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

Music at Or Zarua

Shiru laShem Shir Hadash!

Musicality Workshop - March 3 Session
Ashrey (meditative)
Chemdat Yamim
Carlebach Wedding tune
Yismechu v'Malkhutkha
Lekha Dodi
Multipurpose Niggun
At Or Zarua, our prayer services and Torah reading are led by a variety of congregants across a spectrum of musical abilities. Sufficient motivation, desire and competence to help conduct our lay-led services, rather than any specific level of musical talent, are the criteria of our service leadership. Nevertheless, we are continuously striving to enhance the musicality and spirituality of our already wonderful participatory services. We aspire to cultivate as many capable service leaders as possible, but also to inspire their fellow congregants to experience the religious and aesthetic satisfaction that attends musically pleasing tefilah (prayer).
Toward the ends of ever greater ruah (spirit) and kavvanah (focus) in our tefilah, we have endeavored to imbue our prayer services with increasing musical richness and diversity, by employing a broad range of liturgical melodies and styles. Over the past several years, Joey Weisenberg -- Or Zarua's 2010-11 musician-in-residence -- has led a series of singing modules dedicated to particular components of the Shabbat and holiday liturgy, including the Kabbalat Shabbat, Musaf and Hallel services. Through our music sessions, Joey has taught us both old and new nigunim that have been incorporated into our prayer services. Those spirited melodies have enriched and enlivened our tefilah from week to week, and are now emblems of our heightened ruah. For those congregants who prefer the polish of a trained voice, we have enjoyed the beautiful singing of our cantorial intern, Jonathan Angress, who this year has led services on a monthly basis.
Beyond tefilah, enthusiastic singing has been a hallmark of our communal Shabbat meals, when zemirot bring together the voices of adults and children. Or Zarua's own homegrown klezmer band similarly lends liveliness and joy to various communal events. We also have sought to bring cutting-edge Jewish music into our midst through periodic concerts in our acoustically favored sanctuary, including recent events featuring Chaim Dovid's rousing neo-Carlebach tunes, Weisenberg's meditative and variegated nigunim, and Angress's medieval-style Jewish madrigals.
The enjoyment of music and singing at Or Zarua is recurring and pervasive -- please join us as we "sing a new song to the Lord" throughout the year.

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Mizmor Shir l'Yom haShabbat
Yismach Moshe - Modzhitz
End of Ashrey
Torah Service
Etz Hayyim Hee
Al Keyn Nekaveh from Aleynu

Anim Zmirot - Version 1 (Od Yishama tune)

Anim Zmirot - Version 2

Eyn Keloheynu

L'ma'an Achay v'Reyay

Musaf Amidah

Musaf Kedushah - First Half

Musaf Kedushah - Second Half

Kedushah Niggun - Twerski
Sim Shalom

Yis'm'chu v'Mal'khutkha

Eliyahu HaNavi
March - Mordechai ben Dovid
Kane Street Synagogue Niggun

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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
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