Worship and Torah Service:

Saturdays @ 10:00 am
9898 West 95th Street
Overland Park, Kansas
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For prayer or inquiries please call 913-383-8448



Pre-service prayer time at 9:45 a.m. every Shabbat. Everyone who is able, is invited to join in at least one Shabbat per month. We meet in the Prayer Room located in the north wing of our synagogue.

Shabbat Service (10:00 am)

Our weekly Shabbat service consists of a mix of Jewish style song and dance and Siddur [prayerbook] worship, with the flavor and anointing of the Ruakh (Spirit) of the living and covenant keeping G-d of Israel. This is followed by a Torah service with the presentation of the scroll and a drash [exposition] from the reading of the week, and then the main message.  Contact Worship Director.

Shabbat Bring-and-Share Oneg (10 minutes after Service ends)

Oneg means "delight," and to keep the Shabbat a delight, our strategy is that we all work together so we can enjoy hospitality and fellowship, which is our purpose and goal for having oneg. By having our oneg a Bring-and-Share event (everyone who stays for Oneg brings some food to share), it will be successful and will enable our outreach and sustain growth. As a community working together we can have a delightful meal together that is restful, Biblically kosher, and hospitable.

a.) Shabbat oneg will be restful by everyone being prepared ahead of time. Please completely prepare your food contribution before Shabbat and/or before bringing it to oneg. This includes: cutting and setting it out on a serving platter, setting the dish out on the serving table just before oneg begins, and if the dish is to be served hot, bring it hot in a crock-pot and plug it in when you arrive. Let's keep it simple by not choosing dishes that require baking or boiling just before serving. Plan to bring your pot and/serving platter home to wash it. Mark them as yours. For ideas on what to bring to oneg check this out. We also have some great Shabbat recipes on our recipe page.

b.) Shabbat oneg will be Biblically kosher by following these guidelines.

c.) Shabbat oneg will be hospitable if we do this: Oneg begins 10 minutes after the service ends, allowing time for people to collect their children from Shabbat school. We wait to begin until after the Kiddush Blessings have been said. Then visitors are invited to be first in line. We should visit with newcomers before and/or after service and personally invite them to the oneg. If a visitor accepts the invitation, escort them to the head of the oneg line. Remember to be friendly and visit with newcomers in line. This is our opportunity to help them get to know others at Or HaOlam. Lastly, let's make sure there is enough for everyone by taking a modest portion. Remember the scripture "my brothers, when you gather together to eat, wait for one another. If someone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it will not result in judgment." I Cor. 11:33,34. (That sounds like an admonition to have breakfast before coming to service so one's hunger will not be out of control.) Parents: please keep your children in line with you and watch what they take.  Contact Oneg Supervisor.

Prayer and Fast (3rd Shabbat of the month) in which there is no Oneg.

We have a time congregational prayer and fasting once a month. We use intercession, combined with music and dance.

Beginner's Davidic Dance Class

Each Shabbat morning during the worship time, we have a special dance circle where beginners can learn, practice and worship.  Ages 7 and up are welcome.  We pick only beginner type dances to go with the worship music.  We are located in the foyer, outside the sanctuary where beginners can feel comfortable learning but at the same time not be so noticeable to the whole congregation.  Dancers participate in this form of learning, in preparation for the intermediate Davidic dance class.

Intermediate Davidic Dance Class

This class meets every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in the sanctuary of our synagogue.  More advanced or complicated dances are taught.  The intermediate dance class is also a practice session and pre-requisite for participants in the front dance circle for the Saturday Shabbat worship services.  Contact Dance Director.

Teerosh (New Wine)

Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. meet with us for intercession, music and dance. (learn more)

Hebrew Class

Hebrew Class are offered periodically as part of Adult Education, Beginning and Intermediate, on Saturday afternoons and the time and place is announced in our services. The classes are taught by two of our Hebrew-knowledgeable members. Cost of textbooks will be announced. Contact Hebrew Teacher.

Or HaOlam Youth Program

Or HaOlam Youth meets once a week, currently during the morning service message time or just after the service, during the lunch time. Our purpose is fellowship, study of the scripture, and worship of Yeshua. We meet in the Youth Room in the north wing of our synagogue.  Contact Youth Leader.

Shakharit Service

Held once a month, at 6:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. This is for both men and women interested in learning-by-doing a more traditional, albeit Messianic, shakharit-tefillin service. We are using the Ben Gigi's Introduction to Hebrew Prayer Siddur as our format. Bring your tefillin if you have them. We meet in the synagogue sanctuary. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women's Khavurah

Women's Khavurah meets every 2nd Sunday of the month, at the synagogue.  The time is announced in our services and our bulletin.  Contact Women's Khavurah Leader.

Men's Khavurah

Men's Khavurah meets every first and third Sunday of the month. The meeting place is announced in our services and our bulletin. Contact Men's Khavurah Leader.

Khavurah (Home Care Groups)

We encourage the intimacy and accountability that comes only with close association with your fellow congregants. Each group can differ on which evening they meet and how often during the month. For additional information please check the back literature table at the shul.

Tithes and offerings can be given through the Donate button below or mailing checks to P.O. Box 12503, Overland Park, KS 66282.  

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