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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 herefor 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!!