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

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.

• Garden Party Membership Celebration - RSVP to Office: Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 pm
• Annual High Holiday Aseret Y'mey T'shuvah Lecture - Chancellor Arnold Eisen speaks: October 1, 2014, at 7:30 pm
• Hol haMo'ed Sukkot Kiddush with Birnana: October 11, 2014, immediately following services
• Sushi in the Sukkah - for Young Professionals: Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 6:00 pm
• Curator Talk - Michael Seymour on "Assyria to Iberia": October 14, 2014, at 7:30 pm
• ConText Class Begins: October 21, 2014
• Rabbi Bolton's Talmud Class Begins: October 22, 2014
• Rabbi Bolton's Siddur Class Begins: October 23, 2014
• New Talmud Hevruta Class Begins - Rabbi Mort Schwartz: October 27, 2014
• Or Zarua 25th Year Gala - Save the date!: November 12, 2014
• Emigration to Immigration - Barry Feldman: Sundays after 8:45 am Minyan - Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23
• Cubism and the Leonard A. Lauder Collection - Dr. Mimi Braun: December 7, 2014, at 7:30 pm
• Shabbat Dinner and Talk - Helen Nash, author of Kosher cookbooks: January 9, 2015
• Lucy Dawidowicz Lecture - Dr. Nancy Sinkoff and Frances Klagsbrun: January 22, 2015, at 7:30 pm
Details and complete list of events
Service Times
September 14 - 20, 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!
FRIDAY, September 19, 2014
Candlelighting 6:42 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm
SATURDAY, September 20, 2014
This week's Torah reading:
Parashot Nitzavim & Vayelekh
   Deuteronomy 29:9 - 31:30
This week's Haftarah:
Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9
Bat Mitzvah
Rebecca Hershkowitz
Se'udah Shlishit
for Young Professionals
7:00 pm
Shabbat Ends
7:47 pm
Sinful Desserts,
Study, and
Selihot Service
Starting at 8:00 pm
High Holiday Services 5775
Service Locations:
Congregation Or Zarua
127 E 82nd St
Wallace Hall
Park Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets
Rosh HaShanah:
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
Erev Rosh HaShanah

    O"Z only:  6:15-7:15 pm
  Candlelighting:  6:33 pm
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
First Day Rosh HaShanah
  WH:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Tashlikh, in
  Central Park:  6:00 - 6:30 pm
    OZ only:  7:00 - 8:00 pm
  Candlelighting: after 7:30 pm
Friday, Sep 26, 2014
Second Day Rosh HaShanah
  WH:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    O"Z only:  6:15 - 7:15 pm
  Candlelighting: 6:30 pm
Yom Kippur:
Friday, Oct 3, 2014
Erev Yom Kippur
  Minhah at O"Z: 1:30-1:55 pm
  Kol Nidre
    WH: 6:00-8:30 pm
  Candlelighting: 6:18 pm
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
Yom Kippur
  Shaharit thru Ne'ilah:
    WH: 9:00 am - 7:23 pm
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