself spirit of the Havurah movement, and the accumulated wisdom of centuries of tradition.

Membership Details Here

I love this warm and welcoming, spiritually inspiring, intellectually challenging, and socially conscious community. Hoping that those who are seeking a progressive, egalitarian spiritual community will consider checking us out. As a longtime member, I am constantly in awe of what the newcomers continue to bring to us as this community evolves over time.

Sally Thorne, Or Shalom member