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Or Shalom's Mission:
Or Shalom Synagogue is a Jewish spiritual community affiliated with ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. We are creative, egalitarian, traditional and participatory.

Davenning (praying) at Or Shalom is a rich, musical experience.

You are welcome to join us any Shabbat beginning at 10 a.m.

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Or Shalom Interim Rabbi:
Rabbi Louis Sutker

After an extensive interview process with the Rabbi Search Committee and the Board, we are pleased to announce that Rabbi Louis Sutker of Victoria has accepted the position of interim Rabbi for a one-year term beginning July 1.

Rabbi Louis has been very active in the Victoria Jewish Community for many years, and many Or Shalomniks know him from being a guest Rabbi at the Or Shalom 2007 Retreat. "I'm very much looking forward to taking on the role of Or Shalom's interim rabbi. I received my smicha from Aleph:Alliance for Jewish Renewal in the same year as Reb Laura. I hope to maintain Or Shalom's momentum and add my own enthusiasm, davenning and experience, as you search for your full-time rabbi."

You can read more about Rabbi Louis on the
Aleph Students' Center website, where you'll see the statement that warms the heart of every Or Shalomnik - "Louis loves to Daven."

Even though his start date is July, Reb Laura and the board will start preparing for Rabbi Louis' arrival, and one of his requests is to help find rental accommodation within walking distance of Or Shalom. If you can help in this regard, please contact
the board.

To find out what's going on, see the
Calendar page.

About Our Rabbi...

Rabbi Search...

Ongoing Learning with Or Shalom

Or Shalom Young Adults (YAC) - find us on our FaceBook group!

updated bylaws from this last year's AGM

Latest edition of
Keren Or, our newsletter.
Keren Or:
Sept 2013, Sept 2012, April 2012, Sept 2011, April 2011, Sept 2010, Feb 2010.
To learn more about our community history here are older back copies of Keren Or.

Or Shalom's Values Statement
- created in 2007 through a group visioning process

New Edition of Keren Or
Keren Or (Beam of Light), Or Shalom's irregular newsletter has just been published. News, art, and updates!

Our website is organized according to the Four Worlds model. This model comes from Kabbala (Jewish mysticism), especially as taught by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Explore and learn.

What Is Or Shalom, History, Location, Our Rabbi, Member Profile, Membership, Money, Food

Music, Pastoral Counselling, Choosing Judaism, Special Events

BRIYAH: Knowing
Education (adult and children), Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Teachings From the Rabbi and Community, Keren Or Newsletter, Community Quilt

Prayer (Davenen), Shabbat and Holidays, Family & Youth services, Life Cycles, Social Action

Visit our
links page for more information on Jewish Renewal and on our local community.
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Receive Or Shalom's Weekly Newletter - Doar Shalom
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Or Shalom is funded through memberships, the Jewish Federation of Vancouver, and through the generous donations of members, friends, and family like you.
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Or Shalom acknowledges Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver for their financial support of our childrens' programs.
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Or Shalom Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Presentation slides from the Community Survey
Review of the community survey results, discussion of rabbi search process

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Or Shalom's new website trial

During a trial period of May 23-June 7, this site will be frozen. Check out Or Shalom's new web site, here, and provide your feedback here.

Or Shalom 36th Anniversary
Regional Retreat
May 16 - 19 2014
Camp Hope, BC

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Or Shalom Rabbi Search

for information about our search for a permanent Rabbi, please refer to our Rabbi Search Page

For answers to your FAQs, click

Or Shalom is located at
710 East 10th Ave. (at Fraser)
Vancouver, BC V5T 2A7

We are wheelchair accessible.
Phone: (604) 872-1614 Fax : (604) 872-4406

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:30
Fridays 9:00 - 1:00