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Sanctuary Or Shalom


Sanctuary Or Shalom is an action group at Or Shalom focusing on a congregational-wide effort to support immigrants under threat in our community.
This group creates awareness and opportunities for action within the wider congregation and allows for more deeply engaged work for interested members. 

If you want to learn more or be part of this group (without making a specific time or meeting commitment), please contact Leslie Roffman at  The group is being guided by work within
 Faith In Action Bay Area and other local groups working with immigrants.

Sanctuary discernment process

On Friday, March 6, Or Shalom held our annual “Shabbat In the Home” event, and many of you gathered in OS member homes to share a Shabbat meal around the tables of our volunteer hosts. This year the discussion around the table centered on a question Or Shalom has been grappling with since High Holy Days: what does it mean to join the New Sanctuary Movement and declare ourselves a sanctuary synagogue?  

On Rosh Hashanah, upon the recommendation of our board, the OS community embarked on a journey of discernment to answer that question. The discernment period will end with a community agreement about whether or not to take on the mantle of becoming a sanctuary synagogue. 


Tue, March 31 2020 6 Nisan 5780