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WEEKLY: Thursday Torah Study Zoominyan

Our weekly Zoominyan is a place for anyone interested in studying Torah to pray, share gratitude, and examine the weekly Parsha in an open, warm, and encouraging online community. We welcome all levels of knowledge and people of all ages and backgrounds. This weekly Torah Study is lay-led and includes the Healing prayer and Mourner's Kaddish. 

Join us every Thursday morning at 10:00 am via this Zoom link (Passcode: THURSDAY)

WEEKLY: Kvetch & Kvell Crafting

A craft and chat group that meets via Zoom. Participants bring some kind of hand work, such as quilting, knitting, sewing, costume design, mending, collage, etc., and we spend an hour working on our projects and chatting. It is a very welcoming group and aims to provide a pleasant, easy atmosphere where people can get to know each other. The name Kvetch and Kvell was intended to imply that anyone is welcome to share troubles and frustrations, or to share positives from their and their families’ lives.

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at 4:00 pm via this Zoom link (Passcode: KVETCH)

QUARTERLY: Considering God Salon

For over 12 years, member-led discussions intimately explore our range of views about God, including secularism/atheism, spirituality, meaningful prayer, language and metaphor, the role of women in Judaism, beliefs about the “soul,” Jewish heretics, death, and more. Our Salons deepen our connection to Judaism and to each other. Co-chairs are Betsy Strausberg and Robin Roth. Explore our calendar or subscribe to our newsletter to receive news about future Salons.


Programs, Events, Holidays & Shabbat

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  • Wednesday ,
    AprApril  17 , 2024
    JCCSF: Jewish Values & Social Change
    Wednesday, Apr 17th 6:30p to 8:30p
    In collaboration with JCCSF: Are you a young adult (age 21-39) and wondering how to relate to Passover and its story of liberation this year, given our current context? Would you like to learn how to empathically engage across political difference at your seder this year? Join Rabbi Faryn Borella in an intimate gathering of young adults to not be so alone in figuring out how to individually and collectively make meaning of Passover this year. We'll engage and text study and learn and practice empathic listening skills for slowed down and intentional conversation.

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  • Thursday ,
    AprApril  18 , 2024
    New Lehrhaus: Walking in the Valley of the Shadow
    Thursday, Apr 18th 7:00p to 8:30p
    From New Lehrhaus: Jewish ways in death and dying: traditional and contemporary concepts and practices, the approach of death, dying and burial, grief and comforting the bereaved. In partnership with Sinai Memorial Chapel, the Ben Zakkai Institute, and Bay Area synagogues. With courses led by Rabbi Chaya and Rabbi Me'irah.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  19 , 2024
    Happy Half Hour
    Friday, Apr 19th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Before our Shabbat service, join us at 5:30 pm for a Happy Half Hour at Noe Valley Ministry! Being together before services to enjoy a small treat or a glass of wine/juice is one of the ways we stay bound to each other as a Community. Our Shabbat Service will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm, to be followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian potluck dinner. Have a life cycle event or yahrzeit you want to honor, host a Happy Half Hour Oneg! If you have a bumper crop of strawberries, very ripe peaches that won’t keep, or if you make great Baba Ghanoush, host a Happy Half Hour Oneg. Other good items to bring for the Oneg are: a fresh fruit platter, assorted savory cookies, hummus and crackers, or a small cheese plate. A vegan option is always appreciated by many members. Wine is also welcome at the Happy Half Hour Oneg! Or Shalom will supply the plates, napkins, utensils, and tablecloth. Want to sponsor a Happy Half Hour? Email Pat at pat.skala@gmail.com

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  19 , 2024
    Shabbat Service & Potluck at NVM
    Friday, Apr 19th 6:00p to 8:30p
    Join us for lively musical services with R' Faryn and the ensemble, beginning at 6:00 pm at Noe Valley Ministry. Before our Shabbat service, join us at 5:30 pm for a Happy Half Hour! Want to enjoy Shabbat dinner with your fellow Or Shalomers? Bring a vegetarian dish and reusable dishware for our post-service vegetarian potluck beginning at 7:30 pm. Masks strongly encouraged when not eating and drinking. Have a life cycle event/yahrzeit you want to honor? Contact Pat Skala at pat.skala@gmail.com to host a future happy half hour!

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  • Tuesday ,
    AprApril  23 , 2024
    Community Passover Seder
    Tuesday, Apr 23rd 5:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for a Community Seder at the Miraloma Clubhouse!

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  26 , 2024
    Traveling Shabbat hosted by Paul Axelrod and Kristen Sligar
    Friday, Apr 26th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Celebrate Shabbat at the home of Paul Axelrod and Kristen Sligar. Attendance limited to 15. Please register for the address.

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  28 , 2024
    Or Shalom Community School: Family Education
    Sunday, Apr 28th 10:00a to 12:00p

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  • Monday ,
    AprApril  29 , 2024
    Integrating the Omer
    Monday, Apr 29th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Join Gail Gurewitz (of Embodied Spiritual Practice) and R’ Faryn for a contemplative and embodied exploration of the omer. The omer is an ancient practice of counting the days between Passover and Shavuot, and we will do so through the lens of the kabbalistic tree of life. All bodies and abilities are welcome and modifications will be offered and encouraged.

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  • Tuesday ,
    AprApril  30 , 2024
    Or Shalom Community School
    Tuesday, Apr 30th 4:30p to 6:00p

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  3 , 2024
    Happy Half Hour
    Friday, May 3rd 5:30p to 6:00p
    Before our Shabbat service, join us at 5:30 pm for a Happy Half Hour at Noe Valley Ministry! Being together before services to enjoy a small treat or a glass of wine/juice is one of the ways we stay bound to each other as a Community. Our Shabbat Service will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm, to be followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian potluck dinner. Have a life cycle event or yahrzeit you want to honor, host a Happy Half Hour Oneg! If you have a bumper crop of strawberries, very ripe peaches that won’t keep, or if you make great Baba Ghanoush, host a Happy Half Hour Oneg. Other good items to bring for the Oneg are: a fresh fruit platter, assorted savory cookies, hummus and crackers, or a small cheese plate. A vegan option is always appreciated by many members. Wine is also welcome at the Happy Half Hour Oneg! Or Shalom will supply the plates, napkins, utensils, and tablecloth. Want to sponsor a Happy Half Hour? Email Pat at pat.skala@gmail.com

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