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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 May 25-June 1.

Reminder: make an Eruv Tavshilin on Thursday May 25, 2023.

Thursday, 5/25, Erev Shavuot

7:00 am Shacharit
7:57 pm Candle lighting
       (Reminder: light a candle
       that will last until the
       following night)
8:00 pm Mincha
8:30 pm Maariv
9:00 pm Dinner (registration is
9:30 pm Tikun begins
       (full Tikun Schedule is
       on the event page)

Friday 5/26, Shavuot Day 1
9:00 am Shacharit
10:15 am Children's programs:
     Jr. Cong. meeting upstairs
     Ages 0-5, 5-8 meet downstairs
6:30 pm Mincha
6:45 pm Maariv
      (Before) 7:58 pm Candle  
      lighting for Shabbat (from a
      pre-existing flame)

Shabbat, 5/27, Shavuot Day 2
9:00 am  Shacharit
10:15 am Children's programs:
     Jr. Cong. meeting upstairs
     Ages 0-5, 5-8 meet downstairs
Women's Reading of Megilat
     Ruth, in the social hall.
About 10:45 am Yizkor
About 11:45 am, Ice Cream
12:30 pm, Potluck Picnic in the
7:45 pm Mincha
8:05 pm Seudah Shlishit with
     a shiur taught by Rabbi
     Bodner, "Will the Real King
     David Please Stand Up?"

9:00 pm Maariv
9:06 pm Havdalah

Sunday, 5/28
8:00 am Shacharit 
8:05 pm Mincha / Maariv
8:45pm Daf Yomi Discussion Group

Monday, 5/29
8:00 am  Shacharit

Tuesday, 5/30
7:00 am  Shacharit

Wednesday, 5/31
7:00 am Shacharit

Thursday, 6/1
7:00 am Shacharit
8:30 pm Daf Yomi Discussion

Other Upcoming Events, mark your calendars! 
  1. Friday June 2: High Schoolers' Dinner
  2. Sunday June 11: Middle Schoolers' Movie Night
  3. Shabbat June 17: Graduation Kiddush (sponsors needed)
  4. Sunday June 18: Annual Dinner honoring Rabbi and Lindsey Bodner

Upcoming Events


All Events
  • Friday ,
    JunJune  2 , 2023
    High School Friday Night Dinner w/NCSY
    Friday, Jun 2nd 8:00p to 10:00p
    All high schoolers (9th-12th grade) are invited to join Ramath Orah and NCSY for a Friday night dinner and oneg! It will be a night of food, friends and fun! Please RSVP by Wednesday May 31st @ 12 PM.


  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  3 , 2023
    FLiP - Family Learning Program
    Shabbat, Jun 3rd 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 May 29th at noon.


  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  10 , 2023
    Valentina Finch Kiddush 2023
    Shabbat, Jun 10th 11:45a to 12:30p
    Sponsor Kiddush in honor of Valentina Finch!


  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  11 , 2023
    Middle School Spiderman Movie Theater Trip
    Sunday, Jun 11th 4:00p to 6:30p
    All Middle Schoolers (Grades 5-8) are invited to join us for a trip to AMC 34th St 14 on Sunday June 11 @ 4:30 PM to see the new Spiderman movie, Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse! Meet at AMC 34th St 14 by 4 PM.


  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  17 , 2023
    Graduation Kiddush 2023
    Shabbat, Jun 17th 11:45a to 12:30p
    Sponsor Kiddush and celebrate all of CRO's currently graduating scholars!


  • Sunday ,
    JunJune  18 , 2023
    CRO Annual Gala
    Sunday, Jun 18th 6:30p to 10:00p
    Join us to honor Rabbi Aviad & Lindsey Bodner!



Information is subject to change 

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