Or Zarua Photos
December 15, 2019 - "The Vial" - documentary film by Pecki Witonsky - the inspiring story of Pecki's family saving others with vials of penicillin during the time of the Holocaust.
Kol Hakavod, amazing Pecki, for sharing your family's story with us!
Or Zarua and Narberth Havurah come together for Kristallnacht Shabbat morning services with Holocaust survivor, Rita Ross - November 9, 2019 Thank you, Rita and Narberth Havurah for a morning of light and inspiration!
OR ZARUA SUKKAH REJOICE PARTY! October 19, 2019
Our Or Zarua Sukkah Party 2019/5780!
Putting up our Or Zarua Sukkah!
Helpers of all ages!
Time for decorations!
Beautiful Or Zarua Yizkor Tree of Life created by Sari Fogel and Carol Cole.
Preparing for Yom Kippur at Or Zarua
Contemplative Teshuvah Walk at Riverbend Environmental Center in Gladywne
Contemplation during these days of Teshuvah 2019
Sharing reflections and poetry following our walk
Or Zarua 5780 Rosh Hashanah Family Services, Community Lunch and Tashlich
Little RBG always inspiring us!
Preparing the Meeting House for 5780 High Holidays!
Beautiful! All set and ready for the High Holidays!
Pre-High Holiday Poetry/Prayer Writing Workshop with our own Cathy Cohen - September 22, 2019
Anti-Gun Violence Demonstration at Senator Toomey's Office - August 12, 2019
Gathering for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - Friday, July 12, 2019 Durham, North Carolina
June 23, 2019 - Shut Down Berks Detention Center - HCAN, Or Zarua and other congregations come together
Thursday, May 2, 2019 Yom Hashoah Evening - Irma Pretsfelder, Rabbi Shelly's mother, speaks about her experiences in Germany.
April 13, 2019 - Pre-Pesach MMM (Melody, Meaning and Mindfulness at the Barnathan home.
Sharing OZ family Haggadot, sharing sweet Pesach family memories creating new memories.
Discussion and sharing, Torah, prayer, learning.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019- Or Zarua and Old Haverford Friends host the Haverford Ministerium of Religious Leaders in Haverford Township.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 -Haggadah Workshop with Elliot Cole and his beautiful Haggadah collection.
What an amazing collection of over 100 Haggadot! Kol Hakavod to Elliot and Carol Cole! It was a true Or Zarua afternoon of sharing from the heart.
OR ZARUA and NARBERTH HAVURAH - March 30, 2019 - Meditative Shabbat - a beautiful morning of soulful movement, song and prayer.
Thank you, Rabbis Simcha and Shawn Zevit, and all who attended!
Meaningful, spiritual Qigong led by our own Beth Berman!
Meditation and mindfulness in our Shabbat circle...
OR ZARUA PURIM - March 20, 2019 - At Old Haverford Friends Meeting House - freilich and fun !
Der Bala Rebbe!
"In the Gallows" by Rabbi Gaga and Marissa Bradley Cooper Barnathan!
Marvin Weinberger fiddles on the fiddle - Az der Rebbe Elimelech!
January 26, 2019 - Meditative Shabbat
Or Zarua and Narberth Havurah come together for song, movement and sharing. Thank you to Nicole Levin for leading us in soulful, gentle yoga - a beautiful blend of mind, body and spirit. A heart-filled Shabbat morning!
Rabbi Simcha, Rabbi Shelly and Nicole Levin - wonderful to create holy time and space together!
Monday, January 21, 2019 - MLK Day of Service -
HIAS Basket Packing at the Herman/Small home. Thanks to all who contributed items and to all who assembled Mitzvah baskets. Your generosity of time and spirit is so appreciated!
MLK Jr. Interfaith Services , January 20, 2019 at Bethel AME Church in Ardmore
MLK 2019 Interfaith Services - Or Zarua, Old Haverford Friends, Gladwyne Presbyterian and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Churches join in unity. What a meaningful day of fellowship in song, prayer, preaching, a shared meal and deep discussion! Reverend Carolyn Cavaness preached from her soul! Our hearts were full of gratitude!
Fellowship choir practice with the multi-talented Harold Thompson!
Jan. 19, 2019 - TU BISHVAT Kabbalistic Seder hosted by the Silvermans - travelling through the four Kabbalistic worlds with fruit, wine, song and discussion! Thank you to all for this new Or Zarua tradition!
Tikkun Olam - Among our many Or Zarua Kabbalat Shabbat Tzedakah endeavors, on Friday eve, November 3, we raised $ for 5 new Kindle Fires for local refugee families. Thank you, David Broida, for delivering these Kindle Fires and for bringing smiles to these young faces!
November, 2018 - Intergenerational learning
R. Shelly's Mom, Irma, a Holocaust survivor, talks about Kristallnacht. "Never forget."
November, December 2018
Weekday learning and sharing at Or Zarua.
Night Six of Chanukah 5779, December, 2018- Candlel-ighting, song, silence, and prayer with the Friends of Old Haverford Meeting
Chanukah 5779 is here, December, 2018!
Interfaith Thanksgiving with the Haverford Ministerium. Song, fellowship, prayer and food. Giving thanks for all of our blessings, November, 2018
Learning how to advocate for rights of local immigrants - November, 2018
Interfaith Music, Silence and Prayer at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House - November, 2018. Songs of peace and unity. "The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind," "Olam Chesed Yibaneh"- We will Build a world with Love...
Song, fellowship with our Quaker Friends. Oma Irma Pretsfelder enjoys herself in fellowship, as well!
OUR FIRST HIGH HOLIDAYS - 5778/ September, 2017!
Preparing for the High Holidays at Old Haverford Friends Meeting House, September 2017
Contemplative Walk for the Ten Days of Teshuvah - Riverbend Environmental Education Center, September 2017
Artist Carol Cole - "Words Matter" Art Exhibit, Nov. 2017
HIAS Day - helping families find useful household items, December 2017
Women's March, Praying with our Feet and Voices, January, 2018
Packing bags with household items for local HIAS families, January, 2018
Jamming in preparation for Musical Kabbalat Shabbat, January, 2018
Purim at the Hirsh-Pasek home, February, 2018
Supporting students walking out for gun safety - Haverford High School, March 2018
March for our Lives Philly - Praying with our Feet, Saturday, March 24, 2018
Uniting, walking, chanting for an end to gun violence!
#Enough -- End Gun Violence!
May 6, 2018 - Or Zarua is one of the participating faith organizations in the Main Line Anti-Gun Violence Day Awareness Program
September, 2018 - Preparing for our second OZ Rosh Hashanah 5779/2018 at the wonderful Old Haverford Meeting House!
Setting Up for Rosh Hashanah 5779
Tashlich at the beautiful Farrar Kessler home
Teshuvah Nature Shabbat Contemplative Walk - at Riverbend, September 15, 2018
Preparing for Yom Kippur at the Meeting House, 5779/2018
Sari Fogel and our New Or Zarua Yahrtzeit Board
High Holiday Food Drive for the Upper Darby Food Pantry
High Holiday Family Service 5779
High Holidays 5779
Sukkah Build 5779
Lulav and Etrog time
Or Zarua Sukkah Party!