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Congregation Or Shalom
835 Darby Paoli Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
Tel: 610-644-9086


Kami Knapp

Andrew Levin

Education Director:
Larisa Averbakh

Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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Welcome to the Or Shalom Website!

Shabbat Services:  Friday night 7:30 pm and Saturday morning 9:30 am

2020 FEBRUARY Horizons Final

If anyone wants a printed copy, Please copy it after downloading it


Topic: American Jewish History

It will be a rotating class, rotating with liturgy.

For example week 1- Jews and the revolution, week 2- What is prayer, and so forth.

The liturgical weeks will focus on Jewish prayer, the siddur, and Torah/ Haftarah: the history, the meaning, the Hebrew, etc, Tunes to liturgy, Holidays, Torah and Haftarah (history, meaning, etc…) In other words, this piece is meant to deepen people’s understanding of our liturgy, holistically, not just learning how to chant the Hebrew.

Time: Tuesdays 7-8 pm

Here are the topics for the rest of February and March: please update accordingly

(*topics may differ depending on how much material we get through every class)


2/25: Birchot HaShachar and P’seukei D’zimra


Central Part of the service:

Barchu, Shema, Tachanun (for weekdays)


2/18: Immigration Boom 1870s- 1914

3/3: Zionism/ First World War

3/31: Rising Anti-Semitism/ Interwar Years

Dates of classes:

Liturgical:  2/25, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2

History:   2/18, 3/3, 3/31, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9

If you would like to come to either History or Liturgical that is totally fine!

And if you have to miss classes, no problem! I encourage you to bring friends and spread the word about adult education.


Join us for Tot Shabbat!

We are starting a Tot Shabbat service once a month targeted towards kids, 0-6
(older siblings always welcome!). Bring your kids, your grandkids, tell other families and friends!

Everyone welcome, one does not need to be a member to attend.

We will come together to prepare for Shabbat (kids will have the opportunity to set up for Shabbat every week using
their own playset), sing a few songs, and focus on a different theme every month.
Grape juice and challah provided.

*The Tot Shabbat service is not a substitute for regular Friday night services, they are an addition.*

Mark your calendars for the following Fridays, 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm:

February 14th: Tu B’Shevat and Love

March 27th:  Purim/Simcha (Joy)

April 17th:  Passover/Freedom

May 15th:  Shavuot/Torah

June 12th:  Kehillah (Community)


Or Shalom’s Sisterhood Presents Beekeeping & Bagels

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

10:00 AM- 12:00

Dan and Rebecca Boylan own and operate Cairnsgrove Gardens and Apiaries in Pottstown

where their 50 hives harvest about 1500 pounds of raw honey a year. 

Dan is also the current president of the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association. 

He will introduce us to the wonderful world of the honeybee and will bring samples of honey,

hand cream and creamed honey to try, and plenty for purchase as well.

$10.00 per person donation for bagels and lox brunch.

Items to purchase range from $2.50-$28.00 (a 4 pound jar of honey!)

RSVP by Feb 19 so that we will have the appropriate amount of food.