January 24, 2015 7:00pm Pizza, beer and soda will be served!
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With The Or Shalom Jr. Choir
December 19, 2014 Pre-Oneg: 5:45pm Service: 6:30pm
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February 27-March 1, 2015 at OSRUI
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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 425 and we educate about 450 children in our religious school. We strive to meet the diverse spiritual, educational and cultural needs of our congregants and the local Jewish community. We welcome and include interfaith families in all facets of our Temple life. Or Shalom provides a spiritual home for those seeking a meaningful Jewish life within a caring community.
We invite you to visit us virtually and in person.
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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.
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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.
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
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
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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 6/16/14)Monday: 9:30am-5:00pmTuesday: 9:30am-5:00pmWednesday: 9:30am-5:00pmThursday: 9:30am-5:00pmFriday: 9:00am-1:00pm
P: 847-362-1948F: 847-362-7348
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