Registration is now open for the 2016 Mother’s Day renewed Or Shalom Retreat. To be held again at beautiful camp hope, this year’s shortened retreat is being held on Mother’s Day weekend (May 6,7,8) and will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with nature, spirit and each other. Or Shalom is particularly excited to welcome our bnei mitzvah families and special guest rabbinic student Irwin Keller. Irwin is well-known for his energetic ability to connect with children, teens, and adults with story and music.
Rabbi Hannah personally knows Irwin and describes him as “a beloved leader in Northern California, where I lived before moving to Vancouver. He is a highly educated man whose intellect is at the service of expressions from the heart. Irwin will bring us dramatic interaction in the Torah service, sensitive reading of Yiddish poetry, original stories and music, and a way with our young ones. He’s poignant, funny and deep.”
Rabbi Laura is one of Irwin’s teachers in her ALEPH class, she describes him as “knowledgeable, articulate, funny, spiritual, and appreciative of others. It is always a delight to learn with him!”
We sincerely hope you can join us for this amazing and unique weekend!
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This year Or Shalom is renewing a fundraising favorite. Come On Over invites Or Shalomniks to an evening of wining, dining, kibitzing and getting to know one another in new and informal ways. Hosts will welcome folks for unique dinners in their homes, in order to raise funds to power the good work of our community.
Alycia, Allyson, Jordana and Alex would like to invite you to a special Come On Over experience – wine, cheese and board games. We hope that you can join us for this fun evening to support Or Shalom and everything that it brings to our lives.
Pay what you can. Suggested donation is $36. Please RSVP so that we know how many to prepare for.
Wanna pay online? You can make your donation here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/come-on-over-wine-and-cheese-board-games-night-tickets-20814239952
And of course, if you cannot make the event, but feel compelled to donate anyway, we will gladly accept your support 😉
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For the past two weekends, Or Shalomniks have sponsored and attended more than a dozen hosted Come-On-Over Dinners (some have been both!). Guests made a donation, and hosts prepared a meal and were sent a variety of friends new and old, helping us get to know each other better, with friends, food and wine.
- Number of Dinners held: 14
- Number of Guests participating: 84 (includes 4 children)
- Number of Hosts: 31
- Total Participants: 115 (guests plus hosts)
- Amount Raised for Or Shalom: $6,245
- Connections made and strengthened between Or Shalom members: priceless!
Many thanks to the hosts who provided hospitality and wonderful cooking, and to the Or Shalom Come-On-Over Dinner committee: Pat Gill, Shira Macklin, Mark Drew (Board Liaison), and chair, Hana Wosk.