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Help members of our Or Tzion community:
Meal Train for Stull Family:
Contact Alison Feinberg for more information at

See Mitzvah Projects on Our Website
This month: Malerie Green is preparing a cookbook and your recipes are needed!


L'dor Vador Lights the Way for Generations to Come

May love and light fill your home and heart throughout the year.  Imagine if you could provide a gift to the Jewish community that would last forever. Creating a Jewish Legacy for Congregation Or Tzion is a wonderful way to demonstrate your belief in the continuity of Jewish life for generations to come. You can ensure that the lights will shine and all that you value at Or Tzion are sustained for future generations. 

Join the L’dor Vador Society by including Congregation Or Tzion in your will, estate plan or by beneficiary designation.

Bring A Friend to Shabbat

Bring a Friend to Shabbat!  Please invite your friends, members or potential members to visit us during Friday night or Saturday morning Shabbat services!  Our Shabbat morning Kiddush luncheon each Saturday following services is a great opportunity for schmoozing, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. If you have any questions about membership please feel free to contact our Membership VP, Myra Alport, Email

Your Personal Story: Post It Now!

OUR NEW WEBSITE: We’re working hard to update all of the information on this new website.Check out the page we call “Meet The Members.”  (From the homepage, go to About Us-Membership-Meet the Members).  We invite you to add your story to share with our members. If you would like us to post your message, please email your text as a WORD document to: [email protected]Please note: The editors reserve the right to edit your text for length and content.

Can You Help?

Dear Congregants, We need your help with some very simple, straightforward tasks assisting with Kiddush. Can you help put out platters of plated fruit, bagels and cream cheese from the refrigerator in the kitchen after services on Saturdays when we do not have a sponsored/catered Kiddush? Please let Dennie in the office know when you may be available. You need not sign up for every weekend, but if you know you will be at services, please let us know.

Subsidized Ride Service for Seniors!

Seniors – Need a ride?

The Friedel Family Foundation Senior Transportation Fund provides private car transportation for Jewish adults over the age of 65 who are no longer able to drive themselves. All rides are provided through Envoy America, a company that provides accompanied ride services and companionship for Seniors. The Envoy America team will assist the Senior from home to the car and help as needed during the trip. Seniors can travel with friends or other Seniors at no additional cost.

The cost of a ride for the Senior will be only $5, $10, or whatever the Senior is comfortable paying. Rides can be used for any purpose, including Jewish events, the theater, doctor appointments, grocery store, visit family members or friends, or other destinations.  For a home bound Senior, or one with limited mobility options, the chance to get out and about can be a life changing event. As Mrs. R told us, “The program is a gift to the Jewish Seniors of the Phoenix area. I can now schedule my doctor appointments on my own schedule and not have to depend on someone else to take me as a favor. Than you very much to the underwriters of this wonderful program.”

To schedule a ride, a Senior or family member simply needs to call Envoy America at (602) 687-6345 and mention the Friedel Senior Rides Program or “Smile on Seniors.” Rides should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

For additional questions please contact Larry Clapick – Envoy America’s program coordinator at (602) 687-6345.

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