Welcome to Or Ami

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Welcome to Or Ami

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Monthly Newsletter

Each month, Or Ami publishes numerous newsletters

Ha-Chodesh June 2014: Hebrew for "This Month", Ha-Chodesh can be printed, for your convenience, and kept for future reference.  

Illuminating News: Our weekly eNewsletter for up-to-the-moment happenings. 

Divray Or Ami: Our quarterly bulletin.

 

Blessing the Children

Place your hands on the child's head and say:

 

For a boy:

Y'sim-cha Eh-lo-him k'Ephra'im v'chi-M'nasheh.

May God inspire you to live in the tradition of

Ephraim and Menasheh.

 

For a girl:

Y'si-meich Eh-lo-him k'Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v'Lei-ah.

May God inspire you to live like Sarah,

Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah.


For both boys and girls:

Y'va-reh-ch'cha Adonai v'yish-m'reh-cha.

Ya-eir Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha vi-chu-neh-ka.

Yisa Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha v'ya-seim l'cha sha-lom.

May God bless you and keep you.

May God's light shine upon you, and may God be gracious to you.

May you feel God's Presence within you always, and may you find peace.


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Mission Statement

At Or Ami, People Matter!

We are a Jewish Reform Congregation.  Or Ami is home to a warm and welcoming, innovative, musical Jewish community.  We deepen relationships with each other, while immersing in Torah, Israel and the Source of All Life.  We travel together down Jewish paths which inspire our hearts and souls, and transform us to seek justice and nurture compassion in the world.

Our Values: Innovation/Chiddish, Accessibility of Clergy/ Aseh L’cha Rav, Joy/ Simcha, Openness/Petichut, Caring Community/ Henaynu, Life-long Learning/ Talmud Torah, Social Justice/Tikun Olam, Ethical and Financial Responsibility/ Tzedek.

  • Innovation/Chiddish: We delight in continuing opportunities to renew and transform our community, our traditions, our programs and ourselves.
  • Accessibility of Clergy/Aseh L’cha Rav: We connect with clergy who are genuine, ethical, open and available.
  • Joy/Simcha: We celebrate life through word and song because we believe that life is filled with blessing.
  • Openness/Petichut: We create a community where there is a free exchange of ideas and where we courageously talk about the difficult truths in life. We seek the participation and insights of all members of our community.
  • Caring Community/Henaynu: We are “there” for people through their joyous moments and their sad times. As an inclusive community, we welcome Jewish individuals, families, and couples. Our members are young and old; able-bodied and have special needs; single, couples, divorced and blended families; of various genders and orientations; multicultural/multiethnic; whole to broken; and struggling to wealthy.
  • Life-long Learning/Talmud Torah: From birth through burial, we grapple together with Jewish texts, traditions and mitzvot to illuminate our lives and touch our souls.
  • Social Justice/Tikun Olam: We pursue justice, compassion, truth and peace, actively transforming our world.
  • Ethical and Financial Responsibility/Tzedek: We treat each other ethically. We care for our environment. We honor the tzedakah entrusted to us and apply it responsibly.

Upcoming Events

17Oct
10.17.2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Language
17Oct
10.17.2017 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Earthquake Drill
17Oct
10.17.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Officers Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
Livestream High Holy Day Services
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Watch Services Online

Worship with us from the comfort of your home. Find strength in prayer while in your hospital room or convalescent home. Connect spiritually while away. Services live streamed twice monthly. Our calendar lists times of live streamed services.


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Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


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Social Justice

Our community is actively involved with social action, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.


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Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.


OurBlog

Rabbi Kipnes' Blog

Our Rabbi explores Jewish spirituality on the journey through life. Delve into refreshing perspectives on Judaism, contemporary issues and Congregation Or Ami. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.


Newsletter

Or Ami News

Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community this week and this month. 


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Tree of Life, Yahrzeit Memorial and Noah's Ark

Honor and remember your loved ones. Our Tree of Life celebrates simchas (joyous times). Our Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques remember loved ones. Our Noah's Ark honors or remembers beloved pets.

Upcoming Events

17Oct
10.17.2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Language
17Oct
10.17.2017 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Earthquake Drill
17Oct
10.17.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Officers Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class