Welcome to Or Ami

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Welcome to Or Ami

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Our History

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Congregation Or Ami ("Light of My People") was founded in January, 1997 as a group of families came together to create a traditional Reform Jewish congregation to service the west San Fernando and Conejo Valleys and surrounding communities. Or Ami’s vision is that “People Matter!”  The congregation strives to be a light for its families and community and to create a warm, friendly and supportive environment.  As a young congregation, one of the exciting pleasures is to share "first-time" events and to enjoy the evolution of those events as they grow with our community.

  • Or Ami formed with Doug Cotler as Cantor (1997)
  • Or Ami hires Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein (1997)
  • Or Ami opens its first religious school class (Sept. 1997)
  • Rabbi Paul J. Kipnes becomes Or Ami's first full-time spiritual leader (July 1998)
  • Or Ami dedicates its first combined sanctuary/office space (Sept. 2003)
  • Or Ami’s first Israel trip (2006)
  • Or Ami innovates with social media use (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, streaming services through Internet) (2009)
  • Or Ami wins URJ Technology award for innovative use of the Internet (2011)
  • Rabbi Julia Weisz is consecrated as our 2nd rabbi (Oct. 2011)

Upcoming Events

20Nov
11.20.2017 - 11.24.2017
LVUSD Thanksgiving holiday
21Nov
21Nov
11.21.2017 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
23Nov
22Nov
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

20Nov
11.20.2017 - 11.24.2017
LVUSD Thanksgiving holiday
21Nov
21Nov
11.21.2017 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
23Nov
22Nov