Or Shalom offers a number of programs for families of young children, Bar/Bat/Simchat Mitzvah age, and beyond.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate, along with parents, in engaging programs that feature fun and food, and immersion into relevant and inclusive Judaism, from free informal social activities to Shabbat and holiday programs.

For children ages 3 to 6 we offer a monthly Shabbat education program, Shabbat Sheli.

We welcome your son or daughter’s Bar, Bat, or Simchat Mitzvah with Or Shalom, and have a complete B’nei Mitzvah Program.

For post-B’nei Mitzvah teens, check out Philosopher’s Circle.

If you have kids between the ages of 7 and 10 and are interested in regular programming for this age group, please let us know.

New Ways for Young Families to Connect

Based on your feedback, parents of young children wanted ways to communicate regularly and get to know one another as well as a way to schedule regular gatherings outside of our monthly Shabbat Sheli program, including in your homes, and in outdoor spaces in Metro Vancouver.

  • We’ve set up an easy-to-use listserv via Yahoo Groups that will facilitate this parent-led connection.Send an email to to subscribe to the group.
  • We’ve also created a Google calendar called Or Shalom Young Families. Want a way to coordinate hosting events, say every third week of the month? You can use this calendar to schedule events amongst yourselves as far in advance as you like. Please email Shelley if you’d like to be given permission to add events to the calendar.

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