Welcome to Congregation Or Zarua

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Congregation Or Zarua, now in its 32nd year, creates joyous Jewish life in a multi-generational, egalitarian, traditional and full-participatory setting. Or Zarua is intimate and caring, and welcomes people – regardless of their knowledge or previous level of involvement in Jewish life. OZ creates community through study, prayer and a variety of programming led by the rabbi and congregants. We also engage in the pursuit of acts of kindness (hesed) within and beyond our congregation and in support of the State of Israel.

Service Times

Friday Night

Friday, March 1, Shabbat 
Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv, 5:30 pm
Candlelighting, 5:29 pm

Shabbat Ki Tisa

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Shaharit, 9:00 am
Shabbat ends, 6:26 pm

Morning Minyan

Sunday, 8:45 am
Monday, 7:15 am
Tuesday, 7:15 am (Zoom)
Wednesday, 7:15 am
Thursday, 7:15 am
Friday, 7:15 am

Upcoming Events

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Head over to Craft + Carry tomorrow evening for a little Torah, and plenty of whatever is on tap! Socialize with friends and enjoy some learning with Rabbi Bolton. Hope to see you there! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #torahontap #craftbeer #lchaim #microbrew #jewishlearning #jewishcommunity
Head over to Craft + Carry tomorrow evening for a little Torah, and plenty of whatever is on tap! Socialize with friends and enjoy some learning with Rabbi Bolton. Hope to see you there! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #torahontap #craftbeer #lchaim #microbrew #jewishlearning #jewishcommunity
19 hours ago
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What are you doing for Shabbat dinner? Chinese food, anyone? Join us for services at 5:30 and then for dinner! No better way to welcome Shabbat than with your family and your OZ family! Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up!
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #shabbatdinner #chinesefoodshabbbat #welcomeshabbat #celebrateshabbat #kabbalatshabbat #jewishholidays #jewishcommunity
What are you doing for Shabbat dinner? Chinese food, anyone? Join us for services at 5:30 and then for dinner! No better way to welcome Shabbat than with your family and your OZ family! Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #shabbatdinner #chinesefoodshabbbat #welcomeshabbat #celebrateshabbat #kabbalatshabbat #jewishholidays #jewishcommunity
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Mazal tov to Isaac, who celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah this morning! Mazal tov to the whole Posner family!
#orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #barmitzvah #torahreading #mazaltov #mazeltov
Mazal tov to Isaac, who celebrated becoming a Bar Mitzvah this morning! Mazal tov to the whole Posner family! #orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #barmitzvah #torahreading #mazaltov #mazeltov
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If you’ve been wondering “What IS Kiddush in the Round???”, let us explain! Every Shabbat, we hold Shabbat morning services, including Shaharit, Torah reading, musaf, a Torah discussion and a dvar Torah from Rabbi Bolton. Following services, we have a light Kiddush, where you can enjoy a nosh or light lunch while mingling, before heading to the park or home for a Shabbat nap. Once each month, we have Kiddush in the Round, a full, sit-down Shabbat lunch, with food from a different caterer each month. It’s a great opportunity to spend more time on Shabbat with friends from OZ, or to get to know the community if you’re new to the shul. All are welcome for services and lunch, but we ask for RSVPs to be sure to have plenty of food, and plenty of seats! Click the link in our bio for info on our February KIR (this Shabbat) and for information on how to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #jewishcommunity #celebrateshabbat #shabbat #shabbatlunch
If you’ve been wondering “What IS Kiddush in the Round???”, let us explain! Every Shabbat, we hold Shabbat morning services, including Shaharit, Torah reading, musaf, a Torah discussion and a dvar Torah from Rabbi Bolton. Following services, we have a light Kiddush, where you can enjoy a nosh or light lunch while mingling, before heading to the park or home for a Shabbat nap. Once each month, we have Kiddush in the Round, a full, sit-down Shabbat lunch, with food from a different caterer each month. It’s a great opportunity to spend more time on Shabbat with friends from OZ, or to get to know the community if you’re new to the shul. All are welcome for services and lunch, but we ask for RSVPs to be sure to have plenty of food, and plenty of seats! Click the link in our bio for info on our February KIR (this Shabbat) and for information on how to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #jewishcommunity #celebrateshabbat #shabbat #shabbatlunch
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It’s that time again- Kiddush in the Round! Join us for services, with a guest speaker all the way from Israel, Jay Shofet. After services, enjoy a sit-down lunch! Kids’ programs will meet at 11 am. Jay will speak again towards the end of Kiddush. Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #jewishcommunity #celebrateshabbat #shabbat #shabbatlunch #spni #israel #israelinature #JayShofet
It’s that time again- Kiddush in the Round! Join us for services, with a guest speaker all the way from Israel, Jay Shofet. After services, enjoy a sit-down lunch! Kids’ programs will meet at 11 am. Jay will speak again towards the end of Kiddush. Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #jewishcommunity #celebrateshabbat #shabbat #shabbatlunch #spni #israel #israelinature #JayShofet
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Mazal tov to Frida, who will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah tomorrow morning. Be at services by 10 am to hear Frida chant the Ten Commandments. Mazal tov to the whole Bornas family!
#orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #batmitzvah #torahreading #tencommandments #mazaltov #mazeltov
Mazal tov to Frida, who will celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah tomorrow morning. Be at services by 10 am to hear Frida chant the Ten Commandments. Mazal tov to the whole Bornas family! #orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #batmitzvah #torahreading #tencommandments #mazaltov #mazeltov
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Continue the OZ 35th birthday celebrations on Wednesday at our annual Lucy S. Dawidowicz lecture. Dr. William Plevan will explore the Hasidic roots of Buber’s philosophy of dialogue and its religious significance. We’ll explore how his teachings can inspire us to find God’s presence in our everyday lives! Click the link in our bio to learn more. #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #lucylecture #iandthou #martinbuber #jewishlearning #jewishcommunity #ozbirthday #williamplevan #jewishinspiration
Continue the OZ 35th birthday celebrations on Wednesday at our annual Lucy S. Dawidowicz lecture. Dr. William Plevan will explore the Hasidic roots of Buber’s philosophy of dialogue and its religious significance. We’ll explore how his teachings can inspire us to find God’s presence in our everyday lives! Click the link in our bio to learn more. #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #lucylecture #iandthou #martinbuber #jewishlearning #jewishcommunity #ozbirthday #williamplevan #jewishinspiration
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On this #MembershipMonday, meet Debra Ilberman Hoffman! Debra and her husband, Mark, have been members of OZ since 2014. They initially connected in through family, and they’ve made OZ home for themselves, their kids and grandkids, coming with the whole mishpacha on High Holy Days and for other celebrations at OZ. Debra relishes the prayer community and the meaningful connections made during services, at lectures and other events. What do you love about OZ? #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #uppereastside #highholydays #highholidays #jewishholidays #jewishprayer #prayer #daven #connection #jewishcommunity #support #rabbi
On this #MembershipMonday, meet Debra Ilberman Hoffman! Debra and her husband, Mark, have been members of OZ since 2014. They initially connected in through family, and they’ve made OZ home for themselves, their kids and grandkids, coming with the whole mishpacha on High Holy Days and for other celebrations at OZ. Debra relishes the prayer community and the meaningful connections made during services, at lectures and other events. What do you love about OZ? #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #uppereastside #highholydays #highholidays #jewishholidays #jewishprayer #prayer #daven #connection #jewishcommunity #support #rabbi
On this #MembershipMonday, meet Debra Ilberman Hoffman! Debra and her husband, Mark, have been members of OZ since 2014. They initially connected in through family, and they’ve made OZ home for themselves, their kids and grandkids, coming with the whole mishpacha on High Holy Days and for other celebrations at OZ. Debra relishes the prayer community and the meaningful connections made during services, at lectures and other events. What do you love about OZ? #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #uppereastside #highholydays #highholidays #jewishholidays #jewishprayer #prayer #daven #connection #jewishcommunity #support #rabbi
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Families with kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees, next Wednesday! Taste fruits native to Israel, enjoy pizza and plant some parsley for Pesah (say that 3 times fast!). Click the link in our bio for more information and how to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #orlatid #familyprogramming #kidsanfamilies #tubshevat #jewishholidays #israel #planting
Families with kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of the Trees, next Wednesday! Taste fruits native to Israel, enjoy pizza and plant some parsley for Pesah (say that 3 times fast!). Click the link in our bio for more information and how to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #orlatid #familyprogramming #kidsanfamilies #tubshevat #jewishholidays #israel #planting
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