About Us

Congregation Or Tzion was born in May 2014 with the merging of two Conservative synagogues — Congregation Or Chadash and Har Zion Congregation. Today, we are a unified entity of nearly 500 families, building upon the strong Conservative Jewish presence both legacy congregations have brought to the Valley.

We are a multigenerational, highly participatory, family friendly community in the north Phoenix/north Scottsdale area. We are affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and pride ourselves on offering compelling programming, innovative learning opportunities and spiritual prayer services for all ages. These include Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, religious school, Bar/Bat Mitzvah training, adult education, youth groups, programs for adults, and so much more. You will find detailed information in the Services, Education and Activities sections of the website.

The feelings we share as a congregational family and holy community are summed up in a reading from our Friday night Siddur:

May the door to this synagogue be wide enough to receive all who hunger for love, all who are lonely for fellowship. May it welcome all who have cares to unburden, thanks to express, hopes to nurture. May the door of this synagogue be narrow enough to shut out pettiness and pride, envy and enmity. May its threshold be no stumbling block to young or straying feet. May it be too high to admit complacency, selfishness and harshness. May this synagogue be, for all who enter, the doorway to a richer and more meaningful life.

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778