Coming Up This Winter at Or Shalom

Stick this on your fridge!

We’ve created a handy calendar for you so you can keep your eye on what’s coming up at Or Shalom.

Click on the calendar to download.

All members were mailed a printed copy of this calendar of events scheduled from January to June 2019. Stick it on your fridge or post it in your office for a quick reference of what’s coming up at your synagogue.

Download the Or Shalom Winter-Spring Calendar here and share it with your friends! Check out some of the highlights below.

Learning and Study opportunities:

For Adults

Zusia: The Bet Midrash
Courses begin:

  • Jan. 8
  • Feb. 12
  • March 26
  • April 30

Exploring Judaism

More Talmud

Men’s Torah Study

Women’s Torah Study

For Kids


Shabbat Sheli

Holidays & Shabbat:

– Shabbat Soul Dinner and Music – Jan. 18 and March 1

– Purim – March 20

– Pesach – April 20

– Shavuot – June 8

Gatherings & Spirituality

– Rosh Chodesh

Chanting & Chocolate

Special Programs

Koreh: Writers in the Sanctuary

Light in Winter Concerts

– Interfaith Social Action Day for Teens – May 5

– In-Town Community Building Retreat – May 19

Be sure to save these dates in your personal calendar. Please contact our program coordinator for further details on any of our programs or to get involved (we’re always looking for volunteers).

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Light for Solstice in East Vancouver

Chanting & Chocolate is on a special night this month to mark the Winter Solstice. Find out more about Chanting & Chocolate and we look forward to seeing you at Or Shalom in East Van.

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Chanukah Delights on Shabbat Dec. 7

Let’s brighten the night together this Chanukah with a holiday meal on Shabbat!

This event is FULL! Thank you for RSVPing. Chanukah Sameach.

Or Shalom is partnering with Jewish Family Services for a warm sixth night of Chanukah filled with delicious food and joyful music.

We: Provide some yummy latkes;

You: Bring a vegetarian potluck item to round out the dinner, or a dessert.

Our Jewish Educator, Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo, will lead our youngest in song and tell some Chanukah stories. And there will be dreidel games for all ages!

Rabbi Hannah and our band will lead us in a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service to welcome the Shabbat queen.

Friday, Dec. 7
5:30-7 p.m.: Catered latkes & vegetarian potluck
6:30 p.m.: Story telling and singing for young children
7:30 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat service

This free event is sure to be popular so RSVPs are required in order to ensure we provide enough latkes for everyone to enjoy. Families are recommended to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. If you don’t have kids, consider coming to dinner at 6 p.m. so there are enough seats for all – don’t worry we’ll save you some latkes. Please note, this event is full. Thank you for your interest; the next Shabbat Soul is Jan. 18.

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