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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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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:
TALMUD CLASS
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.
READING TORAH
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.
CHANTING HAFTARAH
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.
CONTEXT PROGRAM
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.
HEVRUTA
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:
• 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.
• IDF Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber: Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:30 pm
• Scholarly Shabbat in Honor of Yom Ha'Atzma'ut - Prof. Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University: Saturday, April 29, 2017
• Lag b'Omer - Havdallah, Music, and Zohar Study: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 pm af
• Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 8:00 pm / Dinner on the roof at 6:30 pm
• Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot - Our Meaningful Megillot: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8:30 pm after 8:00 pm Ma'ariv
Details and complete list of events
This week at O"Z
Service Times
April 23 - 29, 2017
Morning Minyan:
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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   to starting time, if any
Our Morning Minyan is
open to the Community
365 days per year!
Remember to
COUNT the OMER!
April 11 - May 29, 2017
CHART with brachot
SHABBAT:
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017
Candlelighting 7:31 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm
Followed by:
Family Shabbat Dinner 6:30 pm
for those signed up
SATURDAY, April 29, 2017
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashiyot Tazria-Metzora
   Leviticus 12:1 - 15:33
This week's Haftarah:
II Kings 7:3 - 7:20
Shabbat Ends
8:36 pm
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127 East 82nd Street
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