Due to COVID-19, the synagogue will be closed until further notice. The clergy will lead Thursday morning minyanim over Zoom at otaz.org/minyan and Shabbat Services on Friday evening and Saturday morning on livestream at otaz.org/livestream.
Get Well, Sympathy, Mazel Tov, Yahrzeit remembrances, or “just because." You can direct get well, sympathy, or Mazel Tov messages to your friends and family by donating to Congregation Or Tzion. You may also donate in memory of a loved one.
The Barbara Mark-Dreyfuss Spirituality Fund was established to bring scholars and programs to Or Tzion that promote the elevation of spirituality through the content of the material they present.
Donations support the many needs for building upgrades at our facility.
Congregation Or Tzion makes an $18 gift in honor of each Bar/Bat Mitzvah teen, helping them to establish their own charitable fund through the B’nai Tzedek Program of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix. We welcome additional gifts to this fund so that we can continue to help our teens participate in charitable giving.
The Rabbi Micah Caplan Youth Experience Scholarship Memorial Fund was established to remember our beloved rabbi’s passion for encouraging youth to participate in meaningful Jewish youth experiences. Donations to this fund help to provide scholarships for Congregation Or Tzion adolescents to attend Jewish overnight summer camp and partake in organized teen Israel programs and March of the Living.
Cantor Rubinstein and Rabbi Sussman's Discretionary Funds: These separate funds are used solely at the discretion of each of the clergy for charitable purposes to assist individual, educational and communal needs that require confidentiality, or for beneficial charitable purposes that would not be otherwise be met.
Established by Marc and Sherry Lato in memory of their parents. Donations to this fund support Families With Littles programs and education at Congregation Or Tzion.
An opportunity to memorialize the name of a loved one on our congregational Memorial Wall. Names are engraved on brass plaques displayed on the Memorial Wall, and a candle bulb is illuminated on the loved one’s yahrzeit. Donation: $360 per name.
Anniversaries, birthdays, baby-namings, bar/bat mitzvah and other special occasions are appropriately shared at a Kiddush when you contribute to this fund. You may also wish to sponsor a special Kiddush to celebrate your simha.
We use Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary, a contemporary text with user-friendly translations and extensive resources for study and Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals. We offer the opportunity to dedicate these books in honor of someone, to mark a special occasion, or in memory of a loved one. Your dedicated book(s) will have a bookplate noting your contribution and the occasion you are marking. Etz Hayim dedications cost $100 each. If you wish to purchase a copy for personal use at home, the cost of the book is $125. Dedicated copies of Lev Shalem are $54 each.
Established by the Heather and Mitchell Ross. Donations support the development of current and future lay leadership.
Established by the Goodell family in memory of Roz Goodell. Donations support formal and informal Jewish education, adult education, and our Roz Goodell Religious School.
The Rabbi Robin Damsky Social Action Fund is dedicated to supporting social action programming and is named in honor of our first rabbi.
Women’s League/Torah Fund. Donations support a wide range of activities from supporting women of Congregation Or Tzion to raising funds for our future rabbinical students through the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.
The Susan & Ira Kaye Youth Fund supports a wide array of programs at Or Tzion geared toward families with children in our youth program.
Membership dues and donations paid to Or Tzion directly support the daily operations of our non-profit organization. Such payments are non-refundable. If you are moving or choose to resign your membership at Or Tzion, please check with your new synagogue for reciprocal benefits during the remainder of your Or Tzion membership.