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Traditional, Egalitarian & Participatory Conservative Synagogue
127 East 82nd St, New York, NY 10028  |  Tel: 212.452.2310
Scott N. Bolton, Rabbi  |  Sara Stone, President
a Conservative synagogue on the upper east side of nyc
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Or Zarua is a traditional, participatory, and egalitarian Conservative synagogue. Visit us for Shabbat services, on Yom Tov, or at our weekday morning minyan, 365 days per year!
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Rabbi
Scott Bolton
Executive Director
Helene Santo
Education Director
Sigal Hirsch
Membership
Melissa Kashan Lader
  • L'shanah tovah u'mtukah tikateyvu v'teychateymu.

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    May you be inscribed and sealed for a sweet 5778!
    High Holy Day Service Schedule
    Complete list of events

  • Annual Tshuvah Lecture: Rabbi Dr. Dov Weiss

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    Sunday, September 24, 6:00 pm
    Rabbinic Irreverence: Imagining a Repentant God
    Judaism is often described as a religion that tolerates, even celebrates, arguing with God. Unlike Christianity and Islam, it is said, Judaism endorses a tradition of protest as first expressed in the biblical stories of Abraham, Job, and Jeremiah. Less well known, however, are those Jewish texts that imagine God conceding error. Strikingly, in several of them, God even admits transgressing Torah law. In this lecture, Rabbi Weiss examines these Midrashim, and asks: Why would some Rabbis envision God as performing Tshuvah? Is God not perfect? What religious value or insight might be expressed in these radical texts? As we enter Yom Kippur, how could these images reinvigorate our own Tshuvah?
    Complete list of events

  • Sukkot

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    Meals in the Sukkah!
    Erev Sukkot I: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Catered Meal
    Erev Sukkot II: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Catered Meal
    Erev Shabbat Hol haMo'ed: Friday, October 6, 2017 - Bring Your Own Dinner
    Free lunches after Shaharit on Wednesday and Thursday - October 4 and 5
    To sign up for dinner in the sukkah click the applicable link above.

  • Lulav and Etrog Sets

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    Make sure to place your order by noon on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Standard set at $55.00
    Choice set at $65.00
    Special set at $75.00

    Place order

  • Or Zarua Gallery Exhibit

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    Or Zarua Gallery
    This exhibit showcases our Hebrew School students' learning and achievements throughout this school year.

  • Hebrew School Registration is Open!

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    For more information, visit our Or L'Atid Youth Education & Programming area, or
    contact Sigal Hirsch, Director of Youth Education & Programming,
    by Email or call 212.452.2310, Ext. 15.

  • O"Z Volunteers

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    New York Common Pantry
    Two ways to help Or Zarua support the NY Common Pantry:
        - Bring donations of canned food to O"Z on an ongoing basis
        - Volunteer to help stock the pantry on the first Wednesday morning each month.

    To sign up, or request more information, please contact Lesley Palmer.

  • Our Rabbi, Scott N. Bolton

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    Or Zarua's Rabbi

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Daily Minyan
Join us for daily minyan Mon-Fri 7:15am, Sundays 8:45am, Rosh Hodesh 7am.
There is power, joy and a great sense of calm in starting the day with daily prayers. Our sanctuary provides inspiration, and it's uplifting to make the strong move to be part of the minyan. Those who are saying kaddish rely on our community. Join us for wonderful breakfast and conversation afterwards or get to your next event of the day better prepared! Our tradition teaches that one of the pillars of the world is prayer, so please add yours at Or Zarua.
Make Kabbalat Shabbat a Priority!
Enjoy the transition from chol (the weekday) to the kedushah (holiness) of Shabbat during Minhah and Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv services. It can be truly transformative - but only if you're here to experience it!
Make the commitment to attend by signing up, even if just for one time. The current week's service time is listed at the far right side of each page of our website.
Shabbat Morning Youth Programs
Memorial Wall
Have you seen our beautiful Memorial Wall in the Or Zarua Sanctuary? For those who would like to purchase a plaque to memorialize a loved one, here's the Order Form. We'll be ordering more plaques in November, so fill out your order form now to be included!
Musicality
Song permeates Or Zarua - during prayer services, before and after meals, and at celebratory events. The spirit we generate through singing together can be enhanced through familiarity with some of the tunes we frequently use; click here to listen.
Or Zarua A Cappella
Look for the next meeting of our a cappella group, Bir'nana. Contact Aliza Kaplan if you'd like to join.
Make a Donation to an Or Zarua Fund
Or Zarua has a wide range of funds to which donations can be made. You can make a donation through your ChaverWeb account or, if you don't have a ChaverWeb account, here, to the fund or funds which interest you the most or are which are the most fitting for someone you wish to honor. Donations allow Or Zarua to perform acts of kindness - gemilut hasadim - for those in need, to increase the level of programming, and to defray the costs of various synagogue functions.
Mercaz USA - The Voice of Masorti Judaism in Israel
Stay on top of events in Israel and learn about the work of Mercaz, the Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement.
NY Common Pantry
On Shabbat Vayera, November 19, O"Z celebrated our partnership with the New York Common Pantry. The city's largest community-based food program, NY Common Pantry assists thousands of hungry New Yorkers each year. NY Common Pantry Executive Director Stephen Grimaldi will join us at the end of services to discuss the Pantry's fight against hunger and food insecurity in the city, as well as new Pantry endeavors including nutrition education.
A proud sponsor of the NY Common Pantry, Or Zarua and its congregants provide valuable financial and volunteer assistance to the Pantry:
- O"Z volunteers help out at the Pantry the first Wednesday of every month - over 40 to date!
- O"Z youth volunteer a few times each year to make bag lunches and help out at the Pantry.
- O"Z members donate food throughout the year - both staples and seasonal foods - in collection bins in the Social Hall, and
- Many O"Z donors also contribute financially.
Helping a Neighbor, Supporting Literacy
Book Drive
Or Zarua's bookdrive for our neighbor, the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, a settlement house serving families in need in East Harlem and Yorkville, has been a great success. One of the center's library rooms recently had a flood and its contents were destroyed; O"Z congregants donated children's and young adult books and large print books (for seniors) to help replace that which was lost.
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Movie: "The Women's Balcony": Monday, August 14, at 8:00 pm
• In the Belly of a Big Fish - Learning with Rabbi Bolton: Wednesday, August 16, at 7:00 pm
• Annual T'shuvah Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Dov Weiss:
     "Rabbinic Irreverence: Imagining a Repentant God": Sunday, September 24, at 6:00 pm
Details and complete list of events
This week at O"Z
Service Times
September 17 - 23, 2017
Morning Minyan:
Weekdays at 7:15 am
Musaf days at 7:00 am
Shabbat at 9:00 am
Sundays at 8:45 am
Check Calendar for changes
   to starting time, if any
Our Morning Minyan is
open to the Community
365 days per year!
SHABBAT:
SHABBAT SHUVAH
FRIDAY, September 22, 2017
Candlelighting 6:35 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm
SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat Ha'azinu
   Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52
This week's Haftarah:
Hosea 14:2 - 14:10
Shabbat Ends
7:40 pm
High Holiday Services 5778
Service Locations:
OZ:
Congregation Or Zarua
127 E 82nd St
WH:
Wallace Hall
Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets
Rosh HaShanah:
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Erev Rosh HaShanah

  Minhah/Ma'ariv
    O"Z only:  6:15-7:15 pm
  Candlelighting:  6:38 pm
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
First Day Rosh HaShanah
  Shaharit
  WH:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Tashlikh, in
  Central Park:  6:00 - 6:30 pm
  Minhah/Ma'ariv
    OZ only:  7:00 - 8:00 pm
  Candlelighting: after 7:30 pm
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Second Day Rosh HaShanah
  Shaharit
  WH:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Minhah/Ma'ariv
    O"Z only:  6:15 - 7:15 pm
  Candlelighting: 6:35 pm
Yom Kippur:
Friday, Sep 29, 2017
Erev Yom Kippur
  Minhah at O"Z: 1:30-1:55 pm
  Kol Nidre
    WH: 6:15-8:45 pm
  Candlelighting: 6:23 pm
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Yom Kippur
  Shaharit thru Ne'ilah:
    WH: 9:00 am - 7:28 pm
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