Rabbi Katie
Introduces Or Shalom

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Upcoming Events/Services

Thursday, April 23
Board Meeting
6:00 - 8:30pm

Friday - Saturday
April 24 - 25
Teen Havurah Retreat

Friday, April 24
Mindfulness Meditation
8:30am - 9:30am

Friday, April 24
Chant & Drum with BIJ
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, April 25
Shabbat Service & Bat Mitzvah of Malkia Williams
10:00am - 12:30pm

Sunday, April 26
Bet Sefer School
10:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday, April 26
Tanakh Study Group

Monday, April 27
Bet Sefer School
4:00 - 6:00pm

Monday, April 27
Bet Sefer Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
5:30 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 28
Omer Study Series: Faith, Doubt, Blame, & Blasphemy
7:30 - 9:00pm

Friday, May 1
Mindfulness Meditation
8:30 - 9:30am

Friday, May 1
Shabbat Shelanu: Our Shabbat
5:45 - 8:15pm

Friday, May 2
Shabbat Service
10:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday, May 3
Bet Sefer School - AT SF ZOO
10:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday, May 3
Sing Shalom - at BHDS as usual
10:00am - 11:00am

Sunday, May 3
OS Movie Night - Havana Curveball
Benefitting OS Retreat
5:00 - 8:00pm

Monday, May 4
Bet Sefer School - LAST DAY!
4:00 - 6:00pm

Monday, May 4
Teen Havurah - LAST DAY!
6:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 5
Omer Study Series: Faith, Doubt, Blame, & Blasphemy
7:30 - 9:00pm

Thursday, May 7
Membership Committee
Member home, contact the office for address
6:00 - 7:30pm

Friday, May 8
Mindfulness Meditation
8:30 - 9:30am

Friday, May 8
Shabbat Service, Second Shabbat Speaker Series
7:00 - 9:00pm



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625 Brotherhood Way   San Francisco   CA   94132   415-469-5564

Parking is available in the lots adjacent to the synagogue. Public transit options are about a 15-20 minute walk away. Click here for walking directions from various public transit stops.
For a map, see Directions under About Or Shalom menu.

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About Or Shalom

Get a small glimpse into what makes Or Shalom special.  If you want to know more, contact the office, or join us at one of our services or events. We'd love to see you!



On Sunday, May  3rd at 5pm, Or Shalom will host a benefit screening of the inspiring documentary film Havana Curveball. Or Shalom friends Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider started out to make a home movie about their son Mica's Bar Mitzvah social justice project. But when Mica's dream to send baseball equipment to kids in Cuba runs into difficulties due to the US embargo, they kept filming.  With support from his Dad, Mica finally gets the equipment to Cuba via Mexico. Playing baseball with kids in Cuba provides another life lesson in the complex world of the "haves" and "have nots".  And! There is a cameo appearance by our own Rabbi Katie! Not to be missed.


We know many of you have seen this film and many of you will want to see it again for a good cause: the scholarship fund for the Or Shalom annual retreat.


Tickets are $18 for adults and $2 for children under 15 at the door. We will be raffling Cuban music CDs. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  The event starts at 5pm and ends at 6:30.


Parents are especially encouraged to bring their children and teens.  See you at the movies May 3!

Invitation Into Leadership

You don’t have to be a Cantor to lead a Shabbat or Shivah service, and you don’t have to be a Rabbi to teach Torah.  These avenues of leadership are traditionally open to anyone, and if you like to sing or speak in groups, now may be a great opportunity for you to learn and practice these sacred ways of giving back to your community.


In May and June Rabbi Katie will be teaching two workshops about these two different dimensions of leadership.  Both series will offer opportunities to practice skills with Rabbi Katie’s guidance and work towards leadership opportunities at Or Shalom in the future.


Service Leading Series

Two Sundays, May 17 and 31, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Torah Teaching Series

Three Tuesdays, June 9, 23, 30, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM



To register please email  assistant@orshalom.org. Make sure you note which of the workshops you are registering for. You may register for Service Leading, Torah Teaching, or both!



Faith, Doubt, Blame and Blasphemy: Responses to Suffering in the Book of Job


Why do the innocent suffer?  How should this impact our theological beliefs?  What are the most useful or damaging ways we can respond to the suffering of others?  Explore how these timeless and troubling questions underlie the poetry and storyline of the ancient Book of Job. 


Seven Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00, April 7 - May 19th

at 625 Brotherhood Way with Rabbi Katie Mizrahi of Or Shalom Jewish Community. 


Class is free and open to the public. 


Please pre-register by emailing assistant@orshalom.org.   

Register now for Or Shalom’s Community Retreat

June 5-7, Walker Creek Ranch

Head to the beautiful coastal hills of West Marin for a weekend of fun, relaxation, and spirituality. Join your Or Shalom friends for our 7th annual weekend retreat.

If you can’t come for the whole weekend, join us for just one night or make it a day trip.

Scholarships and subsidies are available, so don’t let lack of funds deter you.

Click here for more information, rates, and registration forms. Register by April 10 and save 10%.

See you in Marin in June!


Volunteering at Or Shalom

We are always looking for volunteers to help enrich our programs and services here at Or Shalom.  Now, we have made it even easier for you to volunteer your time!  For a list of our current projects and tasks we need help with, go to our ivolunteer website and sign up! We look forward to working with you!!