About Or Shalom

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.

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






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 Tzedakah and social justice.

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

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

In September 2008 and 2010, after consultation with the membership, the Board released a Vision Statement for Or Shalom’s growth and development.

In the 5784 (2023-2024) timeframe, Or Shalom is revisiting our policy about Jewish identity, which has been unchanged since last reviewed in 1996. Those interested in the topic should review this page about the All Israel’s Children topic.