Congregation or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday, July 12 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday & Sunday, July 13, 15, 20, & 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Guest speaker is Rabbi Mark Elber, author of the newly published “The Sacred Now.”
The topic of this session is Biblical Meditational Techniques For Feeling More Alive!
All are welcome to attend.
The Congregation Or Shalom Men’s Club is making Holocaust Remembrance Yellow Candles available to the public. The Yellow Candle is a special memorial candle that is lit on Yom HaShoah, which begins on the evening of Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Almost two generations have passed since the Allied Armies liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1945, which ended the greatest mass slaughter in history. The Jews who were murdered in Europe must never be forgotten. Entire families were extinguished and there was no one to say memorial prayers for them. So that these millions do not suffer a double loss — the loss of their lives and the loss of their memory, the Yellow Candle Program was developed to fulfill this mission.
The lighting of the Yellow Candle on April 11th will also remind our children, our future, and all who see it, that the Holocaust did happen and that it will never be forgotten!
Yellow candles are available by visiting the Or Shalom office between 10-3 on weekdays or by contacting the Yellow Candle Chair Mitch Goldblatt at email@example.com or by calling 203-795-4337.
While the candle is free, contributions help support Or Shalom’s Annual Kristallnacht Program, the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven’s Yom HaShoah program, New Haven’s Holocaust Memorial, and other meaningful remembrance programs.
Due to the weather, Thursday Morning Minyan at Congregation Or Shalom, Old Grassy Hill Road, is canceled.
Administrators at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road announced the following upcoming events:
Sunday 9:00 AM
Monday 7:30 AM
Thursday 7:30 AM
Wednesday 7:30 AM
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, 7 p.m. 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 203-799-2341 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 24, Guests arrive at 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 at www.orshalomct.org or call the office at 203.799.2341
Our Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture: THE JAZZ SINGER SINGS ON! Celebrating the 90th Birthday of a Jewish-American Classic Sunday, March 18, 3:30 pm. 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 an 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!
ZUMBA GOLD AT OR SHALOM
Congregation Or Shalom announces the continuation of ZUMBA GOLD on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-314-8176 or temple office at 203-799-2341
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, will host the Service this year.
All are welcome to attend.
Clergy from all local churches and synagogues participate in the service.
Stick around at the end for refreshments and fellowship.
All three of this year’s candidates, Democrat Margaret Novicki, Republican James Zeoli, and Independent Alex DeAngelo will participate.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us and hear where the candidates stand on the most pressing issues this year.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and cake will be served.
Treehouse Comedy Productions Funny 4 Fund$ Present the “…3 Guys Walk Into A Bar…” Third Annual Comedy Night at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Doors open at 7 p.m., Cocktail Reception is at 7:15 and the show, starring Joey Novick, Pat Oates, and Goumba Johnny, begins at 8:30 p.m.
The event features a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.
Tickets are $36, VIP seating is $54 and include Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, choice of (2) beer, wine or soft drink.