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

Or Shalom offers four Shabbat services a month led by Rabbi Faryn or our own congregants. Please join us. All are welcome.

First and third Fridays
At the Noe Valley Ministry (1021 Sanchez St)

Second Fridays
A brief “Welcoming Shabbat” led by congregants on Zoom.

Fourth Fridays
A Traveling Shabbat in a congregant’s home.


All Events
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  3 , 2024
    Shabbat Service & Holocaust Remembrance Day at NVM
    Friday, May 3rd 6:00p to 8:30p
    Join us for Shabbat services marking Yom Hashoah with R' Faryn and the ensemble, with special presentation from the Holocaust Descendants Chavurah about their families' stories. 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.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  10 , 2024
    Welcoming Shabbat on Zoom
    Friday, May 10th 6:00p to 7:00p
    A Welcome Shabbat is a short gathering composed of some songs like Shalom Aleichem and Lecha Dodi, candle lighting, healing blessings, the Mourners’ Kaddish, and Shabbat poetry. It gives attendees a chance to see one another and offer each other a Shabbat Shalom and to mark and welcome Shabbat.

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  • Saturday ,
    MayMay  11 , 2024
    B'Mitzvah of Milton Kozak Donald
    Shabbat, May 11th 10:00a to 12:30p
    Masks strongly encouraged.

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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  17 , 2024
    Happy Half Hour
    Friday, May 17th 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 ,
    MayMay  17 , 2024
    Shabbat Service & Potluck at NVM
    Friday, May 17th 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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  • Friday ,
    MayMay  24 , 2024
    Traveling Shabbat
    Friday, May 24th 6:00p to 7:00p
    More information to come

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