Jewish Holidays, or chagim, are observed best as a community.
Holiday morning services begin with Shaharit at 9:00 am or at 8:45 am on days with special readings.
Yizkor is recited following the Torah service on the 8th day of Sukkot and Passover and the 2nd day of Shavuot. All our welcome to remember their loved ones at these times of year. Musaf is followed by a congregational Kiddush.
Or Zarua now has a memorial wall, located on the east wall on both ends of the sanctuary. It is simple yet elegant, in keeping with the overall aesthetics of Or Zarua’s physical space. Plaques may be inscribed with both English and Hebrew names. All plaques are equal in size and prominence to comport with Or Zarua’s egalitarian ethos.
As we say each Shabbat: “Hashiveinu Hashem eilekha ve-nashuvah; chadesh yameinu k’kedem. Lord, turn us to you and we shall return; renew our days as in the past.” The memorial wall exemplifies Or Zarua’s commitment to renewing our present and developing our future through a vital connection to our past, which is a source of inspiration and guidance.
If you would like to remember your loved one with a plaque, please complete the form and return it to the office. Questions about Hebrew names can be directed to Rabbi Bolton.