Member Benefits

Member Benefits include:

  1. High Holiday Service tickets for you and your children and grandchildren of all ages for all High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur). New this year - HH tickets provided first for Or Zarua members.
  2. Melody, Meaning, and Mindfulness services (Shabbat mornings twice a month)
  3. Kabbalat Shabbatot services (every 4 – 6 weeks)
  4. Women’s New Beginnings Circle Sessions (every 4 – 6 weeks)
  5. Wise Aging Course (FREE for members and Priority Signup)
  6. Spiritual Direction and Pastoral conversations with Rabbi Shelly
  7. Gemilut Hasadim (support for you and your family when in need)
  8. Tikkun Olam offerings and actions (related to refugee rights, anti-racism, anti gun-violence, food insecurity, etc.)
  9. Interfaith activities (with Old Haverford Friends and other local faith-based groups)
  10. Creativity/interest group gatherings (art, music, genealogy, photography, book circles, etc.)
  11. Life Cycle Officiation by Rabbi Shelly at reduced fee for funerals, unveilings, weddings, baby namings, B’nai Mitzvah officiation, etc.

Your Or Zarua membership support allows us to:


  • Pay Old Haverford Friends Meeting for use of their space
  • Obtain a Torah for High Holidays and other special Or Zarua events
  • Provide Reconstructionist Siddurim, Machzorim and Shiva prayer books
  • Support members in times of joy, challenge, sorrow and need
  • Create prayer and teaching handouts
  • Provide food and supplies for our gatherings
  • Pay a stipend to the Rabbi and Administrative Assistant
  • Provide an honorarium for guest teachers/speakers

New to Or Zarua?

2018/2019 - Try us out for two free sessions.

(High Holiday services, Wise Aging and Mussar classes excluded from this offer.)

After that, please attend for up to 4 sessions at $25 per session. Then we encourage you to become an Or Zarua member!