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03/05/2021 10:24:55 AM


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Printable Items & Len's Links

  • What's Happening at OZ - Click HERE
  • Rabbi Sacks z'l - How Leaders Fail: Click HERE
  • Rabbi Lamm z'l - Insights into Evil: Click HERE


Celebrate with Ohab Zedek

  • Save the Date for Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 7:30pm as our Annual Dinner goes Virtual this year!
  • Enjoy the comedy of MODI
  • Select RSVP's earn a Voucher to Kasbah Grill or Noi Due
  • Don't Delay - RSVP Today!


Thank you

  • To the OZ Community for allowing a responsible and festive Purim program, and for raising over $20,000 for Matanos Le’Evyonim!
  • Megillah Lainers (with no complainers!)

Mazel Tov

  • Riva Atlas & David Atik, on Avi's Bar Mitzvah
  • Alon & Sabrina Bendory on the birth of their son Yehuda Moshe
  • Meir & Rocky Milgraum on the birth of their daughter Kayla Chava
  • Harry & Rachel Skydell on the engagement of their son, Ephraim to Shaina Mirsky


  • Jesse & Melissa Mermelstein, on the passing of Jesse’s father Joshua Mermelstein z’l


Programs, Classes, & Events


Friday, 5 Adar 5781 / March 5 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 5:33pm
  • Mincha/Maariv: 5:40pm

Shabbat, 22 Adar 5781 / March 6, 2021

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - Sukkah Minyan - RSVP Required
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30am – Youth Groups in the Sukkah
    • Kiddush To Go
  • 5:25pm - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the Social Hall
  • 6:35pm - Maariv
  • 6:43pm - Havdala



  • Sunday— 8:00am
  • Monday & Thursday — 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Tue, Wed, and Fri — 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am

Mincha & Maariv

  • Sunday—Thursday — 5:45pm
  • Friday — 5:50pm (Candles 5:41pm)

Krias Shema

  • Sunday: 9:15am — Friday: 9:09am

Discussion & Dessert To Go

  • Friday Night, March 12 @ 8:45pm
  • UWS Jewish Living & Pre-Passover Q&A w/R’ Schwartz

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Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

Good relationships are based on trust, on a faith in the ongoing commitment of our friends or partners. But faith in fail or falter. Maybe they don't seem to be around when we need them. Or, we misperceive or misunderstand each other or the nature of the relationship. Absence and misperceptions undermine and unbalance our relationship. Then,  we do something that reveals the  crisis in our relationship. We might seek substitutes, somebody or something else to fill the perceived absence. Or, we might betray the values which ground our relationship.  And there is a cost: key symbols of the relationship somehow disappear or are damaged. The wedding ring comes off. Painful or even dangerous consequences emerge and are often seen as retribution for our lack of faithfulness.  We cut them off, stop speaking to them or do so only in a distant and often cold tone.  We find ourselves asking: Is our relationship so damaged that it is over? or, is there enough love, commitment and shared values remaining to allow us to start again?   It seems to em that all this is true not only of our relationships with others but also of our relationship with what is deeply spiritual or even divine. 
Reflections on the story of the golden calf as seen through the eyes of classical Jewish commentary 
Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781