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


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Alan Messing

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Na'ama Yarden

Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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

Weekday morning services are held at 9:00 am on Sunday when school is in session.  Afternoon or Evening services are held at 5:45 on Tuesdays when school is in session.  (Check our web calendar on this site to see when school is in session)


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Friday Night Lecture Series Returns March 17

The popular Friday Night Speakers Series continues with a focus on foster care and adoption.

Rachel Buxbaum-Levy of JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options) will speak.

 The Friday Night Lecture Series on March 17 begins with 7:30 pm Shabbat services followed by an 8:15 pm presentation. Speaker Rachel Buxbaum-Levy is a proud Philadelphia native who received her Masters in Social Work from Temple University. She has dedicated her career in social work to children and families.

According to Buxbaum-Levy, JAFCO is currently serving over 500 children and their families in the Philadelphia and south Florida communit5ies through their complete continuum of services. She will discuss on March 17 how to get involved in JAFCO as a foster/adoptive parent, volunteer or committee member.

 “I am honored to be supporting the Jewish community,” expressed Buxbaum-Levy “and the entire Philadelphia metropolitan community through JAFCO’s clinical services. JAFCO was established in 1992. Its mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. We believe that the care of children in our community is our responsibility – one we accept with joy, pride and love.”

The JAFCO lecture is one of many arranged by congregant Warren Hyams who chairs the Friday Night Speakers Series. In the last 18 months, the roster of speakers has ranged from international travel to lawmakers to diplomats. Recent guest lecturers have included Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania, North Africa/Middle East travel expert Jerry Sorkin, Congressman Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman and Mid-Atlantic Region Deputy Consul General to the Consulate General of Israel Moran Birman.

The series is free, open to congregants and the public.


Chagall and Wyeth Help Kick Off Spring Fundraiser March 26

The social hall will be transformed into an art auction house on Sunday, March 26 with our Spring Fundraiser featuring a 5:30 pm Preview, 6:30 pm Art Auction plus delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Admission is $18 per person or $30 per couple.

Chagall, Wyeth and Neiman are a few of the artists expected to be showcased at the spring Art Auction with bidding beginning at 6:30 pm. Door prizes and raffle prizes are being planned by the Art Auction Committee — chaired by congregant Betsy Cohen — along with delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Betsy assures us that all price ranges will be up for bids.

The fundraiser is open to the community so bring the neighbors! For tickets, contact Betsy Cohen directly at 610-247-0134. Or send a check payable to Congregation Or Shalom at 835 Darby Paoli Road, Berwyn, PA 19312. Major credit cards will be accepted for art purchases.




April 2, 2017

Shalom 5K race and Family Fun Day

Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne, PA  19087

Registration:  12:00 pm

Race:  1:30 pm

Pre-registration $25 up to March 28

Day of race: $30

Under 6 yrs age Free

17 and under $15