Traditional, Egalitarian & Participatory Conservative Synagogue
127 East 82nd St, New York, NY 10028  |  Tel: 212.452.2310
Scott N. Bolton, Rabbi  |  Diane Okrent, President
a Conservative synagogue on the upper east side of nyc
Or Zarua is a traditional, participatory, and egalitarian Conservative synagogue. Visit us for Shabbat services, on Yom Tov, or at our weekday morning minyan, 365 days per year!
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Scott Bolton
Executive Director
Helene Santo
Education Director
Ilana Burgess
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  • Or Zarua Gallery Exhibit:


    "Additional Meanings - The Art of Summantics"
    In the Or Zarua Social Hall
    Artist Karen Shaw explores the intersection of visual imagery, allusive words, and numeric systems.
    Complete list of events

  • Oral Law Seminar - Though He May Tarry:
    Messianism in Jewish Thought


    Four Sundays between Pesah and Shavu'ot - May 4, 18, 25, and June 1 at 10:00 am
    In this year's Oral Law Seminar we will examine Jewish sources and perspectives on the messiah and messianism.
    No prior knowledge is required; everyone is encouraged to attend.
    Registration is not required.

  • Hebrew School


    Grades K through Teen
    Contact Ilana Burgess, Youth Education Director,
    by Email or call 212.452.2310, Ext. 15.

  • Meet Rabbi Scott N. Bolton


    Or Zarua's Rabbi

  • Exploring the Siddur:


    History, Meaning and Commentaries on the Jewish Prayerbook
    Study the siddur with Rabbi Scott Bolton
    Explore the meaning & experience of prayer, and the rituals & laws of prayer.
    Thursday mornings at 8:30 am following morning minyan.

    Complete list of events

Learn, Pray, Participate, Connect
Song permeates Or Zarua - during prayer services, before and after meals, and at celebratory events. The spirit we generate through singing together can be enhanced through familiarity with some of the tunes we frequently use; click here to listen.
Saturday, April 5 and May 3
After Kiddush
Open sessions for all to join!
Or Zarua A Capella
Contact Aliza Kaplan if you'd like to join Bir'nanah, Or Zarua's a capella group.
Kabbalat Shabbat
Enjoy the transition from the work week to the beauty of Shabbat by attending Minhah and Kabbalat Shabbat services. The experience can be truly transformative - but only if you're present!
Make the commitment to attend by signing up, even if just for one time.
Shabbat Morning Youth Programs
Upcoming Guest Speakers at O"Z
Mark your calendars!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Is It Ever Too Late? Should We Still Be Fighting About Holocaust-Looted Art?
Owen Pell, Esq., a partner in the firm of White & Case LLP, is a world renowned expert on the issue of Holocaust art. Mr. Pell will be in conversation with Rabbi Scott Bolton on the topic of art stolen during the Holocaust.
4 Sundays between Passover and Shavuo't
May 4, 18, 25 & June 1
Though He May Tarry: Messianism in Jewish Thought
Marc Ashley teaches and leads discussion on Jewish sources and perspectives on this sometimes controversial topic.
• East Side Torah Learning Coalition - Pirkei Avot Sessions: 6 Thursdays - April 24 through May 29
• Oral Law Seminar - The Messiah and Messianism in Jewish Thought: 4 Sundays at 10am - May 4, 18, 25 & June 1
• Owen Pell Speaks on the Holocaust and Stolen Art: Thursday, May 1
• Exploring the Siddur with Rabbi Bolton: Thursdays at 8:30 am
Details and complete list of events
Service Times
April 20 - 26, 2014
Morning Minyan:
Weekdays at 7:15 am
Musaf days at 7:00 am
Shabbat at 9:00 am
Sundays at 8:45 am
Check Calendar for changes
   to starting time, if any
Our Morning Minyan is
open to the Community
365 days per year!
Monday, April 21, 2014:
Seventh Day
Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
Eighth Day
Remember to
April 15 - June 2
CHART with brachot
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014
Candlelighting 7:27 pm
Minhah and
Kabbalat Shabbat 6:15 pm
SATURDAY, April 26, 2014
This week's Torah reading:
Parashat Kedoshim
   Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27
This week's Haftarah:
Amos 9:7 - 9:15
New Month
M'varkhim haHodesh:
Rosh Hodesh Iyyar
yihyeh b'yom r'vi'i
uv'yom hamishi
Bar Mitzvah
Benji Weinstein
Shabbat Ends
8:32 pm
Pesah Begins
Monday, April 14, 2014
 Shaharit &
  Siyyum Bekhorim7:00 am
 Candlelighting 7:16 pm
 First Seder
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
First Day Pesah
Second Seder
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
  Candlelighting: after 8:21 pm
  Minhah/Ma'ariv: 7:45 pm
  Followed by Congregational
 Second Seder 8:30 pm
  Counting the Omer begins
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Second Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
Yom Tov ends 8:23 pm
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Hol HaMo'ed - 3rd Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 7:00 am
Friday, April 18, 2014
Hol HaMo'ed - 4th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 7:00 am
  Minhah, Ma'ariv: 6:15 pm
  Candlelighting: 7:20 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Shabbat Hol haMo'ed -
5th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 8:45 am
  Minhah, Se'udah Shlishit,
Ma'ariv: 7:00 pm
  Shabbat Ends: 8:25 pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hol haMo'ed - 6th Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 8:45 am
Erev Seventh Day

  Candlelighting: 7:22 pm
Monday, April 21, 2014
Seventh Day Pesah
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
  Minhah, Ma'ariv: 7:45 pm
  Candlelighting: after 8:27 pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Eighth Day Pesah - Yizkor
  Shaharit: 9:00 am
Pesah Ends:
Tuesday night at
8:29 pm
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Congregation Or Zarua
127 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
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