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Welcome to Ramath Orah

Welcome to Congregation Ramath Orah, a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Our historic buildinglocated several blocks from Columbia University, is home to a diverse and inclusive community, spirited prayer, engaging guest speakers, insightful study groups, and lively social gatherings. We are always excited to welcome newcomers, and to answer questions or help in any way to enhance your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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CRO Schedule December 2-8.

Friday, 12/2
7:00 am Shacharit
4:11 pm Candle Lighting 
4:15 pm Mincha / Kabbalat
     Shabbat / Maariv 
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Saul Berman 

Shabbat, 12/3
9:00 am  Shacharit
10:15 am Children's programs:
     Jr. Cong. is not meeting
     because of the bar mitzvah
     Ages 0-5 meets downstairs
     Ages 5-8 meets upstairs 
4:01 pm Mincha followed by 
     Seudah Shlishit 
Dvar Torah: Ziv Pauli Siegel 
5:10 pm Maariv
5:16 pm Havdalah
7:00 pm Dirshuni lecture by
     Tamar Biala (details below)


Sunday, 12/4
8:00 am Shacharit 
6:30 pm Glow in the Dark Paint
    Night (details below)

Monday, 12/5
7:00 am  Shacharit
Tuesday, 12/6
7:00 am  Shacharit

Wednesday, 12/7
7:00 am Shacharit

Thursday, 12/8
7:00 am Shacharit
8:30 pm Daf Yomi Discussion

Upcoming Events


All Events
  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  4 , 2022
    CRO Middle School Kislev Glow in the Dark Paint Nite
    Sunday, Dec 4th 6:30p to 7:45p
    All 5th-8th graders are invited us to join us at CRO for a Glow in the Dark Paint Nite, our middle school pre-Channukah event! All supplies are included, please wear appropriate clothes for painting. Pizza will be served. Sunday, December 4th @ 6:30-7:45 PM. Sign up by Wednesday, November 30th. $20/members, $25/non-members


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  9 , 2022
    High School Friday Night Dinner
    Friday, Dec 9th 5:30p to 9:00p
    All high schoolers are invited to join us for a Friday Night Dinner on December 9th @ 5:30 PM. Teens are encouraged to join us for services at CRO beginning @ 4:15 PM. Chinese food and sushi will be served. Members: $15/child Non-members: $20/child Teens are encouraged to join us for Friday night services held at Ramath Orah beginning at 5:45 PM.


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2022
    FLiP - Family Learning Program
    Shabbat, Dec 10th 11:30a to 1:30p
    Come join us for FLiP! Ramath Orah's Family Learning Program, Saturdays after kiddush, for children that are elementary school age (1st-5th), and their parents A light lunch will be served. RSVP required. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration closes Monday December 5th @ 5PM


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2022
    Reel Encounters Jr.: Heroes
    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 10th 7:30p to 10:15p
    All 6th-8th graders are invited to join us for Reel Encounters Jr., a movie night and discussion for middle schoolers! We will be watching Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.December 10th @ 7:30-10:15 PM. Snacks will be served. $5/members, $7/non-members.


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2022
    Reel Encounters
    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 10th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Ramath Orah film series REEL Encounters. Winter 2022-2023 Series starts on November 5 @ 8 pm with “The Seventh Cross” (1944). This Hollywood drama follows an escapee from a Nazi concentration camp, played by Spencer Tracy, as he interacts with ordinary Germans and gradually sheds his cynical view of humanity. Produced during World War II, it was one of the first films to acknowledge the existence of Nazi concentration camps. 110 minutes; English


  • Tuesday ,
    DecDecember  13 , 2022
    The Chanukah Miracle: What are we Celebrating?
    Tuesday, Dec 13th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Bodner will be teaching this class remotely.



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