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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 8-14.

Friday 12/8
7:00 am Shacharit
4:00 pm Mincha / Kabbalat
     Shabbat / Maariv
4:10 pm Candle Lighting:  2
     Chanukah candles, then
     Shabbat candles
5:30 Communal Shabbat
     Chanukah dinner

Shabbat 12/9
9:00 am  Shacharit
10:15 am Children's programs:
     Jr. Cong. will meet in the office.
     Mid. Group will meet in the
     Ages 0-5 will meet in the Tots
       Circle Time for Tots: 10:30 am
11:15 am Dreidle tournament for
     Junior Congregation & Middle 
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Zolty
4:00 pm Mincha
4:20 pm Seudah Shlishit  
Dvar Torah: Reflections on
     Resiliency and Hope by 

5:10 pm Maariv
5:13 pm Havdalah, then light
      3 Chanukah candles
Sunday 12/10
8:00 am Shacharit
after Shacharit, Talmud Berachot 
      class taught by Rabbi Zolty 
4:59 pm Light 4 Chanukah

Monday 12/11
7:00 am Shacharit
4:59 pm Light 5 Chanukah
8:30 pm Daf Yomi Discussion 
     Group led by Rabbi Bodner on

Tuesday 12/12, Erev Rosh Chodesh Tevet
7:00 am Shacharit
4:59 pm Light 6 Chanukah 

Wednesday 12/13, Rosh Chodesh Tevet
7:00 am Shacharit
4:59 pm Light 7 Chanukah 
6:30 pm Children's Chanukah
     Donut Decorating
     (details below) 
7:00 pm Zoom Communal 
     Chanukah Lighting
     (details below) 

Thursday  12/14
7:00 am Shacharit
5:00 pm Light 8 Chanukah


Upcoming Events



All Events
  • Wednesday ,
    DecDecember  13 , 2023
    CRO Hannukah Donuts & Decorating 5784
    Wednesday, Dec 13th 6:30p to 7:30p
    CRO Families are invited to help decorate Sufganiyot for Hannukah! From 6:30-7:30 on Tuesday, December 12th there will be an opportunity for children and their families to decorate donuts and engage in holiday festivities. Pizza will be served for dinner.


  • Wednesday ,
    DecDecember  13 , 2023
    Communal Chanukah Lighting via Zoom
    Wednesday, Dec 13th 7:00p to 7:15p
    Join the CRO community as we light Chanukah lights together (remotely) on the 7th night of Chanukah, Wednesday Dec. 13th, at 7 pm.


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  15 , 2023
    Friday Night Lights: Dr. Elana Stein Hain Dec. 15.
    Friday, Dec 15th 5:30p to 7:45p
    Immediately following davening on long winter nights warm your Neshamas with a hot kiddush while livening your minds with stimulating lectures by local community scholars. The first lecture will be delivered by Dr. Elana Stein Hain on December 15th.


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  16 , 2023
    CRO Mix-and-Match Shabbat Lunch
    Shabbat, Dec 16th 12:30p to 3:00p
    Host or be hosted for Shabbat lunch on December 16 after services. This is a chance to meet other members of the Ramath Orah community.


  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  17 , 2023
    Gemara Berachot Class led by Rabbi Zolty
    Sunday, Dec 17th 8:45a to 9:45p
    Join a weekly Gemara shiur with Rabbi Yoni Zolty. We are studying the beginning of Berachot concentrating on the foundational mitzvah of Keriyat Shema.


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  22 , 2023
    Shabbat Mishpacha
    Friday, Dec 22nd 4:30p to 7:00p
    A festive Kabbalat Shabbat with a Tot Shabbat program for Friday night followed by a light child friendly Shabbat dinner for the whole family. Registration is required and sponsorships are invited.


To join community events on zoom, click here. A password was sent by email to CRO members. If you are interested in joining one of our events and do not have a password, email us at


Information is subject to change 

Upper West Side Resources
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