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

Hevra Kadisha

The Hevra Kadisha performs all traditional functions of a Hevra Kadisha at a time of loss. Hevra members guide and comfort, and provide services for, the mourner through all aspects of the funeral, burial and mourning process, and provide kindness to the departed by serving as shomrim, watching over the body and reciting psalms until burial, by performing the tahara (ritual cleansing and purifying), and by dressing the person in takhrikhim (shrouds) for burial. It is a great comfort to the mourners to know that their loved one is cared for by the Or Zarua community.
Members of the Hevra prepare the Se'udat Havra'ah - the first meal for the mourners upon return from the cemetery - provide low chairs for shiva, and provide the daily shiva minyanim with siddurs, kippot, and tallitot. The Hevra also educates and informs the community about Jewish laws, beliefs, and practices surrounding the end of life; it maintains on-line information about its services and Jewish law and tradition as well as references to support services during sickness or mourning.
Any congregant who would be interested in joining in any capacity is welcome; not all members perform all tasks and each person's role is tailored to his or her comfort level. In addition, there are study sessions as well as a yearly Zayin Adar dinner, held on the yahrzeit of Moses.
Click here to see a detailed guide on the subject of mourning and the Hevra Kadisha's activities.
In the event of a death, please contact the synagogue's office at 212.452.2310 so that Rabbi Bolton can be informed immediately. Press Extension 14 for the Executive Director or Extension 12 for Deborah Wenger, the Rabbi's assistant.
• 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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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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