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Spiritual Life

Religious Services

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Shabbat Service Schedule
Friday Night Service Schedule:
Friday night Services: 6:00 pm
Second Friday of the month:  Tot Shabbat service at 5:45 pm – Pot Luck (vegetarian) at OZ after services
Fourth Friday of the month: Pot Luck (vegetarian) at Rabbi Amy and Bob’s home after services

Shabbat Morning Service Schedule:
Weekly Torah Study 8:30 am
Weekly Shabbat morning service 9:15 am

Lev Shalem, “A Whole Heart”  Shabbat Service Schedule

A new Shabbat service, meeting the  first Shabbat of every month, from 10 to 11:30 AM-In the  yurt, weather permitting.

January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 8

Contemplative, Meaning Seeking, Poetic, Participatory – seating in the round, Spiritual Intentions, Singing,

Tot Shabbat 

Come sing, clap, and dance your way into Shabbat with your baby, toddler, or preschooler! One Shabbat a month, children and their grownups gather for a gentle introduction to the music and concepts of Shabbat, followed by challah, juice, and a vegetarian potluck. We also offer an occasional Havdalah celebration. Traditional songs and prayers are interspersed with lively, kid-centered tunes that might have you making (imaginary) chicken soup one week or welcoming a dinosaur to Shabbat the next! Story time is always included. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Shabbat prayers needed, so come join the fun!

2018-2019 Dates

10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 1/26 (Havdalah), 2/8, 2/23 1/26 (Havdalah), 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/14

Click here to be added to the Tot Shabbat email list.

More about spiritual life at OZ: 

We offer a full complement of religious services, from daily minyan to Shabbat and Festival worship.

Our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service is “havurah-like”. All present are encouraged to participate in joyous and meaningful liturgical songs as we welcome Shabbat.

Families and children are encouraged to attend. Most Friday evening services begin at 6:00 PM and are typically held in the Samuelson Saiger Sanctuary (the small sanctuary).

Our Shabbat morning service is traditional egalitarian with new melodies and kavannot (spiritual intentions) periodically introduced and incorporated.

Following services, everyone is invited to join us for Kiddush – often a lunch donated by synagogue members or bar/bat mitzvah families, where all are welcome. Saturday morning services begin at 9:15 AM.

Ohavi Zedek offers regular minyan services to meet the worship needs of our community and especially to aid those members of our community who are reciting Kaddish in memory of a recently deceased loved one or on a Yahrzeit.

Services are held Sunday-Thursday evenings at 7PM and Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM (or 8:45 am when there is a Torah reading for Rosh Chodesh or Jewish holidays). Ohavi Zedek’s minyan is traditional and egalitarian. Mincha and Maariv are recited at evening services when the services begin before dark (up until Thursday, September 12, 2019). Only Ma’ariv is recited once we reach the point in the year when services start after dark (Sunday, September 15, 2019 and onward).

If you are planning to attend a service to recite Kaddish please contact the OZ office and let us know so the minyan captains can make sure there is a minyan present: [email protected] or [email protected].

Minyan Captains


am – Michael Gelin

pm – Sarah Klionsky and Kochava Krieger

Monday – Marv Greenberg

Tuesday – Basha Brody

Wednesday – Jeff Priest

Thursday – Marv Greenberg

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