Virtual Programming

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Upcoming Events

May 31

Soup Kitchen | 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Our Soup Kitchen offers so much to guests and volunteers alike, yet we need volunteers to continue these good deeds every month. Spend a few hours helping to feed and provide basic clothing and toiletry items to 75-80 very appreciative folks in need. All COVID-19 precautions will be followed. Are you available to fulfill this mitzvah? If so, please contact Dorianne Villani at 757-617-8624 or

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June 3

What Have We Learned?

Anti-Racism Course with Rabbi Roz

Racism, White Privilege and How to be an Anti-Racist:
An Ohef Sholom Temple Exploration of Ourselves
Join Rabbi Roz for a year-long reading and discussion course for 2020-2021:
Thursdays, 7 – 8:15 pm

Please join Rabbi Roz Thursday, June 3 at 7 pm – What have we learned?
In advance, each of us will submit to me, what you have learned from this series. I will compile a sheet for us to review and discuss – without names attributed to the pieces. 

Find the reading materials and more at

June 8

Finding Happiness | 7:00 pm

Join us for a three part series on “Finding Happiness” with Rabbi Roz, Cantor Jen, and Author Janice Kaplan. This event is brought to OST through the UJFT and the Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Jewish Book Festival, held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council.

For more info call 757-625-4295 or email Nina Kruger at

June 19

Havdalah Hootenanny | 7:00 pm

On the third Saturday of the month from 7-9 pm, join Jeanne and Bob Zentz on Zoom for a “Zing-along,” or bring your own song, read a poem, tell a story, play an instrument, share some pictures… whatever you like! Everyone takes a turn and participates as they wish, in the style of good ol’ community singing and sharing.

All ages and all folks are welcome!

Zoom Link:

Love Thy Neighbor
A New Initiative Supporting Our Community
Through COVID-19

During this time of isolation, if you are sitting on your couch wishing you could do something to help others, we have a solution! Isaiah 32:17 teaches, “The work of tzedakah shall bring peace.” To help meet our community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OST Caring Committee has established the Love Thy Neighbor program. To learn more about this initiative and volunteer effort, or to see how you can help, click the button below.

Every Other Tuesday | 9:00 pm
OST D’Bar Torah via Zoom

For young adults, ages 21-42. Please join us for our first virtual D’Bar Torah. Eliot Weinstein and Nina Kruger invite you to grab a beverage and join them on Zoom for Torah study and adult conversation. To join D’Bar Torah, email Nina for the Zoom link and password.

Did you miss any of Rabbi Roz’s Lunch & Learn Series? Watch every episode on our YouTube Channel!

Click the button to watch Rabbi Roz’s special Lunch & Learn series of study and discussion on how Judaism can help us navigate life in the times of the coronavirus. Topics are based on Jewish texts and commentaries and will include (in no particular order):
  • Self-care and personal relationships
  • The needs of the individual vs. the community
  • Business ethics
  • Jewish rituals and practice
  • Middot (Jewish character traits)
  • Life cycle observance 

Don’t forget to join the Ohef Sholom Friends group page on Facebook, where congregants can stay connected with one another on social media!

Stay Connected With Us on Social Media!

Though Ohef Sholom Temple’s doors are physically closed during the current coronavirus pandemic, we are working to stay spiritually and virtually connected with our OST family.

OST Wants to Know:
How are you are staying grounded to your Judaism (and sanity) during this time of self-quarantine? Whether it be through prayer, humor, games, creative videos, how-to videos, crafting, cooking, story time, mitzvah, etc., please share it via social media with the hashtag #OSTconnect. And most importantly, remember that we’re all in this together, and together we will get through this!