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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 for 2021 and 2022

November 21, 4 pm at the fire pit.  Contact the office to RSVP


December 5 (Sunday) 6 pm  Hanukkah Dinner and party at Or Shalom Social Hall  (All Welcome)  Depends on COVID committee


January 10 (Monday) 7 pm   Book Club zoom with CBENT’s Sisterhood and

author Esther Amini , book Concealed (All Welcome)


February 6 (Sunday)10:30-12:30   Bagels and Bees.  Enjoy Bagel Brunch while listening to professional beekeepers, in the Social Hall  (All Welcome)  Fresh,

local honey will be for sale.


March 10  (Thursday) 11-12:00 Prepare Shalach Manot bags in the Social Hall

 (All Welcome)


April 9 (Saturday) Sisterhood Shabbat


May 22 (Sunday) 1:30-3:00 Briar Bush Nature Center tour  (All welcome)


June 7 (Tuesday) 7 pm Sisterhood Closing Dinner  location tbd