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Or Shalom Weekly Newsletter
Rabbi Katie's blog  - Day Seven
This morning, we did not rush to get the kids off to school. We lingered in pajamas.  We let Daddy sleep in.  The boys began their 5th game of monopoly.  Day seven.
There are gifts in this time out of ordinary time. This involuntary worldwide Shabbat.
Read the entire text here.
CALENDAR  HIGHLIGHTS - March/April 2020
You'll find a complete calendar at OrShalom.org  

Fri 3/20 7:00 pm
Friday night Blessings with Rabbi Katie via Zoom.  Details below
Wed 3/25 4:30 pm
Bet Midrash via Zoom.  Details below
Thu 3/26 10:00 am
Thursday Morning Zoominyan. Details below
Fri 3/27 7:00 pm
Friday Blessings Zoominyan. Details below
Wed 4/1
4:30 pm
Bet Midrash via Zoom
Thu 4/2
10:00 am
Thursday Morning Zoominyan
Fri 4/3
7:00 pm
Friday Blessings Zoominyan
Tue 4/14 7:00 pm
Tikkun Hanefesh Soul Mending: Omer 2020
Details below, please register in advance
   Cancelled: Or Shalom Community Retreat
at Walker Creek Ranch

The coronavirus continues to upend our plans. Our much-awaited retreat, scheduled for May 1-3, will not be happening this year.  
If you have already registered, we will be in touch about refunding your payment.   
 
You now have another year to work on your talent show act! 
Or Shalom Online   
Get Ready to ZOOM



Or Shalom is going to be meeting, praying, and studying remotely for the next few weeks at least.  Zoom online meeting software is the primary way we are going to connect. Zoom lets groups of people talk together, see each other, and share exhibits like text and pictures. Every Or Shalom member should have Zoom on their computer and/or phone. It's free, it's quick, it's easy.
 
If you are new to Zoom, you will install the Zoom software on your machine right before your first Zoom get-together. You only have to do this installation once.  
 
If you just want to hear the audio of the get-together, or if your computer doesn't have a microphone and you want to participate verbally, you can call the phone number that will be given along with the link. No software installation necessary. Phone numbers and meeting IDs can be found on the website calendar.  
Bet Midrash
Wednesdays at 4:30 via Zoom

Learning and discussion with Rabbi Katie and Or Shalom adults.
Thursday morning Zoominyans with Rabbi Katie
every Thursday at 10am via Zoom

Join Rabbi Katie on Thursday mornings at 10am for  a half hour of spiritual practice including prayers for healing and kaddish. 


You may participate by phone only, (669) 900-6833, meeting number 986872815#
Shabbat Blessings Zoominyan with Rabbi Katie
every Friday at 7pm via Zoom   

At 7pm, click this link to see real-time blessings as Rabbi Katie and her family welcome the Shabbat from their home.  You can choose to participate via video and audio, or audio only.   Or, you may choose to call this number to participate by phone only (669) 900-6833, meeting number 965036140#
Tikkun Hanefesh Soul Mending: Omer 2020
Tuesday evenings  at 7pm
April 14 - May 26

A seven week soul tune up using the tools of kabbalah, mussar, 
study and practice with Rabbi Katie. 
OS Virtual Bulletin Board on Facebook

Connect to fellow Or Shalom Members directly online to offer support, ask for assistance, and share resources.  At this time, this is for OS members only.   Sign up here .

Jewish Family and Children's Services

JFCS offices are open and offering assistance.  You can see the services they are offering here

Zoom in action!
Here is our Safety Net Action Committee, saying goodbye after conducting a meeting with an elbow wave via Zoom
 


Condolences
 
Michael Shlipak on the loss of his father, Louis Shlipak.
 
Irena Raulinaitis and Jurate Raulinaitis on the passing of their sister and aunt, Ruta Penkiunas.

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