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


November 2019 Horizons

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


Or Shalom Community Concerts Presents

 Jackson Howard

Sunday, December 8th

6:30-9 pm, $25/person

Includes Dessert + Cash Bar

(Babysitting available upon request)

 RSVP to or 610-644-9086

Relaxed, raw, and steeped in classic acoustic troubadours like James Taylor and Jim Croce, Jackson Howard plays folkified indie rock with as much attention to detail in the fingerstyle guitar as in the lyrics. Jackson has toured extensively, performing in 18 U.S. States, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In 2017, Jackson released “Just for the Mystery.” The album has received radio play on over 100 stations across the U.S., and has been licensed by MTV, E!, Discovery, and Netflix for use in their programming.

“Jackson Howard has the soul, smarts and songwriting to turn a lot of heads” – Music of the World

“Combining touches of folk, blues and soul in flurries of electric guitar mysticism, acoustic sweep, mountain high vocals and piano/key sprinkles, Howard is in command of his song craft all throughout.” – Groping Towards Grace

“His talent for crafting memorably intelligent material is one of the central factors distinguishing his work apart”

– The Modern Beat


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

11/19: Liturgy

What is Liturgy and What Can It be So Hard?

11/26: American Jewish History

Religious Revolution Through the Civil War

12/3: Liturgy

History of Liturgy/ Prayer to be studied: TBD in first session

Dates of classes:

History: 11/26, 12/17, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2

Liturgical: 11/19, 12/3, 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/31, 4/14, 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.

       Please RSVP


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:
December 20th: Hanukkah
January 17th: Shema
February 14th: Tu B’Shevat and Love

March- June dates to be determined.