Weekly Newsletter
April 29, 2021
400 Missouri St, SF CA 94107
Fridays at 6 pm at Or Shalom
Zoom link + SHALOM

April 30 - Shabbat Service with Rabbi Katie and Alison Faith Levy for Lag B'Omer.
Join us for a Friday evening service full of song and story as we celebrate Shabbat and Lag B’Omer, a holiday celebrated with bonfires that recall the end of a mysterious plague and the yahrzeit of Shimon Bar Yochai, our favorite cave-dwelling rabbi.

May 7 - Shabbat Service with Rabbi Katie

May 14 - Shabbat Kulanu & special celebration in honor of Zehava Dahan on her retirement
Embodied Spiritual Practice
Saturday, May 8, 10am - 12pm

During this two-hour workshop, explore our theme through movement, meditation, prayer, and poetry with Rabbi Katie and Gail Gurewitz. For all levels and abilities.

If you can, please prepare a private space and arrive a few minutes early so that we can begin promptly. 

To Bring: yoga mat, towel, comfortable clothing, yoga props (including a nearby chair if needed), journal or paper and pen, tallit (optional).  

The theme this month is Shavuot, Receiving the Torah

Make sure to calendar our June 19th session.
Zoom link + EMBODIED
Considering God Salon
Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 pm

In our next salon, we will look back and forward. 
Has the pandemic altered your thoughts or feelings about spirituality or God? 
How does the thought of being back in person together nurture your soul? In general and for Or Shalom?

Zoom link + Passcode 900759
Sunday, May 16, 7:30 pm

Join the Congregations of the Southside Jewish Collaborative for an evening of learning, music, and reflection as we celebrate the holiday of revelation and Torah. Using the familiar words of the Torah service liturgy as a frame, we will explore how Torah is a tree of life, a pathway of peace, and an inspiration to be our best selves.

Zoom link + TORAH
Climate Action Events
In Pursuit of Climate Justice: A California Jewish Community Forum on SB 467
Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
This event has been canceled. Watch this space for details on the next Dayenu Circle gathering on Sunday, May 16.
Our mailing address has changed!

Please send all mail to:
Or Shalom Jewish Community
400 Missouri St
San Francisco, CA 94107

We have consolidated our phone numbers. Please use this number for all calls to Or Shalom: (415)469-5542
We gratefully acknowledge contributions from our members:

  • Robin Roth, in memory of Gertrude Roth
  • The Kolbe-Saltzman Family, in memory of Emanuel Saltzman
  • Bryna Rifkind, in memory of Alice Hammel
  • Chana Jacobs & Terry Gomes, in memory of Marty Jacobs
  • Chana Jacobs & Terry Gomes, in memory of Alice Hammel
  • Claudia & Alan Silverman, in honor of Bravo! Silverman Fund
  • Judith & Michael McCullough, in memory of Margaret McCullough
  • Wendy Thurm & David Greene, in memory of Milton Thurm
On the anniversary of their deaths, we remember:

Gertrude Levine Roth, William Merrick, Ola Carlson, Emanuel Saltzman, Margaret McCullough, Frank White, Murray Schneider, Susan Brook, Jack Van Der Hout, Ethan Fox, Tom Hodgson, Mel Morganstein, Hans Georg Palmbach, Hope Isadora Reichbach, Eileen Hansen, Litza Schlanger, Rose Gorbach, Judy Hiller Goldberg, Samuel S Bisnovich
We send comfort to those with recent losses:

Suzana Seban, on the loss of her husband, Harry Chesley
Julie Brook, on the loss of her mother, Alice Hammel
Paul Axelrod, on the loss of his father, Daniel Axelrod
This Week's Parsha
The parsha for this week is Emor (Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23)

Or Shalom Clergy and Staff

Zehava Dahan, Education Director
Alison Faith Levy, Interim Cantorial Soloist
Chana Jacobs, Board President
Lillian Markind, Administrator