The Men’s Club of Congregation Or Shalom will host the first of two longtime tried and true First Selectman’s Candidates Debates (the other is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
The Debate between incumbent James Zeoli (R) and challenger Jody Dietch (D) will take place at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road.
The Men’s Club of Or Shalom is sponsoring this Free event, which is open to the public.
Moderator is Roger Tausig.
Come to Or Shalom this Sunday morning to hear what these two candidates for the top office in Orange have to offer.
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, presents the docudrama, “Run Boy Run!” today, Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
Winner of multiple awards, including an Oscar, and based on the acclaimed book, “Run Boy Run” is the true story of a Jewish 9-year-old who incredibly managed to survive on his own in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Sarah Foster, 27, beloved daughter of Stuart Foster & Laurie Stone passed away on Friday, Feb. 15.
Her funeral will be held tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 18, at 12 noon, at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange.
The Shiva will be observed Monday and Tuesday evenings at Congregation Or Shalom, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A brief Kaddish service will take place at 7 p.m., both evenings.
Burial Will Be Private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a new foundation to be endowed in her name, the “Sarah Alexis Foster Foundation.” Mail donations to: “Sarah Alexis Foster Foundation, 362 Country Lane, Orange, CT 06477
Sarah Alexis Foster left a mark on the world in many significant ways, though just 27 years old. Tragically, this beautiful soul was abruptly taken from all those who knew and loved her on February 15th.
Sarah’s kind spirit and zest for life attracted people to her. She had a magnetic personality and a smile that would light up any room. A teacher, Sarah loved her work and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students.
For the last four years, Sarah taught 6th-grade social studies at Louis M. Klein Middle School, Harrison Central School District, Harrison NY, where she also coached girls volleyball.
Sarah was born November 17, 1991, in New Haven, CT to Laurie Stone and Stuart M. Foster. She attended Beecher Road School in Woodbridge, CT through 6th grade, and attended Hamden Hall Country Day School, from which she graduated high school in 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Union College in Schenectady, NY graduating in 2014. Thereafter, she attended Union Graduate College where she earned a Master’s degree.
Sarah loved the beach, international travel, history and the excitement of New York City life. She was full of laughter.
She leaves behind her father, Stuart M. Foster, mother, Laurie Stone and stepfather, Jim Gregory, sister and best friend Leah Foster. She also leaves her grandfather, A. Harris “Boey” Stone, his fiancée Leslie Cahill, grandmother Eileen Cowell and her husband Bud Cowell of Hilton Head, SC, her beloved aunt Tanya Lee Stone, cousins, Liza Stone and Jake Stone of S. Burlington, VT. Uncles and aunts, Arnie and Norene Foster, Chris and Stefanie Freeman, cousins Rachel Foster and Jake Grabell, Aly and Chris Plourde, Kyle and Emily, Kris, Samantha, and Alana DuFresne. Her grandparents, Audrey, and Robert Foster predeceased her.
Robert E. Shure & Son Funeral Home, New Haven is in care of arrangements. To sign an online registry book or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.shurefuneralhome.com.
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road announced that Thursday’s morning Minyan service has been canceled due to the predicted bitter cold and sub-zero wind-chill, along with residual ice that could put members in danger.
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, begins its Coffee & Learn series again this Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Every Wednesday, beginning on November 7, (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour-long class focusing on the ancient texts of our heritage and the light they shed on current issues. The class begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 12 noon sharp!
The Opening Topic is: The Tower of Babel & The Election
This Friday, August 31, The Or Shalom Social Action Committee will present the Warren Weiswasser Social Action Fund Scholarship to Taylor Gourdier.
Come to Shabbat services at the Orange Town Gazebo at 7 p.m. when Taylor Gourdier will receive the Scholarship.
Taylor is being honored because of her very strong involvement with social action activities since childhood, including raising money for “The Smile Train” by selling flowers and selling hot cocoa for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Taylor also created a group called “The Caroling Kids,” that sang at local nursing homes for four years during holiday time, and she performed on the piano at nursing homes for three years.
Taylor’s more recent social action activities include being a dance mentor for children and teens with special needs, acting as a liaison between the Or Shalom Social Action Committee and the Or Shalom Hebrew School, and volunteering at Relay for Life to raise money for the fight against cancer.
There are certain times of year when blood banks see a shortage in inventory and the only way to replenish the supply is through the generosity of donors. Currently, there is an emergency need for all types of blood.
On Wednesday, July 25, Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There are requirements one must follow for donating blood:
On Saturday night, July 21, the Jewish world will observe the saddest day in our calendar, the Ninth Day of Av. Known in Hebrew as Tisha B’Av, it marks the anniversary of the destruction of the ancient State of Israel.
(The scene here depicts the Holy Temple of Jerusalem going up in flames in the year 70, as Roman soldiers carry off the Temple’s golden Menorah.)
For two thousand years, our people tearfully prayed on Tisha B’Av for an end to Jewish homelessness and persecution.
The rebirth of the Jewish State, 70 years ago, however, signaled for many an end to our people’s exile and victimhood. Modern Jews, therefore, often pray on Tisha B’Av for an end to global cruelty and inhumanity, as well as the advent, at last, of peace in the Holy Land.
Saturday, July 21 Service 9:30 a.m. Kiddush sponsored by Linda Towbin.
Tisha B’av Program followed by service: 8:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Jacob, Woodbridge.
Sunday, July 22 Tisha-B’av Service at 9:00 a.m. at Congregation Or Shalom.