Striving for Justice

Thank you to all those who took various initiatives to stand up against senseless hatred this past weekend. We were glad to hear that many of you set an intention as you lit Shabbat candles, to see so many praying for love, compassion, grace, and peace in shul, and to see so many Or Shalom faces praying with their feet at City Hall. We take comfort in the knowledge that our community will continue, each day, to stand for justice in our world.

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B’yachad Program for B’nei Mitzvah Students – REGISTER TODAY!

What is B’yachad?

B’yachad is Or Shalom’s Bar/Bat/Simchat Mitzvah program with interactive study for youth and their parents taught by singer-songwriter Harriet Frost with Rabbi Hannah Dresner. At Or Shalom, Bar/Bat/Simchat Mitzvah preparation begins a year or more before our youth are called to the Torah for their first Aliyah. Ours is an intergenerational, multi-modality class meeting on Sunday afternoons during the school year. In addition to these sessions families are committed to participating in a Shabbat service or holiday celebration at Or Shalom each month. Our program will include a social action initiative.

Sunday classes take place from 3-5pm.

Program Dates: Sept 10, Oct 14, Nov 12, Nov 25, Dec 10, Dec 17 (Chanukah), Jan 13, Jan 21, Feb 17, Feb 28 (Purim), Mar 10, Mar 18, Apr 22, Apr 27, May 13, May 26, Jun 10.

Click “Select Options” to REGISTER TODAY! For more information, click HERE.

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A few upcoming events…

Songs of Longing & Lamentations

Monday, July 31, 8:30-10pm

Commemorating Tisha B’av and the Destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem

Join Or Shalom and the Chanting & Chocolate band in an evening of sacred Jewish chant, readings from the Book of Lamentations, and teachings from Rabbi Hannah Dresner and Reb Laura Duhan Kaplan.


Shabbat Sheli Family Gathering

Saturday, July 29, 4-5:30pm

Shabbat Sheli families are invited to join us at Trout Lake to enjoy a beautiful early evening together, with song, blessings and the warmth of each others’ company.

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Swap Til You Drop – Adult clothing, shoes and accessories swap

Sunday, August 20, 12pm-2pm

Bring your nicest, clean, “gently used” items to donate, then go shopping for your new-to-you fall wardrobe at just $5/plastic bag (provided)!

Admission: 5+ items to donate

Advanced Drop-off: Aug 7-11, Aug 14-18 between 11am-2pm.   Swap-Day Drop-off: 10:30-11:10am (Aug 20)

All proceeds go to the Or Shalom Family and Youth Programming Fund.

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