Celebrate the High Holidays with Or Shalom!
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Open to the community! Music classes for 2 - 3 year olds & their parents!
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Thursday, August 25
Friday, August 12
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Get ready for the High Holidays with Rabbi Margolis and Cantorial Soloist Rhonda Wehner!
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Or Shalom is a growing, yet intimate Reform congregation located in Vernon Hills, one of Chicago’s vibrant Northwest suburbs. Our member families number over 400, and we educate about 380 children in our religious school.
Congregation Or Shalom welcomes all who embrace Judaism and want to explore opportunities for meaningful spiritual, cultural and social engagement. Through shared experiences, Congregation Or Shalom fosters lasting relationships that connect us as an extended family.
We are an inclusive and diverse community that respects individual expressions of belief and practice. Interfaith families are warmly welcomed. Together, we continually discover how Judaism enriches our lives and helps us make the world a better place.
We invite you to visit us virtually and in person.
Join Or Shalom and become part of something special!
Or Shalom Religious School is NATE Accredited
Or Shalom’s Religious School was awarded its Certificate of Accreditation by the National Association of Temple Educators (NATE) in December 2012. The accreditation process was a 1½ year effort on the part of the Education Committee, Board of Directors, teachers and congregants to review and assess each part of our religious school program, culminating with a weekend visit from the NATE site team. There are only 21 Accredited religious schools of the 875 Reform Synagogues in North America. We are very proud of the accomplishment of our congregation and its commitment to quality Jewish education.
The Or Shalom Social Action Committee’s mission is to make a positive impact on the community at large through congregant participation in charitable events. In doing so, we teach our youth through example, the importance of mitzvah and tzedaka.
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Or Shalom's plentiful opportunities for connection are designed to enrich and fulfill the wide array of spiritual, education, personal and social needs of our congregants. For information or to become part of the planning team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To have a membership packet mailed to your home, please call the office 847-362-1948 or email us at email@example.com. Please include your name, address and home telephone number.
Or Shalom Sisterhood has much to offer, learn how you can join our circle of friendship! We have a place waiting just for you! For more information regarding Or Shalom Sisterhood or to inquire about membership, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Working together for the good of our temple and community, we strive to develop events that provide both mitzvah opportunities and fun for our members. The Men's Club is a key component in building a stronger synagogue community, and we seek other men to join us in fellowship and meaningful activity. For additional information or to join, please contact Steve Leventhal at email@example.com. You can also visit our Facebook page for more information.
07.29.2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Summertime Open Play
07.29.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
07.31.2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Men's Club Bike Ride
07.31.2016 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Softball vs. TBE (Techny 28)
08.03.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Social Action Meeting
Congregation Or Shalom21 Hawthorn Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Summer Office Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
P: 847-362-1948F: 847-362-7348
The Safer Synagogues program engages congregational leadership in learning and dialogue about the impact of abuse across the lifespan, improving access to support for congregants experiencing abusive situations, and coordinated community strategies that perpetuate healthy, peaceful Jewish homes, families and relationships. Please click here for more information.