Category Archives: Rabbi's Message

A Jewish Perspective on Death and Dying

Talk Given at SFU End of Life Expo, Nov 4, 2017 Rabbi Hannah Dresner spiritual leader of Or Shalom: Vancouver’s East Side Shul I have just come from Or Shalom, the spiritual community I serve as rabbi, where I opened … Continue reading

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Or Shalom Interview on Roundhouse Radio

Rabbi Hannah and Cecil Hershler were interviewed on Don Shafer’s Impact Radio Program about Or Shalom’s Nekudot Tovot Selichot Service. Click on the Roundhouse Radio picture below to hear the interview.   From the Jewish Independent: Nekudot Tovot: Particles of … Continue reading

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OSSRI Canada Day Welcome Gathering – Words from Rabbi Hannah

OR SHALOM WELCOMES OUR FOUR REFUGEE FAMILIES Day after CANADA DAY, 2017 © Rabbi Hannah Dresner Boker Tov – Good morning. Shalom aleichem – salam aleikum. Jews have, historically, been forced to live as unwanted guests and partial citizens. Here … Continue reading

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From the Rabbi – Parashat Ki Tisa (Shabbat Para)

Full with Emptiness Over the past few weeks, our Torah readings have amplified the problem of human longing. Just as we are wont to do, the People of Israel looked to the tangible to fill their emptiness, re-forming their personal … Continue reading

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