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


Kami Knapp Schechter

Andrew Levin

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Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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Shalom -“He who finds a friend, finds a treasure”

Discovering Congregation Or Shalom is like finding a wonderful treasure — the synagogue has become the core of the ever-growing Jewish community of the western Main Line.

The congregation is made up of people of all ages — singles, newly married, inter-faith couples, families with young children and teens to empty-nesters and senior citizens.

The conservative congregation, founded in 1972, has grown incredibly in four decades along with the ever-booming population of Exton, Malvern, Paoli, Chesterbrook, Wayne, Newtown Square and the small towns along the Main Line.

Or Shalom is dedicated to providing a center of Jewish education for our children and continuing spiritual enrichment for ourselves.

We are active in social justice projects that enhance communal life and we share the joys of holidays and special occasions and support each other when comfort is needed.

Our newest members have an overwhelming pride and enthusiasm about Or Shalom. Stop by on Friday night when our Hebrew school classes lead services once a month or poke around our Gift Shop for a Judaica item.

Getting involved with the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Social Action,  or enjoying our zany Purim Carnival is the easiest way to appreciate our heimish ways.

Or Shalom Religious School

We are part of a joint school with Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid on Sunday which we call Or Tamid.  Our students meet separately in our building on Tuesday afternoon which their students meet at Beth El Ner Tamid on Wednesday.

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If you are new to the area and need a place to put down roots, please call our Office Manager, Lauren Porter at 610-644-9086 or email her at