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

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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.

• East Side Torah Learning Coalition - Pirkei Avot Sessions: 6 Thursdays - April 24 through May 29
• Oral Law Seminar - The Messiah and Messianism in Jewish Thought: 4 Sundays at 10am - May 4, 18, 25 & June 1
• Owen Pell Speaks on the Holocaust and Stolen Art: Thursday, May 1
• Exploring the Siddur with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays at 8:30 am
Details and complete list of events
Service Times
April 13 - 19, 2014
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!
Monday, April 14, 2014:
Don't eat after 10:43 am
Destroy remaining by 11:49 am
First seder: start after 7:16 pm

Tuesday, April 15
1st Day Shaharit 9:00 am
Candlelighting: 8:21 pm
Second Seder: start after 8:21

Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
2nd Day Shaharit 9:00 am
Remember to
April 15 - June 2
CHART with brachot
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014
Candlelighting 7:20 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm
SATURDAY, April 19, 2014
Shaharit at 8:45 am
Note early starting time
This week's Torah reading:
from Parashat Ki Tissa
   Exodus 33:12 - 34:26
This week's Haftarah:
Ezekiel 37:1 - 37:14
Se'udah Shlishit
Minhah begins at 7:00 pm
Lecture with Rabbi Bolton
Shabbat Ends
8:25 pm
Pesah Begins
Monday, April 14, 2014
 Shaharit &
  Siyyum Bekhorim7:00 am
 Candlelighting 7:16 pm
 First Seder
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
First Day Pesah
Second Seder
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
  Candlelighting: after 8:21 pm
  Minhah/Ma'ariv: 7:45 pm
  Followed by Congregational
 Second Seder 8:30 pm
  Counting the Omer begins
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Second Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
Yom Tov ends 8:23 pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hol HaMo'ed - 3rd Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 7:00 am
Friday, April 18, 2014
Hol HaMo'ed - 4th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 7:00 am
  Minhah, Ma'ariv: 6:15 pm
  Candlelighting: 7:20 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Shabbat Hol haMo'ed -
5th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 8:45 am
  Minhah, Se'udah Shlishit,
Ma'ariv: 7:00 pm
  Shabbat Ends: 8:25 pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hol haMo'ed - 6th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 8:45 am
Erev Seventh Day

  Candlelighting: 7:22 pm
Monday, April 21, 2014
Seventh Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
  Minhah, Ma'ariv: 7:45 pm
  Candlelighting: after 8:27 pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Eighth Day Pesah - Yizkor
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
Pesah Ends:
Tuesday night at
8:29 pm
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