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

Who We Are

At the Heart of Or Zarua

Now in its 30th year, Congregation Or Zarua has distinguished itself as a vibrant, traditional, egalitarian, and fully participatory urban synagogue. Our congregation, led by Rabbi Scott Bolton, is centered on three fundamentals of Judaism: Torah (study and practice), Avodah (religious worship), and Gemilut Hasadim (doing good deeds). While traditional and authentic in our prayer, Torah study and religious observance, we are an egalitarian Conservative synagogue, offering men and women equality in all aspects of religious worship, participation and leadership. Founded in 1989 by Rabbi Harlan J. Wechsler and a group of visionary lay leaders, Or Zarua is a welcoming, intimate, caring and spiritual community that strives to create traditional, joyous and authentic Jewish life in a multi-generational setting, eager to extend its love of Judaism and Jewish learning through study, prayer, varied programming, support of the State of Israel, and the pursuit of acts of kindness within and beyond our community.

Meet Our Rabbi

We know you will enjoy meeting our congregation and getting to know Rabbi Scott Bolton. Rabbi Bolton is a scholar and a teacher, well versed in Talmud, Midrash and philosophy, and passionate about Israel and modern Israeli culture. Warm and outgoing, our Rabbi is a person of faith, approachable and accessible, intellectually curious, enthusiastic and affable. Rabbi Bolton invites you to call and meet with him to discuss your membership questions at 212-452-2310.

We Invite You to
Learn, Pray, Participate, & Connect

The Or Zarua community warmly invites you and your family to join us at services and events to learn more about us. Our staff and Board members also are pleased to speak with you-call the office to set up a convenient time. We can be reached at 212-452-2310 or by email. We also invite you to explore our website to discover the myriad activities, classes and happenings at our synagogue. You'll find news and service times right on our homepage, as well as more in-depth information. See you there!
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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
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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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
Telephone 212.452.2310
Fax 212.452.2103
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