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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


December Horizons 2019

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


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

12/19: *please note this is a Thursday, not a Tuesday
American Jewish History: Continuation of the Religious Revolution through the Civil War (~1850-1890s)

Dates of classes:

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

Liturgical:  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.


Or Shalom Chanukah Dinner and Party
Bring your family to celebrate Chanukah at Or Shalom
December 28   6 to 8 pm

6:00   Havdalah
6:20   Chanukah Candles Lighting (bring your own menorah)
6:30   Dinner (Corned Beef Sandwiches and Latkes)
7:00   Chanukah Bingo for all ages
7:30   Gift Exchange and dessert

Please bring a White Elephant Gift ($5 to $10), wrapped,
if you wish to participate In the gift exchange

Dinner is $20 for adults, $8 for kids ages 5 and up.
RSVP to the office by 3 pm December 23.
 A reminder – Office is closed 12/24 & 12/25
So that we will have enough food for everyone who attends.


 Friday Night Speaker 

January 10, 2020  8:15 pm

Dr. Terry is an endodontist with offices in Wayne and Phoenixville. 

He also teaches at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry.  In his spare time, he climbs mountains.

Dr. Terry has climbed the Seven Summits – the highest peak on each of the seven continents.  On May 23, 2019, he reached the peak of Mt. Everest.  Dr. Terry will speak about training for and climbing the world’s highest mountains.