Dear Friends--
We hope you'll join us for these upcoming ways to come together as a community. As always, links to join all our events, upcoming minyanim, Shabbat services and more can be found on OZ's website here. Hope to see you there.
Songs for the Soul
Join Cantor Steve each Thursday at 11:30am via Zoom, for a chance to listen or sing along. Take a pause from the rest of the day and nourish your soul through the power of music, chant and wordless melodies (niggun).
Kabbalat Shabbat
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Friday, January 15 at 6:00pm for a joyful, instrumental Friday Night service, via zoom. Click here to join.
Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Study
Join Rabbi Amy and Cantor Steve on Saturday, January 16 at 9:15am for Shabbat Morning Services, followed by Torah Study with Rabbi Amy, via Zoom. Click here to join.
Join OZ Hebrew School for Mitzvah Day
OZHS Mitzvah Day is on Sunday, January 17th at 10:00am. This is one of the most important and moving days of the whole school year and everyone is invited to attend this special day! Join all our students for Junior Congregation and mitzvah project presentations from our Kitah Zayin students. Click here to join via Zoom.
Jewish Customs for Death and Dying
Join us for a series on Jewish Customs for Death and Dying, including an introduction to the Chevra Kaddisha.

Led by Rabbi Amy and Rabbi David Edelson in three parts, remaining classes are on Sundays, January 17 and 24 from 10:00-11:30am.

Click here to join by Zoom. You will need the passcode 1966 to join.
“A Night on Broadway” with Cantor Steve Zeidenberg
Join Cantor Steve for "A Night on Broadway" on Tuesdays, January 26, February, 9, 23, 7:30-8:45pm

These sessions will include discussion of the history and evolution of the Broadway musical as well as the Jewish influences of several leading composers and lyricists.

The class will explore a range of musicals, including Oklahoma; West Side Story; Fiddler on the Roof; Hair; Company; Little Shop of Horrors; Into the Woods; Rent; The Producers; The Band’s Visit, and Hamilton.

Here's the remaining line up:
  • Tuesday, January 26: Broadway Musicals of the 60’s and 70’s
  • Tuesday, February 9: Broadway Musicals of the 80’s and 90’s
  • Tuesday February 23: Broadway Musicals of the 21st Century

Each class will also feature performances by Cantor Steve!

Lunch & Learn: Be Kind, Don’t Panic, and Have Faith: Couples Therapy in Seven Words
Join us for Lunch & Learn on Thursday, January 21 at 12:00pm as Bruce Chalmer, a couples therapist and Judy Alexander, education director at Temple Sinai, talk about the seven words – especially the part about faith – and how the formula can guide us not only in couple relationships, but also in healing the nation. They’ll also put in a plug for Bruce’s book that is based on the formula “Reigniting the Spark: Why Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back.”

Havdalah & Coffee House
Music can soothe the soul and provides comfort, healing, and joy during challenging times.

Please join us for a wonderful evening featuring Cantor Steve and the many talented musicians and performers in the OZ community.

To join the musical line up, contact Cantor Steve.

Save the date, Zoom link to follow.
All-Star Tu B’shvat Concert for Children and Families!
Join PJ Library for a virtual All-Star Tu B’shvat Concert with some of the top artists in Jewish music for families with young children, including Joanie Leeds, Shira Kline, Ellen Allard, Mister G and Rick Recht. See you there on Tuesday, January 26 from 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom. Link to follow.

Temple Sinai, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue and JCOGS are all co-sponsors for this event. 

White Fragility Book Discussion Group
Join together with OZ in a discussion of the bestselling book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Barbara McGrew, facilitator, will help us examine the text and support personal sharing. The group will meet for four consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9pm on February 10, 17, 24 and March 3. Each week we will cover three of the twelve chapters. Participants should expect that sometimes the discussions may be challenging and difficult, but also moving and insightful.

Space is limited to 10 participants. Please email Sarah to sign up.
Year end donor receipts
Thank you to all of our generous supporters! 

Within the next two weeks we will be sending 2020 year end donor receipts. Unfortunately, we have experienced significant delays with mail delivery over the last several months. Because of this, there may be donations that you sent OZ that have not yet arrived. If there is anything missing from your receipt that you feel should be included, please reach out to Sarah by email. Once the donation is processed, we will be happy to provide an amended receipt for your records.