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


Kami Knapp Schechter

Andrew Levin

Education Director:
Larisa Averbakh

Office Manager:
Lauren Porter

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Congregation Or Shalom’s Sisterhood Mission is to bring the women of our synagogue together to support our community, serve our synagogue, and enrich our lives through social events, educational and spiritual programs, fundraising, and community service.  Sisterhood is affiliated with The Women’s League for Conservative Judaism in the Mid-Atlantic Region.


In the Fall, we begin the season with our Sisterhood Opening Dinner.  This is often a pot-luck at a member’s home or an educational speaker at a restaurant (parve or dairy food).  We are in charge of the Gift Shop, Shalach Manot at Purim (our biggest fund raiser), and kiddush and onegs on Shabbat.  We also host the annual Or Shalom Chanukah dinner.  For fun, we hold Happy Hours (men welcome), Book Club, and various outings.  In the Spring, we hold a women-run Sisterhood Shabbat.  We end the season with our Closing Dinner in June. All women are invited to attend our events.


Please join us at any of our events, as listed in Horizons.  If you have any questions or suggestions for events, please contact me through the office.


Mindy Bernstein,

Sisterhood President

New Events Fall 2020

Sisterhood Opening Meeting
Tuesday, October 27
7:30- 9:00 PM

Contact the office for Zoom information

Ladies, please join me in starting our new year of Sisterhood events with our Opening Meeting on October 27.
We’ll schmooze and catch up for the first half hour, and then we will share some great information.

Before the 27th, think about what has brought you joy/kept you sane during this pandemic.
Since March, has there been an awesome book/TV show/place to hike/exercise video, etc that you can no longer live without?
Share it with your sisters!  Bring your favorite or 2 (or 3, max, in case of duplicate) ideas and tell us about it.

We’ll just schmooze the first half hour.  Bring your favorite beverage.

Our next event will be open to all Or Shalom members – an IN PERSON Social Hour at the fire pit on November 15 from 3-4:00 PM.  Bring your masks.  No, this is not a zoom event—in person!


Mindy Bernstein