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Welcome to OrH!

We are Or Haneshamah: Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community.
Stay awhile and check out what we have to offer! 

Or Haneshamah is a vibrant, egalitarian and inclusive Reconstructionist Jewish community with an open door, open hearts and open minds. We welcome LGBTQ+ and BIPOC peoples, interfaith and multifaith families, and anyone seeking to develop more of a relationship with Judaism or Jewish practices, regardless of personal history. If you are looking to belong or return to Jewish connection and spirituality, we encourage you to come check us out!

OrH Presents: Shabbat Camp!

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Machaneh Shabbat (Shabbat Camp) is an inclusive, family-based weekly Jewish learning adventure providing innovative and engaging Jewish education for families with children of all ages. Welcoming the participation of parents, grandparents, and younger siblings, our camp model allows us to explore Torah, prayer, Hebrew and the Jewish year through field trips, drama, art, social action, cooking, building and more! We believe that we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and taking the time to live Jewishly especially on Shabbat. This spark is the key to raising engaged and informed Jewish young people!

New this year: Machaneh Aleph (for pre-school children).

Registration is ongoing throughout the year.


Visit the Machaneh Shabbat page or contact for more information.

Our Website is Under (Re)construction!

You may notice ongoing changes in layout and content. Please be patient; we look forward to bringing you a new look for summer 2021. 

Our Community Response to the Pandemic

You can read about the congregation's response to COVID-19 here. Rest assured, we intend on returning to live services as soon as it is safe to do so. 

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Mon, May 17 2021 6 Sivan 5781