The traditional morning Shaharit service is held every weekday at 7:15 am (see exceptions noted below). Services last approximately 40 minutes, except on Mondays and Thursdays, when the Torah is read, making services on those days 15 minutes longer. If you’ve never davened the morning service before or have never put on tefillin, don’t worry – there are always “Minyanaires” eager to help out. We’re especially pleased to be able to provide a setting where mourners who might otherwise not have a place to go can attend morning services to say Kaddish for their loved ones.
Anyone seeking a place to daven or say kaddish is welcome at Or Zarua’s morning minyan.
If you’d like to join us, please check the monthly calendar or call the office the day before to verify the starting time, as there are days when the service starts at 7:00 am instead of 7:15 am because of additional content (such as Musaf on Rosh Hodesh). After davening, there’s a light breakfast of juice, coffee, bagels, and coffee cake in the first floor Social Hall.
Shaharit is held at 8:45 am on Sundays and on some secular holidays (Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, etc.), with breakfast following.
If you’d like to sign up for regular minyan attendance or even for just a few dates, please email Sheldon Adler, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that your name can be added to the minyan schedule.