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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 JANUARY Horizons

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

1/23:  History:

The Rise in Jewish Denominations: 1860-1900

1/28:  Liturgy

Creation of the Siddur/ Structure of the Services/ Barchu and Shema

2/4: History

Immigration Boom: 1870s-1914

2/11: Liturgy

Shabbat Morning- Pseukei D’zimrah and Birchot HaShachar

Prayers: TBD

2/18: History

Zionism and America

2/25: Shabbat Torah Service

Prayers- Torah Trope

Dates of classes:

Liturgical:  1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2

History:   1/23, 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:

January 17th: Shema

February 14th: Tu B’Shevat and Love

March 27th:  Purim/Simcha (Joy)

April 17th:  Passover/Freedom

May 15th:  Shavuot/Torah

June 12th:  Kehillah (Community)


Men’s Club Brunch –

Guest Speaker Larry Bilker

Sunday, January 26  10:00am – 12:00pm

Presentation on Personal Technology

$10 Donation   Please RSVP to office 


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.