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Lech Lecha

27 Oct 2017 | 0 comments

Finding Yourself Many books have been written to help people find themselves. There are various methods suggested and different exercises offered all with the goal of assisting people with understanding who they are and they are here to accomplish. If you are not the reading type you can try traveling to a distant land in […]

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Believe in People

19 Oct 2017 | 0 comments

There is a popular graffiti artist who tags his work as BiP or Believe in People. You can see some of his work around New Haven. In this week’s Torah portion, G-d painted the sky with a tremendous rainbow. There was a great flood which nearly destroyed all of the world. Most of humanity living […]

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Shabbat mornings at The Orchard Street Shul

16 Jun 2017 | 0 comments

Services are held every Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM at The Orchard Street Shul! Join us in our renovated, historic building for meaningful prayer, beautiful melodies old and new, and reading of the Torah during morning services.  Afterwards, we offer delicious kiddush, usually with cholent!

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Shavuot Services

29 May 2017 | 0 comments

Join us for Shavuot festival services on Wednesday and Thursday this week at 9:30 AM each morning. The book of Ruth is read on the second day, which also has the yizkor service. Special dairy kiddush follows services. Come celebrate the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel and commemorate the traditional anniversary of the […]

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Kabbalat Shabbat, Sushi & Shots, and Shabbat services

03 May 2017 | 0 comments

Shabbat schedule for May 5/6th, 2017 – 10th of Iyyar, 5777 (Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim): Friday 7:00 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by Sushi & Shots Shabbat 9:30 AM – Shabbat services followed by Kiddush

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Orchard Street Shul Gala Reception and Concert

03 May 2017 | 0 comments

Eventbrite link to reserve tickets Orchard Street Shul’s Gala Reception and Concert will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 2:30 PM and will feature a concert by the critically acclaimed Andy Statman Trio. Statman performs his distinctive, unconstrained meditations on jazz, klezmer, bluegrass and the human soul with bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist […]

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Pesach – Shabbat and final festival days

14 Apr 2017 | 0 comments

Shabbat schedule for April 15th, 2017 – 19th of Nisan, 5777 (Shabbat Pesach): 9:30 AM Shabbat morning services followed by kiddush – yes, really, we’ll have some tasty Pesach food! No, that’s not a joke! 🙂 Torah Portion: Exodus 12:21 – 12:51 & Numbers 28:16 – 28:25 Haftarah: Joshua 5:2 – 6:1 Last days of […]

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OSS Community Passover Seder

28 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, April 10, 2017 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Enjoy the holiday of freedom at an inspirational Passover Seder, led by Rabbi Mendy Hecht, complete with handmade Shmura Matzah, four cups of wine and a gourmet dinner. Discover the Haggadah’s timeless messages and relevance, all in a warm community setting. RSVP required Open to entire […]

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OSS World Travel Series: Curacao

26 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Sunday, April 02, 2017 6 PM – 8 PM Dreaming of far off places? World Traveler David Aron brings you to the tropical island of Curacao. This island paradise, tucked away in the southern Caribbean, features crystal clear beaches, picturesque Dutch architecture and the oldest active Jewish community and synagogue in the Western Hemisphere Topics […]

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Shabbat and Purim Schedule

10 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Shabbat and Purim schedule for Congregation Beth Israel, The Orchard Street Shul Shabbat, Mar. 11th, 2017 – 13th of Adar, 5777 9:30 AM Shabbat morning services (parashat Tetsaveh, Shabbat Zachor) followed by kiddush 7:00 PM Evening service (Maariv) with reading of Megillat Esther Sunday, Mar. 12th, 2017 – 14th of Adar, 5777 11:30 AM Hamentashen […]

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