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Congregation Or Shalom March Events

Weekly Services

Minyan Services

  • Sunday 9:00 AM
  • Monday 7:30 AM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM

Healing Circle

  • Wednesday 7:30 AM

Shabbat Services

  • Friday 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:30 PM

Coffee And Learn With The Rabbi

Every Wednesday (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour- long class devoted to the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on the current issues.  The class begins at 11:00 am and ends at 12 noon sharp.  All Welcome.  Please call the office to confirm class is meeting.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Shabbat Across America, Friday, March 9, 7PM focusing this year on: A Taste Of Kugel!

In the course of the service we’ll nibble on a variety of kugels in the Social Hall, as the rabbi explains their history!  Why is Kugel eaten on Shabbat?  Why is it called “Kugel”?  Do you call it “Kigel” or Kugel?  Why the different pronunciations?  Did you grow up with a “Galicianer” kugel or a “Litvisher” kugel?  What’s “Jerusalem” kugel?  Why are some kugels sweet, while others are savory?  It’s all food for thought!  Come & taste & learn!  Must RSVP to our office 23.799.2341 by March 2.

Come, Celebrate and…Laugh!  The Godfather’s Meshuggener Wedding!

Presented by New York Dinner Theater, The Godfather has invited you to his daughter’s wedding; (you don’t want to refuse!) Saturday March 24th, Guests arrive @ 7:30 pm, Ceremony begins promptly @ 8:00 pm, Singing, Dancing & “Viennese Dessert Table”, BYOB (wine must be Kosher).  Come, join the celebration!!  Get your tickets now.  Tickets $39.  RSVP online @ www.orshalomct.org or call the office @ 203.799.2341.

Our Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture:  The Jazz Singer Sings On!

Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic Sunday, March 18th, 3:30pm.  Did you know that the original “Jazz Singer”, starring Al Jolson, was Hollywood’s first talking motion picture?  Did you know that Danny Thomas, Jerry Lewis and Neil Diamond starred as “Jazz Singers” as well?  What is the enduring allure of this story?  What was its origin?  How does it speak to us today?  Watch Jerry Lewis’ 1959 50-minute NBC performance of the Jazz Singer, as well as clips from other incarnations of this Jewish American classic.  Discuss its significance with our guest speaker!  Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Goldman.  Dr. Eric Goldman, who received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, is a much sought-after lecturer on Jewish film.  Dr. Goldman has served as a member of the Educational Advisory Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is currently adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University.  He co-hosted on the Turner Movie Classics television network and is the film critic for “The Jewish Standard”.  His most recent book is “The American Jewish Story through Cinema” (University of Texas Press).  Come, Learn, Reminisce & Enjoy!


Congregation Or Shalom announces the continuation of ZUMBA GOLD on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 PM.  ZUMBA Gold is an easy to follow dance movement program that incorporates music from every decade to create an upbeat and fun exercise class.  Burn lots of calories, meet new friends, and have a blast.  No experience needed and classes are on a drop-in basis.  Contact Robin at zumbarobin@gmail.com or call 203-314-8176 or temple office at 203-799-2341.

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