Welcome to Or Shalom!

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

Or Shalom is a Jewish Renewal synagogue on Vancouver’s East Side.

While every Jewish Renewal Community is unique, we have the common values of a willingness to explore and experiment with our traditions in an effort to draw closer to God and the Jewish soul.

Or Shalom is egalitarian: all genders have equal access to the leadership of services and community positions.

We believe in searching for the unwritten stories of the women in Jewish history and bringing them forward as a means of bringing balance to our world.

We deepen our own Jewish lives, and the community around us, through study of the traditional sources and the creation of new rituals and liturgy. 

We seek to bring repair to the world through our commitment to Tzedaka and social justice.

Or Shalom offers classes for children of all ages. Shabbat Sheli, Bright Lights, and our B’Yachad program for preparing for Simchot Mitzvah.

Adult Learning under the name of Zusia Beit Midrash (House of Study) offers ongoing classes to deepen our understanding of spirituality through the Jewish path.

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