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Congregation Or Shalom for October 2023

September 28, 2023
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Congregation Or Shalom for October 2023

Join Us For Weekly Services 

Morning Minyan

  • Sunday 9:00 AM – In person and Zoom’d
  • Monday 8:30 AM – Zoom’d
  • Thursday 8:30 AM – Zoom’d

Shabbat Services

  • Friday 7:30 PM – In person and Zoom’d
  • Saturday 9:30 AM – In person and Zoom’d

Please call the synagogue office at 203-799-2341 or email for more information). 

Sukkot Services

  • Friday, September 29th, Erev Sukkot 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30th 1st Day of Sukkot 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 1st, Second Day of Sukkot 9:30 am 
  • Friday, October 6th, Erev Shemini Atzeret, 7:00 pm 
  • Saturday, October 7th, Shemini Atzeret, 9:30 am (Yizkor @approx 10:30 am) 
  • Saturday, October 7th, Simchat Torah, 7:00 pm 
  • Sunday, October 8th, Simchat Torah, 9:30 am 

Virtual Learning This Month

Congregations of Orange Collaborative Book Club 

Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00 pm on Zoom 

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew

Three Women Search for Understanding

By Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner

Books are chosen on a rotating basis by the congregations in our collaborative.  Open your hearts and minds join our discussion.  Please contact Stephanie at to register.  

Congregation Or Shalom Book Discussion 

Thursday October 19th at 7:00 pm

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

Discussion led by Caryl Winter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.
But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most? An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.  

All are welcome. Please call the office @ 203-799-2341 for Zoom Link  

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