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

Daily Minyan

Join us for contemplative daily prayer and enjoy breakfast after minyan.
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The traditional morning Shaharit service is held every weekday at 7:15am (exceptions to the starting time are discussed below) and lasts approximately 40 minutes, with the Torah being read on Mondays and Thursdays (making services on those days 15 minutes longer). If you've never davened the morning service before or have never put on tefillin, don't worry - there are always "Minyanaires" eager to help out. We're especially pleased to be able to provide a setting where mourners who might otherwise not have a place to go - whether members of Or Zarua or not - can attend morning services to say Kaddish for their loved ones.

Anyone from the community seeking a place to daven is welcome at Or Zarua's morning minyan!

The Or Zarua morning minyan is characterized by somewhat slow and very serious prayer. We have regular daveners who have come to us as a result of being frustrated by the lightening speed at which shaharit is davened at most morning minyanim. Further, each O"Z service ends with a short d'var Torah, giving us all the opportunity to learn together before dispersing to our respective destinations.

If you'd like to come it's always a good idea to check the monthly calendar or to call the office the day before just to verify the starting time, as there are days when, because of additional content (such as Musaf during Rosh Hodesh), the service starts at 7:00 am instead of 7:15 am. After davening there's a small breakfast of juice, coffee, bagels, and pastries in the first floor Social Hall.

Shaharit is also held at 8:45 am on Sundays and on some secular holidays (Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, etc.), with an extra special breakfast - and often special activities - following! These activities are sometimes held in the synagogue - such as our annual Blood Drive or Dorot holiday package deliveries to the elderly - and are sometimes trips, like museum tours or our skiing day trip. Check the events listing for details.

If you'd like to sign up for regular minyan attendance or even for just a few dates, please call Sheldon Adler at 212-735-2136, or send an email to, so that your name can be added to the minyan schedule.

• 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
Details and complete list of events
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
Check Calendar for changes
   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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