High Holidays

Or Zarua is proud to offer our second annual full High Holiday Services for the New Year of 2018/5779!

Free for Or Zarua members. Signups for non-members, August 1, 2018.

High Holidays 2018/ 5779

Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 10,

and Tuesday, September 11

Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Tuesday, September 18,

Yom Kippur Day Wednesday, September 19

Our Or Zarua High Holiday services will balance traditional High Holiday melodies, Torah readings, prayers, Kavanot and Divrei Torah with innovative, meaningful ways of being together including poetry, song, learning, movement, discussion, and meditation, led by Rabbi Shelly and many members of our co-constructed Or Zarua community.


High Holiday tickets for non-members for sale on August 1, 2018.


Services will be held at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House, 235 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, September 10, 2018

9:15 - 9:45 AM Family Services

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Services

Followed by Potluck Lunch at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House

3:30 PM Tashlich at the home of Shelly Kessler and John Farrar - Bring your breadcrumbs!

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Services followed by Kiddush

Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

6:45 Kol Nidre Service - Bring Canned goods and non-perishables for Upper Darby Food Pantry

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

9:15 -9:45 AM Family Services

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Service with Yizkor

6:00 PM Minchah and Neilah

7:45 PM Shofar Blowing

Followed by Potluck Break-Fast at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House