Welcome to Or Ami

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Welcome to Or Ami

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Our Leadership

Executive Board

Board 1 President Hedi Gross Board 2 Board 3 Board 4 Board 5Cantor Doug Cotler

The officers of Or Ami meet monthly, before the Board Meeting to prioritize the issues that will come before the Board of Directors and to delegate and assign responsibilities for matters not requiring Board approval.

Officers

  • Fred Gruber - President
  • Kevin Palm – Vice President
  • Karin Pofsky - Vice President
  • Richard Rutkin - Vice President
  • Sharon Weiss - Vice President
  • Linda Blumenthal - Secretary
  • Alan Kazden - CFO

 

Ex Officio

  • Rabbi Paul Kipnes
  • Rabbi Julia Weisz
  • Cantor Doug Cotler
  • Gary Kaplan – Immediate Past President
  • Craig Steinhauer – Advisor to the President
  • Maya Weiss – President of LOMPTY

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets monthly, on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. All interested congregants are encouraged to attend the meetings and participate in the decision-making process that directs our future. Check the Calendar for specific dates. Additionally, Or Ami functions smoothly because of the volunteer efforts of a great many people. Some of them step into leadership roles as Committee Chairs, Project leaders or Directors. 

  • Rachel Dashevsky
  • Michelle Finkelstein
  • Sid Goldberg
  • Kerri Graver
  • Dianne Gubin
  • Steve Harrison
  • Lesli Kraut
  • Randy Levine
  • Susan Lotwin
  • David Melnick
  • Rachel Paul
  • Steve Rifkin
  • Illana Springer
  • Craig Steinhauer

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