Become an Or Zarua Member! OZ Member Benefits include:
1. High Holiday Service tickets for you, your children and grandchildren of all ages for the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur). Unique to Or Zarua!
2. Attendance at Or Zarua programs, services and offerings
Shabbat Morning Melody, Meaning, and Mindfulness services (one to two times per month)
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services (one to two times per month)
Holiday services/celebrations - Sukkot, Interfaith Thanksgiving and MLK Weekend, Chanukah Tu Bishvat, Purim, Passover, Yom Hashoah, Shavuot, etc.
Poetry Writing Workshops
Scholar in Residence, Special guest speakers
Creativity/Interest group gatherings (art, music, genealogy, photography, book circles, etc.)
Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Meditation Workshops
Tikkun Olam work with HIAS family, LGBTQ advocacy, Anti-gun violence, Peace work
Anti-Racism Discussion and Action Group
Wise Aging Groups
Torah, Talmud, and Text Study
Interfaith Monthly Sing - First Thursday of the month
Interfaith Social Justice Activities with Old Haverford Friends, Bethel AME of Ardmore and our other Interfaith Parters
Parents of Interfaith Couples Discussion and Support Group
4. Individualized Benefits
Full Access to our Or Zarua Community Board of communications (OZCB)
Pastoral care by Rabbi Shelly - R. Shelly is fully available and quickly responsive for all of your pastoral needs
Gemilut Hasadim - Rabbinic and Community support for you and your family in times of need.
Life Cycle Officiation by Rabbi Shelly at reduced fee for weddings, baby namings, and B’nai Mitzvah officiation.
Your Or Zarua Membership support allows us to:
Pay a stipend to the Rabbi, Administrative Coordinator, and Musicians
Provide an honorarium for guest teachers/speakers
Support Social Justice causes
Support our partners at Old Haverford Friends Meeting for use of their space
Maintain our new Torah
Provide Reconstructionist Siddurim, Machzorim and Shiva prayer books
Support members in times of joy, challenge, sorrow, and need
Create prayer and teaching materials
Provide supplies for our offerings/gatherings/holiday celebrations