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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 9:15 am

Services are being held via Zoom.  Contact the synagogue office at to get the meeting ID and password for each service.

2020 June & July Horizons

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Dear Friends,

As we all know, Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives.  In these troubling times, we don’t know when the social-distancing and shelter-in-place directives will be lifted.  Despite the challenges, our congregation has been busy in providing support for the community.  Our rabbi continues to find ways to provide online vehicles to keep us together.  Beth Zatuchni has established a phone chain to make sure our members do not feel alone, allowing us to reach out to those who are in need.

One of our most pressing issues probably comes as no surprise.  Prior to the Covid-19 emergency, we were facing financial challenges.  Now, with the opportunity to hold a fundraiser in the spring seeming unlikely, we find ourselves needing to dig deeper.  Our tenant, Cambridge has asked to defer their April rent.  Hopefully they will resume payments in May.  We need to generate revenue of $20,000 per month to stay out of the red.  While we have long depended upon our line of credit at some point in the fiscal year, we have never needed to tap it so early in the year.

As a congregation we have dealt with and overcome challenges in the past.  I am confident we will overcome the challenges ahead of us this time.  Therefore, I am encouraging all members who still owe money on your pledge, please pay it now.  If your pledge is paid in full, please consider a special donation of $500, $1,000, $10,000 or more.  We need your support so we can successful.

In addition to checks, donations may be made by Venmo or credit card.