Member Benefits

Member Benefits include:

  1. High Holiday Service tickets for you , your children and grandchildren of all ages for all High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah Days 1 & 2, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur). NOTE - HH tickets provided first for Or Zarua members.
  2. Shabbat Morning Melody, Meaning, and Mindfulness services (one to two times per month)
  3. Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services (one to two times per month)
  4. Holiday services and celebrations - including Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu Bishvat, Purim, Passover, Yom Hashoah, Shavuot
  5. Women’s Circles
  6. Wise Aging Classes- Writing your Ethical Will and other Wise Aging themes(FREE for members and Priority Signup for members)
  7. Spiritual Direction and Pastoral conversations with Rabbi Shelly
  8. Gemilut Hasadim (support for you and your family when in need)
  9. Tikkun Olam offerings and actions (related to refugee rights, anti-racism, anti gun-violence, food insecurity, etc.)
  10. Interfaith Monthly Song nights with Old Haverford Friends Meeting - first Thursday of the month.
  11. Interfaith Social Justice Activities with Old Haverford Friends and other local faith-based groups. Interfaith Thanksgiving and MLK Jr. Day services.
  12. Creativity/interest group gatherings (art, music, genealogy, photography, book circles, etc.)
  13. 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

Brand New to Or Zarua?

2019/2020- Try us out for two free sessions.

(High Holiday Services, Wise Aging, Ethical Wills, Mussar, and 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!