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OZ Weekly: Shemos 5781, Kitchen2Kitchen, More...

01/08/2021 11:16:18 AM


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This week, we are launching Kitchen2Kitchen, a collaborative project by the Manhattan synagogues to promote patronage of our neighborhoods’ kosher restaurants and support them and their employees during the Covid Pandemic. 

Our inaugural restaurant is MY MOST FAVORITE FOOD. MMF opened in 1980, and relocated to the Upper West Side in 2010. Beyond their delicious salads, pastas and fish, MMF is best known for their time-honored desserts, which literally put them on the map. 

  • SPECIAL OFFER FROM MY MOST FAVORITE FOOD... Free delivery throughout Manhattan for the month of January.   Mention “Kitchen2Kitchen” to activate this special offer.   
  • SHARE THE LOVE - Consider purchasing a MMF gift certificate! 
  • Bakery Orders – order online at
  • Restaurant/Food Orders – order at 212.580.5130



SoShul Distancing Guidelines- The 3 W's

  • Wear a mask at all times on shul premises (including over the nose)
  • Wash your hands and use our hand-sanitizing stations
  • Watch your space as you enter and exit, and sit in marked seats (blue tape)
  • Remember to check your symptoms at home
  • Students must follow their school quarantine guidelines
  • Those coming from out of state should follow New York guidelines
  • Rabbi Schwartz is emphatic that absolutely no one should feel any pressure to participate at this point.
  • To sign-up for Shabbos Shacharis in the Sukkah/Patio, please click here:


OZ Virtual Challah Bake & Shiur with Yoetzet Halacha Shiffy Friedman

  • Separating Challah: Bringing Spirituality to the Mundane
  • Thursday, January 14 @ 7:30pm on ZOOM
  • Proceeds support Sisterhood Mitzvah Meals
  • RSVP for Ingredients list and zoom link



  • UPDATED: Shabbat Youth Groups are now at Park West Village (off Columbus, behind Whole Foods)





Welcome New Members

  • Talia Moss & Raymond Habbaz
  • Ari Tepler

Mazel Tov

  • Esther Zucker, on the engagement of her daughter, Lily to Michael Field. Lily is the granddaughter of Veronica (she should be well) and Murray (z”l) Zucker
  • Bertha Trepp, who served as OZ’s bookkeeper for over 40 years, on the marriage of her grandson, Moshe Strauss to Bracha Berman
  • Alan & Florence Siegelberg, on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Hannah Siegelberg & Warren Wertheim


  • Dr. Leonard Schwarzbaum & Lauren Goldman, commemorating the Yarhzeit of Len's mother Bella Schwarzbaum - Baila bas Chaim z'l
  • Jake & Helen Guz in memory of Jake's father Meyer ben Reb Shmuel HaCohen, z'l
  • Daniel & Ayala Ehrlich, in honor and appreciation of Rabbi Schwartz for all that he does for the community



Friday, January 8, 2020 | 24 Teves 5781

  • Candles: 4:27pm
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:40pm

Shabbos Mevorchim, Jan 9, 2020 | 25 Teves 5781

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - Sukkah Minyan
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30am – Youth Groups in Park West Village
  • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:20pm - Mincha in Main Shul
  • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries
  • Men's Daf Yomi in the Social Hall
  • 5:30pm - Maariv
  • 5:36pm - Havdala

This Week’s Zman Krias Shema: 9:41am - 9:41am


  • Shacharis: 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:40pm
  • Parsha w/Rabbi Blanchard: 6:15pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:40pm
  • Haftarah w/Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:40pm
  • TNLP starts at: 7:30pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:40pm
  • Discover Judaism starts at: 6:45pm
  • Minchas Chinuch w/Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm

Thursday — Rosh Chodesh Shevat

  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:40pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:35pm

Weekly Schedule at 


Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb


Creating something new in our lives may mean that we  have to leave where, and even, who we are. In a sense, we need to become "strangers" to who we are and where we were. Sometimes we have to strike out in new directions, never to return; we leave childhood behind and never go back. Or, sometimes it is if we have been pushed out, exiled,  from our home in but having hopes of returning renewed and rebuilt. We may leave our childhood family but we hope to be "reunited" with them later at a higher level.  Paradoxically, there may even be projects which require us to leave our existing home--a kind of exile-- in order to seek a life that is or could become more truly and profoundly our home.  We accept exile from the comfort of the present moral limits of our character, seeking to "jump to a new a level"--- to a space in which we hope to find that we are more deeply at home ethically. Or, we may leave our home seeking or accepting a mission to better our world, hoping that this better world will be our new home. Why do we do this? Why accept the loss and the exile? Are we sometimes in pursuit of the fulfillment of deeper dreams, promises and possibilities? Or, do we sometimes feel that if we stay any longer, we will be forever trapped or lost? Or both? One thing is for sure: In life, long term treading water is a mistake. 
reflections on the Moses at the opening of the book of Exodus/Shemot

Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781