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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
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Torah Reading

Although the typical synagogue has a professional Torah reader, or ba'al korey, all of the Torah reading at Or Zarua is done by its congregants. Several people will normally divide the weekly parashah (we always read the entire parashah, not just portions of it) amongst themselves and will read it on Shabbat morning.

Some of the readers learned to read Torah when they were in Jewish day schools or when preparing, in their youth, to become b'nei mitzvah. Others, having seen their fellow congregants read, have learned as adults to read in Or Zarua classes or with tutors and tapes. We're always seeking new Torah and haftarah readers and you, too, are invited to join those who already fulfill this essential role in the life of our congregation.

One of our regular Torah readers two years ago wrote "Rediscovering the Joys of Torah Reading", a short piece prompted by his first time reading Torah in more than 60 years. If you'd like to read what he's written, please click here.

If you'd like to lead services or read Torah during services, please fill out the following form:

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IMPORTANT CLASSES AND UPCOMING EVENTS:
• Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Bolton - The Passover Seder in the Talmud: 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.
• Lag b'Omer - Havdallah, Music, and Zohar Study: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 9:00 pm af
• Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 8:00 pm / Dinner on the roof at 6:30 pm
• Tikkun Leyl Shavu'ot - Our Meaningful Megillot: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8:30 pm after 8:00 pm Ma'ariv
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This week at O"Z
Service Times
May 21 - 27, 2017
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!
Remember to
COUNT the OMER!
April 11 - May 29, 2017
CHART with brachot
SHABBAT:
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017
Candlelighting 7:59 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm
SATURDAY, May 27, 2017
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat BeMidbar
   Numbers 1:1 - 4:20
This week's Haftarah:
Hosea 2:1 - 2:22
Shabbat Ends
9:04 pm
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