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Congregation Or Shalom Events – 8/26/22

Join Us For Weekly Services

Morning Minyan

  • Sunday 9:00 AM – In person and Zoom’d
  • Monday 8:30 AM – Zoom’d
  • Thursday 8:30 AM – Zoom’d

Shabbat Services

  • Friday 7:30 PM – In person and Zoom’d
  • Saturday 9:30 AM – In person and Zoom’d

Please call the synagogue office at 203-799-2341 or email coshalom@sbcglobal.net for more information).

Virtual Learning This Month


Thursday September 15th at 7:00 pm

Old New York by Edith Wharton

Discussion led by Rachel Ranis

Four Books in One! A new, beautifully laid-out edition of Edith Wharton’s classic 1924 tetralogy of novellas, revolving around upper-class New York society in the 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, and 1870s, and published under one title: Old New York. This collection includes all four Old New York novellas: False Dawn, The Old Maid, The Spark, and New Year’s Day. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist and short story writer. An insider to New York’s upper-class aristocracy, Wharton drew upon her first-hand experience to become to foremost chronicler and most insightful critics of the lives and morals of America’s Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, The Age of Innocence. A prolific author of full-length novels, as well as novellas and short-stories, among her other well-known works include Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and the Old New York series of novellas.   Please call the office for Zoom information. 203.799.2341.

Special Services

Friday, September 2, 7:00pm: Join us as we hold our annual outdoor Shabbat Service under the

Gazebo at High Plains Community Center. (525 Orange Center Road, Orange) The Rabbi will bring his guitar and lead us in a joyful “sing-along” service.   Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  Feel free to bring dinner to eat before the service.  An Oneg will follow the service.


Yahad is a community Hebrew school, a joint project of Congregations Or Shalom and B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge.  At Yahad, meaning “together,” students form their Jewish identities through amazing experiential programming, while building foundational skills in prayer, Hebrew, Bible and much more. Together, as students, parents, teachers, and as a community, we will create our Jewish future! Please call Rachel @ Or Shalom if you are interested 203.799.2341.

High Holidays

We welcome non-members to the following services.  Please call our office in order to attend.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 25th @ 7:30 pm

Kol Nidre, October 4th @ 6:30 pm.

Community Yizkor

Congregation Or Shalom, the only Conservative synagogue in Orange, is offering all non-members an opportunity to come to a free community-wide Yizkor Memorial Service on Yom Kippur Day (October 5, 2022) at 4:00 PM. We will also offer this service over Zoom.  Please call the office.   This service, which will last under an hour, is open to the public without any membership obligation.  The Service will be led by the synagogue’s President, Robert Spaulding and his wife Tova Clayman.


Blood Drive

Save the date, October 13th ,9:00 am-2:00pm Register at:


Pull Tabs

Our Social Action Committee collects pull tabs from soda cans for the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven. The house hosts families of children who are being cared for at Yale New Haven Hospital and allows families to stay close to their children during hospitalization. The pull tabs can come from cans of soda, beer, cat or dog food, sardines, soup, beans, fruit, etc. – any size tabs, any color, any metal.  You can drop them to the Synagogue M-Th from 10-4 and Friday 10-3. Collect them from family and friends, too!

Congregations of Orange Collaborative/ COC

Congregations of Orange Collaborative consists of members from SAC and other social action groups from eight Houses of Worship in Orange. Our mission is Together Helping Others. Our vision is grounded in the spirit of repairing the world by encouraging our congregations in Social Action projects to improve the quality of life for people in need, strengthening relationships with our fellow congregants and creating opportunities for our congregation to work together on mutual community service. On October 29,2022 an exciting event called Tour De Faith will invite the community to visit two Orange Houses of Worship to gain a greater appreciation of the diversity in our community and learn about other faiths. Contact our office 203.799.2341 if you would like to participate in Tour De Faith.

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