There are many ways to become involved with the Or Zarua community and we hope you find it enjoyable and fulfilling to take part in our many clubs and activities. We welcome every member to join in the diverse array of events and wonderful happenings at Congregation Or Zarua. Our community wholeheartedly invites you to Connect!!
AUTHOR SPEAKS SERIES
Guest authors discuss their recently published works.
Book selections on Jewish subjects and content include fiction and nonfiction, both classic and newly published works. Held every six weeks on Sunday evenings in the Or Zarua Library.
A full Shabbat experience starting with Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service and ending with the Saturday evening Havdalah service. During the Shabbaton, come pray, eat, study, and join with us as we focus on
a particular subject with a prominent guest expert. Mealtimes include Friday Night Dinner, Shabbat Lunch and Seudah Shlishit, the ritual third meal of Shabbat.
FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS
Bring the whole family for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service for families followed by a festive meal with singing and merriment. Children's activities provided.
MONDAY NIGHT MEAL DISTRIBUTION
Become one of the OZ volunteers who serve pasta the last two Monday nights each month at the Neighborhood Coalition Shelter Residence. Spend an hour a month and make someone happy, and you as well!
Join with fellow Congregants on Erev Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to glean and pack food contributed by neighborhood caterers for distribution to adults and children in need of help throughout the city.
The Hevra Kadisha performs all traditional functions of a Hevra
Kadisha at a time of loss. Hevra members guide, comfort and provide services for the mourner through all aspects of the funeral, burial and mourning process.
Meet new and long-standing members of the congregation at various times of the year to kibitz, get to know one another, and share news and viewpoints. Congregants commonly host member receptions in their homes or at arranged venues.
Find out and keep up-to-date with what's happening at Or Zarua by checking out our website, www.orzarua.org. All current and future events
and synagogue activities are posted. For any questions, call the
office at: 212.452.2310.