Rabbi’s Corner

Volunteer and Tzedakah Opportunities

Posted on November 6, 2019

Please take a good look to see when you can put volunteering into your schedule! Twice a month Or Zarua sends volunteers to New York Common Pantry to help serve breakfast (Tuesday) and pack and distribute food pantry packages (Wednesday).… Read More »

Israel’s Ability to Integrate

Posted on July 9, 2019

What’s so special about “Special in Uniform”? This innovative program, founded in 2008, was the answer to young men and women with special needs and disabilities in Israel who wished give back to their country, like their siblings and neighbors.… Read More »

Water Solutions

Posted on May 23, 2019

During this period of the Omer just after celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut let’s focus our learning and tzedakah action on our homeland. Today, work on water solutions in Israel is funded through the Jewish National Fund. For the good of the… Read More »

Prepare for Passover

Posted on April 9, 2019

Help Needy Jews to Prepare for Passover Please give generously to the Ma’ot Hittim fund, as many will benefit from your kindness. Make your check payable to Congregation Or Zarua and write Ma’ot Hittim Fund on the memo line. You… Read More »

Call for Tzedakah

Posted on January 1, 2019

Pittsburgh, California, Israel, Fighting Hunger Please help us respond to those in need, as a community, by donating through Chaverweb to our TZEDAKAH FUND or to my DISCRETIONARY FUND. We are currently focused on contributing to the most trustworthy funds… Read More »