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Or Shalom Weekly Newsletter
A complete calendar is available at OrShalom.org 

Thu 5/9
7:00 pm
Domestic Violence Education Night in Honor of Or Shalom's Partnership with Shalom Bayit
Details below
Fri 5/10 7:30 pm Chant & Drum with BIJ
Count the 21st day of the Omer with OmerProject.org
Details below
Sat 5/11 10:00 am
Shabbat Service and Bar Mitzvah of Ananda White
Son of Seraph and Marshall White
Thu 5/16 12:00 pm Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Shana at B'nai Emunah
followed by preparing bag lunches for those in need
Fri 5/17 6:30 pm Shabbat Kulanu
Honoring David Cohen-Tzedek
Dinner followed by a service
Details below, please RSVP
Sat 5/18 10:00 am
Shabbat Service and Bar Mitzvah of Zev Vestel
Son of Leora and Michael Vestel
Sun 5/19 6:00 pm
Break the Fast Iftar at B'nai Emunah
Details below
Fri 5/24 - Mon 5/27
Or Shalom Community Retreat
Details below
Thu 5/30 6:30 pm
Faith in Action/PICO's Belong Movement Kickoff Dinner
Details Below
Sat 6/1 4:00 pm Sing Shalom Pajama Havdallah
Details below
Sun 6/2 10:00 am Annual Members Meeting
Details to follow
Sat 6/8
10:00 am
Embodied Spiritual Practice
Sat 6/8 7:00 pm Southside Jewish Collaborative Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Details to follow
Wed 6/12 6:30 pm Considering God Salon
Fri 6/14 7:30 pm Chant & Drum with BIJ
Sat 6/15 10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service and Bar Mitzvah of Gil Falcone
son of Ayala Mirande and Scott Falcone
Speaker from Shalom Bayit in Honor of
OS's Commitment to Stand with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Thursday, May 9 at 7:0 0pm

Come together with Or Shalom and Shalom Bayit to honor the completion of Or Shalom's Community Domestic Violence Response Policy.  A survivor from Shalom Bayit's community will come and share her story, followed by a brief teaching co-led by Or Shalom and Shalom Bayit with a dessert buffet. 

This evening is an opportunity to learn more about domestic violence as an issue and be proud of our work to stand with survivors in the Jewish community. If you have any questions about the event or the policy, please contact our Social Action Fellow Ezra Leventhal
Chant and Drum with Special Guests
from the Omer Project

Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm

Or Shalom and BIJ are coming together for their monthly Chant and Drum evening Shabbat service in May, but this month we will be joined by the Omer Project!  We will count the Omer, outside, at 9:00 pm, after the Shabbat Service and dessert oneg.  You are invited to join in the monthly Chant and Drum Shabbat Service, which begins at 7:30 pm; or join us afterwards to count the Omer!

The Omer Project is a San Francisco-based Jewish group dedicated to counting the 49 days of the Omer on each of San Francisco's 49 numbered streets in the Sunset and Richmond. They will join us for services and we will count the 21st day of the Omer, and the Omer Project will teach us about this day's spiritual significance. 

If you are interested in counting the Omer with the Omer Project, learn more about them here!

Shabbat Kulanu in Honor of Former Music Director, David Cohen-Tzedek
Friday, May 17 at 6:30pm

Enjoy a Shabbat Kulanu dinner and service with a special focus on honoring David Cohen-Tzedek and his many years of musical service and inspiration at Or Shalom.

Blessing and dinner start at 6:30pm followed by a service. For meal planning, please  RSVP here.

Members of the Ensemble - Please sign up  here to let us know what you are bringing and what volunteer jobs you can do.

Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner
Sunday May 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
Congregation B'nai Emunah 
3595 Taraval Street at 46th Avenue, SF

Please join the congregations of the South Side Jewish Collaborative, the Pacifica Institute, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council for an Interfaith program followed by Iftar dinner in observance of the holy month of Ramadan. Help create a peaceful society by getting to know each other.

6:50 pm - Registration and Socializing 
7:10 pm - Program 
8:10 pm - Break the fast followed by potluck vegetarian dinner
 It will fill up - please  RSVP Here!

Faith in Action and PICO Present
Belong Movement Kickoff Dinner
Thursday May 30, 2019 at 6:30pm
Holy Angels Catholic Parish
107 San Pedro Rd, Colma

You are warmly invited to a dinner to kick off Faith in Action Bay Area's participation in the Belong Movement. This movement seeks to address the racial anxieties and divisiveness in our state by bridging across race, faith, and status. We believe that the path forward starts with us choosing to belong to each other, and from this choice, we can build the power to conditions necessary for all of our families to thrive.

To get a taste of what Belong is all about,   watch this video   from the Belong curriculum.

Please RSVP here! 
Be sure to indicate in the form if you need childcare.

Or Shalom Community Retreat
Memorial Day Weekend - May 24-27, 2019
Walker Creek Ranch, West Marin County

We look forward all year to Or Shalom's Annual Community Retreat.   It's fun. It's spiritual. It's the best thing we do all year - no exaggeration.

This year we are having the retreat on Memorial Day weekend so we can still have plenty of programming -- Shabbat services, art and writing and music, swimming and hiking, Torah Study -- but with more just plain relaxing built in.
Sing Shalom - Pajama Havdallah
Saturday, June 1 at 4:00pm

One last time before summer, introduce your little ones to song, dance, and Jewish tradition! Listen to stories and songs with Rabbi Katie and others. K ids are encouraged to come in their pajamas to say good-bye to Shabbat. S nacks will be provided.

Reconstructing Judaism Juicy Tidbits


Read Reconstructing Judaism's Statement on the tragic shooting in Poway, CA, which resulted in the death of Lori Gilbert Kay and injury of three others. Learn more here.

RRC Grad Rabbi Elliott Tepperman is doing inspirational social action work at his synagogue B'nai Keshet in Montclair, NJ. Learn more about his perspective and program here

Learn more about what's going on in the movement in their monthly newsletter
Social Action Corner  
  • Highlight from the Spark! Calendar:
    Just a Sip: A Taste of Disability Justice
    Sat May 25 6:00pm | Manny's, 3092 16th St, SF 
    "Just a Sip" is a taste of Alex Locust's workshop "Spill the Disabili-Tea" - a community building experience centered around disability justice. Whether talking about disability is all too familiar or feels completely foreign, join us for "Just a Sip" to hear personal stories from Alex, a self-proclaimed "Glamputee" as Manny interviews him about his experiences advocating for disability justice in the Bay Area. Alex will share about the basic tenants of the disability justice framework (proposed by Sins Invalid) and provide a sampling of his workshop exercises. Learn more and RSVP here!
  • Get more news and events at Spark!, our Social Action Website
  • Still need to register for Spark? Email assistant@orshalom.org  and Ezra will get you started!
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