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Membership renewal is now open!   Membership runs from July 1, 2018- J une 30, 2019.

If you need assistance to complete the renewal process, simply call the office.  We would be happy to help you.  Please log into your account for ease of use!

Getting your renewal in on time helps the office tremendously!  Renew by August 10 and  receive your High Holy Day tickets in the mail.  

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

Thu 8/9 7:00 pm Voter Registration Planning Meeting
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Sat 8/11 10:00 am
Shabbat Service & Bat Mitzvah of Poppy Blatherwick
Daughter of Beth Zonderman & Robert Blatherwick
Sun 8/12 10:00 am
Free Your Words Writing Workshop
Details Below
Thu 8/16
12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn at B'nai Emunah with Rabbi Katie followed by making bag lunches for the homeless
Thu 8/16
7:00 pm
Elul Study Series
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Fri 8/17
7:00 pm
Shabbat Service and discussion about Vietnam with Judy Olasov & Bonnie Willdorf
Details Below
Sat 8/18 10:00 am
Shabbat Service & Bar Mitzvah of Leo Barash
Son of Stacy Garfinkel & Jonathan Barash
Fri 8/24 7:00 pm Friday Night Shabbat Service and Poetry with Louise Schneider
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Sun 8/26 new time Sing Shalom! in Golden Gate Park.  Come during the picnic!
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Sun 8/26 12:30 pm
Community Picnic in Golden Gate Park
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Wed 8/29
4:00 pm
First day of Bet Sefer
Voter Registration Planning Meeting
Thursday, August 9 from 7 to 9 pm

Are you concerned about the health of our democracy?  Looking for ways to make an impact in November?  Make a difference with Or Shalom as we mobilize to  register  voters in San Francisco and our neighboring districts for the November election. 
Bet Sefer Religious School
Wednesdays from 4-6pm
Bet Sefer Religious School enrollment is now open.  The first day of school is August 29 at 4pm.  If you are interested in enrolling your child this year for the first time and have questions, please feel free to contact Zehava Dahan for more information.  A full school schedule is posted on the Bet Sefer page.

High Holy Days 5779/2018

The High Holy Days are just around the corner, cl ick here to see Or Shalom's High Holy Days Schedule!

Non-members can purchase tickets here.  Please contact the office if you have any questions. 

Will you be sending your preschoolers - 5th graders to our High Holy Day Children's Programming during the main services?  If so, you can register here.  
Double Mitzvah Membership Drive

Every leaf and fruit on our Double Mitzvah tree represents an Or Shalom member reaching out to share what they love about Or Shalom. Maybe it's the music... Rabbi Katie's teachings... the book group or News Minyan... or all of those!  You can help Or Shalom grow and thrive  by signing up here to spread the word about our community. Please contact the office if you didn't receive your information packet.
Free Your Words Writing Workshop
Sunday, August 12, 10:00 am to noon
at the home of Daniel Raskin
Come to Free Your Words, a writing workshop series open to all; no experience required. We will write about religious and secular themes. 

Leave your internal critic at home and don't forget paper and pens. Daniel is at 415 641 1843 or unoturner@comcast.net.  Please contact him with any questions and to tell him you plan to attend.  Future sessions will be on:  8/12,  9/16,  10/28,  11/25,  12/30.
Elul Study Series
August 16, 21 & 30 at 7:00 pm
3rd Friday Shabbat
Friday, August 17 at 7 pm

Following a Shabbat Service, learn about the recent trip to Vietnam taken by members Judy Olasov and Bonnie Willdorf as part of a Veterans for Peace delegation, focusing on the legacies of war, Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance, and visiting My Lai on the 50th anniversary of the massacre.
4th Friday Shabbat
Friday, August 24 at 7 pm

Following a Shabbat Service, listen to member and author Louise Schneider as she reads poetry from her new book, Baby Grand.  The poems in Baby Grand both mourn and praise, and weave these twin impulses into haunting beauty.  

Or Shalom Community Picnic
Sunday, August 26 @ 12:30-3:30 pm
Marx Meadow, Golden Gate Park
between 25th and 30th Ave along JFK Drive

We're looking forward to seeing you at Or Shalom's annual end-of-summer picnic! Please join us for lunch, music, sports, and companionship. Once again, we'll have a massive tug-of-war, so prepare to pull, strain, and possibly fall down. 
Please bring:
* Side dish or dessert to share. We'll provide the main course!
* Something to sit on - blankets, folding chairs
* Balls, frisbees, games, musical instruments
* Jackets and sweaters (it's summer in SF)
* Guests! Introduce your friends to our community.

Or Shalom T-Shirts are Back (and Front)!

Did you miss the opportunity to rep Or Shalom at the Women's March? We have them back in stock! With Or Shalom's name and logo on the front and "Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue" (Deut. 16:20) in English, Hebrew and transliteration, these women's and men's S,M,L and XL T-shirts go for only $15.  

Social Action Corner  
  • Highlight from the Spark! Calendar: 
    District 2 Supervisor Debate 
    Tues 8/14 6:30PM | Gallery 308, 2 Marina Blvd, SF
    In November 2018, the residents of District 2, which includes the Presidio, Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Anza Vista, Laurel Heights, Jordan Park, the Lake Street corridor, Sea Cliff and parts of Russian Hill, will be electing a new supervisor. Learn more about the major players in local San Francisco politics and make your voice heard before the election, learn more here!
  • Get more news and events at Spark!
  • Still need to register for Spark? Email assistant@orshalom.org  and Ezra will get you started!

Barbara Bernstein & John Tibbetts In Memory Of Stuart Bernstein and In Honor Of Rabbi Katie, Rabbi Me'irah, David Cohen-Tzedek, and Chesed Committee / Karen Staller & Hugh Molesworth / Marta Espinosa / Betty Carmack In Honor Of Deborah and Dave Frangquist's 50th Anniversary / Rebecca Lazarus / Deborah Gavrin Frangquist / Gary Hauser / Robin Roth / Al & Patricia Mizrahi / Debbie Benrubi In Memory Of Nathan Olasov / Carol Small & Ernie Jensen / Jody Reiss / Claudia and Alan Silverman In Honor Of the Bravo! Silverman Fund


Or Shalom sends condolences to Barbara Bernstein and John Tibbetts upon the passing of Barbara's father, Stuart Bernstein.
Make an Announcement to Or Shalom

Thinking about submitting an event for inclusion in the Or Shalom weekly email? We'd love to hear from you.
Please submit announcements 3 weeks in advance, with the appropriate RSVP information.  All non-official OS programs must meet the following criteria:
  • Doesn't conflict with an OS event 
  • Specifically relevant to the OS community
  • Has official OS  approval
All postings may be edited for content, format and/or length by office staff or volunteers.  For more information about getting an event listed, please contact Administrator Lillian Markind at admin@orshalom.org .

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625 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA 94132