Congregation Or Zarua

At Or Zarua, New Leader And Membership Push

Rabbi Scott Bolton is serious about Torah, the arts and Jewish learning — and he also likes tossing a Frisbee.
09/10/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

During recent late Shabbat afternoons, some members of Congregation Or Zarua on the Upper East Side saw an unexpected sight on the northeast corner of Central Park’s Great Lawn — their rabbi, in sneakers, throwing a Frisbee around with other members of the congregation.

“I’m an outreach kind of person,” says Rabbi Scott Bolton.

Lasting Ephemera

Dr. Ira Rezak collects objects of Judaica that were never meant for permanent collections. He’s an authority on “ephemera,” items usually discarded after use: tickets, campaign buttons, posters, coins, old magazines.

From the collection of Dr. Ira Rezak

Today I Am An Art Gallery

Or Zarua exhibit explores bar/bat mitzvah customs.
07/09/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Colorful yarmulkes suspended from the ceiling sway like mobiles. Guests kvell over montages, display cases, photographs and an ice sculpture of a giant Star of David, while feasting on chopped liver and other retro Jewish fare.

The Manhattan synagogue’s 13th gallery show features photos and memorabilia from congregants’ bar/bat mitzvahs.
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