High Holidays Afternoon Urban Retreat at OZ
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High Holidays Afternoon Urban Retreat at OZ

September 29 , 7:30 pm - October 9 , 7:30 pm

If it hasn’t been easy to go to services in the past – you may really want to join us for this special set of workshops and community meals about the High Holidays – it’s an “unService” approach.

Any level Jew is welcome here – from a person who has little background to those who need to recharge their connection to the Jewish spiritual path.

Join our Learners Circle – a unique afternoon program

We start with a pre-holiday Meet N Greet Lite BBQ – Wednesday, Sept 18

Meet the leader of the Learners Circle –Find out what is the month of Elul, Teschuva and the Days of Awe.

First Night Rosh Hashana Dinner

Learners join in with others from the OZ Community, meet new people, pop up speakers, songs and great food

First Day Rosh Hashana
2:00 – 4:00 Community Lunch and Learn
A mindful look at Rosh Hashana – prayers and themes of the day
-Shofar Blasts –
4:00 Join in with the Upper West Side Community to say Taslich
a long time tradition where Jews of all denominations
meet by the River to cast their sins into the water.
Our Learners Circle leader will give us some insights into this custom and its significance – and then head down with all of us to the River.
Yom Kippur Day
2:00 – 3:30 An interactive discussion about Yom Kippur – why we fast, how we repent, what are our prayers for?
3:45 – 4:30 The Book of Jonah
5:00 – 5:45 Ahavat YIsroel
7:00 Neilah with OZ and Rabbi Schwartz, 100 Shofar Blasts

The Retreat is conducted in English.

All prayers, customs and traditions are explained by dynamic members of our shul.

The entire Retreat, which includes our Meet ‘N Great, 5 workshops, 2 meals, costs $125.

Please hit the green tickets button above to secure your place.

We look forward to your joining us!

Click HERE for tickets.


September 29 , 7:30 pm
October 9 , 7:30 pm
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Congregation Ohab Zedek
118 West 95th Street