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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 January 27 - February 2.

Friday, 1/27, International Holocaust Day
7:00 am Shacharit
4:49 pm Candle Lighting 
5:00 pm Mincha / Kabbalat
     Shabbat / Maariv 
5:00 pm Shabbat Mishpacha
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Stephen Friedman

Shabbat, 1/28
9:00 am  Shacharit
10:15 am Children's programs:
     Jr. Cong. is meeting upstairs
     Ages 0-5, 5-8 meet downstairs
     Rosh Chodesh Shevat Raffle
Dvar Torah: Adina Yoffie
4:15 pm Mincha 
4:35 pm Seudah Shlishit and
     Siyyum on completion
     of Tractate Nedarim.
5:45 pm Maariv
5:52 pm Havdalah
7:00 pm Youth program Dave &
     Buster's (details below)

Sunday, 1/29
8:00 am Shacharit 
6:00 pm Deadline for buying
     Shmura Matza (details below)
Monday, 1/30

7:00 am  Shacharit
8:00 pm  From Luxembourg to
     CRO: My Personal and Family
     Journey by Dr. Milton Koch

     (details below)
Tuesday, 1/31
7:00 am  Shacharit

Wednesday, 2/1
7:00 am Shacharit

Thursday, 2/2
7:00 am Shacharit
8:30 pm Daf Yomi Discussion

Upcoming Events


All Events
  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  4 , 2023
    Reel Encounters Jr
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 4th 7:30p to 10:15p
    All 5th-8th graders are invited to join us for Reel Encounters Jr., a movie night and discussion for middle schoolers! We will be voting on which superhero movie to watch and discussing what makes someone a hero. Thank you to Elizabeth Mandel and Steven Angel for hosting! Address will be provided after registration. Pizza will be served! $5/member $7/non-member


  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  4 , 2023
    Reel Encounters
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 4th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Ramath Orah film series REEL Encounters Winter 2022-2023 concludes with “Desperado Square” (2001) on Feb. 4 @ 8 pm. The colorful locals of a small community of Greek Jews on the outskirts of Tel Aviv gather for the one-year memorial of Morris Mandabon. When a mysterious man, Avram, returns to town, dormant passions are stirred up. 93 minutes; Hebrew with English subtitles.


  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  10 , 2023
    High School Friday Night Dinner w/NCSY
    Friday, Feb 10th 5:10p to 10:00p
    All high schoolers (9th-12th grade) are invited to join Ramath Orah and NCSY for a Friday night dinner and oneg! Tefilot will begin at 5:10 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM. It will be a night of food, friends and fun! Please RSVP by Monday, Feb 6 at 8 PM.


  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  12 , 2023
    West Side Wide Snow Tubing
    Sunday, Feb 12th 12:45p to 5:00p
    Families with kids of all ages and teens are welcome to meet us at Campgaw Mountain (200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430) for a snow tubing adventure! The trip will take place on Sunday, February 12th at 1:00pm! Recommended arrival time is 12:45pm. Please understand a minimum height of 48" (with hats and headgear removed) will be required for all participants. Go to to sign up!


  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  26 , 2023
    UWS Snow Sport Superdeal Day
    Sunday, Feb 26th (All day)
    All West Side-Wide Adventurers ages 4-140 are invited to join us for a Snow Sport Superdeal Day on Sunday February 26th! Registration and details will be available soon on For any questions before then email



Information is subject to change 

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Thu, February 2 2023 11 Shevat 5783