O"Z offers an extensive variety of educational programs, including interesting, expert speakers on all aspects of Jewish life: religion, culture, history and language. Some address us in the course of Sabbath services, sone as stand-alone events. All are well worth your while.
Regularly offered classes include:
This popular weekly class for adults enlightens our understanding and focuses on a new topic annually, delving into Talmudic meanings and ramifications. No prior formal Jewish education or knowledge of Hebrew is required.
These classes, offered based on interest, provide an opportunity for Congregants above the age of bar or bat mitzvah to learn Torah trope with the goal of being able to read Torah during services.
This class, offered based on interest, teaches Congregants the tropes necessary to read Haftarah during services.
EXPLORING THE SIDDUR: HISTORY, MEANING AND COMMENTARIES ON THE JEWISH PRAYERBOOK
An exploration of our siddur - the liturgy, the practice of prayer, the meaning we make of the prayer experience and the commentaries that shed light on the contents of our most often used Jewish book.
Text study. Active questioning. Community building. Personal enrichment. Adult Jewish learning. Welcome to Context, a two-year intensive and innovative program in association with Jewish Theological Seminary.
A two-year course teaching the vocabulary and technical expertise to dissect a page of Talmud.
ORAL LAW SEMINAR
This class meets each year on four Sunday mornings between Pesah and Shavu'ot.
LUCY DAWIDOWICZ LECTURE
Annual lecture celebrating Congregation Or Zarua's birthday. Speakers have included Professors David Roskies, Ruth Wisse, and Sharon Lieberman Mintz. The lecture series is named in memory of Lucy Dawidowicz, noted author and early member of Or Zarua.
RECORDED TALKS AND CLASSES
Links to a treasure trove of recordings of lectures, and past and current classes, at Or Zarua
IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
Details and complete list of events
Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - The Passover Seder in the Talmud: Wednesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Weekly Siddur Class with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays from 8:40 - 9:40 am, in the Library following minyan.
Zayin Adar Dinner and Program: Shiva - in Reel Life and Real Life: Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 6:30 pm
Drawing is a Form of Prayer - The Art of Mark Podwal: Current Exhibit in the Or Zarua Gallery
This week at O"Z
March 26 - April 1, 2017
Weekdays at 7:15 am
Musaf days at 7:00 am
Shabbat at 9:00 am
Sundays at 8:45 am
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FRIDAY, March 31, 2017
Candlelighting 7:02 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:00 pm
SATURDAY, April 1, 2017
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26
This week's Haftarah:
Isaiah 43:21 - 44:23