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

Our Rabbi

Rabbi Scott N. Bolton
Shalom and Welcome!
Thank you for visiting our website and connecting with Congregation Or Zarua. Our synagogue is about participation, tradition, and connecting Judaism and modern life. We endeavor to experience our tradition and engage in intellectual and cultural pursuits. Together, we fulfill Jewish hopes of creating joy, gaining perspective and partnering with God to mend brokenness in the world.
I invite you to come and meet with me personally so that we can get to know each other. Please be in touch with me directly at By way of introduction, allow me to share that I have had the privilege of learning at both the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, where I was ordained; at the Davidson School of Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary where I was a post-rabbinic fellow in the educational Leadership Training Institute; and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I am passionate about living Jewishly, cultivating a life of intellect, body and spirit in the framework of our tradition. I would love to hear what Judaism means to you and to be there when you need a rabbi, a teacher or a caring guide.
While at American University, before my rabbinical training, I studied Communications Theory and Criminal Justice. In addition to my experience as a rabbi, I worked in marketing, communications and government relations for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and I owned and operated an art and design business. I welcome the opportunity to get to know your story. My wife, Rabbi Amy Bolton, and our four children are delighted to become part of the Or Zarua community along with you.
I hope you'll notice the wealth of programming we offer here at Or Zarua. Whether you are an arts person, into tikkun olam and social action, love discussing Torah on Shabbat morning or like to be inspired by musical, traditional, egalitarian t'fillah, you'll find a spot at our shul. As the new rabbi I am honored to offer classes, help guide people through the joys of life or times of sorrow, and to discover how living a Jewish life enhances our everyday experience of the world.
We seek to expand our community with your presence, and to increase serving the varied interests of our members. It's easy to get involved. Please be in touch to let me know if you saw something you want to know more about, or to just meet. I hope to see you at services, at an O"Z program or class!
Rabbi Scott N. Bolton
Rabbi Scott N. Bolton
Phone: 212.452.2310, Ext. 12
• 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
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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   to starting time, if any
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
New York, NY 10028
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