Contact Us

Phone Number: (604) 872-1614

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Or Shalom, 710 E 10 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2A7, Canada

Our building is wheelchair-accessible and we have bathrooms with chair rails. To access the sanctuary upstairs, please use the ramp located on Fraser Street. Access to the social hall downstairs is via the second gate located on E 10th Ave.

Connecting with Or Shalom electronically

Or Shalom has various ways of connecting with our membership and friends.

If you have questions about membership, the building, making payments, scheduling life cycle events, or general inquiries, email the office administrator:
office (at)

If you have questions about holiday programs, events, or publicity, email the programs and events coordinator: programs (at)

For questions about courses for adults and children, contact the master teacher:
learning (at)

To reach the Rabbi, email rabbi (at)

To receive our weekly email newsletter, the Doar Shalom, subscribe here.

Social Media:

Our Facebook page

Our Twitter page

Check out the Or Shalom Group for discussions and informal news.

35 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Danny Fedder says:

    Can I pay online for my membership? Danny

  2. Or Shalom says:

    yes you can. Click on the “Giving to Or Shalom” menu item and that will take you to our donations page where you can pay your membership online. Please remember there is an additional 3% fee we request for paying by credit card. You can save that by mailing or bringing a cheque to the office.

  3. Gary Block says:

    I have been in Vancouver for six years coming from Australia, but born in South Africa, I have been brought up orthodox but I am more reform these days. I want to connect within a community where I feel belonged and heard about this cogeneration.

  4. Or Shalom says:

    The search field is a full-text indexed search, but only works on the “new” wordpress pages, not the legacy web site, written in Microsoft Word before this kind of thing became fashionable. Once we migrate all the legacy pages into the wordpress site search will be more effective.

  5. Or Shalom says:

    We have a number of members from South Africa, and at least one from New Zealand. We welcome people returning to explore their Judaism and welcome people every Shabbat. Come and daven with us!

  6. Charles Cohen says:

    Thank you!

  7. leo says:

    Hello I am from Brazil and I am going for Vancouver.
    I would like to know if is possible to see a shabbat.

    tank you

  8. Yes, we are open to all visitors who want to connect with a vibrant Jewish community in peace and inclusiveness.

  9. Alisa L says:

    I emailed a couple of years ago, asking about hebrew school for my young son. I was told “not yet” but that it was in the works… after visiting your website, I am lost. I can’t find any mention of meaningful jewish education for children, as Or Shalom had in years past. Can you tell me please if any such education is available? We don’t want to wait any longer to involve our son in jewish education… Thank you, and Shana Tova.

  10. We’re very sorry Alisa, but Or Shalom is not currently offering a hebrew school. There are several offerings from other synagogues such as Beth Israel and Temple Sholom, and the Vancouver Hebrew Day School Talmud Torah.

  11. Michal Fox says:

    Hi Please provide Reb Hannah’s email address.
    Sweet new Year!!!

  12. you can reach or shalom’s rabbi on email: rabbi (at)

  13. Anita says:

    I’m a Jewish descent person currently exploring Judaism. I wonder if the rabbi is open to people who need to talk some about this topic and considering conversion. Is this possible? Thanks!!

  14. Of course our Rabbi is happy to speak with any Baalei Teshuvah, Jews who want to return to their roots, through the email above.

  15. Laszlo Galambos says:

    Hello Or Shalom community!

    I came to your community from Toronto searching for new beginnings. I attended your family Shabbat event at the end of November, and I had a wonderful, welcoming experience. Thank you!
    However, about 2 weeks ago, I had to leave Vancouver due to a family health issue, and I need to be with my immediate family now. I hope I can return to Vancouver and to your community in 2016 to continue my exploration of Judaism and your community.

    Thank you for all the good memories and help I have received!

    Laszlo from Toronto

  16. Martha Barker says:

    Dear Lazlo,

    I remember meeting you when you came. I introduced you to Aboya in the kitchen and to a young man in the dining room. You brought apples. Thank you!

    I hope we’ll see you again. In the meantime, my husband and I send our support to you and your family and will keep in our thoughts.

    Martha Barker

  17. Laszlo Galambos says:

    Hi Martha,

    Yes, I was the guy who brought the apples… If I remember correctly, you called me the “apple of my eye”? 🙂

    Thanks for introducing me to Ibolya (I speak the same language as she does), it was a very good idea! All of you helped so much in reducing my nervousness / apprehension.

    Thank you for your good wishes!

    All the best to you and your husband.


  18. Jade says:


    I want to lean more about your niggun programing or clases.
    Last Sunday I atended Limud and I love how we were able to sing while praying and connecting to Gd and the community.

    Thank you,


  19. Jonathan Cruz says:

    Shabbat shalom,

    I am Yonatan and from Tri-city, I would like to try your Torah for men this coming Friday at the Grind and see the Light it has to add for us.


  20. Brian Cheng says:

    I just wonder at what time does the Sabbath start on Friday? Thank you!

  21. admin says:

    You can always find the candle-lighting times and havdallah times in our events calendar.

  22. Emma Bernette says:

    My name is Emma Bernette, I am a 27 year old Jewish professional from London in the UK.

    I am planning a solo trip to Vancouver in late May/early June 2018, as I have always wanted to explore the city.

    I was wondering if there were any social or networking events with yourselves, or other Jewish organisations nearby.

    I will have access to a car and love to travel and explore, It would be nice not to feel alone in a foreign country.

    I am trying to find some greater connection with Jewish communities where I travel, but sadly sometimes there was general apathy. However, your organisation sounds refreshing and welcoming.

    I look forward to hearing back,

    Thanks in advance,

    Emma Bernette

  23. Robert Skirboll says:

    Dear Rabbi Hannah,
    Just read your article in Mays, Forward magazine. “Refining Torah in our Time” is excellent and the best take away I got from this current issue. I live in Greensboro, N.C, belong to Beth David conservative synagogue. Now that we’ve met I look forward to reading more of your writings.
    Thank you very much!

  24. Jon a than Cruz says:

    Any leads , or ideas on how I can learn Hebrew interactively, in person, in a friendly atmosphere?


  25. Program Coordinator says:

    You could try the Jewish Community Centre – they have Hebrew classes for adults and children.

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  27. Sebastian Carranza-Robles says:

    Shalom to all at the ShalomSynagogue in Vancouver,bc

    my name is Sebastian in Victoria,bc.
    74 years of age. a Sepharadic (from Andalucia Spain) in Canda for 94 years.
    like to know if the Jewish Renewal have a group in Victoria,bc
    with respect yours humble servant.

  28. Office Administrator says:

    Dear Sebastian,

    Thank you for your message. I have provided information below.
    Tracey Fagg
    Office Administrator
    Or Shalom Jewish Spiritual Community
    Vancouver, BC

    Rabbi Louis Sutker (Victoria)

  29. Heba Hedjazi says:

    I was wondering whether I can have a rabbi on my podcast in regards to gifts, gift giving with a connection to Judaism and it’s history and the traditions, customs and so on.

    If someone can please email or give me a call to discuss this, I would really appreciate it.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  30. Program Coordinator says:

    Hello Heba, thank you for your comment. Your question has been forwarded to our office manager.
    Shabbat Shalom!

  31. Andrea Birnbaum says:

    To clarify, my Jewish identity is non-denominational, I enjoy praying in egalitarian settings, I like going to synagogue about twice per month, I don’t keep kosher. Currently live in Los Angeles and enjoy going to Ikar. Previously I lived in Brooklyn for 5 years and enjoyed being part of several independent minyanim, I loved the joyous singing.

  32. Andrea Birnbaum says:

    Hi! My partner and I are thinking of moving to Vancouver around October 2022, from Los Angeles. Or Shalom seems like the ideal Jewish community for us. We have a lot of flexibility about where to move, we are conisdering a variety of neighborhoods in Vancouver, and also considering other cities such as Victoria or Coquitlam. We don’t have children, but are thinking of starting a family in the next few years. What neighborhoods do most of the members of your shul live in? Are there members who live in other cities as well? Could you tell me more about other cities in BC, and what the Jewish communities are like there? I really appreciate it!

    My Jewish identity is non-denominational, I enjoy praying in egalitarian settings, I like going to synagogue about twice per month, I don’t keep kosher. I especially love singing together, whether prayer or niggunim. In Los Angeles, I enjoy going to Ikar. Previously I lived in Brooklyn for 5 years and enjoyed being part of several independent minyanim.

  33. Program Coordinator says:

    Hi Andrea,

    We are so excited to get to know you and your partner when you come to Vancouver!

    We recommend you join our listserv group, where you can post your questions and get answers from a wide range of perspectives. It’s a really fabulous resource.

    Subscribe here:

    If you run into any issues, please contact our Program and Events Coordinator at and he’ll be happy to assist.


    Or Shalom

  34. Jack Micner says:

    Will there be in person services on Saturday, April 9th?

  35. admin says:

    The weekly services alternate between vary through the month between online and in-person/hybrid. You can find each week’s service on the calendar at

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