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Or Shalom Cancels Sunday Morning Activities

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Jan 242016
 

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus

The Jan. 24 Sunday Morning Minyan and Hebrew School at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, are Cancelled due to the weather.

Please be safe out there.

 

 

Happy Hanukah, This Week’s Schedule At Or Shalom

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Dec 092015
 

hanuakah-menorah-2015-1Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, offers the following events this week:

Wednesday, December 9

Healing Circle 7:45 am

 “Coffee &… Learn!” 

Enjoy this class lead by the Rabbi. Class starts at 11 a.m. and ends at noon
December will include: “What Does Genesis Say About…”
Circumcision, Wine & Intoxicants, Nebbishes,Mixing Meat and Milk, The First Born Child, Forgiveness.

Hebrew School (Grades 3-7 attend)

Thursday, December 10

Service 7:30 am
Zumba 7-8 pm

Friday, December 11

Service 7:00 pm  followed by “Latkes & Magic!”

Join us on Friday, Dec. 11 for a fun-filled evening for Hanukah celebration. We will light the menorah in the lobby at 7 PM and then gather in the Sanctuary for a brief Friday night service. An Oneg Shabbat will follow featuring a magic show, latkes, and gelt!

Saturday, December 12

Service 9:30 am (B.Mitzvah class leads services)

Sunday, December 13

Service 9 am
Sunday school 9 am

Hanukah Celebration 9:30 am

Monday, December 14

Service 7:30 am
Adult Education Meeting 7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: if you are planning on attending a service to say Kaddish, kindly inform us ahead of time, so we can assure you of a Minyan …203.799.2341

Thanksgiving Week Schedule At Or Shalom

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Nov 242015
 

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Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road released this week’s holiday schedule:

Wednesday
November 25
No Healing Circle
No Coffee & Learn
No Hebrew School
Thursday 
November 26
Happy Thanksgiving !
Office Closed
No Zumba
Friday 
November 27
Office Closed
Service 7:00 pm
Saturday
November 28
Service 9:30 am
Sunday
November 29
Service 9 am
No Sunday School

VIDEO: First Selectmen’s Debate at Congregation Or Shalom — #1 Need In Town

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Oct 122015
 

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 1.50.08 AMCongregation Or Shalom Men’s Club hosted a First Selectmen’s Debate on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Here is a VIDEO of Democratic challenger Ken Lenz and Republican First Selectman Jim Zeoli responding to the question, “What do you think is the #1 need in Orange?”

Start Gathering Up Those Non-Perishable Items for Kol Nidre

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Sep 032015
 

groceriesEach year, on Rosh Hashanah, after the Rabbi’s sermon, brown paper shopping bags are distributed for Operation Isaiah, the annual Kol Nidre food drive appeal. It is a tradition at Or Shalom to hand out the bags as people leave on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, Sept. 13.

Members take the bags home and then return them filled with non-perishable grocery items during the week prior to Yom Kippur [Sept 14-18] or as they come to synagogue for Kol Nidre, Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Financial donations also are accepted, and checks can be made out to “Congregation Or Shalom” and note in the memo Operation Isaiah.

Last year Congregation Or Shalom collected 5,300 pounds of food, that equates to 4,416 meals.

Congregation Or Shalom Reminds Parents To Add Students Names To List

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Sep 022015
 

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange

ATTENTION: All Parents Of College Students:

The Koach Committee of Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, sends out holiday packages to Or Shalom’s college students during the year.

Members are asked to send their college student’s address and e-mail so that they can be included and remembered at the holidays. E-mail Robin Fox at [email protected].

Or Shalom Plans Shabbat Service On The Beach

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Jul 292015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.53.19 PMCongregation Or Shalom will hold its first ever Shabbat service at the beach on Friday evening, July 31 at 7 p.m.

This gathering, sponsored by Sisterhood and Men’s Club, will take place at Gulf Beach, 460 Gulf Street, Milford.

(Coming from the Synagogue, drive to the Shop-Rite on the corner of Cherry St & Gulf St …turn left onto Gulf St… Proceed till you arrive at the beach. Set your GPS for 460 Gulf St) Look for us on the beach alongside the the inlet, to the right of the Goody’s concession.

Sisterhood and Men’s Club members will welcome you and point to where we’ll be. If you would like to join a carpool from the synagogue to the beach please be at the synagogue by 6:15 pm or call Allen Cohen at 203.288.5011 (Men’s Club is coordinating).

The service will begin at the usual 7 pm time.  (Feel free to arrive earlier – bring a picnic if you’d like and dress casually (The rabbi promises not to wear a tie)

IMPORTANT: BRING A BLANKET OR A BEACH CHAIR! PLEASE BRING HATS (Yarmulkas fly away!) 

Call  203 605-9318 if you can’t find us.

Originally Published on: Jul 22, 2015 @ 00:07

Obituary: Mortimore H. Saffran, 91, Beloved Father,Grandfather, WWII Veteran

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Jul 242015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 8.23.57 PMMortimore H. Saffran, 91, of Orange, died on July 21, 2015 at Yale-New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael Campus.

Born in Naugatuck, on December 1, 1923, the son of the late Philip and Eva Saffran. Beloved Father of Mindy Saffran Russo (Peter Sanchez), Jeffrey Saffran, Robert Saffran, and Larry (Linda) Saffran and the late Paul Saffran.

Dear Brother of the late Anita (Jules) Gutterman of Sherman Oaks, CA and Marjorie (Morton) Denker of Encino, CA.

Cherished Grandfather of Scott, Sage, and Saunder.

Mortimore was a 1941 graduate of Naugatuck High School.

Mort was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army-Air Force from 1943-46 as a Gunner Engineer and Mechanic. He earned his collegiate degree from what is now known as Quinnipiac University.

After college Mort helped run the family-owned dry goods store in Naugatuck before moving on to become Financial Controller/GM of H.C. Cook Co. in Ansonia in the early 60’s.

He owned and operated a retail store in Branford CT in the mid 60’s, then went to work for Stelray Plastic Products, Inc. (Shelton, CT.) in the late 1960’s.

By 1974, Mort was named President of Stelray and eventually took over ownership of the business and continued to grow the business over the past several decades, acquiring E.H. Kneen Company (Ansonia, CT) in 1987, and Aero-Med Molding Technologies, Inc. (Orleans, MA) in 1997 before his semi-retirement in 2013.

Mort has served board positions with the Society of Plastics Engineers, and as President of Beth Israel Synagogue in Derby CT, as well numerous other volunteer roles over the years.

The family would also like to recognize Daniel Numberg, and other personal caregivers that took such wonderful care of Mort over the past 16 months.

A Memorial Service was held at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Shiva will be observed at 89 Bethany Farms Road, Bethany on Saturday from 5–8 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital, directed to the Saffran Family Fund which serves to help promote the advancement of medical treatment and patient care at the Hospital.

Blood Drive In Orange On July 22

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Jul 202015
 

blood_driveCongregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross in the Social Hall on Wednesday, July 22 from 1 to 6:15 p.m.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or online at Redcrossblood.org

To volunteer, contact Nancy Kline at [email protected] or 203.915.7799

Originally Published on: Jul 8, 2015 @ 12:27

Rabbi Wainhaus Announces Once In A Lifetime Opportunity At Congregation Or Shalom

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Jun 162015
 

Trinity Ashkenazi Torah Scroll, adr1409300197A message from Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus:
On Thursday, June 18th, from 8:30am until 9:30am, and from 5:30pm until 6:30pm, members of our Congregation  (and 2 invited guests per member) will have the privilege of witnessing the analysis of what could  possibly be the oldest complete Ashkenazik Torah in the world!
By means of an advanced procedure known as multi-spectral imaging, this Torah scroll will examined by  Professor Gregory Heyworth of the University of Mississippi (son of our member, Dr. Rosette Liberman) to definitively determine its authenticity.  Working alongside Prof. Heyworth, will be David Wachtel, Senior Consultant for Judaica at Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auctioneers of rare collectibles, including rare Judaic manuscripts.  Additionally, a noted sofer (scribe), Yitzhak Winer, representing the owners of the scroll (who have chosen to  remain anonymous), will participate in this examination.
R.S.V.P is important so we have an idea of how many people we will have to accommodate.
MEMBERS OF THE SYNAGOGUE, PLUS 2 INVITED GUESTS PER MEMBER, ARE INVITED TO ATTEND EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS:
1) Our 7:30am weekday Minyan Thursday morning will be immediately followed (at approximately 8:30am) by a brief explanatory talk given by Prof. Heyworth, Mr. Wachtel and Sofer Winer. Following their presentation, we will move downstairs to view the scroll and imaging procedure.  Sofer Winer, David Wachtel and Prof. Heyworth will be on hand, to answer questions regarding this Torah and the use of scientific processes in modern study of ancient texts.
2) From 5:30-6:30pm Thursday evening, members of the Synagogue (& up to 2 guests per member)are invited to listen to another brief presentation by DavidWachtel & Prof. Heyworth, and then view the scroll and spectral-imaging procedure downstairs. They, along with Sofer (Scribe) Winer, will take questionsregarding this Torah and the use of scientific processes in modern study of ancient texts.Children are welcome as well!

Hoping to see you then,
With Shalom,
Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus
Congregation Or Shalom

205 Old Grassy Hill Road

Orange, CT 06477

203-799-2341