Worship and Torah Service: Saturdays @ 10:00 am

We are located at 9898 West 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas


Purim Service, March 23rd, 10 a.m.

We will be observing Purim with the Megillah (scroll) reading with sound effects!  Watch Megillah 101 (95 seconds).

Featuring special guest speaker, JB Bernstein, on the topic of The Salvation of Israel, commensurate with the Purim theme of deliverance from destruction.


All events take place at Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue unless otherwise stated 


Reservations accepted for the 2019 Free Film Series presented by Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. For more information go to mchekc.org/filmseries2019. Two films remain in the series, shown one per month.

Lunch & Learn series: Spectrum of Responsibility is a five-week course. Dr. Shelly Cline, historian of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education will teach a different focus each week on the experiences of the following: Jewish victims, other victims, bystanders, collaborators, and perpetrators. This event is each Wednesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. beginning March 6. Registration is required, the course cost is $50, but you must bring your own lunch (and encouraged to bring a vegetarian lunch). Desserts and drinks are provided. The location is the Multi-Activity Room of the Jewish Community Campus. Register at mchekc.org/lunchandlearn or by phone (913) 327-8194.

40 Days for Life stand up for the unborn: This campaign is a peaceful, prayerful witness for life, asking G-d to intervene on behalf of the unborn, and especially for the grace of closing this abortion facility in Overland Park. Volunteer prayer warriors are asked simply to stand and pray in front of this abortion mill anytime from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 6th through Sunday, April 14th. Or HaOlam has dedicated the whole day of Tuesday, April 2. However, if that day doesn’t work for an individual, you are certainly welcomed and encouraged to attend when it’s convenient for you. The sign-up sheet is on the literature table in the foyer.  

Please mark your calendars and join us:   

  • Mar. 14, 19: The new film Patterns of Evidence: The Moses  Controversy will be in theaters across the U.S. for 3 days only
  • Mar. 24: Purim celebration (see details on right →)
  • Mar. 28: Shakharit-Tefillin (Morning Prayer) Service, 6:30 a.m.
  • Mar. 31: Men’s meeting 
  • Apr. 13: Ryan Karp, special guest Shabbat speaker https://www.chosenpeople.com/site/ryan-jessica-karp/
  • Apr. 19-27 Pesakh
  • Note: Marriage seminar in May has been canceled.
  • June 8: Kokeb Gadamu, special guest Shavuot speaker  http://app.kehilanews.com/house-of-israel-international-ministry-him

  • Ongoing through next January: Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Free; regular museum hours. Go to nelson-atkins.org for details on the special events in March. (new listing)

Israel Trip next year? Purim 2020 will be the 25th Anniversary of Or HaOlam!  We would like to do a celebratory Israel tour that summer.   If you are even tentatively interested, please email Lori at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know the month from June to August, 2020, that would work best for you.  Cost is about $4000+.   If there are 20 people, we will go!  


Bless Israel – Volunteer with HaYovel: HaYovel seeks to fulfill the scripture in Yeshayahu 6:24-5 “They [Israel] will rebuild the ancient ruins. They will restore former desolations. They will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. Strangers will stand and shepherd your flocks, children of foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers.”  HaYovel has 9 different projects for volunteers from the Nations to serve Israeli farmers, as described above, at different times of the year, differing budgets, and differing lengths of stay. For details: https://www.hayovel.com/get-involved/volunteer


Purim Celebration

Sunday, March 24th

2:30-6:30 p.m. 

A Time to Rejoice ... and dress up in a Purim costume! Be a Queen Esther, the King, or Mordekhi look-a-likes! Bring your kids, grandkids, and neighbor kids to join the fun.  Enter the Chili contest to win a prize! And don’t forget the Hamantaschen! (See Purim recipes on our recipe page under Education.) Don’t have time to bake? No hassle, just pick some up from Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s and bring. You can even order them on the Internet!  

  • 2:30-4:00 – Carnival Games in the Foyer!! Coloring & Crafts Fun for the whole family! Gift shop open.
  • 3:30-4:00 – Chili Judging (have your entry submitted by 3:00 p.m.)
  • 4:00-4:30 – Costume Parade (prizes for best costume) 
  • 4:30-5:00 – Purim songs and dance
  • 5:00-5:30 – Purim Schpiel Puppets
  • 5:30-6:30 – Let's eat! What to Bring.
  • 6:30 p.m. – To complete your party experience, everyone helps in cleanup to keep our home beautiful.

Annual Purim Chili Contest: 

Cook your best chili recipe at home and bring it hot in a crock pot. Must be made fresh from scratch. Chili will be judged on aroma, appearance, texture, taste and aftertaste. Prize will be awarded for the winning entry.  Contest Entry Form.

About Or HaOlam


Or HaOlam teaches Jewish life in the Messiah of Israel. We are part of a world-wide movement of Jewish Congregations and people of all ethnic groups who follow Yeshua (Jesus) in the context of Jewish lifestyle and identity. We meet weekly every Saturday morning at 10 am.


The Vision of Or HaOlam:

Working to bring Jewish people, and those grafted in, to their covenantal identity in Messiah.  Implies: 1.) Salvation through the Atonement of the Messiah; personal faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Yeshua; it's all about the King  2.) Covenantal identity of Jewish people, not replacement  3.) Restoration to Torah lifestyle  4.) Restoration/survival of the nation of Israel. (Covenantal identity, so Jewish believers don't assimilate.  Romans 11:15 "For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean?  It will be life from the dead!)

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Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue is an affiliate of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues and a member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.     MJAA



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