Second Night Of Passover
Saturday, April 4 @6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Tuesday Evenings, April 21, 28, & May 5 7:15-8:45 p.m.
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Saturday, April 11 - 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
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 Earns NATE Accreditation
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 1 ½ 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.
Click here to watch the actual presentation of Or Shalom’s Accreditation Certificate.
Official JCARES Safer Synagogue
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. Click here for more information.
1. With Amazon Smile, 0.5% of all eligible Amazon purchases will benefit Or Shalom
Go to smile.amazon.com. Follow the prompts and select "Congregation Or Shalom of Lake County" as your charitable organization.
2. Please clip Box Tops from items you purchase regularly and drop them off at Or Shalom. Each box top is worth ten cents towards the purchase of technology and unbudgeted items.
For a list of products containing eligible box tops, please visit btfe.com
3. Save labels from Tyson Food Products. Tyson gives Or Shalom 24 cents from each label received to use towards school expenses.
More information on Project A+
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.
Learn more about our programs here.
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
To have a membership packet mailed to your home, please call the office 847-362-1948 or email us at
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
Click here to view our page.
This is an exciting time for the men of Or Shalom, as we work together to develop a Men's Club! 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 looks forward to becoming a key component in building a stronger synagogue community, and we seek to join with other men in fellowship and meaningful activity. For additional information or to join, please contact: Steve Leventhal or Mike Perlow at . You can also visit our facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/groups/252401342155/
Congregation Or Shalom21 Hawthorn Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Office Hours (Effective March 1, 2015)
Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm
P: 847-362-1948F: 847-362-7348
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