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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

Weekday morning services are held at 9:00 am on Sunday when school is in session.  


October 2019 Horizons

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


Special Presentation on Yom Kippur War

The Men’s Club will host a lecture on Friday, November 1 at 8:15 pm after Friday night services. Dr. Itzhak Brook, a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, will discuss his book, In The Sands of Sinai: A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War. Dr. Brook’s presentation will include a description of the historical background of the Yom Kippur War and its effects on the Israeli society, as well as his own personal experiences and challenges as a battalion physician in the Sinai.


Congregation Or Shalom Blood Drive
835 Darby-Paoli Road, Berwyn PA 19312
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Social Hall
09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Here is the direct link for donors to sign-up for that drive:

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

First Class: Tuesday- November 12

Dates of classes:

History: 11/12, 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