Traditional, Egalitarian & Participatory Conservative Synagogue
127 East 82nd St, New York, NY 10028  |  Tel: 212.452.2310
Scott N. Bolton, Rabbi  |  Diane Okrent, President
a Conservative synagogue on the upper east side of nyc

Executive Director

Helene Santo, Executive Director
Helene Santo, Executive Director
Tel.: 212.452.2310, Ext. 14

Helene joined Congregation Or Zarua as Executive Director after 13 years with the Academy for Jewish Religion, a rabbinical and cantorial school now located in Yonkers, New York. As Director of Operations, Helene managed the academic records and financial operations of the Academy, along with the website, the physical facility and the computer network.

Helene grew up in a Conservative family in St. Louis, where she was active in Jewish youth groups and synagogue activities. After earning a BA in Spanish from Drake University, she received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

In 1981, she moved to 82nd Street on the Upper East Side to begin a 16-year career at Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), where she had credit and lending responsibility for various industries.

Since Congregation Or Zarua did not exist in the early 1980s, she moved to Brooklyn and joined Park Slope Jewish Center. At PSJC, a small, participatory, egalitarian Conservative congregation, she has served on the Board, tutored children for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and led Junior Congregation and Teen Torah for many years. She met her husband, Matthew Eilenberg, at Park Slope Jewish Center and together they have raised three children, two sons and a daughter. She and her beagle, Maxwell, are a therapy dog team with the Good Dog Foundation.

• Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - Fasting, Praying, Planting, and Walking Through the Rain
     Masekhet Ta'anit: 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
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Service Times
May 12 - 18, 2019
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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Our Morning Minyan is
open to the Community
365 days per year!
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019
Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat
& Ma'ariv
   6:30 pm Candlelighting 7:50 pm
SATURDAY, May 18, 2019
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat Emor
Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23
This week's Haftarah:
Ezekiel 44:15 - 44:31
Shabbat Ends
8:49 pm
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127 East 82nd Street
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