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


Spiritual Leader:
Cantor Stephen Freedman

Betsy Cohen

Education Director:

Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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Or Shalom


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Am Yisroel Chai

In Exodus, we read of the Amalakites who attacked the Israelites from the rear killing the old and the young as well as stragglers.  This brings us to the particular situation of the Amalekites. Their story is that they, unprovoked, attacked Israel from behind as they had just finished crossing the Red Sea, and Israel went to war with them. Because of this and their many other sins, God vowed to blot them out from under heaven (Ex. 17:14).The Bible presents the Amalekites as living in the Negev area, now in modern Israel. While the Amalekite nation no longer exists, the memory of a devious enemy lives on in all forms of antisemitism carried out against Jewish people.  Guess where Gaza is located.  


A Prayer for Israel At War





Shabbat Services 

Evening Services at 7:30 PM*

Morning Service at 9:30 AM




Beginning the weekend of July 19 and 20 2024:

The first Friday night of each calendar month will be Music Shabbat and will be hybrid.  All other Friday night services will be zoom only.

All Saturday morning services will by Hybrid with a lunch and learn on the third Saturday of each calendar month.

When Jewish Holidays occur on Shabbat, the above schedule will be modified and will be noted on the calenar of this website.  Just click “Calendar” on the top menu.

 Men’s Club and Sisterhood events are being added and will be placed on the appropriate pages.




To help our congregants become familiar with our prayer melodies and to provide an outline of Friday night and Saturday morning services, we have created the following  link.\


 This week’s Torah portion, Haphtorah and weekly announcements below

Balak-2nd Triennial – 2024


Game night is a monthly activity which is held at a different member’s home.  Contact the office if you would like to attend to get more details.


Sisterhood:  Sisterhood has many events planned .   Click here for more information

New outing has been added.


Save the date:  Or Shalom trip to Israel is being planned for July 20-31, 2025.  Details will be provided later.




For more pictures, click about us and then pictures on the above menu




Starting July 15, Cantor Stephen Freedman will be our spiritual leader replacing Rabbi Kami Knapp Schechter who has resigned.  He looks forward  to speaking with you or by email at