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

Pledge a Donation to Or Zarua

Congregation Or Zarua's dues remain at the low end of the range charged by other congregations in our area. Our relatively low dues insure access to the Congregation by a diverse membership. Please note, however, that your dues cover only approximately 40% of our cost of operations; contributions and donations provide the rest! Donations to the various funds described below help us go from adequate to excellent. Please consider contributing to our Synagogue's funds in an area which interests you!
If you have to take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA this year, you can avoid paying any taxes on the distribution by having the custodian of your IRA make a direct payment to Congregation Or Zarua. This can be in the form of a straight contribution, or you can pre-pay your dues for future years.
Please type in the dollar amount or amounts you wish to pledge, below, and then fill in your name and contact information and click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. The Synagogue office will send you a statement which you can send back with your payment.
Thank You!
General Fund/Kol Nidre Appeal Pledge Amount:   
Defrays the operating costs of the Synagogue not covered by dues.
Hesed Fund Pledge Amount:   
Distributes money to organizations in New York, the rest of the United States, and in Israel. Also supports the Monday Night Pizza Meals served weekly by O"Z congregants to residents of the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter's residence in our neighborhood; and sponsors many programs, including a night of Israeli food, song and dancing for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House on East 73rd Street; and various donation drives.
Hebrew School Fund Pledge Amount:   
Supports Youth and Family programs offered at the Synagogue.
Hevra Kadisha Fund Pledge Amount:   
Helps support the services offered by the Or Zarua Hevra Kadisha, including condolence meals delivered to the homes of mourners.
Kiddush Fund Pledge Amount:   
Helps defray the costs of food and drink provided at Kiddush on Shabbat and on Yom Tov. To sponsor a specific Kiddush, please contact the office by email at or by telephone at 212.452.2310, Ext 12.
Library Fund Pledge Amount:   
Used to purchase books for the Or Zarua library. Appropriate book plates are placed in the books purchased.
Ma'ot Hittim Fund Pledge Amount:   
Raises money each year before Pesah to make certain that Jews without adequate resources will be able to enjoy the holiday.
Minyan Fund Pledge Amount:   
Helps defray the cost of the light breakfast served after minyan on weekdays and the traditional breakfast served after minyan on Sundays.
Music Fund Pledge Amount:   
Enables us to expand the musical offerings at Or Zarua.
Purim Fund Pledge Amount:   
Helps to cover the costs of the annual Or Zarua Purim Spiel and the feast served afterwards.
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund Pledge Amount:   
This fund is used by Rabbi Bolton at his discretion. The funds are often used to support charitable organizations.
Scholar in Residence Fund Pledge Amount:   
This fund enables us to bring esteemed scholars to Or Zarua, not only for a Scholar in Residence Shabbat, but also for Shabbat meals and the annual Lucy Dawidowicz Memorial Lecture.
Shabbat Meal Fund Pledge Amount:   
This fund allows us to charge reasonable rates for Congregational Shabbat meals. To sponsor a specific Shabbat meal, please contact the office at or by telephone at 212.452.2310, Ext 12.
Special Purpose Fund Pledge Amount:   
Allows Congregants to donate funds so that the Congregation can purchase important items such as ritual objects.
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(Dollar amounts of donations are NOT listed in the newsletter.)
• 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
Check Calendar for changes
   to starting time, if any
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
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