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


The Or Zarua library, located on the fourth floor of our building, fulfills the three functions which define a synagogue: Beit Midrash, a house of study; Beith K'nesset, a community space; and Beit Tefilah, a house of prayer. Every week our Library is the site of a variety of educational activities and study sessions; meetings of the synagogue's committees; and youth and other religious services.

The lending and reference books number in the hundreds, arranged in two sections: Hebrew religious texts, such as several editions of the Talmud, siddurim (prayerbooks), chumashim (Torah), mikra'ot gedolot and perushim (Torah with commentary), and various halakhic (legal) texts, such as the Shulkhan Arukh and Mishneh Torah; and books in English having Jewish content and interest, including Jewish history, the Holocaust, the history of the State of Israel, theological works, and novels and fiction with Jewish themes.
The Library is currently available during regular synagogue hours. If there is sufficient interest, the Library can be opened on regularly scheduled hours, staffed by a librarian, for browsing, borrowing, and consultation.
When Congregants borrow books they are requested to enter information in the signout book located on the computer table. A computer catalogue is in the process of being created. Specific titles or sections of the Library's holdings are frequently highlighted in the Or Zarua newsletter.
Please contact the synagogue office if you want more information or if you wish to make a donation. An internship program may be established for teenagers interested in working in the Library.
• 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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This week at O"Z
Service Times
April 14 - 20, 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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   to starting time, if any
Our Morning Minyan is
open to the Community
365 days per year!
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019
Erev Pesah - First Seder
Candlelighting 7:21 pm
Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat
& Ma'ariv will not be held
SATURDAY, April 20, 2019
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
from Parashat Bo
Shemot 12:21 - 12:51
This week's Haftarah:
Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27
Congregational 2nd Seder
8:30 pm
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127 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
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