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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  |  Marc D. Ashley, 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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Call 212.452.2310 to set up a meeting or to ask questions.
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Rabbi
Scott Bolton
Executive Director
Helene Santo
Education Director
Sigal Hirsch
Membership
Andrew Plevin
  • Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton

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    For the Sake of the Community: The Talmudic Backstory of
        Tikkun Olam - "Repairing the World"

    Chapter 4 of Masekhet Gittin
    Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm (no class on April 27, or May 4, 11, and 25)
    Special Date: There will be class on Thursday, May 5

    No previous Talmud study, nor knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic, is required.
    More information on O"Z's Talmud Class

  • 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.

  • 2016 Annual Meeting

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    "Tar Beach" Picnic Dinner on the Roof
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 / Dinner begins at 6:30 pm
    The meeting will include important Congregational voting, so please make every effort to attend!
    If you can't attend in person, please make certain to sign and send in the Proxy Card that was mailed to you.
    Sign up online by Thursday, May 19  or Call 212-452-2310, Ext. 39.

  • Lag Ba'Omer

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    Klezmer, a Taste of Torah, and Desserts!
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:30 pm
    Join us for a musical and mystical Lag B'Omer.
    Music by the klezmer group Too Many Davids.
    There is no charge, but please email Deborah Wenger if you plan to attend.

  • Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot

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    Your God is My God; Your People is My People
    Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 9:15 pm after Ma'ariv
    Join us as fellow Congregants relate their journeys of becoming Jewish: what moves them, what resonates. Our discussion will explore personal commitments and touch on our own relationships with God, the Jewish People, and our community.
    Complete list of events

  • Oral Law Seminar - Jewish Conceptions of the Afterlife

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    Four Sundays at 10:00 am: May 1, 15, and 22; and June 5
    In this year's Oral Law Seminar we will examine Jewish sources and perspectives on the afterlife.
    No prior knowledge is required; everyone is encouraged to attend.
    Registration is not required.
    More information on the 2016 Oral Law Seminar

  • Or Zarua Gallery Exhibit:

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    Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
    In the O"Z Gallery
    The art of Jewish illustrator and political satirist Arthur Szyk, a Polish Jew who escaped Europe in the wake of the Holocaust and emigrated to the U.S. in December 1940 - called "the greatest 20th century master illuminator" - is the new presentation in the O"Z Gallery. The featured speaker at the exhibition's opening on Sunday, May 15, is Irvin Ungar, author, curator, and president of the Arthur Szyk Society.
    Complete list of events

  • 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.

  • Meet Rabbi Scott N. Bolton

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    Or Zarua's Rabbi

  • Exploring the Siddur:


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    History, Meaning and Commentaries on the Jewish Prayerbook
    Study the siddur with Rabbi Scott Bolton
    Explore the meaning & experience of prayer, and the rituals & laws of prayer.
    Thursday mornings at 8:30 am following morning minyan

    Complete list of events

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Israel News and Ways to Help
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
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.
Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot
Your God is My God; Your People is My People
Saturday, June 11, at 9:15 pm
Join us on Shavu'ot as fellow Congregants relate their journeys of becoming Jewish: what moves them, what resonates. Our discussion will explore personal commitments and touch on our own relationships with God, the Jewish People, and our community.
Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk
In the Or Zarua Gallery
Jewish illustrator, artist, and political satirist Arthur Szyk, a Polish Jew who escaped Europe in the wake of the Holocaust and emigrated to the U.S. in December 1940 - called "the greatest 20th century master illuminator" - is the new presentation in the O"Z Gallery.
O"Z - G'milut Hasadim
Or Zarua members volunteered at the Vinegar Factory on Christmas Eve to pack up and deliver donated food for those in need. Our collection of food and tzedakah for the New York Common Pantry and other nonprofits continues year round.
Two ways to help:
Bring food donations to O"Z
Help stock the pantry.
Email for information.
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Rabbi Bolton's Talmud Class: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
• Exploring the Siddur with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays at 8:30 am
Details and complete list of events
Service Times
May 22 - 28, 2016
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!
Remember to
COUNT the OMER!
April 23 - June 10, 2016
CHART with brachot
SHABBAT:
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016
Candlelighting 8:00 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, May 28, 2016
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat Behar
   Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2
This week's Haftarah:
Jeremiah 32:6 - 32:27
Shabbat Ends
9:05 pm
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