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Shabbat Under The Gazebo Friday Night

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Sep 082017
 

Join Congregation Or Shalom of Orange for its annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service under the Gazebo at the Orange Fairgrounds, FridaySeptember 8 at 7 p.m.

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus will bring his guitar and lead everyone in a joyful “sing-along” service.

All are welcome.

Shabbat At The Beach Postponed Again

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Jul 142017
 

Another rainy Friday, and hence, another cancellation of the annual “Or Shalom at the Beach” service.

The event is re-scheduled for FridayJuly 28 at 7 p.m. 

Tonight’s Shabbat service will take place in the Congregation Or Shalom sanctuary, at 7 p.m.

Shabbat At The Beach Postponed

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Jul 072017
 

Congregation Or Shalom has been planning tonight’s Shabbat at the Beach for some time, but due to the expected rainstorms, the event has been rescheduled for next Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Tonight’s service will take place in the sanctuary, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road at 7 p.m.

Here’s hoping for better weather next week.

Or Shalom Presents A Jewish Believe It Or Not!

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Mar 282017
 

Come to Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road for a very interesting program on Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m. to noon.

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus will present “A Jewish Believe It or Not!” In cooperation with the Institute for Learning in Retirement.

Come, Learn, Discuss… ALL ARE WELCOME!

The program will include the following facts:

BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
“Kosher salt” is not Kosher salt!
Adam and Eve didn’t eat an apple! 
Lesbianism is not prohibited in the bible!
Alexander Hamilton went to Hebrew school!
People with tattoos may be buried in a Jewish cemetery!
Grasshoppers are Kosher!
A Jewish nurse may baptize a Christian baby!
The Star of David is not an ancient Jewish symbol!
Ultra-Orthodox couples do not have relations through a sheet! 
There is an age-old Jewish tradition of a Jewish pope!  
Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem, is not a “Jewish” tune!
Jewish children may be named for the living! 
Jews once knelt when they prayed! 
Giraffes are Kosher!

Kristallnacht Commemoration At Or Shalom Features Special Guest Speakers

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Nov 162016
 

 A street scene in Berlin, Nov. 17, 1938 shattered fronts of Jewish-owned stores.

A street scene in Berlin, Nov. 17, 1938 showing shattered fronts of Jewish-owned stores.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange will host its 10th annual Kristallnacht Commemoration at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Guest Speakers include Ron Meier, Executive Director, Yad Vashem, Senator Richard Blumenthal and special guest,

Pastor Chris Edmonds, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Maryville, TN
Eyewitnesses well remember the day the Nazi commandant of the Stalag IXA Nazi prisoner of war camp ordered all Jewish-American prisoners to step forward and identify themselves. They remember the moment Master Sgt. Edmonds, the highest ranking soldier in the U.S. section of the camp, whispered: “We’re not doing that”.  Instead, Edmonds ordered his men to “stand together with the Jewish soldiers.”
screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-10-50-07-amWhen the Nazi commandant turned to Edmonds and bellowed: “These men cannot all be Jews!” Edmonds defiantly retorted: “We are all Jews here.”  The commandant then pointed his pistol at Edmonds’ head, demanding that he order his Jewish soldiers to identify themselves, to which Edmonds responded: “We know who you are; and when we win this war, you’ll be tried for war crimes.”  
It is estimated that Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, through his bravery, saved the lives of about 200 Jewish-American soldiers that day.

Last January, on the anniversary of Edmonds’ courageous act, Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of the late Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, received Israel’s “Yad Vashem” award on behalf of his father. President Barack Obama, along with Steven Spielberg, founder of the Shoah Foundation, participated in that event at the Israeli embassy in Washington DC.

Come celebrate the life-saving courage of one who chose to stand up to evil.

Eyewitnesses to Master Sgt. Edmonds’ courageous deeds will be in attendance.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call: 203.799.2341  or e-mail: info@orshalom.org  
 
 

A Taste Of Rosh Hashanah On Wednesday

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Sep 192016
 

a8Congregation Or Shalom invites you to A Taste of Rosh Hashanah at Shop Rite of Milford, 935 Boston Post Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m.
Come to the second-floor (elevator access) to watch Shop Rite’s Chief Dietician Kristen Martin prepare Rosh Hashanah dishes.
Access is limited to the first 75 people who RSVP; call 203-799-2341 to be included in this delicious night of demonstration and tasting.
Note: Organizers are asking for a $10 contribution for this event, which they’ll forward to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.

Or Shalom’s Annual Outdoor Service Scheduled

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Aug 252016
 

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus leads the congregation in song at a recent outdoor service.

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus leads the congregation in song at a recent outdoor service.

Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road will host its annual Outdoor Friday Night Shabbat Service under the Gazebo at the Orange Fairgrounds, 225 Orange Center Road, on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

The Rabbi will bring his guitar and lead us in a joyful “sing-along” service.

This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce prospective members to Or Shalom and to Rabbi Wainhaus.

About 100 people attend this popular Service. Some chairs are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair.

Note: the grounds will be available prior to the Or Shalom event, if you would like to bring a blanket and picnic.

The congregation will recognize its new members during the Service.

Or Shalom at the Beach! Service Friday, July 29

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Jul 292016
 

Shabbat at the beach“Or Shalom at the Beach!” Tonight! July 29.
“♫…The sand and the sea, the rush of the waters…♫” 
On Friday evening, July 29, Congregation Or Shalom will host its second annual Shabbat service at the beach.
The service begins at 7 p.m.  Feel free to arrive earlier – bring a picnic if you like.
This event takes place at Gulf Beach, Milford. (Coming from the Synagogue, drive to the former Shop-Rite on the corner of Cherry Street & Gulf Street …turn left onto Gulf Street … Proceed till you arrive at the beach.
(Set your GPS for #460 Gulf St) Look for members on the beach alongside the inlet, to the right of the Goody’s snack store. 
Men’s Club members will welcome you and point to where the service will be.
If you would like to join a carpool from the synagogue to the beach, call Allen Cohen at 203-494-4983.

Dress casually, The rabbi promises not to wear a tie or shoes.
 IMPORTANT: BRING A BLANKET OR BEACH CHAIR! AND PLEASE BRING HATS (Yarmulkas fly away!) 

Kabbalah Healing Saturday Morning At Congregation Or Shalom

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Jul 082016
 

Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 12.41.15 AMCongregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, welcomes noted local Kabbalah teacher Justin C. Beck who will lead a session devoted to “Kabbalistic Healing” on Saturday, July 9 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The masters of the Kabbalah in every generation were known to have passed down methods for helping us access our deepest inner resources for wellness.

Beck, whose recent Kabbalah class at Congregation Or-Shalom enjoyed glowing praise, will teach us how we can employ these meditational methods for healing and recovery in ourselves and in others.

Following his one-hour session, all are warmly invited to remain for the final half hour of the traditional Saturday morning service, as well as the Kiddush-refreshments, which follow.

About Justin Beck

Justin C. Beck, Adult Education Chairman at Congregation Beth El of Fairfield, was Australia’s  Marketing Director for the Apple Company, Inc.

A tragedy in his family, however, caused him to re-think the meaning of “success.”

After relinquishing the corporate “fast track,” he embarked on a personal spiritual quest; one that ultimately led him to the Kabbalah.

Justin’s book, to be released this summer, is entitled, “Kabbalah Now.”