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Welcome to Mishkan Shalom

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We are a dynamic, diverse, progressive and inclusive Jewish community with an outstanding Hebrew school, an array of adult education opportunities, a dynamic teen program, our Celebrations! program for children with special needs, A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness, a community of Tikkun Olam activists and more. All who share our Statement of Principles are warmly welcomed to join us. For more information, please contact our rabbis and office staff.

Yom Ha'aztmaut: Middle Eastern Brunch, Study & Discussion . . . . . . Sunday, May 4 10:30 - Noon

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Come study and discuss connections and challenges of Israel in our lives, including a Reconstructionist view: Yom Ha’atzmaut: Exploring and Engaging Israel--Reconstructing Zionism. Review & join our exploration of issues.

Rabbi Yael Levy Named One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis

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The Jewish Forward honors 28 spiritual leaders for connecting with Jews and strengthening Jewish communities.

Rich resources for a Mindfulness approach to the ancient Jewish practice of Counting the Omer found here: A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness.

Monthly Spiritual Direction Circle Shabbat Morning May 24...Join Us!

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HASHPA'AH: Jewish Spiritual Direction, is a process for exploring our connection with what we experience as sacred in our lives. Join us as we begin monthly spiritual direction circles at select Shabbatot, led by Andrea Madden, Meredith Barber & Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

POWER: Sign-up Now For Mishkan's Voter Engagement Campaign

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Thru May 16: Wed. night phone-bank; Sun. door-to-door outreach; data entry: Help get the word out about issues & get citizens to the polls on Election Day!

El Viaje de los Ninos/Journey of the Children Exhibit Continues Thru April

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Artist/activist Nora Litz gathered Mexican immigrant children to tell stories of their often harrowing journeys via dioramas, paintings & narrations.

Come see their work.

Weekend in the Woods: Registration Open! Don't Miss Our Great Retreat!

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Register now for "an awesome weekend," our annual retreat in the green & lovely Pocono Mountains, coming right up May 30 - June 1. New, lower pricing this year! Get full details & registration information here.

Yahrzeit Memorial Accepting Names

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Featuring beautiful, hand-crafted, amber glass tiles with the names of loved ones, the memorial has room to grow. See full description, photo of sample tiles & how to add the names of those whose memories you hold dear.

Our Memoir Cookbook: Last Call!

Members & friends: Don't miss your chance to be part of our delectable community project! Your memoirs, essays, stories, poems, photos, drawings & recipes will make this a collection to treasure! Details + Submit online here.

Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit Installed As Our Lead Rabbi This Weekend: Coming Home to Wholeness

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Share in a full weekend of festivities:

Installation & Reception, Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

We greet Shabbat in our Mishkan Kadosh (Holy Home), formalize & celebrate our Brit Kehillah (Covenant) with Rabbi Shawn, mark Yom HaShoah together & take to the streets, "praying with our feet,” in the Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation. Invitation, details & donation info here. All programs free & open to all...join us!

One Book Mishkan & One Book, One Jewish Community Joint Program Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m.

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LONGING & (A LITTLE) LAUGHTER: AN EVENING OF JEWISH & ARABIC FOLK CULTURE

Singer Yofiyah, Poet Susan Windle, Monologist Karen Meshkov, Makelat Micha'el: Mishkan's Community Choir & others explore themes of longing for home & homeland found in both One Books. Reception with Middle Eastern treats follows. Don't miss it!

Bless the New Moon: Join us Wed., April 30 for Rosh Chodesh Iyyar

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All are welcome as we honor the new moon, explore aspects of the divine feminine (Shechinah), review the challenges & blessings of the month that is ending & welcome the new month with chant, study, poetry & art-making.

Adult Ed: Full Roster of Classes Begin April & May: Register Now!

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Ask questions, challenge assumptions, make friends, learn skills, explore your connection to Judaism, deepen your ties to nature & community. See Adult Ed brochure. Register now!

Celebrations! See Our New Video

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Serving families with children with special needs, we meet monthly for Shabbat prayers, developmentally-appropriate learning and lots of laughter! See our new video. Learn more!

Soul-Centered, Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: April 25; May 9: 7:30 PM

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Rabbi Shawn leads Kabbalat Shabbat bi-weekly, Fridays, 7:30 PM. Let go of the week; welcome the Sabbath. Engage with the text: Torah Study, 9:00 AM; Monthly Spiritual Direction Circle, 9:00 AM. Services 10:00 AM. Gather in community. Dwell in the peace of Shabbat.

Kids, Tots & Teens Rock at Mishkan!

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SCHOOL All welcome; meet our teachers; come visit!

TOT SHABBAT 5/10 & 6/14: Calling all little ones (baby - 4) & their grown-ups for music, movement, challah & more.

TEENS Watch for details on next year's programming!

Read Kol Shalom, Our Monthly Newsletter & See All Mishkan Offers:

Rabbi's letters, school news, programs & classes, social action updates & more in Kol Shalom.

Mishkan in the News

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WHYY's The Pulse features Mishkan's accompaniment of Pedro Romero; Chestnut Hill Local on "Area's New Rabbi" & Rabbi Shawn on POWER. Read all about it!

Return to the Home of Your Soul: An Invitation for Renewal and Return

Renew your connection to our community:          Return to the Home of Your Soul.

A spiritual leader with deep experience:                    Rabbi Shawn brings many gifts to Mishkan Shalom.

Our shared vision of sacred community:          Covenant of Leadership.

Do Your Kids Love Hebrew School? Ours Do!          Come visit and meet our teachers!

Thinking of joining?                                                       New concept for dues & online member registration.

Great Space for Your Gatherings!

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A range of beautiful spaces for parties, events, meetings, workshops and conferences are available at great rates. Sunny office space also available. Learn more: maria@mishkan.org or (215) 508-0226.

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 / office@mishkan.org