Today is May 20, 2013 -
The congregation celebrates Shabbat and holidays with spirited and participatory services filled with song and learning.
We welcome in Shabbat together as a congregation on Friday evenings with different types of services on a rotating basis (see the OZS Calendar for the schedule):
Traditional services at 5:45pm (usually once a month): traditional Kabbalat Shabat and Ma’ariv service, sometimes with the assistance of the daled and b’nai mitzvah classes from our Religious School
Shabbat Dinners at 6:00pm (about four times each year): the entire congregation is invited to join together for an informal meal and a traditional service
Kids’ Shabbat at 5:15pm (usually once a month): an hour of songs, stories, and pizza for kids through pre-School age and their parents
Young OZS-ers’ Shabbat dinners at 6:00pm.: dinner and informal prayer service for members and non-members in their 20s and 30s.
Summer in the City at 8:00pm (weekly during the month of July): traditional service with desserts hosted at the homes of members of the congregation
Shabbat with family and friends: usually one Friday each month there is no service scheduled at OZS; members are encouraged to welcome in shabbat with family and friends at home
The observance of Shabbat continues on Saturday morning with a Traditional/Egalitarian service which includes congregant participation on all levels, including children.
The Shabbat morning service begins each Saturday morning at 9:30 A.M with Birchat ha-Shachar and Pesukey d’Zimrah, concluding about noon.
Kiddush Luncheon follows the service.
Holidays And Festivals
All holidays and festivals are celebrated with traditional services and family oriented events. Please see the OZS calendar for details.
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 10:00am
(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.)