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Congregation Or Shalom – 4/8/16

205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477, 203.799.2341,

Weekly Services

Minyan Services

  • Sunday 9:00 AM
  • Monday 7:30 AM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM

Healing Circle

  • Wednesday 7:30 AM

Shabbat Services

  • Friday 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:30 PM

Coffee and Learn with the Rabbi

This is an hour long meeting led by the Rabbi on a wide variety of issues held every Wednesday from 11AM to Noon, The first born child, Civil disobedience. Sexual deviancy, The meaning of Tefillin, Biblical jurisprudence, Miracle, The tribe of Cohen, Jealous, Humility, and Religious change.


Congregation Or Shalom announces the continuation of ZUMBA GOLD on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 PM. ZUMBA Gold is an easy to follow dance movement program that incorporates music from every decade to create an upbeat and fun exercise class. Burn lots of calories, meet new friends, and have a blast. No experience needed and classes are on a drop-in basis. Contact Robin at or call 203-314-8176 or temple office at 203-799-2341.

Chocolate Seder – April 10, 2016, Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am

Celebrate Passover with a Chocolate Seder. We would love for all children to join us. Please call the office to RSVP 203-799-2341 free event, Donate a non-perishable item for the foodbank.

Annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture

Sunday, April 3rd-2pm

Congregation Or-Shalom 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477 203-799-2341

Speaker: Nicholas Dawidoff

Moe Berg, son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, was a professional baseball player in the 1930s. He played as a back-up catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox. However, Berg’s true claim to fame derived from another aspect of his life: He was a spy for the American Government. Berg was a brilliant linguist who had graduated from Princeton University Magna Cum Laude. And thus, while playing exhibition baseball in Japan with the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Berg was asked by the U.S. military to surreptitiously film Japanese industrial facilities. The footage he brought back proved to be invaluable in America’s war effort in the Pacific, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the war, Moe Berg performed a variety of missions in Europe as well. One of his assignments involved a trip to neutral Switzerland, where he was to attend a lecture given by prominent German physicist, Werner Heisenberg. Berg’s orders were to determine if Heisenberg’s nuclear research indicated that the Germans were close to developing an atomic bomb. If they were, Berg’s orders were to kill him. Moe Berg attended the lecture, armed with a pistol and… the rest will be revealed by our guest speaker, Nicholas Dawidoff! This year’s annual Landwirth Memorial Lecture at Congregation Or-Shalom will feature noted writer Nicholas Dawidoff, author of the best seller, The Catcher Was A Spy. Mr. Dawidoff has also authored a number of acclaimed books, one of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography. He is the author of many articles that have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times. A Branford Fellow at Yale University, Mr Dawidoff resides in New Haven.

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