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

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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• 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
February 10 - 16, 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, February 15, 2019
Candlelighting 5:13 pm
Minhah, Kabbalat Shabbat
& Ma'ariv
   5:13 pm
SATURDAY, February 16, 2019
Shaharit at 9:00 am
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat Tetzaveh
Exodus 27:20 - 30:10
This week's Haftarah:
Ezekiel 43:10 - 43:27
Shabbat Ends
6:08 pm
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127 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
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