Following is a message from Congregation Or Shalom:
Teen members of Congregation Or Shalom: Do you believe in “Tikkun Olam,” the idea that together, we can make our world a better place? Would you be willing to share the positive differences you’ve made in this world?
If so, you are invited to apply for the Warren Weiswasser Scholarship.
The Social Action Committee of Congregation Or Shalom invites students in grades ten through twelve to apply for the Warren Weiswasser Social Action Scholarship.
The student will receive $180, and an additional $180 will be donated to a charitable organization of the winner’s choice. Moreover, winning a scholarship such as this would certainly be impressive to the Dean of Admissions at the college of your choice.
Tenth – Twelfth graders are welcome to apply. For an application, or answers to any questions, please text, call, or e-mail Margie Shapiro at 203-641-9397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also may contact Rabbi Wainhaus with any questions about the scholarship. NOTE: The deadline for this scholarship is:April 30th.
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.
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.
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.
They ask that everyone stay warm and safe.
Come to Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a Coffee, Latkes & Learn session.
The topic is “Will the Real Hanukah, please stand up?”
The Rabbi hosts a weekly Coffee and Learn event here each week.
Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, begins its Coffee & Learn series again this Wednesday, Nov. 7.