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, May 24, Shabbat  

Minhah/Ma’ariv, 6:30 pm
Candlelighting, 7:57 pm

Behar

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Shaharit, 9:00 am

Shabbat ends, 8:59 pm

After nightfall Lag b’Omer begins

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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See you on Shabbat morning for a special, Israeli-themed sit-down Kiddush in the Round! Bourekas, kebabs, hummus, oh my! You won’t want to miss it! Click the link in our bio to let us know if you’re coming! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #shabbatkiddush #celebrateshabbat #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #israelifood
See you on Shabbat morning for a special, Israeli-themed sit-down Kiddush in the Round! Bourekas, kebabs, hummus, oh my! You won’t want to miss it! Click the link in our bio to let us know if you’re coming! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #kiddush #shabbatkiddush #celebrateshabbat #kiddushintheround #kiddushlunch #israelifood
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We are proud to be a community partner for Noa in Concert with Gil Dor and Ruslan Sirota: A Celebration of Israel at 76! 
Join us at The Temple Emanue-El Streicker Center as we welcome Achinoam Nini – the internationally acclaimed singer known simply as Noa – who has been celebrating Israel in song for three decades. Her unique fusion of 1960s folk sounds with her Yemenite roots and the jazz beats of her musical partner, Gil Dor, reflects the essence of multicultural Israel. They will be joined by special guest Ruslan Sirota, a Grammy-winning jazz pianist. Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #amyisraelchai #yomhazikaron #yomhaatzmaut #israel #westandwithisrael #weloveisrael #celebrateisrael #israeliindependenceday
We are proud to be a community partner for Noa in Concert with Gil Dor and Ruslan Sirota: A Celebration of Israel at 76! Join us at The Temple Emanue-El Streicker Center as we welcome Achinoam Nini – the internationally acclaimed singer known simply as Noa – who has been celebrating Israel in song for three decades. Her unique fusion of 1960s folk sounds with her Yemenite roots and the jazz beats of her musical partner, Gil Dor, reflects the essence of multicultural Israel. They will be joined by special guest Ruslan Sirota, a Grammy-winning jazz pianist. Click the link in our bio for more information and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #amyisraelchai #yomhazikaron #yomhaatzmaut #israel #westandwithisrael #weloveisrael #celebrateisrael #israeliindependenceday
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Join us Friday night at 6:30 for a very special Kabbalat Shabbat, led by our students! Celebrate and honor our children after a wonderful year of Jewish learning and living this year. Show our students how much we value their commitment to Jewish education by showing up for services. It’s a special treat to hear our students lead, so don’t miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #hebrewschool #jewisheducation #shabbathayeled #kabbalatshabbat
Join us Friday night at 6:30 for a very special Kabbalat Shabbat, led by our students! Celebrate and honor our children after a wonderful year of Jewish learning and living this year. Show our students how much we value their commitment to Jewish education by showing up for services. It’s a special treat to hear our students lead, so don’t miss it! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #hebrewschool #jewisheducation #shabbathayeled #kabbalatshabbat
2 weeks ago
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We’re BACK! Shalom Sing-Along will be meeting for a 5-class spring mini-mester beginning this Wednesday, May 8! Sing, dance and have a ball with stories, scarves, puppets and more. Little ones will learn simple Hebrew and Jewish values. Learn more and sign up in the link in our bio. Sign up for all 5 classes for a 20% discount.
We’re BACK! Shalom Sing-Along will be meeting for a 5-class spring mini-mester beginning this Wednesday, May 8! Sing, dance and have a ball with stories, scarves, puppets and more. Little ones will learn simple Hebrew and Jewish values. Learn more and sign up in the link in our bio. Sign up for all 5 classes for a 20% discount.
2 weeks ago
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Join us this Shabbat as we honor our dear friend, Marc Ashley, for his diverse contributions to our community. We’ll have a full Shabbaton with Professor Marc Shapiro will deliver four fascinating lectures over the course of Shabbat on the theme of “Torah and Truth: Navigating the Tension.” Click the link in our bio to learn more about the events, about Prof. Shapiro, and to sign up!
#orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #scholarlyshabbaton #scholarinresidence #jewishlearning #torah #learningtorah #shabbat #shabbaton
Join us this Shabbat as we honor our dear friend, Marc Ashley, for his diverse contributions to our community. We’ll have a full Shabbaton with Professor Marc Shapiro will deliver four fascinating lectures over the course of Shabbat on the theme of “Torah and Truth: Navigating the Tension.” Click the link in our bio to learn more about the events, about Prof. Shapiro, and to sign up! #orzarua #uessynagogue #conservativesynagogue #traditionalsynagogue #egalitariansynagogue #scholarlyshabbaton #scholarinresidence #jewishlearning #torah #learningtorah #shabbat #shabbaton
3 weeks ago
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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
1 month 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
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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!
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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 months ago
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