Welcome to Congregation Or Zarua

Join Us!

Congregation Or Zarua, now in its 35th 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, April 19, Shabbat 
Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv, 6:15 pm
Candlelighting, 7:22 pm

Friday, April 26, Shabbat 
Minhah/Ma’ariv, 6:15 pm
Candlelighting, 7:29 pm

Shabbat Metzora - HaGadol

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Shaharit, 9:00 am
Shabbat ends, 8:20 pm

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Shaharit, 8:45 am
Shabbat ends, 8:28 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

Pesah Days 1-2
Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 am
Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 am

 

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Mazal tov to Jonas, who will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah tomorrow morning. Be at services by 10 am to hear Jonas chant his Torah reading! Mazal tov to the whole Eliasson family!
#orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #barmitzvah #torahreading #mazaltov #mazeltov
Mazal tov to Jonas, who will celebrate becoming a Bar Mitzvah tomorrow morning. Be at services by 10 am to hear Jonas chant his Torah reading! Mazal tov to the whole Eliasson family! #orzarua #uessynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #barmitzvah #torahreading #mazaltov #mazeltov
3 days ago
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Join OZ and the Boltons for Seder! Make your first night Seder with us, with all the traditional food and songs. Our theme this year is “Am Yisrael Chai: One Family Seder.” We’ll raise our Israel spirit and connect with all Am Yisrael. Click the link in our bio for registration information and to sign up!
#orzarua #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #celebratepassover #passover #passover2024 #jewishholidays #jewishcommunity #pesach #pesah #seder #firstseder #amyisraelchai
Join OZ and the Boltons for Seder! Make your first night Seder with us, with all the traditional food and songs. Our theme this year is “Am Yisrael Chai: One Family Seder.” We’ll raise our Israel spirit and connect with all Am Yisrael. Click the link in our bio for registration information and to sign up! #orzarua #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #celebratepassover #passover #passover2024 #jewishholidays #jewishcommunity #pesach #pesah #seder #firstseder #amyisraelchai
3 days ago
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2/9
There’s nowhere like the OZ roof for an eclipse viewing! With warm weather on the way, look out for events up on the roof!
There’s nowhere like the OZ roof for an eclipse viewing! With warm weather on the way, look out for events up on the roof!
There’s nowhere like the OZ roof for an eclipse viewing! With warm weather on the way, look out for events up on the roof!
1 week ago
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3/9
Love jazz? Love Israel? Well, this night is for you! We welcome jazz vocalist Rebecca Zola and two jazz musicians from Israel, Idan Morim and Almog Sharvit. The trio will perform classic jazz standards as well as some Israeli songs, and share their perspectives on the Israeli jazz community, a vibrant and growing community of musicians in transience between NYC and Israel. Dinner will be served, and a Q&A will be facilitated between Rebecca, the other musicians, and audience members. Click the link in our bio for more information and to register for dinner and the program! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #jazz #israelijazz #jewishmusic #jewishcommunity
Love jazz? Love Israel? Well, this night is for you! We welcome jazz vocalist Rebecca Zola and two jazz musicians from Israel, Idan Morim and Almog Sharvit. The trio will perform classic jazz standards as well as some Israeli songs, and share their perspectives on the Israeli jazz community, a vibrant and growing community of musicians in transience between NYC and Israel. Dinner will be served, and a Q&A will be facilitated between Rebecca, the other musicians, and audience members. Click the link in our bio for more information and to register for dinner and the program! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #jazz #israelijazz #jewishmusic #jewishcommunity
2 weeks ago
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4/9
It’s a Kiddush in the Round you won’t want to miss! Join us as we celebrate @shermanfabes and @nomsishmakes as they embark on their next chapter in NC! Services begin at 9 am, and youth Shabbat programs will meet at 11. After services, stick around for a delicious, sit-down lunch!
Shabbat shalom!
It’s a Kiddush in the Round you won’t want to miss! Join us as we celebrate @shermanfabes and @nomsishmakes as they embark on their next chapter in NC! Services begin at 9 am, and youth Shabbat programs will meet at 11. After services, stick around for a delicious, sit-down lunch! Shabbat shalom!
3 weeks ago
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5/9
Tonight’s the night! Our kids have been practicing for months, and the Kid’s Purim Spiel is finally here! Yashar Koach to our writer and director @zig.zag.nyc  and to our amazing cast! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #jewishholidays #purimspiel #kidspurimspiel #megillah #megillatesther #ifnotfortoday
Tonight’s the night! Our kids have been practicing for months, and the Kid’s Purim Spiel is finally here! Yashar Koach to our writer and director @zig.zag.nyc  and to our amazing cast! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #jewishholidays #purimspiel #kidspurimspiel #megillah #megillatesther #ifnotfortoday
Tonight’s the night! Our kids have been practicing for months, and the Kid’s Purim Spiel is finally here! Yashar Koach to our writer and director @zig.zag.nyc  and to our amazing cast! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #jewishholidays #purimspiel #kidspurimspiel #megillah #megillatesther #ifnotfortoday
Tonight’s the night! Our kids have been practicing for months, and the Kid’s Purim Spiel is finally here! Yashar Koach to our writer and director @zig.zag.nyc and to our amazing cast! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #jewishholidays #purimspiel #kidspurimspiel #megillah #megillatesther #ifnotfortoday
4 weeks ago
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6/9
Purim starts on Saturday night! Get your costumes ready to come and celebrate with us. It’s going to be a great time! Click the link in our bio for the full schedule and to register.
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #purim2024 #jewishholidays #celebratejewishholidays #chagsameach #chagpurim #costumetime #megillah #spiel #purimspiel
Purim starts on Saturday night! Get your costumes ready to come and celebrate with us. It’s going to be a great time! Click the link in our bio for the full schedule and to register.
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #purim2024 #jewishholidays #celebratejewishholidays #chagsameach #chagpurim #costumetime #megillah #spiel #purimspiel
Purim starts on Saturday night! Get your costumes ready to come and celebrate with us. It’s going to be a great time! Click the link in our bio for the full schedule and to register.
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #purim2024 #jewishholidays #celebratejewishholidays #chagsameach #chagpurim #costumetime #megillah #spiel #purimspiel
Purim starts on Saturday night! Get your costumes ready to come and celebrate with us. It’s going to be a great time! Click the link in our bio for the full schedule and to register. #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #celebratepurim #purim #purim2024 #jewishholidays #celebratejewishholidays #chagsameach #chagpurim #costumetime #megillah #spiel #purimspiel
4 weeks ago
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7/9
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
Rabbi Bolton led memorial prayers at the NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL SITE yesterday and finished with these words: May the field of slaughter at which we say kaddish and call upon God of Mercy be the soil we till in order to grow the Jewish People’s determination to fulfill the Divine Promise that the we will thrive in Zion, the Modern State of Israel and always be a light to nations. #bringthemhome #ozlovesisrael #westandwithisrael #amyisraelchai
1 month ago
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8/9
Rabbi Bolton is in Israel! As he begins his mission with JNF, hear about his experience, and what’s he’s learned about Israeli agriculture, particularly post-October 7.
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #zionist #zionistsynagogue #missiontoisrael #ozlovesisrael #weloveisrael #bringthemhome #israeliagriculture
Rabbi Bolton is in Israel! As he begins his mission with JNF, hear about his experience, and what’s he’s learned about Israeli agriculture, particularly post-October 7. #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #zionist #zionistsynagogue #missiontoisrael #ozlovesisrael #weloveisrael #bringthemhome #israeliagriculture
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