Tefillah, prayer, is at the heart of our community.  Opportunities abound at OZS to join our community to pray (and eat). If you are a visitor to Lexington and are looking for a place to stay on Shabbat within walking distance of Ohavay Zion, please contact the Rabbi or the OZS office at 859-266-8050 or email office@ozs.org

Friday Night

We welcome in Shabbat together as a congregation on Friday evenings with different types of services to appeal to all ages.  The schedule rotates, so check our calendar for the latest details.

Saturday Morning

The observance of Shabbat continues on Saturday morning with a Traditional/Egalitarian service which includes congregant participation on all levels, including children.  At OZS we are blessed to have so many members who lead services, read (and lift) torah, and sing together to make Saturday services filled with tefillah.

The Shabbat morning service begins each Saturday morning at 9:30 A.M with Birchat ha-Shachar and Pesukey d’Zimrah, concluding about noon.  A Kiddush Luncheon follows the service, this meal is open to all guests, and we invite you to stay.  Our kitchen committee puts on a great spread with something for everyone.

322 – Blessing Before Torah Transliteration

322 – The Blessing After The Torah Transliteration

Holidays And Festivals

All holidays and festivals are celebrated with traditional services and family oriented events. Please see the OZS calendar for details.

 Weekday Minyan

We gather for weekday prayers at the following times:

Tuesdays at 5:45pm
Fridays at 7:30am (with the Talmud Study Group; shacharit followed by breakfast and study)
Sundays during the school year with the religious school at 9:00am

We do not always have a minyan, so if you need to say kaddish, please contact the Rabbi or the office in advance so we can gather additional members.)

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