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Welcome to Congregation Ohev Shalom!

We have a Jewish home for you—spiritual, social, and joyfully engaged with the wider community. Our fully egalitarian, vibrant Conservative congregation offers inspirational worship and innovative programs that connect us to the beauty and power of the Jewish experience, enabling our members to cultivate a relationship to Judaism that is meaningful and relevant to their lives.

We have a Jewish home-away-from-home for your children. Ohev Shalom’s national-award-winning Religious School and Youth programs deeply engage children and teens and help them to develop lasting Jewish identities. An array of experiences for children from infants through high school seniors teach them about and connect them to their Jewish heritage—and to each other.

We have a diverse and active membership, enabling us to build a strong community that is welcoming, inclusive, and participatory. And at over 100 years old, we’re proud to be Orlando’s oldest synagogue. 

 

DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH

 

We warmly welcome the membership and participation of interfaith couples and families, as well as people of every ability, background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. Together, we strive to strengthen the ancient bonds of the Jewish people and to promote and protect Jewish continuity. 


Our synagogue building, built in 2011, is fully ADA compliant and accessible to all. A hearing loop has been installed in the sanctuary, chapel, and ballrooms to assist those with hearing loss. Please do not hesitate to contact the office and let us know if you or a family member needs accommodations in order to fully participate in synagogue life.

 

OUR MISSION


Congregation Ohev Shalom, Greater Orlando’s original synagogue, serves the spiritual needs of our community as the go-to Jewish institution. We are a traditional, innovative, and fully egalitarian congregation, engaging people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive community of lifelong learning.

 

OUR VISION

  • We aspire to be a resource for Jewish life in Central Florida.
  • We endeavor to create opportunities to engage in Jewish spirituality, learning, culture, and community.
  • We strive to be a safe and welcoming home for the already rich and constantly growing diversity within the Jewish community.
  • We work to be financially, educationally, spiritually, physically, and ideologically accessible to the broadest possible range of individuals and families.
  • We seek to embody the values and principles of Judaism and the Conservative Movement, including preserving our sacred traditions while embracing an ever-changing world.
  • We commit to the preservation of the State of Israel’s independence and security and to support Israel’s efforts to live in peace with its neighbors.
  • We pursue and encourage constructive dialogue and interaction with the community at large.

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