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MEMBERSHIP Renewal 22-23


Rabbi Katie said it best: Or Shalom’s journey is far from done. 

What’s been true of us for the last 33 years is now truer than ever: when we show up together, we grow together. 

We survived the worst days of the pandemic, thanks in no small part to song and prayer, movement and dance, and service to others. Now it’s time for us to begin a new chapter. 

As San Francisco’s center of Jewish Reconstructionist spirituality, thought leadership, and community, we’ve always been about evolution and change. What sets Or Shalom apart is that we’re bold, relevant, and barrier-free. Here’s what we mean:

Or Shalom is bold. Our approach to Judaism is a call to action and a belief in the power of connection. We’re determined to make a difference for our city, state, country, and planet. 

Or Shalom is relevant. We’re not afraid to ask the big questions and search for meaning. Through our services, adult education, children's programming, and social justice and action activities, we connect Torah to today.  

Or Shalom is barrier-free. We welcome everyone with heartfelt love. There’s no set mold or criteria to join our community, and you don’t have to be Jewish to be welcomed and to participate at Or Shalom.

We hope you’ll remain members of our community. It’s hard to put a number on the value of an Or Shalom membership, which includes a full menu of year-long programming and tickets to High Holy Days. We hope you will be able to match or exceed the dollar value of your commitment. 

Please remember, there are no financial barriers to be a member at Or Shalom. We only ask that you contribute what is best for you. And, if you have not done so already, consider quarterly or monthly installments for your financial commitment. Please reach out to our executive director Amy Mallor at if you’d like to discuss other arrangements.

Here is what your annual membership helps support: 

  • $120 covers the cost of a permit for an outdoor Shabbat service at Pine Lake Park in Stern Grove.

  • $420 supports one month of our annual tech support, including Zoom.

  • $1,000 covers the cost of oneg Shabbat services for the year.

  • $2,200 supports the cost of audiovisual and live-streaming technology for High Holy Day services.

  • $3,900 covers the cost of Shulcloud, our primary congregant relationship management software. 

  • $5,400 covers a portion of our communication and outreach efforts.

  • $8,500 covers the cost of the High Holy Day services, including venue and staff costs.

  • $10,000 helps support our wonderful music program.

As you can see, every dollar counts as we strengthen our community and build for tomorrow.

At Or Shalom, we choose Judaism––not the other way around. We’re a congregation of individuals and families who seek meaning in our own lives, aspire to improve the lives of others, and carry on our spiritual history from generation to generation. 

We are Or Shalom: Bold. Relevant. Barrier-free. Return again with us! 



Matt Rudoff, Board President

Amy Mallor, Executive Director


Wed, July 6 2022 7 Tammuz 5782