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		                            <span class="slider_description">We find rejuvenation in spiritual practice and strive to better our world.</span>

Or Shalom services reconnect us to the spirituality and joy at the heart of Judaism. Our services are rich with music, chanting, and contemplative silence.

We find rejuvenation in spiritual practice and strive to better our world.

We are a Jewish Reconstructionist community, tasked with making Judaism relevant to our times while respecting the traditions of our ancestors. Learn more about Jewish Reconstructionism.


Or Shalom offers two in-person services a month led by Rabbi Faryn (first and third Fridays) at the Noe Valley Ministry (1021 Sanchez St), one "Welcoming Shabbat" on Zoom led by congregants (second Friday), and one traveling Shabbat in a congregant's home (fourth Fridays).

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Our prayers, centered on the Reconstructionist siddur (prayerbook), interweave ancient prayers with in-the-moment improvised blessings. We like to ask our community to share recent good news and ask for opinions on the weekly parsha, but there's never any pressure to participate (though we do want to hear from you!).

Torah Study / Zoominyan

Every Thursday at 10 am, we host a virtual Zoominyan.

This 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. 

Torah Commentaries

Click here to find divrei Torah (Torah commentaries) from a Reconstructionist approach.

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784